Hi Jesse, not quite, we previously mined the test ether. When someone requests some, we send it to them. But, without any ether you cannot make a request on an Ethereum network as all actions require very small amounts of ether. People likely use our faucet because they do not yet have any test ether but need some in order to try out the test network. So, the cool thing that our faucet is doing imo is solving this problem. By tying in some extra services on AWS and IPFS it means somebody without any test ether can still make a request for some.