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thermoelectron 03-25-2013 12:42 PM

Millionaire Mom Starts a Kickstarter Campaign to get 9 YO daughter into RPG Camp?
 
As someone who's backed a few projects on Kickstarter, I find this to be a bit on the shady side. What bothers me more is that upon seeing people voice their complaints, she goes out and plays the misogynist card.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projec...brothers-w

Background on this KS.
http://h13.abload.de/img/1364168115669gafg5.png

Background Article [crowdfundinsider.com]

I'm curious what everyone's views on this are as I am a bit surprised there are quite a few supporters of this KS in the comments section.

Sun_Shine 03-25-2013 12:46 PM

what a load of horseshit

Bareborn 03-25-2013 01:09 PM

Im plenty confused

Kolto 03-25-2013 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bareborn (Post 58456856)
Im plenty confused

basically a kickstarter campaign was started for a 9 year old is making some game with RPG maker.
Also going to some overnight camp. She played up the part where her brothers view her as agirl and not allowed to play video games or whatever. She asked for like 900 bucks or watever it was to go to the camp. Kickstarter got to like 16k in funding.

"anonymous"/4chan decided this was fishy and started to do some investigation.
They found the mother of this "girl" was a Fortune 100 millionaire who's fortunes come from being a domain squatter. Her venture capital company was founded by buying www.kinkos.com and selling it to kinkos for many millions.

She's tried other Kickstarters/indiegogo with some retarded plans/stories to get people to crowdfund things.

Basically it seems to me some millionaire is bored and is trolling people by making up a sob story.
she prob finds it entertaining as hell that people donate to her trolling.

ultimatedragon1 03-25-2013 01:52 PM

I wish someone arrests/sues her.

That is just pure evil to play with people who donate from the goodness of their hearts.

Frogstar 03-25-2013 02:09 PM

Funny to hear a professional domain squatter talk about karma.

Jabbit 03-25-2013 02:22 PM

She probably isn't super-ugly, but that first picture is REALLY unflattering.

thermoelectron 03-25-2013 02:36 PM

Posted on one of her updates

Quote:

3. And here's the response I got directly from Kickstarter on Friday, March 22:

Mar 22 17:50 (EDT): hi Susan, This is john from Kickstarter. I sent out an email earlier in the day, I'm not sure you've seen it yet. I'm attaching it below for your reference - let me know if you have questions and I'll be happy to help you out. hi Susan, This is John from kickstarter, we just wanted to get an email out to you with some quick thoughts. First of all - let me just say congratulations. This is an awesome project, and we love seeing such a positive outlook on creativity and ambition geared towards young people. You're a very cool mom for helping her out...A couple of specific thoughts on what you can do to make the project more manageable: You don't have to create stretch goals. It's completely optional. If Mackenzie has something she wants to do for backers to show her appreciation that won't be a burden on her and your family, she can do it. But please don't feel obliged to create stretch goals...Finally, for all the folks in the comment section nitpicking, there are exponentially more that are rooting for you, Mackenzie (AND her brother!). You can count the folks at kickstarter in that crowd. Please let us know if you have any questions, John
Now, who the hell is John [kickstarter.com]?

Quote:

We're a team of 52 in NYC with offices in the Lower East Side. Half of us work on the product (designing and coding), and the other half work with the community. We love what we do, and who we do it with.

Hello from: Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler, Charles Adler, Lance Ivy, Cassie Marketos, Fred Benenson, Andrew Cornett, Brett Camper, Cindy Au, Daniella Jaeger, Cedric Howe, Samuel Cole, Kendel Ratley, Mike McGregor, Justin Kazmark, Meaghan O’Connell, Tieg Zaharia, Elisabeth Holm, Jed Meade, Jared Cohen, Cooper Troxell, Nicole He, Aaron Suggs, Zack Sears, Stephanie Pereira, Aurora Thornhill, Callan Lamb, Jessica Harllee, Alex Cox, Chris Muccioli, Andrew Boyajian, Dan Drabik, Brandon Williams, Tomasz Werner, Katherine Pan, Bridget Best, Erik Kastner, Emily Reese, Shannon Ferguson, Niina Pollari, Bethany Sumner, Ian Scott, Luke Crane, Michal Rosenn, Aaron Robbs, Eli Dvorkin, Christopher Wright, Leland Rechis, Michael Stewart, Ellen Chisa, Jake Loeterman, Shayne Barr.

