Polls about the new #Patreon fee system stuff! https://twitter.com/cassolotl/status/938519601230635008
Oh, £144.22 now. So it's going up *fast*.
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")
hey #patreon users, please consider going to https://patreon.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new and filling out a comment about the new fee system if you have strong feelings about them! if you're unhappy, tell them why; if you wish there were other options, tell them what you want those options to be. users of a platform deserve to be heard.
(there are a bunch of posts about the changes under the patreon tag here if you need to get caught upt)
For confused people who use @crossposter - here's the last 12 hours.
It is indeed not working!
But also, now the supporter is paying their processing fee, not the creator. Which seems quite good.
I think I agree with @melgillman that they should have it be optional. It already feels bad enough when you pledge and then you're hit with VAT stuff that significantly increases it. Fewer people will make small pledges with this new system, and that's gonna hurt people.
Small thread of #TwitterPoll about the new #Patreon pricing system, because I am nosy. https://twitter.com/cassolotl/status/938519601230635008
"Parliament votes for How to Stop Brexit [by Nick Clegg] as book of the year"
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.
I'm a functional gay?? Haha, I am not sure about that. XD https://twitter.com/ayyyvocado/status/938197814491996160
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