Feedback from the February 1st Hive Power Up Day

in #hivebuzz3 years ago (edited)

The Hive Power Up Day has truly become an important moment in the life of our community and, once again, this edition did not disappoint us with new records in participation.

A few words from the PUD organizers


January flew by and it seemed like Hive Power Up Day showed up way sooner than it should! I heard/saw so many people saying, "oh wow, is it that time already?" that I braced myself for a quiet day with fewer than usual power-ups.

Then I started hearing the chatter about the HBD price soaring and suddenly there were power-ups as far as my eyes could see!

Seriously, the timing of the bullish HBD price couldn't have been better - I even far exceeded my own goal for powering up and I know I wasn't alone. I can't wait to see the numbers and find out what ATH (all-time highs) we reached, due in large part to the excitement and enthusiasm of our blockchain community, both here and elsewhere on social media (I know there have been lots of HivePUD tweets today!).

Thanks to everyone for making this yet another wicked awesomesauce Power Up Day, with special thanks to the HiveBuzz team for BEEing such an amazing buzz-maker!

What are the PUD stats of this month?

As already said, we had several all-time highs during this edition. Unheard of since we have supported the PUD initiative.

But let's start first with those who choose to help others grow, the Power Up Helpers.

We have 15 users who have made a power-up to another account and have thus allowed 22 people to get their PUD badge.

Special kudos to those who were helping several accounts:
@reiseamateur (4), @ahmadmanga (2), @gr33nm4ster (2), @oliverschmid (2) and @saleg25 (2).

Together, the helpers gifted 493.662 HIVEs!

Here is the complete list of helpers and their donation:
@oliverschmid (200), @blocktrades (63.60), @reiseamateur (44), @saleg25 (32), @ahmadmanga (20.25), @gr33nm4ster (20), @pardinus (20), @shmoogleosukami (20), @traciyork (11.11), @happyfrog420 (11), @littlenewthings (11), @madefrance (10.70), @dawnoner (10), @melinda010100 (10) and @victoriabsb (10).

A huge thank you to them all for their generosity! Show them some love by upvoting one of their recent posts.

We now have 80 users who helped at least one less powerful user who never got any power-up from anyone. These benefactors got the so coveted Power Up Helper badge:

Congratulations to @reiseamateur (8), @tazi (6), @traciyork (5), @louis88 (5), @primersion (4), @victoriabsb (3), @scorer (3), @ahmadmanga (3), @fraenk (3), @ecency (3), @gr33nm4ster (2), @immanuel94 (2), @blocktrades (2), @carlagonz (2), @lesiopm (2), @saleg25 (2), @oliverschmid (2), @trumpikas (2), @kubak (2), @sammie (2), @melinda010100 (2), @silversaver888 (2), @straykat (2), @schlafhacking (2), @dannewton (2), @derangedvisions (2), @bashadow (2), @fw206 (2), @condeas (2), @jossduarte (2), @madefrance, @perceval, @happyfrog420, @littlenewthings, @maruskina, @muscara, @ybanezkim26, @pardinus, @sandymeyer, @satren, @laloretoyya, @pavelsku, @shmoogleosukami, @ph1102, @stayoutoftherz, @phoenixwren, @ksteem, @tarazkp, @pixiepost, @trangbaby, @quekery, @valerianis, @qwerrie, @walterjay, @revisesociology, @yolimarag, @russellstockley, @zirky, @hive-data, @felander, @jacobtothe, @arcange, @french-tech, @cryptictruth, @improv, @dawnoner, @engrave, @death-and-taxes, @forykw, @jeffjagoe, @gregory-f, @jesusalejos, @iamraincrystal, @jongolson, @inertia, @jznsamuel, @jacuzzi, @elianaicgomes and @jeanlucsr.
(List sy number of helpees)

Remember that the number of people you are helping will have a significant influence on the delegations we will do.

But before writing about that, take a look at how you did against the previous editions:

New record for the number of participants with 406 users who powered-up their HIVE. It's an 11.23% increase from the previous month!

