not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake

greedy Kickstarter

Although I like the idea of Kickstarter (a site which lets you raise funds for a project and only collects the money if you hit your funding limit), and while they're providing a valuable service, I don't think that service is actually worth 5% of the money raised.

In other words, for such a service devoted to this sort of praiseworthy, idealistic sort of effort, they've turned their "greed" knob way too far for my tastes.

(That said, I just kicked in to Patrick Farley's reboot effort, and I previously contributed to that of Jason Scott (BBS documentary, GET LAMP documentary). I'm not gonna penalize the projects for using this too-greedy mechanism when there aren't any other good options for them.)
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