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Subject: Where the heck do they put the KS threads? rss

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I've never had the slightest inclination to find the dark hole where they move KS related threads.

Can someone direct me to it please?
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Look here: Crowdfunding: Kickstarter (it's a family). meeple
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Thank you for the information. The shame of it all is that it appears the thread involving the KS related information was nuked rather than moved.
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indigopotter wrote:
Information about getting the word out about your KS:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/746926/crowdfunding-anno...

Kickstarter family:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/8374/kickstarte...

Don't post KS links in the general forums, like General Gaming, etc.

More info:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Guide_to_Promoting_Yo...
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locusshifter wrote:
Thank you for the information. The shame of it all is that it appears the thread involving the KS related information was nuked rather than moved.


Hi Dave,

I don't know the any particular details of this case but in general:

I'd agree it is a shame but I do believe it is necessary.

Unfortunately, moving threads rewards those that attempt to promote outside of the allowed forums while penalising those who don't. As a moved thread will still act as a link and, depending on where it was posted, will generate thousands of notifications not to mention gain the boon of being, presumably posted on a high profile page. This isn't fair on all the projects and users that promote within the rules.

The development of these rules has come in response to significant problems with users spamming the front page with Crowdfunding links. Often this has been done so in breach of other community rules and deceptively, with sock puppet accounts or false declarations - 'X is a great game I just heard about'. There have even been incidences where certain KS campaigns have created guides and encouraged backers to promote/spam their Crowdfund on BGG. Links to Crowdfunds are inherently promotional and are treated as such.

Ultimately, BGG loves games and Crowdfunding produces many exciting titles (If Aldie hasn't backed your successful KS then you're in the minority) - so it's important that we can discuss them and that game related KS authors can promote their campaigns.

So the deal is this:

1. All general chat with links to KickStarter campaigns should be posted in the Kickstarter family (Strongly advise you quick bar it… or even subscribe if you're an addict).

2. If you are the author of a Crowdfund that you are promoting, a single post in Press Releases and in the Pinned Crowdfunding Thread is encouraged.

3. If a Crowdfund is for a particular game, it is reasonable for some KS chat to go on in that game's forum.

If anyone does have any issues or questions, now or in the future, please give me a shout.
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