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Re: Our Patreon

Post by kintaris » December 8th, 2017, 11:10 pm

As far as I can tell Alex, it's an extra levy on you.

But the fact that I don't know for sure what this means is precisely why I'm not cancelling anything in Patreon just yet. Patreon won't suffer if I just cancel everything in a reactionary way - the creators I support will. I feel like a lot of people are inadvertently injuring the smaller creators they care about by just jacking this all in without a second thought.

I am happy to pay this tiny extra on all of the Patreons I support while the creators behind them work out next steps - and all the creators I support have always had an open dialogue about their plans, it's the reason I'm willing to donate in the first place. I will move with them if and when they decide another platform or pay method is preferable.

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Re: Our Patreon

Post by Suits » December 9th, 2017, 10:02 am

The fallout from this appears to be rather substantial, on Twitter at least.

A lot of people, creators, streamers and so forth have reported that they have lost a number of Patreons over the last few days, which is a terrible shame as a lot of these creators have built up a content process based around these donations and may find it hard to produce content in the same way.

I'll be honest, I only subscribe to one Patreon as I want to stay focused on the amount that I donate and remain focused on what I feel I enjoy the most. Personally, I find it easy to get carried away with things like this and end up oversubscribing. I have the same approach to charities.

It's frustrating, as it's another layer of filth that gets in the way of nourishing, what you want to see flourish.

What ever the outcome is and whatever is the best in the long run is for your chosen selection shouldn't be lost and I'd welcome any other approach that means that 3rd parties don't tap into that revenue stream just because.

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Re: Our Patreon

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Re: Our Patreon

Post by kintaris » December 13th, 2017, 9:06 pm

ratsoalbion wrote:
December 13th, 2017, 7:15 pm
Reversal (from Patreon):
https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article ... ptwitterus
Well that's two "it's 2017 so we'll take what victories we can" news stories in one day. Merry Christmas!

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Re: Our Patreon

Post by Stanshall » January 15th, 2018, 7:27 pm

Evening, gents. Just checking if the RE show will go up this evening, please?
Am I right it's via a Patreon post? Thanks.

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Post by ratsoalbion » January 15th, 2018, 7:57 pm

Correct and yes it will!

Edit: It’s out now. All subscribers should receive an email linking them to their exclusive RSS.

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Re: Our Patreon

Post by Suits » January 15th, 2018, 8:18 pm

Any ideas if I can get this on my Podcasts App on my iPod in any way ??

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Re: Our Patreon

Post by Stanshall » January 15th, 2018, 8:30 pm

Thanks, good timing. Listening now!

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Re: Our Patreon

Post by Alex79uk » January 15th, 2018, 9:13 pm

Excellent! All set up and downloading via the BeyondPod app on Android as I type!

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Re: Our Patreon

Post by ratsoalbion » January 15th, 2018, 9:19 pm

Excellent.

Props to Our Jay for sorting it all out (and editing the thing too)!
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Re: Our Patreon

Post by Suits » January 15th, 2018, 9:35 pm

So frustrating.

I can get it on my iPhone and my iMac but it won’t subscribe/download on my iPod Touch.

Random.

I managed to get the RSS link on my Touch, through logging into my emails on Safari, copied it to the Subscribe URL link in Podcasts, clicked subscribe ................nothing.

Tried typing in some nonsense, it’s says, sorry can’t find the server or feed. Paste the link from the email in again ............ nothing.

Crap like this drives me mad.

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Re: Our Patreon

Post by KSubzero1000 » January 15th, 2018, 9:36 pm

Do we know when exactly the donation button is planned to arrive?

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Post by ratsoalbion » January 15th, 2018, 9:47 pm

Soon is all I can say.

It’s yet to be ascertained whether or not we can offer the ‘week early’ feed to one-off donators however.

The facility isn’t provided by PayPal as it is with Patreon, plus the admin could quickly become unmanageable.

Stay tuned.

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Re: Our Patreon

Post by KSubzero1000 » January 15th, 2018, 9:55 pm

I do plan on donating regularly, but I don't mind if the week early bonus stays Patreon-only. How would it even work? There would be no way of knowing from your side whether any given donation is a one-off or not.

Probably for the best to keep it simple and manageable. It just opens the floodgates if you start making exceptions, I think. And it's not like you're keeping any content away from non-Patreon listeners.

Just my two cents.

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Re: Our Patreon

Post by ratsoalbion » January 15th, 2018, 11:02 pm

Appreciated sir.

We’ll let you all know as soon as the magic button is in place!

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Re: Our Patreon

Post by JaySevenZero » January 16th, 2018, 1:06 am

KSubzero1000 wrote:
January 15th, 2018, 9:36 pm
Do we know when exactly the donation button is planned to arrive?
Yeah, I'll hopefully be testing it tomorrow but it should be all set by the weekend at the latest all being well.

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Re: Our Patreon

Post by JaySevenZero » January 17th, 2018, 7:20 am

KSubzero1000 wrote:
January 15th, 2018, 9:55 pm
How would it even work? There would be no way of knowing from your side whether any given donation is a one-off or not?
We've set it up as a reward tier so it's only available to those who are giving the minimum of $1 a month, it generates a feed specific to that patron and if they unsubscribe, the feed is automatically disabled.

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Re: Our Patreon

Post by ratsoalbion » January 17th, 2018, 8:04 am

Ksub was specifically referring to one off PayPal donations there, Jay. And he’s right - it’s probably not practical to offer the week early show to those who kindly put something in the tips jar via PP.

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Re: Our Patreon

Post by JaySevenZero » January 17th, 2018, 12:59 pm

Ah, I see, my bad. Yeah, would be a nightmare trying to keep track of that!

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