New record for the volume of HIVE which was powered-up too. No less than 226564 HIVEs have been staked. It's an amazing 8.38% increase from the previous month's record!

Let's now look at what happened with the distribution of power-ups:

In nearly all levels, you did better than the previous month, with new records for level 2, 4 and 5 and 44 big stakers who got the Jumbo-Bee thanks to a power-up of at least 1000 HIVE!

Among them: @hivelot (45024,854), @therealyme (23761,194), @penguinpablo (9000), @koychev22 (8685,27), @niallon11 (6000), @d-pend (5558,917), @wehmoen (5050,001), @gleam-of-light (4940,683), @preparedwombat (4242), @beeliquid (4000), @wiseagent (3500), @r00sj3 (3000), @deepresearch (2961,31), @iliyan90 (2836,431), @jongolson (2500), @thales7 (2342,207), @thehockeyfan-at (2214), @howweroll (2042,99), @dalz (2000), @slobberchops (2000), @pouchon (1925,14), @walterjay (1800), @chops316 (1600), @galenkp (1500), @oliverschmid (1500), @neuerko (1433,384), @thelogicaldude (1363), @forykw (1215,504), @ewkaw (1200), (1197,812), @diabonua (1111), @fem-of-war (1100,546), @goldkey (1065,905), @silversaver888 (1015), @louis88 (1010), @bradleyarrow (1002,812), @flauwy (1001), @tarazkp (1001), @jeffjagoe (1000,841), @glennolua (1000) and @jacuzzi (1000).

Hive Power delegations

Since the beginning of the year, we are rewarding regular participants and those who have also been generous in helping others by offering a 3 weeks Hive Power delegations.
To be eligible for a delegation:

  • you must have participated in this Power Up Day.
  • You must have performed at least 5 power-ups on Power Up Day. Power-up received from another user is not taken into account.
  • 4 of these 5 power-ups must have been done on the last 5 Power Up Days (including this one).

The last rule has been slightly modified from what we announced in order not to penalize those who unfortunately missed a PUD (shit happens). This allows us to support a bit more participants and reward your commitment and consistency.

To compute the amount of HP delegated to each user, we use the following criteria:

  • The number of power-ups performed.
  • The number and levels of power-ups you have performed (ex: you made two "level 3" and three "level 5" power-ups).
  • The number of people you helped to power-up and the amount involved.

This month we will delegate no less than 3244 HP to 92 users. That's a 51% increase in the amount of HP delegated compared to the previous month.

Congratulations to all of you!

See you on March 1st for the next PUD!


I'm kind of new to this...tradition.
I noticed the ATH of HBDs and took the advantage of Power up leverage.
Then I got a Badge for it.

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Welcome to the PUD family @kerrislravenhill 👍

Hello @hivebuzz,

first, thx for the Delegation!!
I have a question,
how do you count the helper votes?
because you wrote @reiseamateur ( 4 )


you see, i I gave 7 accounts with total 107 HP!

The same i saw last time too.
That is why I ask how this is counted.

Cheers, maybe I'll be back next PUD!

@alucian, @lotto-de and @hiq were not eligible "targets" for the PUH badge.
Please read the rules about it in the PUH announcement post.

That being said, thank you for being so helpful @reiseamateur 👍
See you next PUD!

Totally unexpected but thank you. I still have that super-bee in mind, and who knows one day I may get it.

Looking forward to your first jumbo power-bee.

It looks like your announcement bot keeps reposting its congratulations comment. You might want to check the code. I don't need three identical comments on a single post telling me I powered up.

Our notification process has indeed been a bit zealous. Sorry about that. 😞
It's been fixed now.

I'm not really all that offended. I know you're not in the habit of spam, and I do appreciate your awards and engagement efforts.

Thank you @jacobtothe ❤️

Fantastic to see the growth and thank you for the delegation!

