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MFX:
Might be a stupid idea but rather than kickstarter websites that have zero or only basic listing requirements I was wondering how practical it would be for them to implement some form of peer review/interview process before the funding round was allowed to happen. Problems I can immediately see would be finding willing experts in the field in question to do the peer review (and even experts can be wrong). Another option might be to allow anyone to comment giving brief details of their experience/interest in the field and why they think the project has a chance or not (this would have to be heavily moderated). Questions to the kickstart applicant would be encouraged and lack of answers or evasive answers would obviously be detrimental to their success of being able to apply for funding.

BTW Indiegogo only allows private comments (not public ones) unless you are a contributor, regardless of whether the campaign is still running or not so someone with concerns about the project can only express them to the people behind the campaign unless they become a contributor themselves which is a fairly major failing

Just an idea I thought I'd throw out there.

Martin.

Fsck:
My opinion would depend on who the "peers" were.

Anson:
Personally I think that would be a great idea. But I can see how there could be issues. Firstly who is to say who an "expert" is. You would almost need peer review for your experts. Then there could be the issue of someone stealing Ideas. You go up for peer review on one site while one of the "experts" steals your idea and posts it on another. Then you have competition that is already ahead of you on funding.

EEVblog:

--- Quote from: Anson on May 10, 2013, 11:19:24 pm ---Personally I think that would be a great idea. But I can see how there could be issues. Firstly who is to say who an "expert" is. You would almost need peer review for your experts.

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Yes. No one person can know it all.
You need a forum the size of this one to get a good spread of knowledge and experience, and then some sort of reputation/rating system for the peers so that the best ones get voted up by the other peers. So eventually one top rated peers comment would be worth more weight than some entry level "expert".

Keef Wivanef:
No need for a committee ......just ask Keef
Keef can smell bullshit from a thousand miles away.

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