Propcorn Explained (in Question/Answer Format).
Who are you?
We are an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take it in turns to act as a sort-of-executive officer for the week. In short, we are Propcorn.com, we enjoy watching Monty Python films and providing you with the Propcorn.com site.
Ok, bad question, let me try again. What is Propcorn? What’s it all about? (Also, maybe without the Holy Grail quotes?)
Ah yes, well, Propcorn is a Social Challenge Site. That’s right, networking is so 2004, we’re more into challenges. As a result, we want you to be able to prove to all of your friends that you really were “right all along” about “that one thing.” Propcorn is the place to track all of those “that one thing” ideas/questions that you have. More than that, you can propose “that one thing” (which we’ll call a Prop) to a friend because they think you’re “off your rocker,” and you want to prove them wrong.
What’s a Prop?
Glad you asked. A Prop is (as mentioned above) “that one thing” that you have an opinion on. Kind of like a poll, except if polls had a definitive “right” and “wrong” answer. Prop is also short for “proposition” hence, when you create a Prop it is certainly advisable to propose it (pop the question if you will) to a friend to see their stance. (hint: use the twitter/facebook/email share buttons below each prop)
Who Creates the Props?
You do. This site is nothing without you. You’re the best. Keep on keepin on.
How Do I Get A Hold Of You?
Our main email address is: Info@propcorn.com Don’t worry, we promise we check it minutely, your questions/concerns/wishes/hopes/suggestions/compliments/complaints will not be ignored.
Why did you just capitalize every letter in that last question?
Not sure. I should have paid better attention in English…
I can’t do this, that, OR the other… Help?
Did you try turning it off and on again? Is it plugged in? If those questions don’t solve your issue, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get on it (and as an added bonus, we’ll do our very best to let you know when it has been fixed)
I want so very badly to do this and that, how do I go about convincing you to make my dreams a reality?
We love features. We love new features. We love new features that make the site a better experience for everybody. So if you think you have one let us know at: email@example.com (we can’t promise that your idea will make it to the site, but we’ll definitely investigate the feasibility)
Who is Peter Propcorn?
Peter Propcorn is the site Robot. Every site has one, ours just has a human name to throw you off his scent.
How did you think of the name Propcorn. Also, why?
That’s a bit of a longer story, but the Twitter version is: The original site name was taken. Adam B. came up with the name Propcorn on a whim. Thornton M. thought it was brilliant. The name stuck…
Why the different types of Props (Public, private), choices frighten me, why do you do this?!
We do this for several reasons. This is best explained in the explanation of each Prop type.
Private Props: These props can only be seen by the creator and anyone they propose it to. You’ll want to make some of your more deeper and darker secret-related props Private Props, unless you want anyone to be able to see your deeper and darker secret-related props. (Example: Will [top secret Propcorn feature] go live on or before February 22nd?)
Public Props: These are by nature the most visible Props. Only Public Props will be considered for the featured spot on the homepage. These props are like a one-size fits all type Prop in that anybody and everybody can take a side and a third party will be able to know which side won or lost. (Example: Will Obama win Re-election in 2012?)
In short, we do it to give you a greater freedom in creating the most suitable Props for any given situation.
How do Props get featured on the main page?
It may often seem like there’s no rhyme or reason for how certain Props are deemed “Featured Prop” worthy. There is, but it’s a top secret recipe that is best kept with “Duke” the talking dog from the old Bush’s Baked Beans Commercials (http://youtu.be/wqNxX4wTw1Q).
Are you biased when you pick Featured Props, how do I get mine up there?
We’d like to believe we have no bias towards the Featured Props. They come and they go. Some will stay longer than others and some will be featured after having been created weeks prior. You can get your Prop featured by creating fun, unique and most importantly, opinion-provoking Props. There’s no one way to do that. But obviously, the more quality Props you create the better the chance that one will be Featured.
Can I slip you a freshly minted and/or old and crumpled up 20 dollar bill to get my Prop featured on the front page?
As much as we’d love your cash, we’d much rather you just checked out some of the ads. Both will have the same effect on getting your Prop featured on the main page.
Where’s the app for my droid/iphone? I was promised by advertising campaigns that there would be an “App for that” so like what’s the deal? Where’s my app for this?
We feel ya. Trust us. We’re working diligently to make an app a reality as soon as we can. In the meantime, you can still create, propose and take sides on props on your phone by going to: propcorn.com on your phone’s browser.
I really like this site, but my friends are afraid of social media and are hesitant to join things that are so darn new fangled. What do I do?
Find new friends… just kidding… but seriously, you can on Propcorn. Check out the people that have created public props and request to be their friend, or just propose a prop to them. It could turn into a beautiful friendship filled with internet anonymity, or not… But it’s worth a shot right?
But random internet people scare me…
That’s fair, better safe than sorry. The next best approach would be to propose a prop to a friend of yours in real life and then whip out your phone and say: “BOOM! Look! It’s what we just talked about! ON MY PHONE! PLUS we can even track it using this sweeeet site that you are looking at ON MY PHONE! Don’t worry, I’ll propose the Prop to you via tweet/facebook/email !” They will quickly find the error in their previous ways and join the site immediately. Rinse and repeat. But don’t actually rinse your friends, that would be weird…
I want to advertise on your site. Tell me how.
(Similar to above) I want to give you money. Tell me how.
If you want to do so via advertising, see above. If you want to do so via investing, see below. So yeah, email Thornton
(Similar to above) I’m an angel (the investing kind, not the ones in the outfield kind) I want to know more about you/hear your pitch/become involved. How should I go about contacting you?
Email: Thornton@propcorn.com. Also, thank you for your interest. Seriously, that’s awesome.
I’m a super duper rock star blogger of excellence and incredible adjectives. I want to blog about you and draw massive amounts of traffic to your site. Can I tell the world about your site?
Yes please. Afterall, you wouldn’t be the super duper rock star blogger of excellence and incredible adjectives if you didn’t. So do.
I’m also a blogger slash advertiser, but I want to do something even more unique than what everyone else is doing (insert top secret plans to take over the world followed by the word “Agreed?”)
Agreed. Let’s talk further. Email Thornton@propcorn.com.
Has anyone involved with Propcorn ever even worked for a popcorn company? Because, that would be sweet.
Yes. For 3 months, the Propcorn Creator Slash Founder (CSF) was an intern for Dale and Thomas Popcorn (and their sister brand “Popcorn Indiana”) it was both sweet and savory.
Do you have a blog that details all of the various things that occur involving Propcorn and the like?
We sure do! But not just “A” blog, we have “Two” blogs: The Propcorn Story (The history of the company both in the past tense and the current tense): Propcornstory.wordpress.com and Prop Culture (Musings about various Props created on the site and other similar thoughts): Propcornnews.wordpress.com
Is there any song that doesn’t work when you listen to it while watching the “Lotus Flower” video muted?
No. Thom Yorke (much like Troy Nunes before him) is an Absolute Magician
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