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Comment author: MichaelPlant 01 May 2018 09:50:02PM *  4 points [-]

I think this idea is interesting but I'm unconvinced of the form you've chosen. As I've understood it seems to involve quite a lot of vetting and EA time before projects reach it to stage where they can ask people for funding. What's your objection to having an EA equivalent of GoFundMe/Kickstarter where people can just uploads their projects and then ask for funding. I imagine this could also work on the system that projects are time-limited and if they don't receive the funding they seek all the money gets returned to potential donors.

Comment author: Evan_Gaensbauer 01 May 2018 11:37:26PM 1 point [-]

I think you mean "unconvinced"?

Comment author: MichaelPlant 02 May 2018 01:27:11PM 0 points [-]

thanks. edited.