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« Reply #210 on: January 08, 2019, 03:09:20 AM »
If only they said why there might be a discrepancy in counter to accounts...

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« Reply #211 on: January 08, 2019, 03:10:19 AM »
The financials given out by CIG show that they have spend more money than they generated according to the tracker (and loans we know of). So CIG has had other - undisclosed - sources of income. So the funding tracker is bullshit in that regard. Since CIG did not disclose - with actual standard accounting reports - how much money was coming in and going out, there is no way of telling that the numbers shown on the funding chart are actually true. However, based on all available information, it is highly unlikely that CIG has gotten over 200 million from backers. So, the conclusion pretty much is that the funding chart is Bullshit.

But keep on trolling :-)

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« Reply #212 on: January 08, 2019, 03:14:54 AM »
The financials given out by CIG show that they have spend more money than they generated according to the tracker (and loans we know of). So CIG has had other - undisclosed - sources of income. So the funding tracker is bullshit in that regard. Since CIG did not disclose - with actual standard accounting reports - how much money was coming in and going out, there is no way of telling that the numbers shown on the funding chart are actually true. However, based on all available information, it is highly unlikely that CIG has gotten over 200 million from backers. So, the conclusion pretty much is that the funding chart is Bullshit.

But keep on trolling :-)

The report quite clearly says that the counter doesn't count subscriptions, partnerships, sponsorships, small items and investments. It also doesn't accurately account for currency conversion. It doesn't mean it's bullshit, just not comprehensive. It could easily be a totally accurate representation of the crowd funding total, which is the only thing claimed. Less bullshit, more not all encompassing.

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« Reply #213 on: January 08, 2019, 03:36:34 AM »
And why are the lot of you still feeding this obvious and desperate troll?

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Re: Star Citizen - Lies, Ramblings, Jpegs, and Bullshit
« Reply #214 on: January 08, 2019, 03:39:33 AM »
The report quite clearly says that the counter doesn't count subscriptions, partnerships, sponsorships, small items and investments. It also doesn't accurately account for currency conversion. It doesn't mean it's bullshit, just not comprehensive. It could easily be a totally accurate representation of the crowd funding total, which is the only thing claimed. Less bullshit, more not all encompassing.


Are refunded pledges still logically part of crowd funding total?

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« Reply #215 on: January 08, 2019, 03:50:29 AM »
And why are the lot of you still feeding this obvious and desperate troll?

It's amazingly humerous to me that you are displaying all the exact same characteristics that you find abhorrent in Spectrum's, alleged, inability to have dissenting discussions without resorting to those voices being called trolls.


Are refunded pledges still logically part of crowd funding total?

Pretty sure refunds aren't counted but I doubt refunds are a significant amount. Do you think they've refunded a million dollars? Less than 0.5% of the total?

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« Reply #216 on: January 08, 2019, 03:53:51 AM »
It's amazingly humerous to me that you are displaying all the exact same characteristics that you find abhorrent in Spectrum's, alleged, inability to have dissenting discussions without resorting to those voices being called trolls.

Pretty sure refunds aren't counted but I doubt refunds are a significant amount. Do you think they've refunded a million dollars? Less than 0.5% of the total?

If the refunds were such an insignificant amount, why were they so eager to change the TOCs to remove them?

Surely they aren't willing to burn goodwill for no reason?

Oh no, wait, it's CIG maybe they are.

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Re: Star Citizen - Lies, Ramblings, Jpegs, and Bullshit
« Reply #217 on: January 08, 2019, 03:57:48 AM »

Pretty sure refunds aren't counted but I doubt refunds are a significant amount. Do you think they've refunded a million dollars? Less than 0.5% of the total?
Based on what you can be so sure? Opennes and proved honesty of CIG?

I for one canít know if the amount is considerable or insignificant. But if it would be insignificant, why did they stop handing out refunds last year? (Out of initial cancel period)

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« Reply #218 on: January 08, 2019, 04:15:40 AM »
If the refunds were such an insignificant amount, why were they so eager to change the TOCs to remove them?

Surely they aren't willing to burn goodwill for no reason?

Oh no, wait, it's CIG maybe they are.

The ToS has always had a no refunds clause. At least, it always has since I first backed.

Based on what you can be so sure? Opennes and proved honesty of CIG?

I for one canít know if the amount is considerable or insignificant. But if it would be insignificant, why did they stop handing out refunds last year? (Out of initial cancel period)

I'm not sure about the amount or significance of refunds, no way to be.

The ToS has always had a no refunds clause, at least since I first backed. Stopping issuing refunds seems logical if you don't have to and you start spending more than you're taking in. It is a business after all.
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Re: Star Citizen - Lies, Ramblings, Jpegs, and Bullshit
« Reply #219 on: January 08, 2019, 06:55:50 AM »
The financials given out by CIG show that they have spend more money than they generated according to the tracker (and loans we know of). So CIG has had other - undisclosed - sources of income. So the funding tracker is bullshit in that regard. Since CIG did not disclose - with actual standard accounting reports - how much money was coming in and going out, there is no way of telling that the numbers shown on the funding chart are actually true. However, based on all available information, it is highly unlikely that CIG has gotten over 200 million from backers. So, the conclusion pretty much is that the funding chart is Bullshit.

But keep on trolling :-)

I am just scrolling through his responses because I can't be bothered tbh.

I like how he pulled the disclaimer from the financials, but that disclaimer has never appeared on the funding chart page itself :emot-lol:

Forget about the discrepancy for now. Just look at the chart image which I posted.

PLEDGES$175.5M
SUBS$20.9M
OTHER$11.1M
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TOTAL$207.5M

Everything adds up - like magic. Forget about refunds, forex etc. Somehow, the funding chart is a 1:1 match to their financials (which takes forex into account).

If the funding chart wasn't pure bs, it would not only take forex and refunds into account; but it would also have taken subs (which are part of the pledge btw) into account. At least now we know (according to CIG) that it doesn't even take subs into account. Because, you know, that's not real money - it's Monopoly money.

This is similar to and reeks of "Creative Accounting"
« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 07:25:50 AM by dsmart »
Star Citizen isn't a game. It's a TV show about a bunch of characters making a game. It's basically "This is Spinal Tap" - except people think the band is real.

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« Reply #220 on: January 08, 2019, 07:00:36 AM »
It also reeks of, 'being able to add numbers together to create a financial statement'.

Fucking weird...

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« Reply #221 on: January 08, 2019, 07:05:03 AM »
The ToS has always had a no refunds clause. At least, it always has since I first backed.

That's patently false.

http://dereksmart.com/forums/topic/star-citizen-tos/

Star Citizen isn't a game. It's a TV show about a bunch of characters making a game. It's basically "This is Spinal Tap" - except people think the band is real.

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« Reply #222 on: January 08, 2019, 07:39:19 AM »
That's patently false.

http://dereksmart.com/forums/topic/star-citizen-tos/

I remember reading this part, (or very similar), when I first backed, so no, it's not.

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Re: Star Citizen - Lies, Ramblings, Jpegs, and Bullshit
« Reply #223 on: January 08, 2019, 07:53:02 AM »
I remember reading this part, (or very similar), when I first backed, so no, it's not.

But you acknowledge they did change the TOCs to deny refunds?

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« Reply #224 on: January 08, 2019, 08:04:32 AM »
But you acknowledge they did change the TOCs to deny refunds?




https://imgur.com/a/Ov1Tt :emot-allears:
Star Citizen isn't a game. It's a TV show about a bunch of characters making a game. It's basically "This is Spinal Tap" - except people think the band is real.

 

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