“Prove me Wrong” Kickstarter Campaign

I just submitted a new campaign to Kickstarter where I ask backers to prove me wrong. The larger story is that I think the new Orison Power System Kickstarter is destined to crash and burn like way too many others have. My campaign is an experiment to see if anything can be done before everyone looses. My past efforts to intervene in crash and burn crowdfunded tech have been painfully ineffective, so I will keep trying new stuff until I get it right!

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I tried to meticulously comply with all of Kickstarter’s rules in this campaign, so hopefully it will get approved. If not, at least the reject reasons should be interesting.

The ball is in your court, Kickstarter!

UPDATE (1/28/2016):

Your project, Help Prove Me Wrong about Orison!, has been declined.

Capture declined

:(

Not unexpected, but still disappointing and unsatisfying. The appeal was also summarily rejected with prejudice.

2 comments

  1. Dr.Tune

    I got the iFind cancelled by Kickstarter a day or two before they got to run off with $500k of backer’s money. Strategy was to show it was impossible (battery-free energy-harvesting BLE locator tag) then email a bunch of popular sites (Slashdot, The Register,etc) with the info, they were happy to pick it up, and that in turn pressured KS (who were nice enough to send me a friendly email saying thanks). It can be done!

    • bigjosh2

      That’s a lot of work for each and every sour Kickstarter- and there are a lot of them! I was hoping to start a conversation about how to make this problem self-correcting by balancing incentives. Kickstarter would have nothing of it, a policy that I think will eventually start to really hurt the platform. I’ve already heard several non-tech people mention casually that they will never back another Kickstarter again because of a bad experience.

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