Every site has rules for how it can be used. While many sites wait until after something is posted to apply their rules — commonly through user reporting or algorithmic scan — we apply ours before projects launch. (We have user reporting and algorithm scans too, of course.) We take our review process seriously — because we have to. It's a big deal for a project to be taken down after it’s launched – much bigger than taking down a YouTube video.
Inevitably, any line we draw might leave out some great projects. It’s a bummer, but we’re trying to make the best possible tool for funding and building a community around creative projects, not the biggest possible funding site.
If you’re unsure whether your idea would make sense for Kickstarter, get in touch with us.