Today I ran across an article on the dark side of Kickstarter projects, which detailed examples of stalking, threats, and bribery. Though Barry Goldwater said “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” I think that it very much is in crowd funding.
For our part, the advertising in Caffeineforge’s upcoming Kickstarter for our comic will be much more civil and subdued. We hope to spend some money on banner ads at niche sites, and send out letters to a few citizen journalists who might be interested in our project. Spamming, threatening, or bribing anyone is nowhere on our to-do list, though.