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Kickstarter Expands Allowed Projects, Automates Launches 58

itwbennett (1594911) writes "On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced 'Launch Now,' a feature that will let creators launch their project as soon as they're ready and not require review by 'community managers'. Instead of human feedback, the tool uses an algorithm incorporating thousands of data points to check whether a project is ready to go live, such as its description, funding goal, and whether it's the creator's first project, Kickstarter said. As part of the changes, Kickstarter also said it simplified its rules for projects, allowing projects to be hosted on its site that previously weren't allowed, including more types of software."
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Kickstarter Expands Allowed Projects, Automates Launches

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  • by i kan reed (749298) on Wednesday June 04, 2014 @11:15AM (#47165025) Homepage Journal

    Please back my kickstart project: Get a +5 funny post by ironically mocking the general quality level of "art" projects on kickstarter.
    Goal $2,000

    For $5: you will get my heatfeltfelt thanks(but I won't actually talk to you)
    For $10: I will let you know when I make the post so you can reply
    For $20: I will put your name on a website, no one but other backers will ever look at
    For $50: A T-Shirt with the post-ID image printed on it.
    For $1000: You can talk to me for a day, because the fact that I ran a kickstarter makes me interesting.

  • by i kan reed (749298) on Wednesday June 04, 2014 @11:44AM (#47165289) Homepage Journal

    Oh, looks like we met our goal.

    Stretch goals:
    $10,000 Post again.
    $20,000 Write a book about how I posted
    $30,000 Exclusive backer-only behind-the-scenes documentary including interviews with all the people worked on the project, like me, and me. You will get so fucking tired of my smug face.

  • Re:Lazy. (Score:4, Funny)

    by TechyImmigrant (175943) on Wednesday June 04, 2014 @12:09PM (#47165523) Homepage Journal

    >So they're basically trying to move more towards what the Slashdot editors have been doing for a while now?

    Kickstarter Beta?

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