Curtieson 03-25-2013 02:45 PM

What does it take to get sent away for a Ponzi scheme? Isn't that when you say "we are doing XYZ with your money" but really you aren't...?

Pedantyc 03-25-2013 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curtieson (Post 58459250)
What does it take to get sent away for a Ponzi scheme? Isn't that when you say "we are doing XYZ with your money" but really you aren't...?

Sadly, I don't think Kickstarter has any kind of legal expectations or promise when you hand over money. It isn't as if these people were buying a share in something.

It's like suing a homeless person when they buy beer with the money you gave them even though their sign specifically said they wouldn't.

Stories like this just make me really think about all sorts of Kickstarter scams I could start.

SkeezaPleez 03-25-2013 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pedantyc (Post 58461356)
Sadly, I don't think Kickstarter has any kind of legal expectations or promise when you hand over money. It isn't as if these people were buying a share in something.

It's like suing a homeless person when they buy beer with the money you gave them even though their sign specifically said they wouldn't.

Stories like this just make me really think about all sorts of Kickstarter scams I could start.

It does say in the rules of Kickstarter that are clearly circled toward the bottom of the photo, no tuition, no open ended projects, no "I wanna buy this" stuff.

kasty 03-25-2013 06:31 PM

wow. im speechless.

Quote:

Originally Posted by SkeezaPleez (Post 58462962)
It does say in the rules of Kickstarter that are clearly circled toward the bottom of the photo, no tuition, no open ended projects, no "I wanna buy this" stuff.

supposedly CNET received a response from Kickstarter and their stance on this project is that she's building a video game, you're funding that project, not her going to RPG camp.

thermoelectron 03-25-2013 07:25 PM

whelp, I guess I won't be supporting anymore kickstarters from this point on....

kasty 03-25-2013 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thermoelectron (Post 58464376)
whelp, I guess I won't be supporting anymore kickstarters from this point on....

don't swear it off yet. there's still some promising ones out there. didn't a couple made it to the oscars and one of them one?

ironically, out of the several kickstarter projects i've funded, only one has come through with the final product and that was after kickstarter cancelled the project (after some negative publicity) and it went and did the funding through it's own site. there's a couple that have come through with their rewards already, and a couple with the finished project on the horizon.

video gaming projects I've funded:
  • Double Fine Adventure (aka Broken Age as revealed recently at PAX East)
  • Republique
  • OUYA (shipping next week? :bounce:)
  • Star Citizen (new space sim from Chris Roberts of Wing Commander/Starlancer/Freelancer fame) - this one i missed the KS, funded via website.

i'm not shamed to admit, i've also jumped on the Veronica Mars movie kickstarter.

thermoelectron 03-25-2013 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kasty (Post 58466982)
don't swear it off yet. there's still some promising ones out there. didn't a couple made it to the oscars and one of them one?

ironically, out of the several kickstarter projects i've funded, only one has come through with the final product and that was after kickstarter cancelled the project (after some negative publicity) and it went and did the funding through it's own site. there's a couple that have come through with their rewards already, and a couple with the finished project on the horizon.

video gaming projects I've funded:
  • Double Fine Adventure (aka Broken Age as revealed recently at PAX East)
  • Republique
  • OUYA (shipping next week? :bounce:)
  • Star Citizen (new space sim from Chris Roberts of Wing Commander/Starlancer/Freelancer fame) - this one i missed the KS, funded via website.

i'm not shamed to admit, i've also jumped on the Veronica Mars movie kickstarter.

What I mean is that I won't fund via KS. A lot of those projects ended up setting up paypal accounts in conjunction with their KS campaign. Any worthy project, I'll donate directly to dev instead of through KS..

kasty 03-26-2013 12:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thermoelectron (Post 58467942)
What I mean is that I won't fund via KS. A lot of those projects ended up setting up paypal accounts in conjunction with their KS campaign. Any worthy project, I'll donate directly to dev instead of through KS..

i can understand that.

wizard7926 03-26-2013 05:18 AM

Can we also note that her mother had already PAID for the gaming camp before starting this KS?

She is essentially running this kickstarter to get her money back and then some..

Curtieson 03-26-2013 05:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kasty (Post 58463428)
supposedly CNET received a response from Kickstarter and their stance on this project is that she's building a video game, you're funding that project, not her going to RPG camp.

I just skimmed...but is there a little girl even? Or is the girl just made up?

wizard7926 03-26-2013 07:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curtieson (Post 58470004)
I just skimmed...but is there a little girl even? Or is the girl just made up?

