Continuing the discussion from Quick question on empirical basis for new crowdmatching:
I’m in favor of switching the fixed-budget framing to the project-goal style even for alpha. It’s not otherwise a change to the mechanism at all, none of the math is any different, given that we already hardcoded a budget for everyone and there’s only one project.
I think this solves the tension around the kicked-out budget messaging. So, we should figure out what to do with this for just getting alpha in place.
- redo video and how-it-works stuff so that the budget is described as crowdmatching turning off when the project hits a goal (i.e. you won’t be charged more than $10 for the snowdrift project)
- design a good-enough-for-alpha /p/snowdrift page and user dashboard etc UX that includes that style of goal
We can for alpha describe the cap as 10,000 patrons giving $10 each, so it’s both crowd and dollar. We could choose to go for more modest and just make it 5,000 patrons giving $5 each, as long as its the same match-rate.
This is for-now, get alpha functioning, get funding for us, be able to announce etc so that we can have better resources and community-interest to build and finish beta and on.