Sounds like a good idea to me. I have to say, though, that this may not be the best place to simply come in and ask for funding. Not due to lack of community, but rather due to maybe
not quite being in line with theTerms Of Service
for the forum and the fact that most folks are hesitant to just give without knowing what their money is going to.
Do you have a website where you can introduce people to the project and give an idea for the needs and wants of it? This may be a better introduction and then after getting people accustomed to the projectâ€™s details, you could seek funding through the website.
However, you may find that getting volunteers via eplaya could be really effective.
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