are you people, and where is this cam located?
We are Matthew and Terri. We live in Central Florida. Our dogs Babs&
Mitzi, and our
cat Indy. The cam is in our home running all the time, except for
vacations and thunderstorms.
Check out the whole website for more
info and pictures of us.
No, we are sorry that we cannot sit and watch the monitor all day and night
but hopefully someone else is also visiting the webpage at the same time
If not, leave an interesting message for the next passerby.
is someone else entering messages, is it you?
No. It could be literally anyone in the world who
owns a computer.
We rarely enter text on the screensaver, that's your job!
am upset by an offensive message on the screen, what can I do?
First, please replace the message with one of your own. Second, use the
link and let us know what the offending phrase was, the approximate time
your time zone.
We know how to rid certain viewers from the People's Cam.
called me a "Potty Mouth" but I didn't say anything bad!
This happens occasionally but the explanation is long
and involved. Suffice it to say
that it may be a word within a word that the filter is picking up. Special
could also be the culprit.
Try to reword your phrase or think of something alltogether different to
upset by your censorship, what happened to free speech?
being a privately owned website, the camera and all the equipment belongs
to us and the domain is ours to do with as we choose. We set the rules,
Indigo.org gets visited by young people and we are trying to keep things
What does this mean to you? Keep your messages PG-13 and let's have a
little respect. A little leeway is granted for humor, obscurity, or harmless
profanity, of course.
We all know at least one little kid, so make sure you keep him or her
in mind when posting a message on the People's Cam.
am only seeing a little bit of the image, what do I do?
Your connection is not fast enough to keep up with the 1 second image refresh
Click on the link to the left of the image area. That will put up a cam
image with a
slower refresh rate of 5 seconds. If that doesn't do the trick why don't
you go see
what's on TV?
this done in Flash?
No, it is a real camera with a real image.
Why did you put this cam here?
We wanted a cam that would be fun and interactive for the viewer AND for
After the idea of the People's Cam was born, Matthew did the programming
for it and I
(Terri) revamped the page to match the flash site.
This is a complete waste of a computer and waste of money/electricity/badwidth!
Pointless you say?! I've seen a lot of pointless websites and
at least this is clever and some cool programming went into it. Now THIS
When did you start doing this?
The People's Cam started on December 9th, 2001.
Do you read all the messages?
Rarely. They are all logged. After all this time it can still be amusing
to see what people think up.
I want to see all the previous messages too!
That's not a
question. But, believe me you're not missing much.
Click here for a sample.
Be sure to click on the "Best Of" link below the cam image to
better than usual comments.
Do you ban IP addresses?
skirt the language filter specifically to be offensive will be banned.
Hate messages and vulgarities are not tolerated.
Viewers consistantly putting in the same message over and over and over
just to be annoying will be banned. Nyah nyah.
I am inputting messages but nothing appears on the screen.
The whole bottom half is completely blank, what happened?
Your IP address has been banned for the reasons stated
in the previous
How does this work?
It's kinda technical you wouldn't understand. Besides, Matthew doesn't want
away his secrets.
is it so dark?
Will you wave to me, show yourself, or otherwise come on camera?
There are thousands of ordinary cams in the world with people dying to be
seen, to wave at you, or grant any number of requests you make.
They are easily
found on the Web. Try our links
page to start.
But before you go, go back to the
cam and leave one last message and this
time try to be really clever.
It's hard to chat this way!
it's not a chatroom!! It is intended to be for a random person
to leave a random message for some other random web surfer. Get it?
My link and/or bookmark of you came up 404, what happened?
You may have linked to an old IP address. The correct link should be: http://www.indigo.org
If you do link to us, be sure and let
us know, and we will kindly repay the favor.
Who writes all that funny stuff on the Best
don't know! There is only one person on that list who has made themselves
known to us: Zafealerian
the king of comedy. Thanks Zaffie!
I really like this webcam, can I come over and drink beer with you guys?
Sure! Is this weekend good for you?
Any unanswered questions
can be answered via email.
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