A request for clarification on Kickstarter-linking etiquette in FPPs.
posted by griphus to MetaFilter-Related at 7:13 AM (17 comments total)
So, quite a lot of postworthy stuff on the internet is, somehow, involved with Kickstarter. In my case, it's mostly been that someone is making a video game, or artpiece, or whatever, and they've plastered links to the Kickstarter all over the website. News articles and blogposts regarding the project do the same thing. I've also noticed that it's pretty common they include a lot of project-relevant information solely on the Kickstarter page (for instance, the GaymerCon Kickstarter page had pretty extensive answers to many questions raised in the FPP comments and not covered by the links.)
So the options someone who wants to post an FPP based around a project with a particularly Kickstarter-savvy creator is:
- Link to the Kickstarter in the FPP or comments.
- Wait until the Kickstarter ends to post the project.
- Try to find as many links about the project as possible to get all the relevant info in.
- Hope someone else links the Kickstarter.
#1 is a guaranteed deletion, #2 seems to impose an artificial limit on FPP content based on a project's attempt to get funded (especially if the end-date is months from now,) #3 leads to unnecessary FPP padding and if an FPP depends on #4, then why even bother?
So, some clarification of the guidelines would be nice here. Right now it feels like I have to find a way to circumvent the rules to post an FPP where there's a Kickstarter involved, which is making me a lot more reluctant to post whatever