Yes, it's really encouraging to see the participation rate and the volume of Hive that are staked growing from month to month.
Thank you for participating. Enjoy your delegation. 🎊🎊

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Thank you very much for the delegation, I had no idea about this. I don't want to sound ungrateful, I'm really happy and honored but I feel like someone else could use my delegation better, a new user who has less or no stake at all and struggling to start on the chain. It could be a huge help for them.

I'd like to pass my delegation on to someone you think deserves to be helped.

Thank you for your generous and disinterested response @erikah.

It would be laborious for us to handle all exceptions such as your request.
We honestly believe that you can use this delegation to support those people you care about. So we leave it to you to find and help them.

Glad to be on that helper club! And thanks for the delegation, didn't knew it was a thing. Could I make a suggestion? How about instead of delegating to the helpers, delegate to the helpees in the future? I'm sure we all appreciate the delegations, but feel they would be more useful to the ones being helped, most of the time. Cheers!

Welcome to the PUH club @pardinus 🤗

Our goal is to support those who help others. So indirectly, we also support the helpees.
We want to create and maintain a snowball effect.

Thank you for this generous suggestion, but we do not want to substitute for the help you and others can provide.

Snowball effect will be, then! Thank you again!

Look how fun it can be 😀



Wow, that's so cool to see the growth of a lot of accounts and more folks getting involved! Well done to you folks and @traciyork for keeping the good juju going!

Life got the better of me in January and I missed out this month's power up day unfortunately, still a little broken but hopefully can pick up the pieces a little more leading in to March.

Stake it easy everyone 😃

Glad to read it's going better for you @nickyhavey
See you in March 🐝⏳

Thanks a lot. I had no idea you make delegation based on PUD...
I'll find some newcomers to help with this amount of HP.

Thank you for participating in the PUD and helping others @tazi 👍

Nice, I received my delegation.

Enjoy it. Thank you for participating and staying committed @r1s2g3.

Wow! Great numbers this month! That is really exciting. Thanks for the generous delegation. It will add to my VP and will be put to good use. ♥️ Thanks for all you do @hivebuzz and @traciyork

Enjoy your delegation @melinda010100. Thank you for participating!

Hello @hivebuzz What a nice surprise to receive a delegation. I enjoy participating in the Hive PUD and trying to help others do the same.

Thank you for being helpful toward others @justclickindiva. Enjoy your delegation! 🎊

As usual a great edition full of fun 😋 Thanks again 😉

@mintrawa: Witness FR - Gen X - Geek 🤓 Gamer 🎮 traveler ⛩️
Don't miss the Hive Power UP Day! more info here

Thank you @mintrawa. Glad you had fun.

it was a nice surprise, and a fun. thank you!

Glad you had fun @qwerrie

Thanks @hivebuzz for the delegation, Congratulations to all winners!

Enjoy your delegation @acont

Well done, big thanks to @traciyork and @hivebuzz alongside helpers and supporters.

Congratulations and thank you. See you next month.

See you next month @gertu

Thanks for delegation... i appreciate it

Thank you so much for the delegation. 😁

Thank you for being a regular participant @bold-n-italics

Well done. Great to see an increase!

Felicitaciones, cada aporte pequeño o grande es de crecimiento para la plataforma @hivebuzz

Muchas gracias @sacra97

I just power up every day does that count :D

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Sure, as long as you also power-up on Power Up Day too 😉

Close to 10% increase comparing to the previous month! A great success of all of us!

We can't wait to see the results for the next month to see if we can keep up.

So, did I miss the event? I did the power up, made post, etc, but not sure if I was eligible for the badge or some prize... I don't see my name anywhere... Pls advise ^_^

@renovatio, this post is the feedback from @hivebuzz about Power Up Day, their awesome badges, and their amazing gesture to start offering delegations to regular Power Up Day participants. I should have the Unofficial Power Up Day post (with the preliminary results) out in the next day or two, and since you powered up and posted, your name should appear there. I also took a peek, and you did get a HiveBuzz badge (link HERE ), so congrats! Please shout out if you have any other questions, and thanks for participating in #HivePUD! 😊

A-há! Gotcha. Thanks Traci

Checked your board and see you got your first PUD badge.
You should have received a notification about it now.
Congratulations @renovatio 🎉

You kira udh kau udh betol

This is great!

