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Stream Feedback / FAQ's about the stream and me.
« Last post by Draco on May 03, 2016, 10:51:35 pm »
I've been streaming since 2012 and in that time I've been asked a lot of questions, sometimes more than once by different people. *gasp!* Hopefully I can preempt a lot of needless new threads/posts by addressing some of the most common questions I get in this thread.

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Q) What is your streaming setup?
With the exception of HDMI consoles, since we predominately stream older stuff here, everything is plugged into a 16-way composite A/V switchbox. This box's output is then fed into an EliteVideo SD-11 distribution amplifier, which upscales the input to 720p and splits the output simultaneously into the stream's television as well as a Hauppauge HD-PVR2 capture device. At one point, the SD-11 also split audio-only output to surround sound speakers placed behind the cast, however these are currently no longer in use. For commentary, everything is picked up using a Blue Yeti snowglobe microphone.

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Q) What's the story behind the name "Gatorbox"?
From 2012 - early 2013 this channel was operated by a parent media company under a different "Gator" name. They shelved the stream in 2013 due to financial problems, however myself and a couple of the other cast members wanted to keep going so we had to come up with a similar sounding name as to not lose what little audience we had at the time. I already owned the domain gator.co, so we settled on "Gatorbox" which is intended to translate to "alligator television".

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Q) What's the story behind "COLA"?
In late 2014 I found a completely brandless "COLA" drink at Walmart. A couple weeks into 2015 I had the bright idea to quietly replace everything we drank on stream with COLA without drawing any attention to it until someone finally noticed. We've just ran with it ever since. There was actually a period of time where Walmart stopped carrying it so to keep the meme alive we all just drank water out of COLA cans that we had saved.

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Q) What's the story behind "Pooptown"?
Many years before Gatorbox was a thing, FPS Reflex and I used to dick around on Roblox and mess with people. Back then, Roblox was pretty much untamed and you could create/remix items and spawn them on other people's maps. We created a griefing item called "POOPTOWN" that was literally just a column of invisible sound effect triggers with a teleporter at the bottom that put you at the top of the stack so you'd fall through the triggers until your computer slowed down and froze. The name itself came from the map we used to test it with which had nothing in it except for the item and a sign out in the distance that said "POOPTOWN" in giant lettering. (It used to say "BIG TIME DOO DOO LAND" but the sign was unreadable due to having to use smaller letters.) Today, we just throw the term around whenever games ask for player or save file names.



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Q) What's "SHUSH OR HUSH"?
It's directly referenced from this image. I got bored one day and started chopping up the movie poster to Rush Hour, and "Shush or Hush" was about the best thing I could spell using the movie title's letters. It first became an in-joke where I used to work, which prompted me to tweet it and start making more of them. Now, "SHUSH OR HUSH" pretty much means anything that's been doctored like the original poster, even if it doesn't actually say "shush or hush" anywhere on the image.



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Q) Are you a furry?
bruh :wtf:

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Q) Did you really have the world record time in Super Off Road?
Yes, I was the de facto holder of the record from 2013 through October 2015 when my time was beaten by the speedrunner d0re. My personal best is just under 20 minutes now, however the current WR time has managed to get down to the 15 minute mark. Chances are I probably won't get the record back, and really don't have the time to devote to getting it in the first place.

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Q) What's the stream's connection to Bad Dragon?
In short, there isn't one. Varka (the owner of Bad Dragon) is a personal friend of mine and he has helped me out with some of my endeavors, however his company is not a direct/official sponsor or supporter of the show. The cast and I frequently make references and allusions to Bad Dragon mostly to pander to our furry viewers, that's about it.
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Off Topic / Introduce yourself!
« Last post by Draco on May 03, 2016, 06:47:35 pm »
Welcome to the forums! Rather than have a ton of individual threads for introductions, I've made this sticky where you can say hello and tell us a little bit about yourself, link everyone to your Steam or Twitter, etc. Like so:

Hi I'm Draco and for about eight years I wrote (and still write?) a bunch of weird/gross furry stories until I got lucky and someone asked me if I wanted a job running a stream. Now I do Gatorbox and give shoutouts to all sorts of weirdos in the furry fandom as recurring jokes. I'm @Dracokon on Twitter and I only drink COLA.
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Off Topic / Re: Look at this awesome thread tag I get to use that none of you can.
« Last post by Draco on May 02, 2016, 06:04:08 pm »
It'll be real funny in a few months when I replace that thread tag image with one that says "AUTISM".
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Off Topic / Look at this awesome thread tag I get to use that none of you can.
« Last post by Roastmaster on April 29, 2016, 10:52:56 pm »
:harvey:
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Stream Feedback / Re: Make me a moderator.
« Last post by Roastmaster on April 12, 2016, 03:13:39 pm »
lmao it's impossibly easy to trigger you
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Stream Feedback / Re: Make me a moderator.
« Last post by Draco on April 11, 2016, 08:34:40 pm »
Fine, but only on the condition that you stop using that fucking Halloween 3 avatar.
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Stream Feedback / Make me a moderator.
« Last post by Roastmaster on April 11, 2016, 04:49:25 pm »
plz draco :otter:

I'll do a good job I promise. :spagett:
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Off Topic / Test Post
« Last post by Test Account on April 09, 2016, 01:57:43 pm »
:harvey:
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Off Topic / Re: Draco is paying me to post this test topic.
« Last post by Draco on April 08, 2016, 09:48:55 pm »
Thanks, I've taken care of the "former employer" ads. I feel like they're fucking following me. Or maybe they're just blowing that much money on advertising because they're grasping at straws over their sinking ship of a company.  :illuminati:

As for the Thai and obituary ads, I can't exactly help those. Right now I have a fucking Lilo & Stitch ad displaying for Disney World so these things are all over the place in terms of targeting. Hopefully once Google realizes this is a gaming-type website they'll sharpen up and show relevant ads.
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Off Topic / Re: Draco is paying me to post this test topic.
« Last post by Roastmaster on April 08, 2016, 06:44:50 pm »
Dude, Draco you have some seriously fucked up ads running on this website. Like, I'm getting ads for obituary searches and single Thai women. I'm not making that up even though it sounds like some exaggerated bullshit I'd come up with in an article. Also there are quite a few misleading ads that say shit like "download now" and "you have 1 email alert". Also, as I write this post I'm seeing an ad from your former employer. :mayro:

Might want to check on those.

edit: Jesus dick there's a third ad once a thread has two posts in it? Are you that fucking hard-pressed for money these days?
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