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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Venusy (?) » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:31 am

Yes, Patreon does allow NSFW content, at least for now.

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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Perrydotto (?) » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:02 pm

Fizzbuzz wrote:
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Does Patreon even allow NSFW content?
They used to with basically anything being fair game, which was changed recently
Patreon updated its terms of service last week, explicitly prohibiting the sale of pornographic material or sexual services, and telling creators, “You can’t use Patreon to raise funds in order to produce pornographic material such as maintaining a website, funding the production of movies, or providing a private webcam session.”

In an email to adult content creators sent Wednesday afternoon, Patreon CEO Jack Conte said that the new language simply clarified its existing policy on pornography. “We did update four (and only four) areas of our actual content policy: incest, bestiality, sexual depiction of minors, and suggestive sexual violence. If you're just reading the headlines, you’ll be under the impression that we’re ‘cracking down on adult content.’ Again, this is not what’s actually happening,” he wrote.
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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Geomancing (?) » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:00 pm

As I understand it, yes indeed, but they've been restricting the limits of what they allow; IE not allowing stuff like cam girls and the like. Also, if your thing is NSFW, your page will never ever show up on the main page or through a search, you have to be specifically linked to it by someone else.

(this is second-hard hearsay, btw)

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Post by Venusy (?) » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:13 pm

The way most furry artists I follow have been handling it is by making sure that NSFW art is always now paywalled even if it would have been free before (or just posting it on their image gallery site of choice). I'm less sure how sex workers who use the site handle it.

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Post by Octavia (?) » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:02 pm

Congrats on being my first and only Patreon pledge! :party:

NOW GIMME MY SUPER SPECIAL BADGE! :twonk:
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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Dexanth (?) » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:45 am

Fizzbuzz wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:19 am
Does Patreon even allow NSFW content?
Sort of and sufficiently enough a shitton of people use it to fund porn art yes :-I

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Post by RudeCyrus (?) » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:56 am

Your Patreon is bare bones, OP. I expected better! :glare:

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Post by Adiwan (?) » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:01 am

The goal of 50 Buckazoids has been reached!
We can use the extra either for saving it for the future, when the patrons jump off, or for blackjack and hookers.
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Post by Aramek (?) » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:06 am

Crap. Now I need to finally sign up for patreon.
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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by starbucker (?) » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:20 pm

I don't post here often but I like reading the reactions to new episodes and catching up on new PMVs and art. Thanks for setting up this Patreon.

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Post by The Doctor (?) » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:25 pm

And patroned.


I would like one of those fancy Celestia icons next to my name please. :-P

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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Big Boss (?) » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:56 pm

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for reaching the goal. For the time being, the forums are funded and until we transfer AWS for Broni over to me Cosmo will also get his cut to cover AWS.

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Post by PhoolCat (?) » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:35 pm

:yay:
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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Wayoshi (?) » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:49 am

Throwing in a buck a month here. :)

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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by The Doctor (?) » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:37 am

Wayoshi wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:49 am
Throwing in a buck a month here. :)
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Post by drunkill (?) » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:52 am

I kicked in :5bux: but I guess since it is already Dec 1 here (two hours into it) it won't be added until Jan 1. Oh well.
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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Aramek (?) » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:26 pm

You're my first, and only, patreon.
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Post by Adiwan (?) » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:47 pm

Patreon just took the money.
Do something good with it. :thumbsup:

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Post by PhoolCat (?) » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:07 pm

oh, they took tax too

seems weird to have VAT in dollars :-I
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Post by Octavia (?) » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:32 pm

Adiwan wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:47 pm
GIMME MY BAAAAAAADGE
SAME :flail:
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Post by RIP Syndrome (?) » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:35 pm

The badge is merely a metaphorical one, and the real badge is the friends you made along the way
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Post by Octavia (?) » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:46 pm

RIP Syndrome wrote:
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The badge is merely a metaphorical one, and the real badge is the friends you made along the way
Then next month I'll make sure to pledge metaphorical money :squintyjack:
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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Bigdog (?) » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:53 am

I was trying to decide whether it's worth making a Patreon account just for that but then I saw you're already 50% over the break-even point so I feel better about not bothering :cheese:

I'll keep an eye on the potential benefits (forum-wide, I mean; not silly personal swag) and if you ever need to hit $100 or something I'll take another look at it

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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Big Boss (?) » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:47 am

The badges will be implemented sometime this month.

