Anonymous said: Do you ever think Kickstarter will get quality control?
No. Kickstarter is kind of like reddit in its belief that allowing literally everything in, as long as it does not infringe copyright or break the law, will naturally lead to the best content floating to the top. This obviously is not the case (see potato salad and the hundreds of wallets over the years for proof), but because Kickstarter is not legally on the hook for any promised rewards, it doesn’t matter to them.
A more elitist version of Kickstarter that strictly curated great (or at least great-sounding) projects and actually penalized those projects that don’t follow up might be able to develop more cachet and perhaps take a larger cut off the top of each project’s funding. It might also be more sustainable. But it wouldn’t be nearly as profitable.