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 really 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 best possible tool for funding and building 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.