Remember, as ridiculous as @firstname.lastname@example.org is being, remember that terminating your patronage is going to hurt the creators you care about WAY more than it hurts Patreon. Please, please wait a little bit for the dust to settle and for creators to decide where they'd rather be supported!
@fluffy I have been making sure to do the responsible thing for supporting folks and seeing if I can get them on liberapay or alternatively find other ways to support them
Most folks have paypal too so that's usually a good way to keep supporting them while something else that doesn't wring patrons and creators out comes along (fingers crossed for Drip)
@vahnj @fluffy That's fair, and I don't want to create a situation in which people who need help can't get help. I just want to call attention to the ways in which our systems of support are hurting us so we can look for better alternatives. No ethical consumption, poison or starvation, et cetera, but... at least we can try, maybe.
@fluffy I actually upped my contribution to Jim Sterling to mitigate that a bit, but I definitely understand why angry patrons might refuse to participate. It's disgusting that Patreon's couched such a naked money grab as "helping creators".
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