Awesome article, thanks! I'm glad we are already doing most of the things you mentioned in the article in preparation for our Kickstarter campaign. Do you have any specific tips for marketing a crowdfunding campaign?
I actually found this same authentication system on a website some time ago. Scary. Yeah, passwords are valid but at least you have to guess the correct one to be redirected to the right page. All the other valid passwords will give you 404.