This making the rounds here yet?
From Patreon: "We'd rather have our GMV be made up of fewer, but truly life-changed creators rather than a lot of creators making a few dollars." Well that tells me all I need to know about how much they actually care abt creators. https://brianbalfour.com/essays/patreon-onboarding-growth
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/juliedillon/status/939210129261473792
Why so many talk about leaving #patreon?
Is it creators resieve less money? Maybe you resieve less?
I agree that this is a good reason to leave...they make tons of cash, sucking it out of creatives
What makes me angry is that me and others encouraged to switch in solidarity with a left newssource (#IGD) that got banned, or at least to start a discourse
Most of you remained silent. Or worse started to talk how important patreon is, and why you can't switch
...and now many talk about switching
Please boost! This kind of opportunity to topple a near monopoly with FLOSS does not come often!
Are there other FLOSS #crowdfunding platforms?
I honestly can't afford to leave #patreon right now. Like if it wasn't for the support there this year we'd run out of savings at the end of the month!
However, if you'd like to move your support to somewhere else? I recommend supporting me on @Liberapay (who also hang out here on Mastodon!)
You can also support Mastodon there!
okay so re the #patreon pledge changes:
i was going to adjust the cybrespace "Backer" pledge tier to $0.63 so that it would still come out to $1.00 after fees, but apparently the minimum you can pledge on patreon is still $1.00.
i'll be looking into other options for allowing people to support us on a regular basis, but for now if you or a friend wants to get an account here, just DM me or @nightpool and we can give you invite links
(all current members will be able to give those out "soon")
With the new #Patreon payment structure, *patrons* pay a fee on top of their pledge, as well as patreon taking a (now smaller) cut from the creator's balance.
I made a little spreadsheet to help me work out what the heck was going on in actual numbers.
So if I'm supported by 50 $1 pledges, I get $47.50, but supporters pay nearly $70.
Here are some GIFs from an animation that me and my partner, Kate, did for The Tower of London! ^_^ Nice to have an excuse to get these out.
Full animation here:
So like, shameless reach out: I'm still searching for a job, living off my savings since end of August, have no yes/no for regular financing (BaFöG) for university, and next month I'll have to add 91€ to my expenses due to mandatory health insurance.
Anything helps, even $1 / month, and in the long-term this helps to not have to fallback to too much work on the side (so I can focus on university + free software work exclusively).
And if you want to support your local instance get in touch with your admin to see what they need!
Remember, every bit counts, so supporting with only $1/month does help us!