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    Provider Poll 2019
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    Provider Poll 2019

    FAT32FAT32 Member, Moderator, Deal Compiler Extraordinaire
    edited February 2 in Announcements

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

    Try not to discuss in this thread so it makes our life easier when counting votes. (Small discussions / compliments are fine, long discussion will be moved to another thread)


    Important

    Requirements to vote:

    1. Your account must be created before 1 Jan 2020.
    2. Your account must have at least 5 posts in between 1 Jan 2019 and 1 Jan 2020.
    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 (Some providers with multiple brand are considered as one)
    3. You can vote less than 3 times if you want
    4. This time, you get 1 additional vote. This is for "Best PR Provider", for the providers that you think having the best public relations.
    5. Voting will end on 2 Feb 2020 11:59pm (EST)

    Prizes:

    Prizes Provider ID
    1 2 x Bravo hosting plan for 1 year redIT - @redit 1-2
    2 2 x VPSmini (1 vCPU, 1GB RAM, 30GB Disk) for 1 year redIT - @redit 3-4
    3 2 x LXC VPS IPv6 only (1 vCPU, 2GB RAM, 50GB HDD) for 6 months vServer.site - @vserversite 5-6
    4 2 x KVM Mini (1 vCPU, 1GB RAM, 5GB HDD) for 6 months vServer.site - @vserversite 7-8
    5 1 x 1 x VPS 1G Plan for 1 year [1] Nexus Bytes - @seriesn 9
    6 5 x $20 Account Credit (non-expiring) Hyper Expert - @hyperexpert 10-14
    7 5 x $10 Account Credit LetBox - @key900 15-19
    8 30 x ApisCP Licenses (unrestricted) ApisCP - @nem 20-49
    9 1 x UT-M-NVMe VPS for 1 year BanditHost - @Delong 50
    10 1 x UT-Ryzen-M VPS for 1 year BanditHost - @Delong 51
    11 5 x $10 Account Credit BanditHost - @Delong 52-56
    12 2 x WinPro-1 VPS for 1 year GreenCloudVPS - @NDTN 57-58
    13 2 x NVMePromo VPS for 1 year GreenCloudVPS - @NDTN 59-60
    14 4 x Reseller Entry for 1 year [2] Myw.pt - @MikePT 61-64
    15 4 x 4GB OpenVZ (LA, UK, DE or BG) for 1 year [3] AlphaVPS - @AlexBarakov 65-68
    16 4 x 2GB KVM (UK, DE or BG) for 1 year [3] AlphaVPS - @AlexBarakov 69-72
    17 5 x $10 Account Credit WisHosting - @exception0x876 73-77
    18 5 x £5 Account Credit SmallWeb - @Mic-hael 78-82
    19 2 x 1GB RAM KVM VPS (US, CA, FR, UK, SGP or AU) for 6 months ExtraVM - @MikeA 83-84
    20 1 x RIPE ASN + /48 IPv6 bundle [4] Bakker IT - @RickBakkr 85
    21 50 x $50 Account Credit (Toronto, non-expiring) LunaNode - @perennate 86-135
    22 2 x $10 Cloud Credit RamNode - @Nick_A 136-137
    23 5 x Special KVM for 6 months HostSailor - @HostSailor 138-142
    24 5 x DirectAdmin Small Reseller Hosting (EU) for 1 year Limitless Hosting - @Lampard 143-147
    25 10 x DirectAdmin Very Small Shared Hosting (EU or USA) for life Limitless Hosting - @Lampard 148-157

    Notes:

    • [1] If an existing family member wins, they will receive double the resource for 1 year
    • [2] Renews at 50% recurring after that free year at 50€/yr
    • [3] Renews at normal price after that free year at 5€/m or 50€/yr
    • [4] Only for Europeans over 18 years old. In case the selected winner doesn't match the requirements, Rick will resolve it with you
    • 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)
    • 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: 734f61dce803e89c33cf46f3f92f5d5b297a4b7ef72d81e00bdf64aa5152f82a (SHA256)

    const seedrandom = require('seedrandom');
    
    // Those values are just an example
    const MAGIC_SEED = 'Seed';
    const ALL_USERS = ['FAT32', 'doghouch', 'hawc', 'netomx', 'JackH', 'hzr', 'trewq', 'PieHasBeenEaten', 'teamacc'];
    const PRIZE_COUNT = 5;
    
    // Find winners
    const rng = seedrandom(MAGIC_SEED + '_' + ALL_USERS.length + '_' + PRIZE_COUNT);
    let output = ALL_USERS.map((user) => ({ username: user, rand: rng() }));
    output.sort((a, b) => a.rand - b.rand);
    output = output.slice(0, PRIZE_COUNT);
    output = output.map((selected) => selected.username);
    
    // Output
    console.log(output);
    

    If you have any doubt, you can check out the last provider poll (HY1 2019):

    Highly emotional. Need more deals to calm myself down.

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