HackerNoon Glossary

HackerNoon Glossary

HackerNoon's current version! Built from scratch via Firebase, SlateJS, Algolia and many other softwares (learn more about our tech stack here), HackerNoon 2.0 is a living, breathing work-in-progress that allows writers to submit and edit drafts, editors to manage submission, readers to enjoy content without paywall, and advertisers to reach users in elegant, non-intrusive ways. Stories from 1.0 are also hosted here.
Ad by tag
A form of sponsorship on HackerNoon that allows brands to surface their ad on chosen tag(s) and at the bottom of stories with those tag(s). Learn more here.
Ask me anything! HackerNoon's community occasionally does AMAs. Now, we host AMA exclusively on our Slogging community. Learn more here.
In partnership with Gun, HackerNoon prototyped an interface to allow readers to highlight text on any story page to write a short explanation. We've since paused the partnership due to some technical difficulties using the Gun database.
Archives are about finding the stories from a particular date. You can find it simply by filling in the dates in the sample link, such as https://hackernoon.com/archives/2021/month/date
Billboard is where you are advertised. This is especially for brands. Here's all you need to know about HackerNoon's Billboard.
Do you love reading as much as you enjoy writing but got no time on hand? Don't worry, we got you covered! You can find a small save option on the top of our stories. Just bookmark them and read them later. Also, this comes without any limitations. So, make sure to save all the stories for a rainy day. Go to your profile and you will find your bookmarked stories.
Brand as author
Once you are a sponsor, you write as a brand. The main advantages are that you get an editor from our team to interact and also get promoted for free on our socials. For more, check out: https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/brand-as-author
Canonical refers to republishing your articles after being published on one platform already. If you have published your article in HackerNoon and now also want to publish it elsewhere or vice versa here's what you should know about it.
CMS stands for Content Management System. CMS is considered to be the backbone for any infrastructure be it technical or non-technical. Hence, a strong CMS makes you stand out and a bad one makes you backlash. Find the CMS you would like to work with, here.
We monetize your writings with partnership with Coil. To know what we do and how coil helps us, refer https://hackernoon.com/hacker-noon-raises-dollar1m-from-coil-will-stream-micropayments-from-readers-to-writers-via-the-browser-csn3w1h
Our community is not just confined to our staff and our writers. We expand it to our readers as well. As we say, HackerNoon is for one and all. Join us and be a part of our community. This is where it all begins https://community.hackernoon.com/
Contributing Writer
Being a contributing writer means that you are contributing to the articles published in HackerNoon. You may be directly/indirectly connected to HackerNoon or maybe completely unrelated.
A right appreciation brings joy to your life too and investments are a simpler form of appreciation we believe. Crowdfunding is what makes a platform stronger as a whole. Check out how we do it.
CTA stands for Call To Action and what it basically means is to attract more customers immediately to increase sales. Here's something that might you help getting started.
HackerNoon’s commenting system is powered by Discourse, the free open source discussion software.
The HackerNoon Leaderboard is a fun way for readers to find some of the most popular recent stories on Hacker Noon ranked by the number emoji reactions given. To know more refer: https://help.hackernoon.com/leaderboard
Noon Notification
Once you subscribe to us, you will be well aware whenever something new relevant to your interest pops up. You'll get the info via Noon Notifs <3
The Noonies are the technology industry's greenest awards built with HackerNoon's custom voting software. The Hacker Noon team conceptualized The Noonies in early 2019 to celebrate the underappreciated corners of the internet. To know all about Noonies refer https://hackernoon.com/wtf-are-the-noonies-kjh3yv9
One point oh (1.0)
HackerNoon publication on Medium, where we used to accept and publish incoming stories. Ever since moving on to our own platform, we have been exclusively accepting story submissions via our custom Content Management System that we built from scratch, which gives us full control over our editorial process and improve rate of publishing many folds.
Payment pointer
Add the payment pointer once you are on your rewards page. It falls under your process of getting monetized for your stories. Refer https://help.hackernoon.com/do-you-pay-your-writers . Easier reference: https://help.hackernoon.com/_next/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.super.so%2Fasset%2Fhackernoon-help.vercel.app%2Fbb5b8066-7218-4c5f-9ac2-c4724fceaf14.png&w=3840&q=100
Article made up of a list of quotes by nerds, aka the smartest people in the room. Also, find all your cool slogging articles bookmarked here.
Under your reward section you can submit your payment pointers and get rewarded by HackerNoon.
If you are one of them, then we are extremely grateful to you for your love and support and if you are not one of em yet, what are you waiting for. Know all about HackerNoon's shareholders.
Wanna know what is slogging? It is slack blogging in simpler terms. For more information, check out: https://www.slogging.com/
You can get all you need to know about the benefits of sponsoring HackerNoon here: https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/ . The best part, if you still don't understand anything, feel free to fix a meeting with us. That link can be found on the following page too. Also, wondering why to sponsor? Check this out: https://sponsor.hackernoon.com/blog/why-sponsor-hacker-noon
You can share your stories and whatever information you would like to share. You can follow the steps and update the stories aka your articles. If approved after revision, they are published on HackerNoon.
It is easy for you to make the submissions. Once you are on the official website, you'll find an option of stories. From there you can read as well as add your own if you want. You even get an active workspace to type it rather than just attaching the files, which makes it cool even when you are on your phones.
The subscription is free!!!! Yes, you heard it right. Unlike any other tech story page, we have kept our subscriptions out of charge as we believe that knowledge is for one and all without any monetizing barrier. Once you subscribe, you get all the interesting stories as soon as they are published.
Tags are the most important things for promoting your content. So whenever you write your stories, add relevant tags i.e. add all the topics that your story is related to. So, next time whenever anyone searches for that topic, your story will come up. Better tags, better promotion!!
Tech Brief
Hey, are you fed up with all the boring notifs filling up your subscription mails. Don't worry, it is all customizable now. Yes, you can choose what you read. Customize the notifications with us and we will fill your brief with only your topics of interest. For more check out : https://help.hackernoon.com/customize-your-tech-brief
Tech Stories Tab
This will contain all the informative and fun tech-related stories. If you are a techie, this tab is the adventure you were waiting for. Click here to add your tech stories tab's extension.
Top stories
Search for any keyword associated to your topic of interest and you will be directed to the page where on the top you will see all the top stories. These are the most weighted stories with maximum likes and love by the readers as well as the editors.
Top writers
To be a top writer, please be consist on our portal. Also make a good research and publish articles on trending topic. This way you will get more reads on your stories while you will be acquiring the top pages always. It might take you some time but hey! we believe you will get there eventually <3
Web Monetization
Who doesn't like to get paid for the work they contribute to but what if we tell you that you can get published and paid at the same time!!!! For more information about this refer to this.
Writer Ad
Advertise yourself efficiently and increase your reach more! To know more about what it is and how it is done refer: https://hackernoon.com/how-do-i-optimize-my-hacker-noon-profile-hackernooncta-6g8hx3z1e