Was it all a fraud? (No): Tropes vs men FAQ
Due to the campaign recently brought to attention by a gaming journalism website, we might as well answer in a public fashion, for both visitors and members alike, certain questions that most have thought at some point or another.
1) So was this a fraud?
2) No, seriously, did you run off with the money/scam the shit out of the donors/buy a PS3 with the funds?
We have not. We can guarantee you that the money was sent to the charities.
3) You photoshopped the screencaps with the donation receipts!
What would somebody earn doing that? It would be silly to go on such lengths to commit fraud when all the personal information of the individuals in charge of the money is at the disposal of Indiegogo authorities.
4) But the guy said that one of the charities replied that no donation took place! That sounds like fraud to me.
The charities are being contacted and the whole thing is being looked upon right now. This is a very strange (not to mention unfounded) claim, but it's taken really seriously nonetheless. The chances of money of any amount being suddenly unaccounted for, as ridiculously slim as they look, are not to be taken lightly under any circumstance and absolutely nothing is being ruled out at this point.
5) You deleted the Indiegogo page! You're trying to cover your tracks while you run away with the money!
The Indiegogo campaign page's disappearance was not caused by any of us. The page was put "under review" by IGG staff because the "main" campaign owner went AWOL and the remaining two managers were not contacted by Indiegogo. We are cooperating with them as much as we can to get the page back up.
6) He went AWOL? So you did run away with the money!
This person had no contact with the funds whatsoever.
7) Under review? That means Indiegogo thinks it's a scam! Therefore it's a scam!
8) WHERE THE FUCK ARE THE VIDEOS?
We're working on them, believe it or not! Almost all the original volunteers lost interest after the money was donated and the thing began to go into hiatus afterwards. It's a collective work by anonymous volunteers running on no budget after all. There's no leader nor main organizer (the people who volunteered to manage the indiegogo page and the campaign funds being the only ones showing themselves in public for obvious reasons), and thus proper organization with dedicated volunteers proved to be slightly more difficult than what it was originally thought. So we're now in the process of retaking whatever progress we had and assembling a new group, composed of both old volunteers and new people alike who were left out of the original, and we're ready to at least have a go at it again. Feel free to offer your skills and ideas in the group chat!