?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Kickstarter fail - Doug Ayen's Blacksmithing Blog [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Doug Ayen

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Kickstarter fail [Apr. 20th, 2012|02:17 pm]
Doug Ayen
I heard back from Kickstarter, a pizza cutter is a knife, and therefore prohibited.
linkReply

Comments:
[User Picture]From: lonebear
2012-04-20 08:51 pm (UTC)
Makes me want to go to kickstarter and complain about anything that can cut. I guess scissors would be disapproved by that nanny site.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: blackanvil
2012-04-20 11:24 pm (UTC)
If you want to protest their classifying a pizza cutter as something somehow wrong, please go ahead. I'm half expecting that I'll discover no existing crowdfunding site will allow this sort of funding . . . which makes me think of a new business plan.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: cz_unit
2012-04-20 10:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, SOP for sites that get popular
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: blackanvil
2012-04-20 11:20 pm (UTC)
And you have to wonder why. Sure, knives are dangerous when misused, but you can literally buy then in any grocery store, hardware store, sporting goods store, etc. Yet people fear them, to the extent I've had random strangers *scream* at me for being an evil knifemaker, accuse me of "teaching children to fight," of training criminals to make shivs in prison -- these from people who literally just met me, and have no knowledge of me other than an introductory "I'm at this {event} because I'm {doing something} as a knifemaker."

"People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it."
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: cz_unit
2012-04-21 01:00 am (UTC)
Man, I can't wait to tell people I brew beer.

Some people are just fucking nuts. I have learned that identifying such people and getting them away from me is a good thing. I highly respect your skills with the forge; it's something I just don't do, and the closest thing would be stick-welding. :-)

C
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: vvalkyri
2012-08-17 02:46 pm (UTC)
o.O

wow.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: vvalkyri
2012-08-17 02:46 pm (UTC)
Way overtaken by events, most likely, but indiegogo's terms of service seem to be a bit more specific about knives - they won't allow knives that are prohibited by applicable law as opposed to in general.
http://www.indiegogo.com/about/terms

You may not use the Service for activities that: (i) violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation; (ii) relate to sales of (a) narcotics, steroids, certain controlled substances or other products that present a risk to consumer safety, (b) drug paraphernalia, (c) items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity, (d) items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime, (e) items that are considered obscene, (f) items that infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right under the laws of any jurisdiction, (g) certain sexually oriented materials or services, or (h) ammunition, firearms, or certain firearm parts or accessories, or (i) ,certain weapons or knives regulated under applicable law; (iii) relate to transactions that (a) show the personal information of third parties in violation of applicable law, (b) support pyramid or ponzi schemes, matrix programs, other "get rich quick" schemes or certain multi-level marketing programs, (c) are associated with purchases of real property, annuities or lottery contracts, lay-away systems, off-shore banking or transactions to finance or refinance debts funded by a credit card, (d) are by payment processors to collect payments on behalf of merchants, (e), are associated with the following Money Service Business activities: the sale of traveler's checks or money orders, currency exchanges or check cashing,or (f) provide certain credit repair or debt settlement services; (iv) involve the sales of products or services identified by government agencies to have a high likelihood of being fraudulent; (v) violate applicable laws or industry regulations regarding the sale of (a) tobacco products, or (b) prescription drugs and devices; (vi) involve gambling, gaming and/or any other activity with an entry fee and a prize, including, but not limited to casino games, sports betting, horse or greyhound racing, lottery tickets, other ventures that facilitate gambling, games of skill (whether or not it is legally defined as a lottery) and sweepstakes unless the operator has obtained prior approval from Indiegogo and the operator and customers are located exclusively in jurisdictions where such activities are permitted by law.




(Reply) (Thread)