She does exist.

The whole flameup is whether her mother started this Kickstarter for any viable reasons. They are a millionaire family and she claimed to need $800 to send her daughter to a gaming camp.. which she had already paid for. It's ridiculous.

thermoelectron 03-26-2013 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kasty (Post 58463428)
wow. im speechless.



supposedly CNET received a response from Kickstarter and their stance on this project is that she's building a video game, you're funding that project, not her going to RPG camp.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_1....and-lose/

This is the CNET article...It's one of the worst things I've ever read from any sort of publication..

wizard7926 03-26-2013 08:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thermoelectron (Post 58472616)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_1....and-lose/

This is the CNET article...It's one of the worst things I've ever read from any sort of publication..

I read that this morning. Dude gets torn to shreds in the comments.

bonkman 03-26-2013 08:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curtieson (Post 58459250)
What does it take to get sent away for a Ponzi scheme? Isn't that when you say "we are doing XYZ with your money" but really you aren't...?

not in the least.

though that might be considered fraud or embezzlement, depending on the situation.

(ponzis are when you take one person's investment to pay another person for their investment. you give me $1000 because I tell you I'll make you 10% annually. I use your 1k to pay thermo 550 because he invested 500 with me. Thermo's amazed and invests 2k with me which I use to pay you, more people get interested, the cycle continues and expands.)

bonkman 03-26-2013 08:40 AM

hope this isn't the beginning of the end of kickstarter.

Also, did anybody else think that this was for a completely different (and far more awesome) type of RPG camp?

http://www.thespecialistsltd.com/fil...replica)_0.jpg

Maybe the mom wants her daughter to be a terrorist.....

Frogstar 03-26-2013 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bonkman (Post 58473440)
hope this isn't the beginning of the end of kickstarter.

That doesn't seem likely to me, I've seen a bunch of other Kickstarters outside of the gaming realm that went well.

bonkman 03-26-2013 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frogstar (Post 58473904)
That doesn't seem likely to me, I've seen a bunch of other Kickstarters outside of the gaming realm that went well.

I just mean being overtaken by scammers.

wizard7926 03-26-2013 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bonkman (Post 58473946)
I just mean being overtaken by scammers.

I hope not.

eBay was a great service.. eventually taken over by scammers.
Craigslist was a great service.. eventually taken over by scammers.
Kickstarter... :dontknow:

Pedantyc 03-26-2013 11:42 AM

I plan to start a kickstarter to help me write my book. I need funding to quit my job for 20 years and tour the world while I scribble on napkins.

I figure I will need around 5 million to start.

Curtieson 03-26-2013 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pedantyc (Post 58478400)
I plan to start a kickstarter to help me write my book. I need funding to quit my job for 20 years and tour the world while I scribble on napkins.

I figure I will need around 5 million to start.

Can I get in on the "signed postcard" support level?

thermoelectron 03-26-2013 02:12 PM

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects...ure?c=home

Looks like her husband tried to get a funding campaign using their kids going awhile back as well.

Pedantyc 03-26-2013 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curtieson (Post 58478888)
Can I get in on the "signed postcard" support level?

For $1000 you get a signed postcard. For $10000 you get a picture of me holding your money and giving a thumbs up. $50000 buys you a video of me rolling in it laughing.

Metric 03-27-2013 06:45 AM

Stuff I read made it sound like she started kinkos.com and then sold it like some going concern?

I think the best thing to do here is close the ks and refund people.

Frogstar 03-27-2013 06:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Metric (Post 58494894)
Stuff I read made it sound like she started kinkos.com and then sold it like some going concern?

I think the best thing to do here is close the ks and refund people.

She bought kinkos.com, then sold it to Kinko's for a big pile of money.

Phrozt 03-27-2013 07:29 PM

Anyone else thinking this should be a kick in the asser campaign?

dayv 03-28-2013 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wizard7926 (Post 58472964)
I read that this morning. Dude gets torn to shreds in the comments.

my favorite comment:

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/ericcmackcontributor Mar 26, 2013

@stpoon2011 @Travis17W - That just means I'm a freelancer and not on staff. I actually have a degree in journalism, but I'm sure you know that from your research...
(who's the troll now)

he made one last post: https://plus.google.com/100364844...nRHgritCJu

Quote:

I got both sides of the story while others were just repeating from Reddit and elsewhere. Then I set to work on evaluating and analyzing them to form my opinion and weigh both those sides of the story. I believe from personal experience and past reporting that some of what Wilson says is true, as I mention in the article
the true sign of great journalism reporting both the truth and what you believe may not be the truth.

the comments on the g+ plus page are actually more informative than cnet. go figure having to use your real identity.

personally, i'd rather see her scam a few people for 20k than to have it be a reality tv show. can you imagine, "girls at gaming camp?" personally, i think parents should be charged with child exploitation for more crap.

