13 June 2008 | 3,111 views

May Commenter of the Month Competition Winner!

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Competition time again!

As you know we started the Darknet Commenter of the Month Competition on June 1st 2007 and it’s been running since then! We have just finished the twelfth month of the competition in May and are now in the thirteenth, starting a few days ago on June 1st – Sponsored by GFI.

We’ve successfully been holding this contest for a year now!

We are offering some pretty cool prizes like iPods and PSPs (or similar), along with cool GFI merchandise like shirts, keyrings and mugs.

And now the winner will also get a copy of the Ethical Hacker Kit.

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Keep up the great comments and high quality interaction, we really enjoy reading your discussions and feedback.

Just to remind you of the added perks, by being one of the top 5 commenter’s you also have your name and chosen link displayed on the sidebar of every page of Darknet, with a high PR5 (close to 6) on most pages (5000+ spidered by Google).

So announcing the winner for May…it’s Bogwitch! He’s been one of our best long terms commenter’s and has been with us since before the contest in the early days of Darknet.

I’m glad he won as his comments have been consistently of high quality and often entertaining too.

Comments for June have been quite low so far, so it might be an easy win for someone again this month :) I didn’t manage to grab the site on the day before the month turned…so I just spend a while coming up with an SQL query to grab the counts from the database for the month of May.

Commenter May

Jinesh Doshi was pretty close behind in second place. There were some good discussions in May and I hope to see them continue in June! I’d like to thank you all for your participation! I hope it keeps getting better as 2008 develops with more interesting news and tools. Keep up the excellent discussions, it’s very interesting reading especially on some of the more controversial topics.

Thanks to everyone else who commented and thanks for your links and mentions around the blogosphere!

Feel free to share Darknet with everyone you know :)

Keep commenting guys, and stand to win a prize for the month of June!

We are still waiting for pictures from backbone, Sandeep and TRDQ, dirty and dre, eM3rC, fever, Sir Henry and goodpeople of themselves with their prizes!

Winner for June 2007 was Daniel with 35 comments.
Winner for July 2007 was backbone with 46 comments.
Winner for August 2007 was TheRealDonQuixote with 53 comments.
Winner for September 2007 was Sandeep Nain with 32 comments.
Winner for October 2007 was dre with 19 comments.
Winner for November 2007 was dirty with 38 comments.
Winner for December 2007 was Sir Henry with 84 comments.
Winner for January 2008 was goodpeople with 66 comments.
Winner for February 2008 was eM3rC with 122 comments.
Winner for March 2008 was Pantagruel with 66 comments.
Winner for April 2008 was fever with 44 comments.



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13 Responses to “May Commenter of the Month Competition Winner!”

  1. the BMX guy 13 June 2008 at 9:29 am Permalink

    There is a plugin that shows the top commentators on the WordPress dashboard, read about it some three or four days ago. Maybe that would help you to make the counting easier ;)

    Found it :): http://www.bloggingtips.com/2008/06/11/my-top-commentators-wordpress-plugin/

  2. razta 13 June 2008 at 9:32 am Permalink

    Congrats Bogwitch!
    A bit off topic but is there a way to recommend posts to darknet? Like tools or news that hasnt been mentioned which we think would be a good discussion point?

  3. Darknet 13 June 2008 at 10:32 am Permalink

    the BMX guy: Ah that’s neat thanks, can select by month – the one I’m using once it rolls to the 1st of the next month the stats are gone.

    razta: Yah just drop us a mail using the Contact Darknet form. We quite often get readers giving us a heads-up, especially from authors of tools. Please search before submitting though to make sure it hasn’t been covered.

  4. Pantagruel 13 June 2008 at 12:03 pm Permalink

    Congrats Bogwitch

  5. Bogwitch 13 June 2008 at 12:19 pm Permalink

    Thanks for the congrats, everyone, and thanks for the kind words, Darknet.

  6. Navin 13 June 2008 at 5:17 pm Permalink

    Congrats bogwitch!!

    offtopic:dailyblogtips has a popular plugin which I’ve heard is the best for bloggers who want to count “proper” comments without counting spam. had seen it a few days ago, don’t have the link though!! sorry

    I’m sorry please don’t count this as a comment, no really don’t, but I just wanted to know, do U have any idea why noone has been able to maintain the best commentator title for 2 consecutive months?? Not even someone like pantagruel or eM3rc!!

  7. the BMX guy 13 June 2008 at 5:46 pm Permalink

    @Navin – read the link in the first comment man ;)

  8. Navin 13 June 2008 at 10:07 pm Permalink

    Once again, this ain’t a comment…..sorry abt this

    @The BMX guy, I think its the same..thnx!! hope tht helps darknet

  9. Darknet 14 June 2008 at 12:52 pm Permalink

    Bogwitch: Tried to mail you at the e-mail address you use for comments, but it’s getting returned – if you want the prizes drop me a working e-mail via the contact form.

  10. Bogwitch 20 June 2008 at 11:17 am Permalink

    @Darknet,

    I havesent you a message via the contact page but I have no email from you – did you get it?

  11. Darknet 20 June 2008 at 11:24 am Permalink

    Bogwitch: Yah, I sent you an e-mail to the address you provided. I’ll try again as it might not have sent properly.

  12. Sarah 23 June 2008 at 11:58 am Permalink

    Congrats Bogwitch! Your gifts are on the way!

  13. Bogwitch 24 June 2008 at 11:54 am Permalink

    Thanks Sarah,

    It is good to see a company with the credentials of GFI supporting a site that is seen by many (primarily web filtering companies!) as a hacking site and a ‘dark’ place to be.

    Kudos to you!