Patreon has decided to be *redacted*

by kiawe

Patreon, in their infinite wisdom and sagacity, has decided to start charging a flat minimum fee of $.35 per artist contribution. If you're like me, and don't have a lot of spare change but want to support several artists, that means that your chosen artists are now getting $.65 if you are sending $1. This further means that if you are say, giving 10 artists $1 per month, Patreon is skimming $.35 off each of those contributions because, well, they can. This totally goes against the notion of effective microtransactions as a way of supporting people whose work you like, and was a major selling point of Patreon. I dunno if there's a cost effective way of cutting Patreon out of the loop and sending a small direct monthly contribution to support your chosen people's Dew/coffee/eating habits, but it's worth looking into.

Posted on Dec 7, 2017, 12:04 PM

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  1. It gets worse.... beejay5169, Dec 7, 2017
    1. It's FAR worse than that. Kymation, Dec 7, 2017
      1. Micropayments. Chloe, Dec 7, 2017
  2. Monetize EVERYTHING.... Lord *Redacted* the *censored*, Dec 7, 2017
    1. "nickle and dime you to death.". Cpt. Obvious, Dec 10, 2017
  3. From what I understand.... J.Cook, Dec 7, 2017
    1. Ah.... Chloe, Dec 7, 2017
    2. Except for one major issue.... Torinir, Dec 7, 2017
  4. It's A Sign The Economy Still Sucks.... CF, Dec 7, 2017
    1. Or just killing the golden goose. Flying Wrench, Dec 7, 2017
      1. Goose.... Chloe, Dec 7, 2017
  5. Sorry guys, not much I can do about it.... Doc Nickel, Dec 7, 2017
    1. Not your fault. Kymation, Dec 7, 2017
    2. Put me on the list..... beejay5169, Dec 7, 2017
      1. Also on the list. Hunting Guy, Dec 7, 2017
        1. The "set".... Doc Nickel, Dec 8, 2017
    3. Huh.. J.Cook, Dec 7, 2017
      1. Everyone is missing Book 6... :). Doc Nickel, Dec 7, 2017
        1. What Sort Of Printer(s)?. Lord *Redacted* the *censored*, Dec 7, 2017
          1. Blog post.... Doc Nickel, Dec 8, 2017
            1. Both good choices.... J.Cook, Dec 8, 2017
              1. Consumables. Antknot, Dec 8, 2017
                1. Consumables.... Doc Nickel, Dec 10, 2017
                2. Vacuum filters.... J.Cook, Dec 11, 2017
                  1. Oh hey, it *is* HEPA.. Bruce Bergman, Dec 11, 2017
                    1. Indeed!. J.Cook, Dec 12, 2017
    4. I still have the postcard that cover comes from. As soon as the store is I'll be there.. eddi, Dec 7, 2017
      1. Yep, recycled art! :). Doc Nickel, Dec 7, 2017
  6. Possible Alternates to Patreon include.... Jelsemium, Dec 8, 2017

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