When a fledgeling Christian video game company called Phoenix Interactive Studios wanted to bring the sacred stories of The Old Testament into our homes, they turned to Kickstarter for help. When that Kickstarter managed to raise less than ten percent of its $100,000 goal, who did they blame?
The powers of Hell, of course.
Crowdfunding super site Kickstarter has benefited from an excess of good will across the web. They may take a bit of a bruising then from allegations they banned transmedia artist Rachel Marone for–as The Next Web aptly puts it–“all the wrong reasons.” In a blog post published Saturday, Ms. Marone quoted an email from Kickstarter rep “Daniella” regarding the ban:
Throughout the duration of your project, Extreme Futurists, there was an incredible amount of comment spam that several members of Kickstarter staff removed on your behalf. It has come to our attention that this comment spam has persisted at an alarming rate, and that you have engaged in conversation with the spammer. There are now over 300 spam comments that include your own engagement on your project.
This kind of activity is not allowed on Kickstarter; it violates our community guidelines. For this reason, we are removing this project from the site as well as suspending your ability to create projects.
Tahir Hemphill is building a database of rap lyrics layered with metadata and location. The Hip-Hop Word Count, he calls it.
From his Kickstarter proposal:
“The idea to build the Hip-Hop Word Count came out of having hundreds of heated and passionate discussions about rap music: Who was the best rapper of Read More