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horror What the heck is a Spelunker?
horror Why do you use the phrase 'Die Well' throughout your site?
horror Will you send me a Caverns image or music file via e-mail?
horror Can I link directly to a file on your site, like a music file?
horror Can I use your graphics on my site?
horror I'm hopelessly stuck in one of the online games. Is there really a way to win?
horror How does a site qualify for your 'Link Of The Month' award?
horror Your font downloads have a 'zip' extension. How do I uncompress them?
horror What's with the magic Ouija board? Is it a game or what?
horror I get a pop-up window that says 'plugin required audio/x-midi.' What is it?
horror What's the name of the music that plays in your Nightmares & Dreams page?
horror Why did you remove the 'Horror Chat' chat room?

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  • What the heck is a Spelunker?
    A 'Spelunker' is a person who explores dark, mysterious caves, often with the notion that a secret treasure awaits them within each obscure passageway they manage to stumble upon (read Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain). We use the term 'Spelunker' affectionately to refer to our visitors as they explore the many 'Cyber-Caves' available on the site.
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  • Why do you use the phrase 'Die Well' throughout your site?
    heh heh heh ... If a Spelunker lost their cyber-life while exploring the original Caverns Of Blood game, they were said to have 'Died Well.' It just seemed to catch on as sort of a Caverns Of Blood trademark, so we chose to exploit it.
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  • Will you send me a Caverns image or music file via e-mail?
    No, sorry. Unfortunately, we sometimes receive hundreds of e-mails daily. Not only do we not have time to respond to all of them, these types of requests are often inappropriate.
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  • Can I link directly to a file on your site, like a music file?
    No, sorry. Linking directly to a Caverns image or music file that you wish to embed on your own site, or to an html e-mail request, IS NOT a good idea. Not only do the Caverns files frequently change locations, sometimes you may receive a big surprise instead of what you thought you were linking to. This practice is highly discouraged on any web site.
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  • Can I use your graphics on my site?
    You can have a file-download-field-day by visiting our 'Scary Stuff' section where you can view hundreds of animated gif's and still images, as well as midi's and fonts. All we ask is that you embed the small Caverns Graphics Courtesy Logo on your site and link it back to ours. Self-promotion? Maybe, but it takes a long time to make some of those graphics, Spelunker ... Can't we get a link in exchange? *drooling*
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  • I'm hopelessly stuck in one of the online games. Is there really a way to win?
    Of course there's a way to win ... In the Castle Quest game there are several ways to win. Hey, just because you may not be able to win the game, doesn't mean everyone can't either (neener - neener - neeeener). The best piece of advice we can give to people who are having trouble is: Read The Text. Once they learn to focus on the storyline for clues, we are often contacted again by the same person stating the exhilaration they experienced when they finally finished the game :) 'Wooo-Hooo!'
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  • How does a site qualify for your 'Link Of The Month' award?
    The three Link Of The Month recipients are chosen completely at random. What we look for is new and refreshing content that is related to the horror genre and is either: dark and/or fun and/or informative and/or all of the above. heh heh heh ...If you're submitting your site for Link Of The Month consideration, don't be discouraged if we don't contact you within the same month. We cue sites well in advance and may award your site 90 days down the line :)
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  • Your font downloads have a 'zip' extension. How do I uncompress them?
    You'll have to install and use an 'unzipping' program to get to the actual fonts. These kinds of programs are becoming standard software equipment on newer systems. If you're sure you don't have one already installed, you can try WinZip for a fee. There are many free unzipping programs out there as well. Just do a search for 'free zip software.'
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  • What's with the magic Ouija board? Is it a game or what?
    No, it's not a game. The Magic Ouija Board is a cyber version of the real thing. The difference here is that you're using your mouse instead of your fingertips to control the planchette. The Ouija will only answer your questions if you're able to contact a spirit using the board as your doorway to the 'other world.' Warning: You are urged to get at least one other person to touch your mouse with you as you move it across the board or, as gothic folklore suggests, you may be possessed by the spirit you conjure up in the Ouija.
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  • I get a pop-up window that says 'plugin required audio/x-midi.' What is it?
    That's your browser telling you that it is not capable of playing a midi or wav (music or sound) file that is embedded in the page you are trying to view. This plugin is usually standard equipment on the latest Netscape and Internet Explorer browsers. If you don't have the plugins to play sounds and music, you're missing out on a lot of the fun across the Net. If your system has a sound card, we recommend you 'get the plugin' the next time the browser's pop-up window appears.
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  • What's the name of the music that plays in your Nightmares & Dreams page?
    The midi in the Nightmares & Dreams page is simply entitled, 'Nightmare.' It was created by the minds of The Caverns author and Ellsworth Hall, a cyber composer. Although it is copyrighted by Caverns Of Blood, it appears to be embedded on many sites throughout the Web and, in some cases, mistitled and offered for free download. If you hear it elsewhere, at least you now know from whence it came.
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  • Why did you remove the 'Horror Chat' chat room?
    'Horror Chat' was originally added to The Caverns as a means for our visitors to discuss Halloween and horror happenings with other people possessing a love of the same genres. It was a place where young folks were able to chat with older folks (and visa-versa) on a level playing field. Regrettably, it eventually turned into a playground for a few disturbed individuals and consequently became unmanageable ...Fun while it lasted though
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