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Provider Poll 2021
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Provider Poll 2021

FAT32FAT32 Administrator, Deal Compiler Extraordinaire
edited January 19 in Announcements

Hi everyone, it is the time for a provider poll again! A chance for providers to get the "Top Provider" tag and for the members to get free prizes :)


Important

Requirements to vote:

  1. Your account must be created on or before 31 Dec 2021 (EST).
  2. Your account must have at least 5 posts spread between at least 2 threads in between 1 Jan 2021 and 31 Dec 2021 (EST, inclusive).
  3. Providers can vote, but not for themselves (the same goes for Host Reps).

Rules for voting:

  1. You get 3 votes.
  2. One vote per provider (Providers with multiple brands are considered as one).
  3. You can vote less than 3 times if you want.
  4. This time, you get 1 additional vote for provider that you think is most professional (eg. knows what they are doing / have proper IPv6 routing / very competent).
  5. Voting will end on 29 Jan 2022 11:59pm (EST).
  6. [NEW] Note that the vote to "Most Professional" is also counted towards regular vote starting this year.

Voting Template:

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Most Professional:

Prizes

  1. RackNerd - 10 x $20 Amazon Gift Cards - @dustinc [1-10]
  2. RackNerd - 10 x RackNerd T-shirts - @dustinc [11-20]
  3. RackNerd - 10 x $10 RackNerd Account Credits - @dustinc [21-30]
  4. RackNerd - 10 x RackNerd Gaming Mouse pads - @dustinc [31-40]
  5. RackNerd - 10 x 512MB KVM VPS (1C, 512M RAM, 10G SSD, 1T BW) in Random Location for 1 year, renews at $9.89/yr - @dustinc [41-50]
  6. RackNerd - 10 x RackNerd stickers + Pens - @dustinc [51-60]
  7. RackNerd - 10 x Cash sent via Venmo $10 - @dustinc [61-70]
  8. RackNerd - 3 x Swiss Gear RackNerd Backpacks - @dustinc [71-73] ⭐
  9. RackNerd - 10 x 1GB KVM VPS (1C, 1G RAM, 20G SSD, 2T BW) in Random Location for 1 year, renews at $13.98/yr - @dustinc [74-83]
  10. RackNerd - 5 x 3GB KVM VPS (2C, 3G RAM, 50G SSD, 6T BW) in Random Location for 1 year, renews at $31.98/yr - @dustinc [84-88]
  11. RackNerd - 10 x $10 Starbucks Gift Cards - @dustinc [89-98]
  12. RackNerd - 5 x RackNerd Flexfit Hats - @dustinc [99-103]
  13. RackNerd - 10 x $15 RackNerd Account Credits - @dustinc [104-113]
  14. RackNerd - 10 x 70GB cPanel Shared Hosting (70G SSD, 5T BW) in Random location for 1 year, renews at $15.88/yr - @dustinc [114-123]
  15. Alwyzon - 1 x EcoServer 1536 (1C @ E5-2660v3, 1.5G RAM, 15G SSD, 5T BW) in Austria for 1 year, renews at 15€/yr - @alwyzon [124]
  16. Alwyzon - 1 x EcoServer 3072 (1C @ E5-2660v3, 3G RAM, 30G SSD, 5T BW) in Austria for 1 year, renews at 25€/yr - @alwyzon [125]
  17. Alwyzon - 1 x Storage Server 1T (2C @ Xeon Silver 4210, 2G RAM, 1T HDD/Cached, 4T BW) in Austria for 1 year, renews at 63,92€/yr - @alwyzon [126]
  18. Boomer.host - 10 x $100 Boomer.host Account Credit - @ezeth [127-136] ⭐
  19. Boomer.host - 20 x Shared Hosting for 1 year - @ezeth [137-156]
  20. Boomer.host - 50 x 1GB OpenVZ VM for 1 year - @ezeth [157-206]
  21. TerraHost - 10 x 2GB Ryzen 5950X KVM VPS (1C, 2G RAM, 40G NVMe, Unmetered) in Norway for 1 year, renews at 20% recurring discount - @terrahost [207-216]
  22. TerraHost - 1 x 16GB Ryzen 3600 Dedicated Server (6C @ Ryzen 3600, 16G RAM, 1000G NVMe, Unmetered FUP @ 10Gbps) in Norway for 1 year, renews at 20% recurring discount - @terrahost [217] ⭐
  23. HostCram - 10 x LXC Ryzen One (1C @ Ryzen 5950X, 1G RAM, 10G NVMe, 1T BW) in Dallas for 1 Year, renews at $15/yr - @Shakib [218-227]
  24. HostCram - 10 x $10 HostCram Account Credit (HostCram will also donate a total of $100 to Global Fund for Children) - @Shakib [228-237]
  25. PulsedMedia - 10 x 25€ Pulsed Media Account Credit - @PulsedMedia [238-247]
  26. PulsedMedia - 10 x 10€ Pulsed Media Account Credit - @PulsedMedia [248-257]
  27. PulsedMedia - 10 x V10G XS 1TB/10G Seedbox in Finland for 1 year - @PulsedMedia [258-267]
  28. PulsedMedia - 10 x M1000 S 2TB/1G RAID5 Seedbox in Finland for 1 year - @PulsedMedia [268-277]
  29. PulsedMedia - 10 x V10G L 16TB/10G Seedbox in Finland for 3 months - @PulsedMedia [278-287]
  30. PulsedMedia - 10 x Dragon-R EPyC 20Gbps RAID10 3TB Seedbox in Finland for 3 months - @PulsedMedia [288-297]
  31. PulsedMedia - 2 x Dediseedbox F19-MDS-32TB (6C Opteron, 24G RAM, 32T HDD) in Finland for 3 months - @PulsedMedia [298-299] ⭐
  32. HostSlick - 10 x Shared Hosting Plan B (20G SSD, 150G BW) in Netherlands for 1 year - @HostSlick [300-309]
  33. HostSlick - 5 x KVM VPS Package I (2C, 2G RAM, 30G SSD, Unmetered) in Netherlands for 1 year - @HostSlick [310-314]
  34. HostSlick - 10 x 10€ HostSlick Account Credit - @HostSlick [315-324]
  35. HostSlick - 20 x 5€ HostSlick Account Credit - @HostSlick [325-344]
  36. CubeData - 2 x Owned License on ANY of their products - @cubedata [345-346] ⭐
  37. Servarica - 5 x 10$ credit - @servarica_hani [347-351]
  38. IonSwitch - 1 x $35 credit - @IonSwitch [352]
  39. IonSwitch - 5 x $10 credit - @IonSwitch [353-357]
  40. GreenCloudVPS - 5 x RyzenKVM-1 VPS (1C, 1G RAM, 15G NVMe, 750G/1.5T BW) in any in-stock locations for 1 year - @NDTN [358-362]
  41. GreenCloudVPS - 5 x $25 Amazon eGift Card - @NDTN [363-367]
  42. GreenCloudVPS - 10 x $10 account credit - @NDTN [368-377]
  43. VisualWebTechnologies - 12 x 5GB DirectAdmin Shared Hosting (5G SSD, Unmetered) in US for 1 year - @rajat [378-389]
  44. VisualWebTechnologies - 12 x 12$ VisualWebTechnologies Account Credit - @rajat [390-401]
  45. WebHorizon - 20 x Minimal Hosting Plan (1G NVMe, Unmetered) in LA/DE/SG for 1 year - @WebHorizon [402-421]
  46. DP - 5 x $10 Account Credits on any LET providers - @DP [422-426]

