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Today I am on line 52 of the "popular" list on kickstarter.  

Anybody have any idea on what the algorithm is to be higher than 52?

 
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Paul-can we do the $1 if we already have pledged at a higher level in the kickstarter?  Or did you just want people to pledge who haven't yet pledged?  I'll do the dollar to bump you up in the list but wonder if double pledges affect the "algorithm"
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Kevin Derheimer wrote:Paul-can we do the $1 if we already have pledged at a higher level in the kickstarter?  Or did you just want people to pledge who haven't yet pledged?  I'll do the dollar to bump you up in the list but wonder if double pledges affect the "algorithm"
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I think it has to be just new pledges.  Good point.
 
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I think we are now at row 43.

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I had already contributed before I saw your link so +1 plotskateer

BTW, I think this is a fantastic idea.  My wife and I are working stiffs, so between time and budget, a permaculture course was going to be super tough for us.  Now we can take it in at our own pace.  I'm sure I'm not the only grateful one out there . . . I also think it's extremely important to get permaculture into as many heads as possible, so kudos!

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Line 3!  It's working!

 
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paul wheaton wrote:Line 3!  It's working!



Just a little more effort and we could be the most popular thing on kickstarter!   ... (for an hour or two)
 
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Nevermind ...

I was refreshing the page, thinking it was taking me to the top - for the most popular stuff.   But I was actually looking at "page 9"

 
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I would like to back the kickstarter.

Problem with kickstarter is it only accepts credit cards.

I live in the Netherlands and here it's very common for people *not* to have credit cards. Nobody I know has one. We do everything by debit, or paypal. Which kickstarter doesn't accept.

So I would happily pledge $10. I'm not sure that helps the cause on kickstarter, though it helps permies. So what can we do? Can a permies team member pledge for me and I pay em through paypal?
 
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Problem with kickstarter is it only accepts credit cards.



Shaz, I don't have a credit card and I just did a ten dollar pledge with a visa gift card that is similar to a debit card but not tied to a bank account.  We buy them at the bank, tops is $500 and they are not refillable....We had resisted buying anything on line until having this card.  Maybe a bank there has something like that?  I think several stores here sell something similar but with smaller available amounts.

EDIT...I did find out that paypal won't accept this particular card...I've tried to set up a paypal account using it and it won't go through....so I don't have a paypal account.


 
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We went from page 9 on the popular list to page 8.  So I think this is working.

plotskateer score is now 30!


 
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Shaz, I will hook you up. PM me.
 
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Doing this experiment again.  

Right now, my kickstarter is on page 9 of the "popular" list.

 
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Here is the beginning of the popular list:  https://www.kickstarter.com/discover/popular?ref=home_popular

 
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The mission:  get more people on kickstarter to see our kickstarter, complete with the word "permaculture".   Maybe we can get 100,000 people to hear about the word "permaculture" for the very first time.


How do we do it:   my impression is that if about 500 people support a kickstarter all in one day, then that kickstarter will end up at the top of the "popular" list.  It doesn't matter how much money they put in, only that they put in at least $1.

To help with this, we have put $28 of digital goodies at the $1 level of our current kickstarter.  This includes:

       - the hugelkultur micro documentary
       - the care and feeding of a rocket mass heater micro documentary
       - the pdf version of the permaculture playing cards
       - rocket cooker/canner/forge plans
       - Natural Beekeeping presentation
       - the 21 podcast review of sepp holzer's book
       - Public thanks


To support this kickstarter, please



CLICK HERE!







 
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The dailyish went out earlier today carrying this message.  People started receiving that at about 10am (mountain time).    It is now a pinch past noon.  So far about 27 people have put some coin in.

I'm not sure how often kickstarter updates the popular page.  But I just verified that we are now at the top of page 8.  And earlier we were low on page 9!

 
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Is there any way you can get your Kickstarter tagged as "public benefit"? You'd probably be far closer to the front page there. Less competition from video games.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:The mission:  get more people on kickstarter to see our kickstarter, complete with the word "permaculture".   Maybe we can get 100,000 people to hear about the word "permaculture" for the very first time.


How do we do it:   my impression is that if about 500 people support a kickstarter all in one day, then that kickstarter will end up at the top of the "popular" list.  It doesn't matter how much money they put in, only that they put in at least $1.

To help with this, we have put $28 of digital goodies at the $1 level of our current kickstarter.  This includes:

       - the hugelkultur micro documentary
       - the care and feeding of a rocket mass heater micro documentary
       - the pdf version of the permaculture playing cards
       - rocket cooker/canner/forge plans
       - Natural Beekeeping presentation
       - the 21 podcast review of sepp holzer's book
       - Public thanks


To support this kickstarter, please



CLICK HERE!




Will we count towards the '500 in a day' if we add a dollar to what we've already pledged?  I tried to pledge a dollar separately and it would only let me change my original pledge so I added $1 to that just in case it counts.
 
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Casie Becker wrote:Is there any way you can get your Kickstarter tagged as "public benefit"? You'd probably be far closer to the front page there. Less competition from video games.



Not that I am aware of.
 
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Will we count towards the '500 in a day' if we add a dollar to what we've already pledged?  I tried to pledge a dollar separately and it would only let me change my original pledge so I added $1 to that just in case it counts.



My impression is that it counts new pledges.   It doesn't matter if it is for $1 or $500.

 
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73 new pledges since 10am.   And we moved up to page 6!
 
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Hi guys, I hope that the 500-pledges-in-a-day experiment worked.
I saw the daily-ish yesterday, pledged, then came back to register and make my first post here. (In the wrong thread, alas.)
Paul, I know you'll be pleased to hear that I've gone back to KS to revise my pledge upward.
 
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Brian Cooper wrote:
Paul, I know you'll be pleased to hear that I've gone back to KS to revise my pledge upward.



Hot diggity!

Well, I think it did move us up quite a lot.  

Yesterday, we had 97 people add their support to the kickstarter.   I think that moved us up to page six.  

The kickstarter that was at the top of the popular page, #3 or #4 all day yesterday, had 326 people add their support.  

I'm not sure, but I think this means that we would need 327 people add their support to get to that top row.  

So - it does seem that it worked ....  we just didn't have enough people to get us to the top of the page.
 
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I am definitely doing my part to spread the word (the literal word) about permaculture. I never shut up about it on social media. My friend has dubbed me "The Permacultist."

I'll check out the Kickstarter project today!
 
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