Kolto 03-28-2013 10:42 AM

http://beefjack.com/features/the-...an-wilson/

her interview
Quote:

I didn’t even know they existed. I found out about all of this afterwards. This isn’t my field of expertise or anything like that. Just a few weeks ago, this started when my daughter’s school system was having a logo competition – to design a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) logo for the county – and I talked to all my kids because my son is a really good drawer. We talked about STEM and I know enough about technology – I started a technology company – so I know enough about girls in technology; I know enough to feel something about it and we had conversations, and that kind of flowed, and one thing led to another.
Quote:

Yes, I’ve been successful. The economy has sucked for the past few years – a lot of entrepreneurs have struggled. I mean, I’m not claiming I’m poor – I never did – and that’s not what the Kickstarter thing was about. It was Kenzie going on to say this was the project she wanted to fund, and you know, that’s the point of crowdfunding. I’ve raised venture capital, I’ve done different things, and I really believe in the power of the crowd because I think the money from the crowd is so much more effective than venture capital and investment bankers and that’s why I encouraged her to do it that way, I didn’t think beyond that, I didn’t think about my reach.

I’ve worked hard to be successful, but like I said, I’m unemployed at the moment because the company – the Judgement Group that I have – it can’t afford to pay me. The staff are there running it, keeping it going, to weather the storm because we buy and enforce civil judgements and when the whole financial meltdown happened it impacted our industry and it constricted and so you do what you do. And, I just have a hard time thinking I defrauded… I just don’t know how this got to ‘defrauding and scamming people’ when I’m a regular person, no different from anybody else.
Quote:

FundHer is a website that nobody is aware of it. I created it, I crowdfunded through it, I like the name; I really just love the name in all honesty. But, to get anyone to go out and donate, I’d have to a) have a lot of money to go out and market it and pitch it, and b) you need the technology behind it – which I don’t have – so it doesn’t make sense.

FundHer is a website which I created that never got any traction. It’s there, but it’s just a name that I like. If it took off? Great. But, it’s just a coincidence – in all honesty – it’s just a coincidence that happened to be that, because I care about that.
Quote:

I mean I can understand that people would say that [about my kids], but Jesus, do you think I would do that over $830, you’re right – I could’ve paid for it myself, but MacKenzie didn’t want that. She wanted to prove she could do it. I’ve had the question asked, ‘well how’s that any different from a sugar daddy?’ Well I’d argue that it’s not one person, it’s based on an idea that now she gains this skill-set and she creates this game that could change her life. People have talked about how I’ve got my kids to go out and beg for money, and I just think that’s unfair because if that’s what Kenzie did – well that’s what every single person on Kickstarter does, and I don’t think that’s fair to say.
:facepalm:

thermoelectron 03-28-2013 10:54 AM

http://i.imgur.com/v2pTupG.jpg

Her iPhone case scam from the past- Basically she made an indiegogo advertising that she was designing these cases when in fact she was buying them from someone else for a couple of bucks and then reselling as if she made/designed them for $40..

Kolto 03-28-2013 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thermoelectron (Post 58523300)
http://i.imgur.com/v2pTupG.jpg

Her iPhone case scam from the past- Basically she made an indiegogo advertising that she was designing these cases when in fact she was buying them from someone else for a couple of bucks and then reselling as if she made/designed them for $40..

oh and Eric her white knight at CNET asks if we have any proof that the chinese knockoffs didn't rip off her concept.
or if incipio didn't rip her off lol.

wizard7926 03-28-2013 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IPT (Post 58523016)
because my son is a really good drawer

http://images.wikia.com/dragonball/i.../60/Drawer.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by IPT (Post 58523016)
But, to get anyone to go out and donate, I’d have to a) have a lot of money to go out and market it and pitch it

:facepalm2:

Frogstar 03-28-2013 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wizard7926 (Post 58524976)

:roll:
That bugged me too. I don't mind when a kid say's they're "a good drawer", but I don't give adults as much leeway.

yeti79 03-28-2013 04:19 PM

Too many scams on Kickstarter.
Not a good company to use any more.

yeti79 03-28-2013 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thermoelectron (Post 58482692)
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects...ure?c=home

Looks like her husband tried to get a funding campaign using their kids going awhile back as well.