Notes:

  • Most providers require you to pass the fraud check if you are selected as the prize winner
  • IDs are used by lottery selection algorithm (see below)
  • In the case where the number of voters is less than the number of prizes, some voters will get more than 1 prize (refer to the algorithm)
  • Special thanks to the mods on helping to count the votes :)
  • Providers can still add prizes by PM me the details or comment in the private thread

To ensure the fairness of the lottery, this is the hash of the MAGIC_SEED that will be used for selection: c8fb8b8c870c0cf74c9adb5e0d73bf698040a19d8859c1a08ccb4032987e2cea (SHA256)

const seedrandom = require('seedrandom');

// Those values are just an example
const MAGIC_SEED = 'Seed';
const ALL_USERS = ['UserA', 'UserB', 'UserC'];
const PRIZE_COUNT = 5;

// Find winners
const rng = seedrandom(MAGIC_SEED + '_' + ALL_USERS.length + '_' + PRIZE_COUNT);
let allWinners = [];
let prizeLeft = PRIZE_COUNT;
while (prizeLeft > 0) {
  let winners = ALL_USERS.map((user) => ({ username: user, rand: rng() }));
  winners.sort((a, b) => a.rand - b.rand);
  winners = winners.slice(0, prizeLeft);
  winners = winners.map((selected) => selected.username);
  allWinners = allWinners.concat(winners);
  prizeLeft -= winners.length;
}

// Output
console.log(allWinners);

If you have any doubt, you can check out the last provider poll (2020):

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