Steemit Won the Noonies - Social Network of the Year!


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( A screencap from hackernoon.com showing us winning the "Noonies" )

Good news everyone! Seems that our efforts to win hackernoon.com's "Noonies" Social Network of the Year Award have resulted in us completely winning the competition! This could be a pretty big boost in hype for our lovely blockchain, perhaps exposing potential new users and investors to our community.

Oddly enough though, the site seems to be accusing us of using fake voting somehow and has a big nasty red banner above the announcement.. I know personally I only voted once.. as with many others I know.. Does anyone have any info on these supposed "fake votes" they are claiming or..?

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While the whole "fake voting" discredit smear kind of sucks in a way, I'm not sure any of us actually did any such things in order to deserve being accused of fake voting. I mean if you did, whatever, comment below about how you did it.. But overall regardless of the "fake voting" this is a pretty awesome accomplishment.

I'll perhaps contact them and inquire why or how they reckon fake voting was involved, see if I can clear this stuff up for us. Anyways ladies and lads, we won it. By more than 1000 votes to boot! Very nice!

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20.08.2019 17:47
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I voted only once 🙄 fake votes?

20.08.2019 17:47
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Yeah man.. I emailed them. Will post here when I get a response.

Thanks for voting!

20.08.2019 17:49
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I am sure other networks had multiple votes from their users. Most of us have access to multiple devices. I am not sure how much it really means if Youtube and Facebook cannot even get 1000 votes. Still, we can celebrate our victory!

20.08.2019 17:54
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Yeah, I'm not sure what metrics they flagged the votes on. I have sent them an email to get clarification on what exactly they saw to call it vote hacking or whichever.. Will update this post if I get a response. Hopefully soon!

20.08.2019 17:57
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Absolutley amazing. And clear cut.

20.08.2019 18:19
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Aye, I'm glad we won it. Trying to get down to the bottom of this fake voting thing though.

20.08.2019 18:21
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Fake voting? Maybe they used VPN

20.08.2019 18:23
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Could be a possibility!

20.08.2019 18:24
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At least we won it.

20.08.2019 18:24
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Fake Votes? I call bullshit by them. lol

20.08.2019 18:25
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I've sent em an email asking why they are calling fake votes on this.. Will update if I get a reply. :)

20.08.2019 18:32
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Apppresh Bossman!

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20.08.2019 19:31
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It could be because some people were using proxies/vpns to cast multiple votes? Maybe they have some way to check that and there were too many of those? That's my best guess. I used to put ads on websites I owned and sometimes they wouldn't pay me for percentages of my clicks and such because they were people on vpns. Just a thought. It's unfortunate that there is a dispute about this though. If anything, being able to be paid for being on social media as an average every day person, not just an "influencer" or some shit.... should make steem number one to begin with. Man, too many people still need to wake up. lol :)

21.08.2019 06:20
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Could be something along these lines. Likely. Still no response from hackermoon.

21.08.2019 18:15
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20.08.2019 18:30
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I voted once, how's the fake vote possible

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20.08.2019 19:10
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No idea! Contacted them via email to see what they say!

20.08.2019 19:12
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These sorts of polls are never scientific and are always subject to bots or people using VPN's or multiple devices. The warning banner seems a bit excessive when they just could have said, "this poll is unscientific and is therefore anecdotal".

20.08.2019 19:42
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Would be a good thing to explain it that way.

20.08.2019 19:59
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We r proud then!

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20.08.2019 19:47
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Indeed!

20.08.2019 19:59
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😍

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20.08.2019 19:54
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It's great! Finally we show that we are together and we are community!

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20.08.2019 19:58
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Yeah man. Glad we won the competition.

20.08.2019 20:00
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...Great news, man!!!...but they really accuse us for fake votes!!????...i voted once, that’s for sure...seems like voting in Russia or turkey...if the opposition wins, they cancel everything cause of fake votes...hmmm, we have to be strong now, steemians...meanwhile..up..follow you...resteemed...heads up!!