Damn.
Whole family full of scammers and douchebags.

dayv 03-28-2013 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yeti79 (Post 58530062)
Too many scams on Kickstarter.
Not a good company to use any more.

i hear fundher.com is good.....

thermoelectron 04-01-2013 08:10 PM

More golden nuggets from Susan- looks like she's cracking..

Quote:

Just to be clear, PinkieSquare.com is live and has been. Perhaps you typed it in wrong (i.e., user error). Kenzie and her brothers are working on an intro video for the game. Kenzie will be putting it out there along with a few other things for feedback so the community knows that while we haven't been commenting 24/7, we've chosen to focus on actually doing the WORK!
I don't intend on debating with any of you and I find it sad Riggo and Evaristo Ramos took pleasure in making insincere and false $10,0000 pledges that they then reneged on. And Daniel Abel has been reported as a child predator based on his pedophile/justice comment. Which begs the question, how can any of these individuals (as well as their opinions and tactics) be considered credible?
Several of you are bantering with each other like this is an open forum intended for you to hang out in all day. Sandwiches, Jacob, Corey and Dan - don't you have something productive you could be doing b/c the reality is this project is continuing and what's amazing is that it's getting bigger & better than Kenzie and I ever imagined.
If you'd like to continue your rant against me, create your own "I hate Susan" Facebook page and rant away. Make it yours and say whatever you want because just in case it's not already evident, I don't care what you think and if you have issues, I encourage you to contact Kickstarter.
You may disagree (which is your right) but you've done that and it's been noted and overruled. Move on.
Nice...release public info on who backed how much...and now the brothers are helping the daughter with the RPG game? Remind me again what the whole point of the project was in the first place?

Kolto 04-02-2013 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thermoelectron (Post 58607508)
More golden nuggets from Susan- looks like she's cracking..



Nice...release public info on who backed how much...and now the brothers are helping the daughter with the RPG game? Remind me again what the whole point of the project was in the first place?

comments are getting great
Quote:

RC about 9 hours ago

@Susan Wilson - ' Make it yours and say whatever you want because just in case it's not already evident, I don't care what you think and if you have issues'
--- Susan. You care. You do care. Why? The fact that you label individuals out that seem to irrate you, means you care! I had dinner in a diner a while ago, I don't know the name of my waiter cause I don't care. So, you not caring about people commenting in here is a lie.
--- As far as people renneging donations of any value, has been a common occurence since day one... even for the most trivial disagreements. Did you hope someone would go for the reward you added recently and whose face value seems to be inconsistent with the increasing values of the other rewards.
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RC about 9 hours ago
@Susan Wilson says: "Kenzie and her brothers are working on an intro video for the game."
---- What the hell happened? Isn't this, '9 Year Old Building an RPG to Prove Her Brothers Wrong!' If that is the case why the hell is Kenzie's brothers helping her?
--- The whole BASIS/CORE of this KickStarter is for Kenzie (girl) to make a game herself RPG, thus backers are paying for her tuituion to a camp. Where she will learn.
--- I mean the whole Frontpage of this project is so gender biased, now this girl who was teased by the brothers... is being helped by them. How can she prove her brothers wrong, if her brothers are helping her?
--- What happened to all the ---- I {blank} LIKE A GIRL ---- campaign you were smearing all over the place? Have you failed your mission? Is the new shirt labeled I {NEED BOY'S HELP} LIKE A GIRL.
--- This project is angering me and evolving into something that is different from what it was meant to be!

thermoelectron 04-02-2013 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IPT (Post 58613852)
comments are getting great

I know. This one is the best

Quote:

Michelle Hinn about 15 hours ago
I just returned to this to see what was happening and to see if Susan had finally addressed many of the legitimate questions many of us in the game industry have had and ave been debating on Facebook and at last weeks GDC. So...it seems I have no reason to increase my pledge to something substantial. What a mess. And Susan you have just totally turned me off to this...and maybe to kickstarter too. Sigh. What a disappointment.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Hinn

You have an influential woman in the industry denouncing her kickstarter. Oh the irony...

