Just watched the video, but still having trouble understanding *why* you would choose this model? I mean, if I'm prepared to donate $15/month to a project, why stop me from donating to it, just because a bunch of other people decided to start donating, raising the monthly above my limit? What's the benefit?
@Blort We do need to clarify that one point better. The ONLY purpose of a budget limit is a guarantee that you won't donate more than you are willing or can afford.
A forum discussion of the same question: https://community.snowdrift.coop/t/question-about-getting-cut-out-at-budget-limit/1110
that links to https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/about/limits too
Short answer: We don't want you out, we want to get to where there's 15,000 patrons and we'll be already changing the world by the time you actually hit that limit. How to balance things then is not our problem now.
@Blort In other words: if we can get an order of magnitude or two more people donating to public goods at their *actual* budget limits… THEN we can democratically decide which of various methods to use to spread the burden as fairly as possible.
The only reason a limit exists now, far before it could be hit is for the portion of people who freak out about the idea of a limitless matching pledge and need reassurance of a hard limit they control.
@Blort Final point here: The model is the everyone-matching-each-other. The budget limit isn't crowdmatching, it's just a cap for assurance.
If you're prepared today to donate $15 to a project, crowdmatching lets you *withhold* your donation and use it to incentivize many more people to join you to where it actually makes a difference.
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