Thomas McGrath III
mcgrath3 at mac.com
Sat Jun 30 10:18:37 EDT 2012
Those are my feelings exactly. I like the idea of the critical amount. I love the idea of perks or what have you. The part that interests me is, for instance, I have an idea and I put it up for lets say $500 critical and I get the promise of $100 by campaign end, a few things happen, One: I know there is some interest but not enough to proceed forward with the current plan and that it needs to be thought through further. Two: I found this out before having invested any resources up front. and Three: The kick starters that did want this were not charged.
If I did get the minimum critical amount then I can tell that enough people were interested to see it come to fruition -- but the community as a whole were not completely crazy and in love with the idea which also equates to getting a sense of any future sales of said plugin/project. The good part here is that The project gets completed and that the minimum funding is up front and that maybe I need to treat my marketing in a different way.
Lastly, Some ideas will absolutely thrill the community who will then 'vote' as it were for that with cash and I get to know that it's a hit and I get my funding up front.
-- Tom McGrath III
3mcgrath at comcast.net
On Jun 30, 2012, at 9:53 AM, Curry Kenworthy wrote:
>> Good work! I really like the idea of delivering what the community needs to get their apps implemented. Some way for any LC user to propose an idea and pledge funds and others to edit the idea and pledge too and then some way for someone to take on the project.
> I'll try to set something up at the website during July, so keep ideas flowing!
> One important thing is that most projects need a certain minimum critical amount to be possible. Some venues cancel everything if the main goal is not met, but I think actually it would be good to have a minimum amount like the "reserve" in an auction that represents what the project must absolutely have to survive, vs the main goal which is the amount that it should have to cover more of the bases.
> If that reserve is not met then the organizer would need to either cancel or seek further funding right away.
> Another aspect is giving donors/those who preorder something special, and I think there's a whole lot of gratitude that a person feels from having a project funded, which will help lead to some unique and special perks. So it could get really interesting!
> Curry K.
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