Great to see more people joining in. I know some HIVE is flowing up, but locking it up can help counter that. We need more HP being used to vote.

Thanks power up buddies 😊

Congratulations @hivebuzz! You received a personal badge!

You powered-up at least 100 HP on Hive Power Up Day! This entitles you to a level 3 badge
Participate in the next Power Up Day and try to power-up more HIVE to get a bigger Power-Bee.
May the Hive Power be with you!

You can view your badges on your board and compare yourself to others in the Ranking

Check out the last post from @hivebuzz:

Feedback from the February 1st Hive Power Up Day

Hey y'all, is there a reason I keep getting notifications like the above? I've gotten one like four times I think so far. :3 I mean, I appreciate the celebration, but maybe your bot is broken? ;)

There was a small flaw in our notification script. It's been fixed and cleaned now.

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Learn how to earn FREE BEER each day by staking your BEER.

Absolutely fantastic numbers. This is great for the block chain. More staking = more rewards for all.
Well done everyone who participated.

I might hold off my power ups for the end of the month. I powered up 3000 in total across the whole period.

thank you hive team opens the doors to many content creators

@traciyork , @hivebuzz has just told me that my HP has dropped so that I am no longer a Dolphin, but am now back to minnow status.
I do NOT understand this.
My HP is higher now than it was Monday on HPUD day, because I've claimed rewards since then, just a trickle but still, my HIVE POWER HAS NOT DROPPED, IT HAS INCREASED.

Being jerked around like this is NOT conducive to my being more willing to try and onboard folks, nor to participate in HPUD any longer.

Please advise

@jerrytsuseer, I took a quick peek and it looks like your account is powering down, which dropped your level down. If you didn't start that power down, then there's a bigger issue than the @hivebuzz notification, as it would seem to indicate your account has been compromised.

I have not started a power down

Where do you see evidence that I'm powering down @traciyork ?
It is not showing in my wallet

At this link -

And here is a screencap of the transaction that shows 77.072 HIVE was taken from your Hive Power and turned into liquid Hive, so you now have 107.072 HIVE in your wallet.

Screenshot_2021-02-04 Hiveworld ~ jerrytsuseer.png

If you powered that up now, you'd be returned to Dolphin status, but you'd also have to cancel the power down to prevent it from happening again.

I do not recall starting a power down, but there was one, so it is now cancelled.
If I change my keys now, and my account is compromised, won't whoever is doing this also see the change and the new keys?

Your account VESTS went below the 10Mvests requirement to be a dolphin. You can check it on your board.
Please make sure you are not powering down.

I AM NOT POWERING DOWN, I clicked on that "Your Board" link and all I see is YOUR page with a bunch of icons/badges I see no evidence that anything has dropped, nor do I have anyway to see what my VESTS are

You are powering down, Jerry, and it seems you (or someone else) started the process 7 days ago. I would suggest retracing your steps and figuring out how it happened, first and foremost.

I saw that there was a power down and replied to your other comment.
It has been cancelled.
I DID notice an increase in my HIVE this morning, other than the transfer from ionomy yesterday and it had me puzzled.
If someone else started a power down on my account, what would they have to gain by the funds going back into my wallet?

Turning your powered up/vested Hive into liquid Hive means they could transfer it to an exchange. It's part of the reason why powering down takes so long & is in installments, to prevent hackers from draining your entire account in one fell swoop.

2 minutes ago Transfer 107.072 HIVE POWER to jerrytsuseer


Please show me somewhere on this page that shows my VESTS, especially that they are dropping

VESTS are the blockchain recorded amount of Hive Power and are displayed in the banner below your level (minnow) badge.

And as @traciyork stated, you are indeed powering-down. Cancel it and secure your account if you didn't trigger it.