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.