PixelAuction FAQ

How does this work?
People can bid on what color the next pixel is going to be every ~4 minutes. If you bid on a color that didn't win, you get your bidding credits back. Every day a row is added. You can get claim free credits with your Reddit account, or buy them.

How do I contact you?
Email pa-support@speakscribe.com

What happens if my the color I bid for doesn’t win?
You get your credits back.

What's that flashing thing?
It's where the next pixel is going to go. It's larger than the actual size of the next pixel to make it easier to see, though.

How do I change my password?
Same as if you forgot your password. See the next question.

I forgot my password!
Here’s how to reset your password:

  1. Click the “Sign in” button
  2. Click “Sign in with email”
  3. Enter your email
  4. Click “Trouble signing in?”
  5. Click “Send”
  6. Click the link sent to your email
  7. Sign in again, it should work now!

I forgot my password and can’t access my email to get the reset link!
Email pa-support@speakscribe.com.

Can I download the current image?
Yep, you can download the image. Note that some pixels in the bottom row are transparent if that pixel hasn’t been auctioned yet. Also note that it is scaled up 3x.

How wide is the image?
350 pixels.

What is the length of a bidding round?
It’s 246.857143 seconds, or 4.114285716 minutes. This results in one row being added a day.

What happens if there is server downtime?
When the server is back up, the bidding round that was running before the downtime will instantly end, and the next bidding round will start. Of course, I plan on having minimal downtime.

Can I get a refund?
Yes. Email pa-support@speakscribe.com. Please keep in mind that we can’t refund using a different payment method then the one orignally used. We also can’t refund free credits.

What are you going to do when the image gets too tall?
There are a few options I’ve considered:

Do you have an API?
Yes. /state returns the current state. You should be able to determine what all the properties are by looking, except for stateId, which is a property that changes whenever the state changes. See the live streaming API docs for info on parsing the color IDs. There is also a live streaming API, which you should use instead of polling this endpoint constantly. Please include a descriptive User-Agent header with your requests.

Who runs this?
I’m Smitop.