20.08.2019 20:02
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Yeah, still waiting back on their reasoning for calling fake votes.. We shall see.

Thanks for the resteem!

20.08.2019 20:08
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..they should understand that there also existing ‚honest‘ social networks better user of these...we want the first place!..thank you for your efforts!..

20.08.2019 20:14
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So we are not only numerous but also smart.. we are the best, Steem is the best.

20.08.2019 20:05
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I agree captain!

20.08.2019 20:07
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🤣

20.08.2019 20:10
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fakenews

20.08.2019 20:16
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Noooooo. D:

21.08.2019 00:49
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I rescind... It's baked news

21.08.2019 00:57
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Nice win! 😊

20.08.2019 20:26
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Nice win indeed!

21.08.2019 00:49
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nice work but that sucks!

20.08.2019 20:29
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Aye laddy.

21.08.2019 00:50
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This is bullshit man, I voted 17 times and not one of them was fake?!

20.08.2019 20:45
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Uhhh.. lmfao.

Well, I guess we blame meesterboom for all this guys. XD

21.08.2019 00:56
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this held your balls and captured your eyes
Steemit today and forever....... L.Ron Hubbard would be on Steemit

21.08.2019 16:49
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lol. He likely would, yes.

21.08.2019 18:16
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Great news! We are in the right way :)

20.08.2019 20:56
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It is really good news. :)

21.08.2019 00:57
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wow

25.08.2019 12:39
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I mean you can vote again easily by just reloading the page. Very unreliable

20.08.2019 22:41
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Was it really that easy to do...?!

21.08.2019 00:53
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lol the borat gif

20.08.2019 22:52
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21.08.2019 00:56
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I am new to steemit and learning the beauty of it 😀. Following you have to learn a lot ❤❤

20.08.2019 23:52
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Steem is a long learning process, with all sorts of twisty changes along the road. Welcome to Steemit!

21.08.2019 00:53
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Although it is a good news, we should have hundreds of thousands of votes, since there are over 1 mln steem accounts. Your thoughts?

20.08.2019 23:57
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We've got millions of accounts.. However most are either in cryostatis, inactive, or bots.

21.08.2019 00:52
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Maybe they detected a VPN user that voted @klye but only 4,000 voted from steemm @klye

21.08.2019 00:22
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Only 1 of thems votes is mine.. :D

21.08.2019 00:52
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Fake voting? Hell na.

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21.08.2019 01:02
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Aye, seems a bit off.

21.08.2019 01:33
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Cant they just accept it? Steemit rules!

21.08.2019 01:34
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Does matter because we know that each vote is very value and Steemit is on the top. Win is Win everywhere.

Don’t worry if you don’t receive the email as a response @klye..

Those accusations as fake votes sounds as a selfish person and it is pretty sure that Steemit is better than others ...!!!

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21.08.2019 01:38
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:)

Yeah, not sure what is going on there.
No reply from them as of yet. Oh well, we'll see I guess.

21.08.2019 01:39
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21.08.2019 02:07
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BOOOOOM SHAKALAKA! we WIN!

21.08.2019 02:46
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Aye laddy. BoomShakalaka indeed.

21.08.2019 18:19
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I think I saw someone on @danthemans post about this how the voting relies on a simple browser cookie mechanism, and he was going to go off on this 'exploit'

I'm sure some 'double voting' did occur... but what can you expect... make your system to be okay with than and? On a hacker site of all things...

21.08.2019 03:06
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I didn't realize their mechanism was cookie based.. Perhaps @theycallmedan has extra info on this and if it was him..?

21.08.2019 18:18
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I don't think it was him, he made a new post saying he was going to email them asking if they could subtract the fake votes to get rid of that big red message on their page... so I don't think it was him. Probably a few people did this thinking they'd be doing steem(it) a favour but now it just doesn't look all that amazing - not that they had any way of knowing. If you have a system that can be gamed, people are going to game it...

