Comments on: Kickstarter’s mission creep http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/12/kickstarters-mission-creep/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: site http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/12/kickstarters-mission-creep/comment-page-1/#comment-54012 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:25:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12418#comment-54012 I would like to point out my passion for your kind-heartedness supporting men who really want guidance on this one matter. Your very own commitment to getting the message around had become extraordinarily beneficial and have in most cases helped women like me to get to their ambitions. Your own invaluable instruction signifies much to me and substantially more to my fellow workers. Many thanks; from all of us.

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By: iPledg http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/12/kickstarters-mission-creep/comment-page-1/#comment-40593 Sun, 24 Jun 2012 05:28:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12418#comment-40593 At iPledg (http://ipledg.com/) we do not judge the projects submitted. We feel this is the role of “the crowd”. As long as the project meets the crtieria set out in our project guidelines (largely covering the legal and moral outlines) then we are happy for the crowd to determine the suitability for it to receive exposure and funding. And isn’t that the essence of Crowd Funding??

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By: jaysonpaulino http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/12/kickstarters-mission-creep/comment-page-1/#comment-40287 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 16:42:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12418#comment-40287 KickStarter is ridiculous when it comes to projects. Who are they to tell you what is good or not? I am a reddit fan, and I remember a project that got rejected by KickStarter, and the project owner when to RocketHub.com (one of the largest open platforms) and raised over $100K+. I believe in open-source, open platform. Kickstarter is closed, why the gaming community supports that is beyond me.

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By: feitian http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/12/kickstarters-mission-creep/comment-page-1/#comment-36910 Sat, 17 Mar 2012 08:25:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12418#comment-36910 At some point when one of these gets big enough and ends in tears with no product delivered, an enterprising state attorney general is going to have some thoughts on how state consumer fraud laws apply to Kickstarter projects. http://www.cheapmonsterbeatsfr.com

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By: brodezor http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/12/kickstarters-mission-creep/comment-page-1/#comment-36800 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 20:00:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12418#comment-36800 I have the same beef with Kickstarter because they rejected my project/business. I looked around at the other “projects” and saw how they were largely people with new product ideas getting seed funding. They rejected us because they said they only do projects–which is blatantly not true. My project, to finance the development and first run of http://getbrode.com, was no less a project than any of the others. I love what they are doing, but I hate the arbitrary process and lying about their criteria.

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By: realist50 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/12/kickstarters-mission-creep/comment-page-1/#comment-36747 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 19:25:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12418#comment-36747 “Stack soap”, not “Stock soap”

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By: john_on_i10 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/12/kickstarters-mission-creep/comment-page-1/#comment-36746 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 19:20:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12418#comment-36746 FWIW, I have no problem with soap. If it flies it is a success, if it fails it is a lesson (at small cost).

I think buyers/funders are smart enough to balance risk, look for demonstration of effort and/or at the maker’s resume.

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By: john_on_i10 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/12/kickstarters-mission-creep/comment-page-1/#comment-36745 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 19:16:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12418#comment-36745 My first exposure to Kickstarter was with the Backcountry Boiler (which tempts me but which I have not bought). That made it for me an inventor, tinkerer, maker, thing first. That sort of thing does not seem to me as mission creep at all. Moreover, as I’ve said, I think Kickstarter kicks all over the old inventor-networking system. Much more exposure to potential customers, much less skim.

Of course, any successful money raising network will inspire the lazy, foolish, or dishonest to join in, but that is life.

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By: realist50 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/12/kickstarters-mission-creep/comment-page-1/#comment-36744 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 19:06:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12418#comment-36744 I agree that the soap and iPod dock linked by Felix come across as pre-sales of products much more than funding for projects. At some point when one of these gets big enough and ends in tears with no product delivered, an enterprising state attorney general is going to have some thoughts on how state consumer fraud laws apply to Kickstarter projects – especially when there are rewards offered like “a lifetime supply of Stock soap”.

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By: rossgneumann http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/12/kickstarters-mission-creep/comment-page-1/#comment-36743 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 17:22:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12418#comment-36743 Could also mitigate high profile failures by forcing projects looking to raise amounts greater than $100K to submit to a review by Kickstarter before they can list. Certainly goes against the crowdsourced ethos, but could help them avoid nasty media fallout.

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