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Kickstarter has been in the news rather a lot lately.  With increasing competition from Indiegogo, the crowdfunding site relaxed its rules regarding campaigns. And then came the infamous potato salad Kickstarter, which is likely to be the first in a long line of dumb Kickstarters.

Having already detailed some of the stupidest Kickstarter campaigns ever conceived Crappy Crowdfunding: 10 Dumb Kickstarters We Did Not Support [Weird & Wonderful Web] Crappy Crowdfunding: 10 Dumb Kickstarters We Did Not Support [Weird & Wonderful Web] The success of crowdfunded innovations has attracted the brilliant...and also the inane and insane. Here are 10 of the absolute worst Kickstarter campaigns we could find. Watch them because they are comedy gold. Read More , it’s time to forget the negative and focus instead on the positive. Which is where you come in. We need your help, via this week’s We Ask You, in compiling a list of your favorite Kickstarters of all time.

Picking Kickstarter Stars

We want to know, What Is Your Favorite Kickstarter Of All Time? As you can see from the question, we’re not asking you alone to come up with a long list of worthy Kickstarter campaigns 5 Of The Most Successful Kickstarter Projects Ever 5 Of The Most Successful Kickstarter Projects Ever Kickstarter has undoubtedly changed the world, enabling regular Joes to fund development and production for creative projects that interest them. while helping the creative types bypass the typical venture capitalists, costly bank loans, or soul-destroying... Read More . Instead, we just want you to tell us one Kickstarter campaign that resonated with you.

Perhaps you pledged money to see it succeed, or perhaps you just made a mental note of it thanks to how clever, creative, inspired, or genius it was. It doesn’t matter which of these it was, as long as the Kickstarter campaign you nominate is one you think is worthy of receiving a mention on MakeUseOf.

We may be a technology site, but please don’t limit yourself to nominating just technology-based Kickstarter campaigns. As Kickstarter is a website Kickstarter: Crowd Funding For Creative Businesses Kickstarter: Crowd Funding For Creative Businesses Read More it already qualifies as being related to technology, so the campaign you mention could be for a book, a comic, a film, a gadget, a video game, or anything else you care to mention.


Even if you’re not a regular visitor to Kickstarter, please don’t feel you have nothing to add to the conversation. We Ask You is all about having a discussion, so any opinion you have to offer on the subject of Kickstarter What Are Your Views on Crowdfunding Through Sites Like Kickstarter? [We Ask You] What Are Your Views on Crowdfunding Through Sites Like Kickstarter? [We Ask You] Read More , Indiegogo, crowdfunding, or the potato salad guy will be gracefully received. Unless it’s spam, in which case it will be deleted. Eventually. Probably by me. With glee.

Have Your Say

All comments will be read and most will earn a reply, before a follow-up post is published containing the We Ask You ResultsOne reader will even win Comment Of The Weekwhich will be included in the follow-up post!

We Ask You is a column dedicated to learning the opinions of MakeUseOf readers. This column is nothing without you, as MakeUseOf is nothing without you. So please do take part in the discussion below, as together we can try to talk this subject out until we reach some (hopefully) startling conclusions.

  1. Greg
    July 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Best Project: Veronica Mars Movie. Raised a huge amount of money. Delivered the product as promised.

    Honorable mention: Yolkr. I like the egg sucker and it was one of the first Kickstarter projects I saw. I didn't back it, but purchased a Yolkr at Homegoods for about a quarter of the Kickstarter price a few weeks ago.

    • Dave P
      July 21, 2014 at 11:59 am

      I'd day delivering the product as described is a prerequisite for a Kickstarter to be deemed good. How was the Veronica Mars movie? I haven't seen it or the TV show, if I'm honest.

      The Yolkr was a fantastic idea.

  2. Horace C
    July 17, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Best Project: The Phorce bag. Still not released yet for public, but still, a smart bag will be awesome to tote around.

    Worst Project: The Buy Nothing Experiment. Seriously. At least every terrible Kickstart gives you something, either physical or digital. Then there's the project that gives you absolutely nothing. Really.

    • Dave P
      July 21, 2014 at 11:58 am

      I hadn't previously heard of Phorce but it's looks pretty damn cool. As long as they actually deliver on their promises...

  3. poil46
    July 17, 2014 at 3:16 am

    The best project? Pebble Watch, an amazing smart watch.

    ... The worst? Socrates socks, a totally messed up and badly managed project.

    • Dave P
      July 21, 2014 at 11:56 am

      Did you buy a Pebble Watch? If so, how are you finding it?

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