Kickstarter has certainly rocketed to popularity in a few months, but the crowd-funding site doesn't want to be confused with an online store. As such, they've updated their guidelines for creators, though none of it seems all too unreasonable.
In a new blog post, the Kickstarter team notes changes to their policies that would better the creator-backer relationship. Kickster isn't a store -- never was -- and the new rules were designed to better reflect this. One such addition mentions "Risks and Challenges," which requires creators to answer a number of questions when putting their project up for donations.
Hardware and product design guidelines have also been clarified, and product simulations and renderings are now prohibited. The general rule here is "under-promise and over-deliver."
Overall, the policies are aimed at protecting all parties involved, including the site itself and project backers.