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Uh, oh, Kickstarter doesn't allow knives. Bummer. [Apr. 19th, 2012|10:47 am]
Doug Ayen
Well, I was thinking of trying to fund some tools that would speed up pizza-cutter production to the point where I could maybe start thinking of going pro, but while reading the TOS, I came across the following:

"We prohibit projects involving . . . Firearms, weapons, and knives...."

Umm. Ok, so that's pretty clear, and as a knifemaker, I'm assuming that applies to just about everything I do, but I'm checking with the Kickstarter folk to confirm this is the case.

Assuming they hold to their guns, what other public-funding type sites are out there with a good reputation that would accept a fundraising request backed with round sharp objects intended to slice pizza?
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[User Picture]From: tamidon
2012-04-19 02:51 pm (UTC)
emphasize the culinary aspect
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[User Picture]From: blackanvil
2012-04-19 03:15 pm (UTC)
Well, I got auto-reply that didn't address the question, but I'm hoping they'll allow it once someone actually stops and thinks for a minute about what I'm asking. If it's an insurance thing, they may not be able to approve it.
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[User Picture]From: kimberlogic
2012-04-20 03:25 am (UTC)
Hmm. I don't know much about Indiegogo but maybe give them a try? http://www.indiegogo.com/

If that doesn't work, I feel sure that we could do our own crowd-funding for you and I'd happily help organize that.
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[User Picture]From: blackanvil
2012-04-20 05:05 am (UTC)
I am checking the other croudsourcing sites out, but I'll probably give Kickstarter a few days to reply. A good part of this is just to gauge interest, and Kickstarter has name recognition that just makes good business sense if they'll allow it.

And, thank you!
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[User Picture]From: perspicuity
2012-04-20 05:59 am (UTC)
pizza cutters aren't knives

then again, i've seen a number of kickstarters, and one of them was lockpicks, which have legal issues ...

that said, there's nothing to stop you from making a web page with paypal payments in a kickstarter STYLE to do what ever you want.

i've seen several of these ranging from "buy a cute girl a gun" to "buy an ex soldier the $7999 in gear the us govt claims he owes because it was destroyed when he was exploded and nearly kill, k thx bye"

just a thought :)

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