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May 3, 2009

w00t

devadutta @ 9:34 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1241386462 ) Play

This guy made it to the top of one of the most sought after lists. Some people say he is important while others say he just has a geek crowd following him. Who is he, what did he “win” and why has it been controversial?

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btw, this guy maintains a very low profile otherwise and not too many people know his real name.

Cracked by: udupendra , Martin , Debasish , Kaiser Soze , Nakul , foobar , Goyal , saurabh arora and Sandip Kotecha. Good job guys!

Answer:

He is ‘moot’, the founder of 4chan. He is indirectly responsible for many internet memes including lolcats and Rick Rolling.

For rest of the details, I will quote udupendra’s awesome answer.

moot, who set up the 4chan bb made it to the top position in Time magazine’s online poll for the most influential person in the world. The poll was of course gamed by 4chan fans, who not only put moot on topp but also gamed the next bunch of results as well to form an acrostic whose double entendre would be way beyond the grasp of the average Time magazine reader.


12 Responses to “w00t”

  1. udupendra
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    moot, who set up the 4chan bb made it to the top position in Time magazine’s online poll for the most influential person in the world. The poll was of course gamed by 4chan fans, who not only put moot on topp but also gamed the next bunch of results as well to form an acrostic whose double entendre would be way beyond the grasp of the average Time magazine reader.


  2. Fakeer

    Justin Frankel of Winamp


  3. m00t who finished first on The Times poll for most influential person of 2008, thanks to some dubious vote rigging by 4chan users!


  4. Moot… 4chan guy.. Time’s Most Influential People list


  5. Kaiser Soze

    Moot(4chan) was voted world\’s most influential person of 2008 by an internet poll conducted by TIME. The result of the poll was considered controversial since automated voting programs may have been used to influence vote.


  6. Nakul

    Moot macha of 4chan fame. Made it to the TIME list of 100 most influential people on the planet.


  7. foobar

    Christopher Poole or Moot, the creater of the imageboard website 4chan.org. He was named the worlds most influential person of 2008. It was controversial because many automated voting programes and manual ballot stuffing were used during the elections.


  8. Goyal
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    moot @4chan – Times 100 List topper


  9. ‘moot’ ……. christopher poole


  10. Sandip Kotecha

    1. Christopher Poole aka moot creator of 4chan.org
    2. Times Most influential person of 2008
    3. Controversial for Automated Voting programmes and Ballot stuffing for this title.

    wOOt…!


  11. Sandip Kotecha

    Fakir’s Answer – Justin Frankel considered as correct one..!! Dubious voting…??? :-)


  12. @Sandip: Point was awarded by mistake. Thanks for letting us know!


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