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Subject: Blanket ban on links to Kickstarter pages?? rss

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KevBelisle wrote:

(eg: ban all links to external sites).


surprise Wow that would reduce the ammount of work I do around this place a lot
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for some reference ....

RPGG post from August 2015 using my retired Admin user account
Re: Is there a policy for Kickstarter links?
... please read this

a tread from another admin also posted in August 2015
Guide to Promoting Crowdfunds and Games on the Geek



if your thread or post with a link to crowdfunding is removed ......
it's not personal, it's sanity and organization

there are 1000's of games that are crowdfunded
there are many more 1000's of users who want to post a link about a crowdfunding campaign

if there was no moderation,
many games could have 100's of threads related to a specific crowdfunding campaign





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Sphere wrote:
KevBelisle wrote:
Problem is, the rule IS punishing users trying to spread information.

The problem is that kickstarter backers are systematically provided incentives (in the form of stretch goals) to spam as much as they can get away with. It's classic pyramid scheme architecture, and if it were allowed without restriction the usefulness of this site for anything else would come to an end. I don't use Kickstarter, never have and never will, but I am a gamer and eternally grateful to BGG for not having let Kickstarter backers overrun the site. If what you proposed were allowed, I'd be out of here because the front page would have nothing but Kickstarter spam.


Such a refreshing post. I keep running into people who are drinking the KS cool-aid. Tiresome.
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