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Suspicious Kickstarter:

 51 Journeyman, Tue, 26th Mar '13 4:42:09 AM from Here and there.
It's the Over Lord!
It really shouldn't cost that much to go to a camp for gaming. Sure, the program costs money, but they can make it back up over time without price gouging. Also, the only reason a camp like that is relevant is because it gets the kid out among others with the same interest. A game designing club at school would serve the same exact purpose.
When the hammer falls and your world shatters, I'll be there to cut the handle and pick up your pieces.
Gunpla is amazing!
That camp is also a scam.

Also

http://kotaku.com/internet-rallies-against-kickstarter-for-nine-year-old-459542190

Kotaku fell for it as well, now going "SHAME ON YOU INTERNET"

 53 Swampertrox, Tue, 26th Mar '13 4:55:51 PM from Abandoned Ship Relationship Status: Drift compatible
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Regardless of how appropriate this is as a Kickstarter, death threats are still ridiculous.
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Gunpla is amazing!
And that validates the kickstarter somehow?

Burn
He never said it does.

God Thorn, stop trying to start a fight.

edited 26th Mar '13 4:58:29 PM by Scardoll

Gunpla is amazing!
Oh come on, look at that headline.

Burn
I thought you were talking about the poster above you, not the article.

Kotaku are a bunch of contemptible nitwits.

I don't think sending death threats on the internet is ever reasonable, and I also think that attempting to scam people is horrible and should be denounced.
Mah Headphones
Anyone get the feeling that she seems horribly misguided? I mean, she just recently asked Moot and 4chan on Twitter on what to do with the 20k from the Kickstarter. She seems unaware of how the internet really works.
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Gunpla is amazing!
Or she's a genius somehow and this is part of her plot.

 60 Tarsen, Tue, 26th Mar '13 5:18:28 PM from somewhere or another. Relationship Status: Tsundere'ing
A little dry.
thats strangely optimistic of you.

a true cynic would believe all people besides themselves are morons.

shame on you.
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 61 0dd 1, Tue, 26th Mar '13 5:30:39 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
Kotaku fell for it as well, now going "SHAME ON YOU INTERNET"
To be fair, Kotaku.
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Mah Headphones
Someone said that this whole thing seems to be an attempt at trying to teach the kid the meaning of personal responsibility and how not to be spoiled into getting everything you want.
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Burn
I'm sorry, but fuck that. I can understand getting upset and reporting the kickstarter because you think it's a scam (I think it's a scam too), but only the most hypocritical scum justifies attacking a 9 year old with anonymous death threats to teach them a lesson about personal responsibility.

If people did send death threats to the 9 year old. I haven't clicked on the Kotaku article because, well, Kotaku.

edited 26th Mar '13 5:49:12 PM by Scardoll

 64 Tarsen, Tue, 26th Mar '13 5:51:47 PM from somewhere or another. Relationship Status: Tsundere'ing
A little dry.
i think the mother was the one getting the death threats. its just the threats were...i think, made on the kickstarter page where the 9 year old goes to check the responses?

edited 26th Mar '13 5:52:32 PM by Tarsen

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Burn
Oh, if it's the mother getting the death threats, I don't mind as much. Adults take this sort of thing differently than children.

Still, it's kinda awful to post them where the kid can see them.

[down]That's the other thing; I think the people who funded this kickstarter aren't only sending the person the wrong message, they're sending everyone the wrong message that Kickstarter is some sort of pity service.

edited 26th Mar '13 5:56:21 PM by Scardoll

 66 0dd 1, Tue, 26th Mar '13 5:55:03 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
[up][up][up]I don't think that's what he means. I think he's referring to the Kickstarter itself.

Which, really, I wouldn't say that that teaches personal responsibility so much as it teaches, "If mommy won't give you money, beg the internet for money!"

edited 26th Mar '13 5:55:13 PM by 0dd1

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 67 Journeyman, Tue, 26th Mar '13 5:57:33 PM from Here and there.
It's the Over Lord!
Beg for money from people to whom you'll be responsible. If you don't deliver goods or refunds, they WILL track you down and make you pay up. Not with death threats, but by leaning on the mom to pay back. tongue
When the hammer falls and your world shatters, I'll be there to cut the handle and pick up your pieces.
 68 0dd 1, Tue, 26th Mar '13 5:59:22 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
So, essentially, borrow money from the Mafia?
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Mah Headphones
Someone else also said that you shouldn't really feel the need to call this thing out as a scam, especially if it's not your money that's being used to fund it, and thus doesn't effect you in any way.

And besides, now she's willing to turn this shit around and not fund it as tuition or cause anymore. She's gonna pay for the tuition herself after everything that happened. The question that remains is: what the hell is she gonna do with the rest of the money?
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 70 0dd 1, Tue, 26th Mar '13 6:05:59 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
Refund it, I hope.
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Burn
She's going to fund it herself and hand the money back? That's nice. Hopefully it cools down all the heat brought up against them.

Someone else also said that you shouldn't really feel the need to call this thing out as a scam, especially if it's not your money that's being used to fund it, and thus doesn't effect you in any way.
I think if something is a scam, it should be called out as a scam to protect other people. Not everybody is going to be cynical and assume the worst.
Mah Headphones
Oh, if it's the mother getting the death threats, I don't mind as much. Adults take this sort of thing differently than children.

Still, it's kinda awful to post them where the kid can see them.

Funny thing is, when the mother read a death threat in front of her daughter, she broke down and cried, especially after trying to shield her from the negativity as much as possible.
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Mah Headphones
Just wanna be clear: we're not necessarily calling her out because she's rich and successful, right? We're not "anti-success" or think anyone who's this rich is automatically a Corrupt Corporate Executive, right?
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No, of course not. Nobody is saying that. But a lot of people here are probably thinking it.

AWKTUHGAHN
Apparently, she's done this on fucking Indie Gogo as well. This lady has a problem.

EDIT:[up][up]No, merit-based class progression is the basis of good society. But being a compulsive scammer is another thing all together.

edited 26th Mar '13 6:30:03 PM by Kev-O

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