These questions actually aren’t really that frequently asked, but we decided to cover our bases anyway. Think about that the next time you read a FAQ: Who are asking all these questions, anyway?
This is an emphatic “No!” While we may not be the best gamers in the world, we do not tolerate cheap tricks and lame antics to “get the job done.”
While this may not be an option at the moment, we reserve the right to open recruitment for our marathons at any time.
Currently the number of large events we do per year is two, one in the fall and one in the summer. We have started looking at doing smaller events in-between those that are not solely focused on raising contributions. We will have more information about that when it develops.
You may contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or use the form here
and we will try to address the questions and concerns in a prompt manner!
We are eager to hear from our viewers! We will be happy to read comments and suggestions during our marathons; simply use the chatroom.
is a somewhat snarky
fundraising service that allows us to not only create fundraisers for charities of our choice, but also have the possibility of giving back to those who are giving
in the first place. It’s one big ol’ circle of giving. In the past we have used a service called ChipIn, and they are totally great and we love them, but this time we are trying out this new service to see how well it works.
The only downside we have seen so far is that we no longer are able to have a widget directly on our page with an updated tally of donations. Have no fear, however, because we will be keeping a tally on the video screen for all to see.
We also suggest you check out these wicked FAQs regarding Crowdrise and how it all works.
Please ask your parents! While we are very thankful for your desire to donate, we would rather not intrude on any personal family dilemmas.
Crowdrise requires all donations be $10.00 or more in USD.
You get the great satisfaction that you have donated to a good cause, sometimes known as the Warm Fuzzies. Also, see below regarding giveaways.
We definitely do not. None of the donations ever see any of our pockets. Your donations are processed through Crowdrise and go straight to the organization at hand. Crowdrise does take a bit just to help keep their operating costs under control and to offer rocking give-aways. Again, consult their FAQ
for more details.
is a site not-unlike Ustream
that allows us to broadcast streaming video to THE WORLD. We picked this site because it allowed for widescreen video and the use of Quicktime Broadcaster
, our streamy program of choice. Other services work well, but most – if memory serves – force one to use their flash based streaming controlly thinger, and for us that wasn’t the best.
The video will be right here on our streaming page
. When a live event is going on, a notice will show up on the other pages on the site, so if you see a big red banner at the top of the page, that means we are streaming.
Sometimes bandwidth is an issue during these streaming events. If the video feed is down, rest assured we’ll have it posted in the chat room and the main website within seconds of problems occurring. If no message is posted, it’s very possible that you are behind a firewall preventing your viewing the live stream. Or maybe it’s a Flash thing. Or maybe a giant monster attacked your ISP. OR MAYBE it has something to do with ghosts.
In any case, if you are having trouble with the feed, you might also consult the Justin.tv FAQ for assistance.
If video is lagging for all of our viewers, then its very likely the problem is on our end and we’re killing the bandwidth by uploading too much at one time for too long. (OR MAYBE IT’S GHOSTS!) The only functional solution at this time is that we reset our connection and bring everything back online; let the compy breath for a while. This event usually takes 4-5 minutes and is announced well in advance. The chatroom is still available during this time.
Or again, if no one else seems to be having any issues, it may be a Justin.tv issue, and you can see if their FAQ has any answers.
Indeed! We finally figured out how to display both the game and the people in one feed. In the end it was a very simple solution that makes us all look very silly for not doing it in the first place. This should dramatically reduce the lag that we had formerly experienced between the two video sources. Plus there should be less confusion with the chatroom since now there definitely is only one. Before there were two chatrooms because we were using two streams, and people would get all confused, and then we would be like, “DOODZ, the real chatroom is over here!” And then they’d be all, “RLY?” And then we’d be like, “YA RLY!” Now we don’t have to go through that.
Chat Room Rules
The following are rules that each viewer is expected to follow in the live chat room. Failure to follow these rules will result in a warning, kick and/or ban, depending on the severity. The chatroom is visible only during the event.
- Be Respectful – Do not insult or bother anyone. We are trying to cultivate a friendly and respectful community among our fellow gamers. Also, those playing video games are very aware of how bad they suck – there is no need to remind us!
- No Spam – No spamming of any kind will be tolerated! That goes for witty comments, profane language, Chuck Norris jokes, or anything else that can found childishly annoying. Realistically, just don’t be that guy.
- Privacy – This is a public chat room; the information you share may very well be with complete strangers. Be careful of what you say.
The chat room will be a much friendlier place if we keep these simple rules enforced.
That’s a good question. The answer is basically that any “guest” user of the chatroom is given the label JustinFanXXXX. We, unfortunately, have no control over that. It is pretty confusing for everyone, to be honest. It’s just the way that their chatroom is set up. If we could make it so that you could more easily choose your own screen name, we would. As it stands, only those with Justin.tv accounts will have their screen name shown in the chat.
You can sign up for a Justin.tv account from their homepage.
1.) Yes, of course. 2.) One or Two most of the time. There should always be at least one.