Mario Marathon starts on June 22nd. For those of you unfamiliar with Mario Marathon, it is an event hosted at http://www.mariomarathon.com. Their goal is to raise as much money for Child's Play Charity as they can. They do this through fan donations, made while they play through the vast collection of Mario games (Super Mario Bros. 1-3, Super Mario World, Mario 64, Galaxy, etc.).
Similar to the way our site promotions have certain milestones in which a new award is available, the guys at Mario Marathon have a system set up in which the amount donated directly correlates to their progression in the various games of the Mario franchise.
This is an event viewed by thousands of gamers worldwide, as the whole event is hosted on TwitchTV. Frankly, I feel this is one of the best venues for us to make an appearance if we wanted to increase site traffic, and content.
How will this help the site?
Simply: Every donation made has the option to affiliate your donation with a particular website.
If we were to put our site in this box (whether it be https://gaming.stackexchange.com/ or our newly decided http://www.arqade.com/), it would be visible to anyone and everyone watching. Edit: The affiliation is determined by the site from which the link was originally accessed. Further donations should be placed from this link. Were we to donate a large enough sum, placing the website on each donation made from one of our users, we would have a chance of making it into the ranks of the Top 10 Contributors.
This is visible to everyone on the main page of the website.
I feel like this could be one of our biggest opportunities to increase site traffic, and get our name out there as a go-to source for gaming expertise (so long as they read our FAQ!)
Would this be possible? Or would the powers-that-be not be fond of us affiliating ourselves as such?