For those of you interested on how her kickstarter is trending.

http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/...hart-daily

godfather927 04-02-2013 07:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IPT (Post 58613852)
comments are getting great

Which goes to show you, the real stupid people in this situation are the ones who gave money to that scam artist in the first place. Everything else from that point is simply posturing from both sides. Unless every last dime has been taken back from her, she ultimately wins and gets the last laugh. Though, I'd be very worried if I were her since this sort of this tends to attract negative attention from very bad people and the last thing I'd want to do is draw the ire of groups like Anonymous.

Kolto 04-02-2013 08:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by godfather927 (Post 58614644)
Which goes to show you, the real stupid people in this situation are the ones who gave money to that scam artist in the first place. Everything else from that point is simply posturing from both sides. Unless every last dime has been taken back from her, she ultimately wins and gets the last laugh. Though, I'd be very worried if I were her since this sort of this tends to attract negative attention from very bad people and the last thing I'd want to do is draw the ire of groups like Anonymous.

well actually the way kickstarter works is until its ended, the $$ isn't actually given
i believe also you have to confirm you're giving the $$ in the end of the kickstarter.

With many kickstarters, people pledge an amount, but there's always those who end up not paying their pledge.

So who knows.

Oh and this has already blown up on Reddit & 4chan.

thermoelectron 04-02-2013 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IPT (Post 58614850)
well actually the way kickstarter works is until its ended, the $$ isn't actually given
i believe also you have to confirm you're giving the $$ in the end of the kickstarter.

With many kickstarters, people pledge an amount, but there's always those who end up not paying their pledge.

So who knows.

Oh and this has already blown up on Reddit & 4chan.

can you put link the 4chan thread? I can't seem to find it..I remember she tried to reach out to them...curious what their response was..

godfather927 04-02-2013 08:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IPT (Post 58614850)
well actually the way kickstarter works is until its ended, the $$ isn't actually given
i believe also you have to confirm you're giving the $$ in the end of the kickstarter.

With many kickstarters, people pledge an amount, but there's always those who end up not paying their pledge.

So who knows.

Oh and this has already blown up on Reddit & 4chan.

Oh ok, well in that case, hopefully all the tards who got duped to begin with will realize that this was a scam from Day 1 and withdraw their pledges.

Kolto 04-02-2013 08:34 AM

reddit here:
http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/com..._girl_who/

4chan archive here:
http://archive.foolz.us/v/thread/182668245/
http://archive.foolz.us/v/thread/182299954/
http://archive.foolz.us/v/thread/182772535/
obviously 4chan maybe NSFW
And the reason its hard to find 4chan related stuff is because this story broke back on the 24th
with 4chan, you're lucky to find something after 3 days lol.

dayv 04-03-2013 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IPT (Post 58615578)
reddit here:
http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/com..._girl_who/

4chan archive here:
http://archive.foolz.us/v/thread/182668245/
http://archive.foolz.us/v/thread/182299954/
http://archive.foolz.us/v/thread/182772535/
obviously 4chan maybe NSFW
And the reason its hard to find 4chan related stuff is because this story broke back on the 24th
with 4chan, you're lucky to find something after 3 days lol.

NSFW? more like not safe for life.

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Originally Posted by godfather927 (Post 58614644)
Which goes to show you, the real stupid people in this situation are the ones who gave money to that scam artist in the first place. Everything else from that point is simply posturing from both sides. Unless every last dime has been taken back from her, she ultimately wins and gets the last laugh. Though, I'd be very worried if I were her since this sort of this tends to attract negative attention from very bad people and the last thing I'd want to do is draw the ire of groups like Anonymous.

this is way too small of a deal to get Anonymous involved. maybe some of the rogue hackers that gather under their flag. But I donubt they would put out a PSA to launch an attack against her.

i'm not sure why kickstarter doesn;t pull the plug, this isn't worth the negative publicity for them.

thermoelectron 04-03-2013 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by dayv (Post 58641732)
i'm not sure why kickstarter doesn;t pull the plug, this isn't worth the negative publicity for them.

Probably because if they pulled the plug, there would be a PR shitstorm as well. "Kickstarter deems 9 YO little girl's project unfit to be funded." Media would lambaste them...

dayv 04-09-2013 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by thermoelectron (Post 58641964)
Probably because if they pulled the plug, there would be a PR shitstorm as well. "Kickstarter deems 9 YO little girl's project unfit to be funded." Media would lambaste them...

they could easily get ahead of the bad press. plus, i'm sure most people would see the mother is using the daughter for money. regardless of where the money goes.


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