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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Big Boss (?) » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:05 pm

So Patreon decided to be a butt and change their fee structure thing right when we got this going.

The bad news is that they shifted fees from creators (people taking the income) on to pledgers (people paying the money). This means that your $5 pledge will now be more because they want 2.9% plus 35 cents per pledge.

Hopefully they will back off on this because it's going over like a lead balloon, but I understand if people want to pull pledges over it.

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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:33 pm

Big Boss wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:05 pm
So Patreon decided to be a butt and change their fee structure thing right when we got this going.

The bad news is that they shifted fees from creators (people taking the income) on to pledgers (people paying the money). This means that your $5 pledge will now be more because they want 2.9% plus 35 cents per pledge.

Hopefully they will back off on this because it's going over like a lead balloon, but I understand if people want to pull pledges over it.
I'm waiting to see what will happen first, but one of the things I'm prepared to do is to adjust the tiers so backers won't have to pay more than they already do (ie: $2 is now $1.61, $5 now $4.52, etc). This can't be done with the $1 pledges, however, because that's the absolute minimum Patreon allows.

How is flattr, btw? I know it's another crowdfunding platform.
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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Perrydotto (?) » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:33 pm

Flattr is decent, and other competitors for Patreon are building themselves up at the moment.

There is Ratafire, Steady and the upcoming Drip, for instance. For more general donations and tip jar stuff, people like Ko-Fi these days.
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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:35 pm

Also supposedly Patreon has spoken with some of their bigger creators and admitted fault to how they handled this, but time will tell if anything actually changes. I for one still want to contribute to the TRS Patreon, but since I have no idea if I will even have an income anymore next year, I gotta hold off now for sure.
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:48 am

Yeah, I already lost one of the Patreon backers, likely because of this change. Needless to say, I'm dreading it.

I'm already looking at the other platforms Perry listed. Hoping that Kickstarter will make Drip public soon.
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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:31 pm

It seems that Patreon realized they made a customer-losing fuckup with this. Going forward I'd still be wary of any changes they might make, but at least for now it seems like the forums funding situation will be okay as it is.
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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Adiwan (?) » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:38 pm

Any other reaction would have been disastrous, even this back-paddling is tainted by the fuck-up they have created.
I guess they'll do another change in half a year when many people will forget this.
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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Perrydotto (?) » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:40 pm

Patreon have made a tool that lets you easily re-pledge recently cancelled pledges. So, if the announced fee changes made you cancel anything (who could blame you), it's at least conveniently changeable now.
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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Big Boss (?) » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:21 am

Two things:

1. I've added everyone to the proper usergroups. We're going to be adding pips Real Soon Now™.

2. The Doctor, your credit card was declined and you should probably fix that, or you won't get your pip.

edit: Also, due to the extra monies we have over the goal, we're turning on Linode backups, so we can have actual off-site hosted backups without hacks.

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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Niels Olof (?) » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:45 am

Well, consider yourselves patronised! (And, apparently, first post at that).
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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Big Boss (?) » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:36 pm

The patreon badges are live. There is a slight bug where they're not displaying at Retina resolution (as in, too big) but this will be addressed in time.

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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Adiwan (?) » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:42 pm

Finally!
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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:16 pm

And lots of thanks to SlateSlabrock for coding them!

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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by Pocket (?) » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:44 pm

Isn't that their old logo? Didn't they drop that?

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Re: Fund the Forums: Patreon is LIVE

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:53 pm

Pocket wrote:
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Isn't that their old logo? Didn't they drop that?
Yeah, but their new logo is uggo.

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