Crowdfunding in the News

Re: Crowdfunding in the News

Postby The Dharma Bum » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:44 am

this is why a securely encrypted platform is needed, then nobody that isn't invited can get involved whether the subject be business, social activism, crime etc
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Re: Crowdfunding in the News

Postby The Dharma Bum » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:44 am

crowdfund that
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Re: Crowdfunding in the News

Postby Southern Dad » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:53 am

exploited wrote:See this? This is a talking point that is readily identifiable as Republican. Either that or American libertarian, which is far worse.


So, if my opinion on something agrees with an identifiable republican talking point, I'm not allowed to have that opinion?
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Re: Crowdfunding in the News

Postby The Dharma Bum » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:04 pm

partisan rivalry is passe, old chap

boring, in other words
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Re: Crowdfunding in the News

Postby exploited » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:29 pm

Southern Dad wrote:
exploited wrote:See this? This is a talking point that is readily identifiable as Republican. Either that or American libertarian, which is far worse.


So, if my opinion on something agrees with an identifiable republican talking point, I'm not allowed to have that opinion?


You're allowed, just don't expect people to not call you out for making poor assumptions based upon partisan hackery.
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Re: Crowdfunding in the News

Postby The Comrade » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:04 pm

crowdfunding has had a lot of problems since it began. indiegogo, for example, had an issue this year of someones project being hacked and then cancelled because someone else disagreed with the organization. then there are the people who never make a return on their pledge goals which is fraud but kickstarter tries to pretend it isn't.
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Re: Crowdfunding in the News

Postby Southern Dad » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:14 pm

exploited wrote:You're allowed, just don't expect people to not call you out for making poor assumptions based upon partisan hackery.


So, if my opinion happens to be in line with the republicans on an issue, you are going to call me a partisan hack? Wouldn't that make you a democrat partisan hack?

The Comrade wrote:crowdfunding has had a lot of problems since it began. indiegogo, for example, had an issue this year of someones project being hacked and then cancelled because someone else disagreed with the organization. then there are the people who never make a return on their pledge goals which is fraud but kickstarter tries to pretend it isn't.


Why is it a fraud? It is known that you are funding something that may or may not work.
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Re: Crowdfunding in the News

Postby The Comrade » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:05 pm

if i am promised something upon payment when conditions XYZ are met, and XYZ are met, and i am not given what i was promised, that means i was lied to. it was a fraudulent agreement. i gave money for goods, and was not given goods.

having an EULA that says "no it totally isn't fraud" doesn't make it not fraud. corporate terms and conditions don't supercede US law.
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Re: Crowdfunding in the News

Postby Southern Dad » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:32 pm

The Comrade wrote:if i am promised something upon payment when conditions XYZ are met, and XYZ are met, and i am not given what i was promised, that means i was lied to. it was a fraudulent agreement. i gave money for goods, and was not given goods.

having an EULA that says "no it totally isn't fraud" doesn't make it not fraud. corporate terms and conditions don't supercede US law.


I've done at least a dozen Kickstarters and never had an issue. I've outright donated $1 or $5 to a hundred more. If I'm opting to fund the project, I do not get charged until they meet their funding goal.

The funding goal is the amount of money that a creator needs to complete their project.

Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing. No one will be charged for a pledge towards a project unless it reaches its funding goal. This way, creators always have the budget they scoped out before moving forward.
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Re: Crowdfunding in the News

Postby The Comrade » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:40 pm

just because you haven't had a problem doesn't mean anything.
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