Here you'll find a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you have a different question, ask below! What is DOWNSPIKE? Downspike is an independent network for kendama players. Downspike members can create their own profiles, post videos, polls, discussions, and more. It also offers a forum where users can get trick tips, discuss or organize events, or connect with kendama brands and pros. It's a place to spread the joy of 'dama! WATCH: how to use the DS app Who made it? Downspike is the brainchild of the godfather himself, Colin Sander. Find him on here as "Grandpa Sandz" What is DS Hype? If you click "leaderboard", you'll see a list of the top Downspike contributors. DS Hype is a comprehensive measurement of how much you've contributed to the community. Think of it as "good karma" points for spreading the love. Collect Hype points for chances at prizes, discounts with partner brands, and more! What are DS Trophies? DS Trophies are similar to hype, but they award site-specific achievements. (For example, posting your first thread or getting 100 likes on a video) How are "Top" and "Trending" videos calculated? Top Videos are sorted by an algorithm takes upvotes and downvotes into consideration and determines the "Vote score." The algorithm uses the lower bound of Wilson score confidence interval for a Bernoulli parameter. If you really want to nerd out, click here. Trending Videos are sorted by an algorithm that takes time/date posted and number of upvotes into consideration to determine the "Heat score." New videos get higher scores right off the bat but an older video can take over if it has enough upvotes. The algorithm uses a log scale so the first 10 upvotes have the same "weight" as the next 100 upvotes which have the same "weight" as the next 1000. Latest Videos are... well... you know. How do I get a video "Featured"? Post a great video! Downspike moderators have the ability to feature videos. Can I be a Moderator? You can be anything you put your mind to. Anyone can be a moderator, subject to approval. Is there an App? YES! iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/downspike/id1166782144?mt=8 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.downspike.app Why can't I upload a video from my phone? In version 1.0, we only allow embeds from reputable video sites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc). As the community grows and the economics begin to make sense, we will allow direct uploads to Downspike. Why are my video view counts on Downspike different than my views on YouTube? We use different (less strict) metrics to count views than youtube does. How can I help? Use the site! Tell us what you want more of, tell us what you want less of. We will listen. Can I sponsor? Yes! (see below) How do I partner with Downspike? Contact us! /downspikeofficial @downspikeofficial @downspike_KEN EDIT: Please also read THIS THREAD posted by @htimSxelA before using Downspike.