Did Kickstarter hide failed projects?

Project-boosting platform, Kickstarter, appears to quarantine unsuccessful projects from their website after failure.

Kickstarter is a platform that allows projects to be showcased and exhibited to interested communities, allowing users to contribute and donate in order to get the projects off the ground.

No underachieving Kickstarter projects can be found via search engines for Kickstarter, making one wonder to why.

Kickstarter is reportedly hiding the failed projects behind a non-searchable wall, where search engines, such as Google and Yahoo, will not find the pages.

Projects, such as Instaprint, failed and were removed from the site’s search results, making them unavailable to view. You can find the failed Instaprint project here: Instaprint on Kickstarter

The site therefore shows over 26,000 projects without one single failure.

The information has understandably upset their community, as Kickstarter are preventing botched projects from being seen by their users. This is presumably to appear more appealing to aspiring projects and entrepreneurs.

Many interested stakeholders argue that information about failed projects is as important as the projects that succeed.

Source: Misener.org

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Did Kickstarter hide failed projects?