As I said in the other post:
Now I just wanted to say my two cents:
The cutoff date is more than fair because if it was announced say 1 day before it was going to take the snapshot, only a group a people (could be a couple hundred, thousand, million idk) that understand crypto would abuse the hell out of the snapshot since there is no limits to the amount of accounts you create or the amount of private keys people can generate.
Keeping it random like this implies that no one else had a much better chance than you (now I know the devs could have told people, but I’m thinking of this in general with billions of people rather than just a couple of individuals). In the banking world, those with insider trading would be able to do way more (continue to buy until the date to sell) but here, they are limited to 400 UNI each.
I believe this is fair due to the fact that there has been so much time to use this protocol and, to be honest, this has way more risk like every other dex there is. If you had barely come to Uniswap, I can infer maybe 2 things. 1) you are new and that you barely stumbled upon Uniswap but still needed to research and understand what it is (DYOR). or 2) you have been here for awhile and have used other services until you stumbled upon Uniswap and either skipped it or barely missed the time.
If you missed the time, I feel sorry for you since yes you were the closest to getting the UNI but missed it. But couldn’t you say the same about people who didn’t purchase or missed the bottom. Asking to extend the date of the snapshot is like asking any asset to go back to their bottom so you can buy in.
I, personally, have been using crypto for less than a year and found uniswap in the spring-summer. As a new user, I saw the risk of putting my funds into something that I might not get anything back but still took it anyways. That is why my wallet received 400 UNI. And I didn’t expect anything from using this protocol and no one really should in crypto since this is where you are responsible for all you do here with no safety net.
You may disagree with me but that is fine but I don’t see how it’s suppose to be fair, could you offer a better way it could be fair without any abuse. Until then this is what I think about this.