22.08.2019 00:53
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While the whole "fake voting" discredit smear kind of sucks in a way, I'm not sure any of us actually did any such things in order to deserve being accused of fake voting.

Told you not to use your gazillion alts.

Actually, I blame @wehmoen.

21.08.2019 03:24
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I guess we can blame wehmoen for now. XD

21.08.2019 18:17
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Awesome, congrats to all of us :)

21.08.2019 07:17
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Aye, indeed. Good for STEEM, hopefully.

21.08.2019 18:16
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Wow nice!

21.08.2019 07:19
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Indeed!

21.08.2019 18:19
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That's a great win. Steemit got more votes than 2nd and 3rd place combined.

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21.08.2019 07:58
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Yeah, we smoked the other competition for sure.

21.08.2019 18:20
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Wow, Good one!!!!

21.08.2019 08:43
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At last we are win...

21.08.2019 08:45
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Good news!

21.08.2019 08:46
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Lol 😂! I voted only once also.

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21.08.2019 10:26
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I only voted once from every country on earth. That’s ok right?

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21.08.2019 10:50
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@klue. Yay! We did it!
I just feel 10,000 votes would have been so much better.
Only 4020 of steemians voted.
But for whatever it's worth, we did it and that's what matters!
Blessings to all.

21.08.2019 11:29
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21.08.2019 14:06
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I voted only once,if result seems to be oddly fake,then hackermoon doesn't have a good voting system. They're kind of fake too...

21.08.2019 14:31
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Saem, only voted once here too.

lol, not sure if they are fake..

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21.08.2019 15:19
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Congrats is a very little word for this.

21.08.2019 15:32
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21.08.2019 15:56
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!Great! With everyone's support Steemit took first place !!! Let's go for more: 3

21.08.2019 18:52
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Fake votes! Is it possible? I don´think so!

21.08.2019 22:02
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fake votes? I thought Trump used all those lol

21.08.2019 23:01
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Good post

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21.08.2019 23:27
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Fake votes? Cheating? Bwahahahahahha. Lossers' reason.😂😂 a lost is a lost, a win is a win, after the battle the Victor is the righteous.😂
We don't cheat anyway, its just that STEEMians are concern about steemit compare to the other social media that the users just use their platform.lol.

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21.08.2019 23:46
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Yeay,

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22.08.2019 00:05
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I don't think that there were as many fake votes as implied.

Referencing facts about YouTube's vote count is irrelevant; YouTube does not have the community that Steemit does. In addition, Steemit users are exceptionally driven to create awareness. I'm not saying that YouTubers don't benefit from brand awareness but I believe that many of those persons view that platform as having created a strong brand identity already.

Also- many YouTubers are pissed at the changes in the revenue chain. Perhaps they've had enough of the big corporate bs?

I'm not saying that some votes aren't "fake", I just will not back down when I say that Steemit won with or without a few cookie deleters.

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22.08.2019 06:52
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que felicidad, eso es realmente genial. La comunidad crece cada día más.

22.08.2019 12:51
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No one would vote this the best social network. You know it's all lies. lol

22.08.2019 18:33
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You are adults people but are doing some sort of nonsense. It is unlikely that the final result will respond to Steem or its price.

23.08.2019 00:21
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lol damn those bot right internet is evolved this days so much we dont know what is real and what is fake in internet anymore

23.08.2019 12:38
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Glad we made it!
Tho I still dont get it why they still smear us with that nasty red box disclaimer. smh

23.08.2019 14:34
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Thanks for the post.

26.08.2019 02:35
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Yay for steemit, now let’s see the price go up a little or a lot!

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26.08.2019 08:20
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Does anyone have any info on these supposed "fake votes" they are claiming or..?

Let's blame it on the Russians and call it NoonieGate.

31.12.2019 21:38
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lol. Too easy to blame the Russians. :D

31.12.2019 21:49
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