HackerNoon Writing Contests: How Editors Vote for the Winners 🗳️ by@hackernooncontests

HackerNoon Writing Contests: How Editors Vote for the Winners 🗳️

Ever wondered how your HackerNoon Writing Contest entries are evaluated? This Slogging thread by Utsav Jaiswal, David, Limarc, and Linh occurred in HackerNoon's official #writing-contests channel's Web3 writing contest's poll and gives you an inside scoop on the voting and evaluation process. The results of the poll will be shared shortly in the final announcement of the web3 writing contest.
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Ever wondered how your HackerNoon Writing Contest entries are evaluated? This Slogging thread by Utsav Jaiswal, David, Limarc, and Linh occurred in HackerNoon's official #writing-contests channel's Web3 Writing Contest's poll. It gives you an inside scoop on the voting and evaluation process. The results of the poll will be shared shortly in the final announcement of the web3 writing contest.

Stay tuned, and enjoy this thread:

Utsav JaiswalSep 6, 2022, 10:29 AM

I'm voting for #1 - "With blockchain technology, it is now possible to decentralize the social graph where, instead of corporations, each user owns their profile and all the posts and relationships in it."

My take - this is a real database problem. Relational DBs are a mess and with decentralization, we can have decentralized IDs mapped platform-agnostically.

Utsav JaiswalSep 6, 2022, 10:33 AM

#2 is kinda decent investigative journalism but I'm not voting for it.

Utsav JaiswalSep 6, 2022, 2:05 PM

#3 - I have kind of a soft spot for the author who writes for us and codes on Ethereum. Interesting parallels to Dante's inferno but sitting this one out because obvious bias is obvious.

DavidSep 6, 2022, 2:49 PM

Well 3 votes are recommended! But choosing to only exercise 1 vote is a way to vote.

Utsav JaiswalSep 6, 2022, 2:49 PM

I'mma keep doing this until I reach #10 David :savage-joy:

LimarcSep 6, 2022, 5:13 PM

I'm voting for #4 - I really like the writing and think the structure of the story is well done and well thought out. When talking about web3 he says "Proponents speak about it with such an intense glow on their faces that people have become too blind to believe them."

SAVAGE and poetic.

DavidSep 6, 2022, 9:01 PM

#2 got nice coverage around the web - Cointelegraph, Investing dotcom, FXStreet, etc. https://twitter.com/hackernoon/status/1565761417076252672/photo/1

DavidSep 6, 2022, 9:02 PM

Spoiler alert: #3's last sentence is "Common dangers: complete degeneracy." Also, I think the author pulls off the abyss to web3 comparison admirably.

DavidSep 6, 2022, 9:06 PM

I used my last vote on #6 because I'm all for adding more deep dives to the internet - especially as smart contract usage is on the riiiiiise.

Utsav JaiswalSep 6, 2022, 10:09 PM

#4 - Previously published on that stupid website so automatic no. Jokes apart, it is more of a collection of opinions so saving my 2 votes for others

Utsav JaiswalSep 6, 2022, 10:22 PM

#5 - Really good personal take on the age-old limitations of smart contracts. Plus throws shade at Ev Williams and so gets my vote :savage-joy:

Utsav JaiswalSep 6, 2022, 10:26 PM

#6 - kinda misleading title. No deep diving. More like a 'How To Write Your First Smart Contract with Example.'

Utsav JaiswalSep 6, 2022, 10:27 PM

#7 is very shilly.

Utsav JaiswalSep 6, 2022, 10:30 PM

#8 - Unadulterated rage expressed as a story. I love it. "What if I told you that this decaying corporate aesthetic (for which, among other things, Meta spent 10 billion in 2021) is not the problem, but a symptom of our terminal condition?"

and

"Beneath the glossy pages of their reports that outline the opportunity for total vertical and horizontal business expansion, lies an unmistakable sense of emptiness filled with nostalgia. We are compelled to put on our headsets and escape in a high-fidelity digital world, uncannily similar to ours. In this world, cartoonish faces with features reduced to a minimum atop floating torsos and disembodied hands (we can’t accurately render full arms in commercially available VR machines) engage in all too familiar activities: playing chess or tennis, standing in front of landmarks, concert going, or otherwise socializing."

def getting my vote - even if I have to remove 1 from the others

DavidSep 6, 2022, 10:36 PM

Maybe we should retitle #6?

Utsav JaiswalSep 6, 2022, 10:38 PM

#9 is forcing me to take my vote away from one of the previous stories. Sorry Mason Pelt -

"Location markers and data continue to become more precise, and our handheld devices are becoming more intelligent with faster processing speeds. This means custom environments built atop the real world and presents unique and interesting opportunities for civic engagement, social impact, and of course gaming."

"In practice, this means the metaverse right now is “instanced,” meaning most experiences have boundaries and aren’t connected to other experiences. You still need to “log in” and fire up different software or hardware to access different instances. For the metaverse to be truly open, we need interoperable game engines and a virtual economy layer."

DavidSep 6, 2022, 10:39 PM

Of course gaming!

Utsav JaiswalSep 6, 2022, 10:41 PM

#10 - love the opinionated headline - sadly, other stories are wayyy better.

Utsav JaiswalSep 6, 2022, 10:46 PM

Re-titled: https://hackernoon.com/diving-deep-into-smart-contracts

richard-kubina - can we edit the slug or is it too much effort?

DavidSep 6, 2022, 10:48 PM

Utsav Jaiswal any admin can edit slugs in now :-)

DavidSep 6, 2022, 10:48 PM

Too harsh, my bad https://giphy.com/search/duh

Utsav JaiswalSep 6, 2022, 10:50 PM

Tempered with Jim Carrey

Utsav JaiswalSep 6, 2022, 10:53 PM

Done - https://hackernoon.com/how-to-write-solidity-smart-contract-deploy-ropsten

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DavidSep 6, 2022, 11:02 PM

Utsav Jaiswal featured image makes less now 😞 I'll generate a quick DALLE2.

DavidSep 6, 2022, 11:03 PM

The headline was pretty specific, but I'm not sure DALLE knows what Solidity or Ropsten are.

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DavidSep 6, 2022, 11:04 PM

I decided to go with "A machine writing a Smart Contract for humans to follow".

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DavidSep 6, 2022, 11:04 PM

Ending up getting one good one imho!

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LinhSep 7, 2022, 9:13 PM

Utsav Jaiswal slug edits are possible!

LinhSep 7, 2022, 9:14 PM

Oh looks like David was on it lmao 😂

LinhSep 7, 2022, 9:30 PM

This should definitely be a slogging thread!

react to story with heart
react to story with light
react to story with boat
react to story with money

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