Posted 09/22/2014 at 9:45 AM
Posted 3 years ago
The most important change to users is that projects no longer have to be approved by Kickstarter staff.
Instead, projects just have to meet a set of basic requirements.
Other updates include stipulations on how money is being used by Kickstarter projects, as well as attempting to improve the success of creators and backers. To that end, Kickstarter now includes a section on what to do if a project goes south.
However, Kickstarter makes it absolutely clear that they do not enforce refunds of any kind. It’s an arrangement between the backer and the creator.
It’s unclear if Kickstarter will retain the quality of its creators and backers once the posting process is automated: it might be that they’ve had their day.