moonrise wrote:Thanks Fishy, that is a good article.
Does anyone know the names of other crowd-funding sites?
I know of a humanitarian non-profit that could use some help with an educational project.
Also, The Pier will have a kickstarter soon I am told.
theCryptofishist wrote:I'd never even heard of "Kickstarter" six or so months ago, but since then it's become pretty common around here.
Does it work?
What does "work" mean in this context, anyway?
How much does it set a project back if the goal isn't achieved?
Or did no one not get to their set goal?
Would you do it again?
Is the offering of gifts (and of different gifts for different levels) sort of mandatory?
Did anyone not use it because of the Amazon connection?
My experience was okay, I supported two projects, both of which achieved their goals. I have a teeshirt and I declined a gift from the other. (which I kinda prefer, because I'd rather that the money went into the project.)
I hate the fact that I'm getting spammed by kickstarter. I mean, come on.
theCryptofishist wrote:I actually funded two more projects this week. One is MJMs, I'm sort of a permanent soft touch for that, and one that's not even a burningman project, but I liked it because it plays into my fascination for miniature buildings.
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