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The rewards have been sent out. :)
Thank you, Mark. I will be sending the rewards out soon. :)
Congrats! Excited to read this.
Yeah, the drop was fairly big. It got me all excited about doing a print run of the magazine instead of just doing digital. I should be able to still do a small print run. Kickstarter should make it so one can't pull out such large quantities of money like that after making a pledge.
Congratulation on the funding.
One side note to the other backers: If one looks at kicktraq.com it is clear that "someone" pledged the 1.000$ tier early on and withdrew this pledge shortly before the project ended. This one pledge accounted for well over 50% of the budget of the project in the end. It made it look *very* successful early on, considering the the low goal.
This of course can be a classical case of "cold feet" (or whatever - it looks "strategic" though), but it also shows some fundamental flaws in the kickstarter system. *One* guy can manipulate the whole funding of a small project, see to it that it looks way more successful than it is (to attract more backers, get on the "most funded" list, ...) or be able to destroy it at the end (what for example if there would have been stretch goals and other backers got in on the promise that those have been reached)?
Pledges (above a certain tier) should not be able to be removed so easily (after a short consideration time) - it opens all sorts of manipulation already known on ebay and other commercial platforms. This is not good for the honor system here.
And to make it clear: I'm not accusing Mr. Mulkin to have manipulated or played around with the honor system of pledging / backing. Could have been a "die hard fan" or someone else who really wanted to pledge this amount and reconsidered at the end. The issue in itself remains though for small kickstarter projects in general with rather high pledge tiers.
Thank you, Ryon.
My $50 goal was for the digital printing. Its definitely going into print form now. I am very excited about that! :)
Goodness Ray! You've destroyed your goal! Congrats and I hope to see more from you in the future! :)