History Website / Kickstarter

14th Oct '17 5:16:36 PM Augusto
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** At one point, Kickstarter only allowed projects to be funded in US dollars, and required someone in the USA to receive the funds, via an Amazon Payments account. During this time, projects frequently opened up [=PayPal=] donation drives for those who couldn't contribute in US funds or via Amazon, but only after the main Kickstarter drive was fully funded. This was officially discouraged (since [[MoneyDearBoy Kickstarter takes a percentage of the money]]), but they couldn't really stop it since the [=PayPal=] donations were supposedly coming from people who were unable to contribute on Kickstarter in the first place (until Kickstarter opened things up to make foreign contributions and projects possible).

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** [[invoked]] At one point, Kickstarter only allowed projects to be funded in US dollars, and required someone in the USA to receive the funds, via an Amazon Payments account. During this time, projects frequently opened up [=PayPal=] donation drives for those who couldn't contribute in US funds or via Amazon, but only after the main Kickstarter drive was fully funded. This was officially discouraged (since [[MoneyDearBoy Kickstarter takes a percentage of the money]]), but they couldn't really stop it since the [=PayPal=] donations were supposedly coming from people who were unable to contribute on Kickstarter in the first place (until Kickstarter opened things up to make foreign contributions and projects possible).
14th Oct '17 5:14:03 PM Augusto
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*** It's also possible to run a Kickstarter to start a business, provided the business produces something sufficiently creative, a video game studio, or a distribution platform for music, or a food truck, or manufacturing and selling a new gadget.

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*** ** It's also possible to run a Kickstarter to start a business, provided the business produces something sufficiently creative, a video game studio, or a distribution platform for music, or a food truck, or manufacturing and selling a new gadget.



** At one point, Kickstarter only allowed projects to be funded in US dollars, and required someone in the USA to receive the funds, via an Amazon Payments account.
*** During this time, projects frequently opened up [=PayPal=] donation drives for those who couldn't contribute in US funds or via Amazon, but only after the main Kickstarter drive was fully funded. This was officially discouraged (since [[MoneyDearBoy Kickstarter takes a percentage of the money]]), but they couldn't really stop it since the [=PayPal=] donations were supposedly coming from people who were unable to contribute on Kickstarter in the first place (until Kickstarter opened things up to make foreign contributions and projects possible).

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** At one point, Kickstarter only allowed projects to be funded in US dollars, and required someone in the USA to receive the funds, via an Amazon Payments account. \n*** During this time, projects frequently opened up [=PayPal=] donation drives for those who couldn't contribute in US funds or via Amazon, but only after the main Kickstarter drive was fully funded. This was officially discouraged (since [[MoneyDearBoy Kickstarter takes a percentage of the money]]), but they couldn't really stop it since the [=PayPal=] donations were supposedly coming from people who were unable to contribute on Kickstarter in the first place (until Kickstarter opened things up to make foreign contributions and projects possible).
14th Oct '17 5:11:15 PM Augusto
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* LoopholeAbuse: Project creators regularly find ways to bend the letter of the Kickstarter rules
** Exactly what qualifies as a "creative project" is vaguely defined enough that someone made '''potato salad''' fit.

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* LoopholeAbuse: Project creators regularly find ways to bend the letter of the Kickstarter rules
** Exactly what qualifies as a "creative project" is vaguely defined enough that
rules so they can get their project funded. Case in point, someone (who we'll not cite here as in to avoid personal attacks) once made '''potato salad''' fit.through Kickstater, the reasoning was that the site's ruled say that only creative projects should be funded and that potato could, ''technically'', fit under this category, as "creative projects" is a term that can be left to much more interpretation than one would think.
1st Oct '17 11:41:56 AM DoctorPretentious
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* ''VideoGame/HollowKnight''
30th Sep '17 3:00:20 PM DoctorPretentious
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* ''VideoGame/{{Blasphemous}}''
22nd Sep '17 6:57:09 PM Jeduthun
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* FakeCharity: [[https://gizmodo.com/gofundme-is-a-great-way-to-scam-people-1681401839 Unfortunately]] it's fairly easy for scammers to post a sob story and receive donations. The sites do have fraud reporting tools, but they also can be lax about following up on how people use the donations they receive. Of course, this is every bit as illegal as conning people out of their money by any other means, and [[https://nypost.com/2017/05/05/woman-arrested-for-faking-cancer-in-gofundme-scheme/ people have gotten jail time for it]] when they've been caught.

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* FakeCharity: [[https://gizmodo.com/gofundme-is-a-great-way-to-scam-people-1681401839 Unfortunately]] ConMan: Beware; as with any other platform for raising money, Kickstarter has attracted [[https://www.thrillist.com/gear/kickstarter-frauds-worst-crooks-in-crowdfunding its share of scammers]]. The site does offer some fraud protection and will shut down any project that can't be proven to meet its standards, but it's fairly also rather easy for scammers to post a sob story and receive donations. The sites do have fraud reporting tools, but they also can be lax about following up on how people use the donations they receive. Of course, this is every bit as illegal as conning people out of their money by any other means, and [[https://nypost.com/2017/05/05/woman-arrested-for-faking-cancer-in-gofundme-scheme/ people have gotten jail time for it]] when they've been caught.crook to fund a project that has no realistic chance of ever being made.
21st Sep '17 6:17:14 PM Jeduthun
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* FakeCharity: [[https://gizmodo.com/gofundme-is-a-great-way-to-scam-people-1681401839 Unfortunately]] it's fairly easy for scammers to post a sob story and receive donations. The sites do have fraud reporting tools, but they also can be lax about following up on how people use the donations they receive. Of course, this is every bit as illegal as conning people out of their money by any other means, and [[https://nypost.com/2017/05/05/woman-arrested-for-faking-cancer-in-gofundme-scheme/ people have gotten jail time for it]] when they've been caught.
13th Sep '17 4:13:53 AM narm00
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* Creator/AnimEigo completed a wildly successful Kickstarter for a Blu-Ray of the original ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis''. They are on the way to achieve the same as of this writing for ''Anime/RidingBean''.
* Creator/{{Funimation}} recently launched a campaign to fund a new dub for ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' that includes scenes that were removed from the original Creator/BandaiEntertainment release.

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* Creator/AnimEigo completed a wildly successful Kickstarter for a Blu-Ray of the original ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis''. They are ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'', and went on the way to achieve the same as of this writing for ''Anime/RidingBean''.
* Creator/{{Funimation}} recently launched a campaign to fund funded a new dub for ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' that includes scenes that were removed from the original Creator/BandaiEntertainment release.


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* Creator/NozomiEntertainment wanted to get an English-dubbed HD Blu-Ray release for the first season of ''Manga/{{Aria}}''. The Kickstarter proved spectacularly successful, allowing them to dub all three seasons and the [=OVAs=] for HD Blu-Ray.
10th Sep '17 7:42:47 AM jormis29
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31st Aug '17 3:28:11 PM Doinkmeister
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* ''Barry & Joe: The Animated Series''
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