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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Who are you?
Answer: Mike

Question: What is Spiked Math?
Answer: Spiked Math is a geeky webcomic that often contains mathematical puns, jokes and humor. Since it is completely written and drawn by me, the qualtiy of jokes often ranges from very poor to okay (depending on my creativity and time constraints).

Question: How often is the comic updated?
Answer: Lately, it seems like never, though hopefully not!

Question: Can I use comic ### in my newsletter or classroom or article or project or presentation or website?
Answer: Absolutely!! Spiked Math is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike License. This means you can't sell the comics without permission but are free to copy and reuse any of my "drawings" (noncommercially and so long as you leave the attribution/copyright in each comic). If you are unsure, send me an email and I'll let you know :D. If you want to use a comic in a textbook you are writing (or use it commercially), then send me an email and we can discuss it. So long as you aren't selling a book of the comics then I allow it. I do have higher resolution images of the newer comics if needed.

Question: And how exactly can I contact you?
Answer: If you have any questions or comments, feel free to send me an email to: spikedmath at gmail.com. You can also leave comments in the comment area of each comic as I usually read these.

Question: I have a truly awesome comic idea! Can I send it to you?
Answer: Absolutely, and perhaps when I have time I will put it into comic form.

Question: I made a paradoy/guest comic, can you post it on your website?
Answer: Maybe. Worst case is that I'll post it on my blog site and link to it from Spiked Math.

Question: Blog site? What other websites do you operate?
Answer: Right now I operate:

Question: How much time do you spend on these websites?
Answer: Not enough time!

Question: How much money do these websites earn?
Answer: I earn negative money due to hosting costs.

Question: How can I show my support for Spiked Math?
Answer: There are many ways you can show your support! Some ideas include:
  • Visiting the website.
  • Leaving nice comments on the website.
  • Subscribing to the rss feed.
  • Liking me on facebook / following me on twitter.
  • Telling your friends and enemies about Spiked Math.
  • Linking to Spiked Math from your blog/website.
Of course, if the only thing you happen to do is visit the website, then you've already made me a very happy person!!

Question: Do you ever get hate mail?
Answer: Yup! Sometimes a comic/joke/picture turns out to be offensive to a particular demographic and I don't realize it until after it's posted. This first type of emails are allowable since I don't intentially mean to offend anyone. My goal is to entertain, educate and motivate people who have an interest in math, not to spread hatred or make people angry (if I happen to piss you off, then I do apologize - send me an email and we can chat about it). Other times, hate mail is from people just disliking Spiked Math in general. Sometimes it is from a disgruntled student who hates math or is seeking attention, and other times it is from a die-hard xkcd fan who thinks I am invading on Randall's territory. I often get comments comparing Spiked Math to xkcd stating how much lamer Spiked Math is.