Patreon Is Hardening Their 'Adult Content' Guidelines. Discussion Thread

TowerCrow

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A new potential supporter would have to register a new Coinbase account which, if it works as it did years ago, requires you to prove you're an actual person. So you have to scan your passport and other documents and send those to them. It's a multiple day process for approval.

Then you buy some Bitcoin that keeps growing and crashing at breakneck pace so you're likely to lose money if you aim to use it for spending and not keeping.

THEN you have to go to a crypto exchange (where you again have to prove your identity) and trade some Bitcoin for Nano. Three to five days later maybe you can actually pledge something (while probably losing your money by the very nature of crypto). This graph shows that Nano has been on a downwards trend losing value for a while now:

No thanks. That's too many hoops for me to jump through to do anything on the platform, and I lose money in the process. There might not be any fees for the creator initially but the value of crypto is unpredictable, and Nano is clearly losing value as we speak. So all that supposedly saved fee cost is eaten up by supporters and creators losing money while holding on to bitcoin/nano.
 

Heartlessnobody95

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6. Your contribution are not obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, libelous, slanderous or otherwise objectable (as determined by us).

For something called "Adult Pledge" that's quite the restriction list. Is it a condition to protect yourself? How can devs know where you really draw the line then?
If we are going to be shilling alternatives then I am going to throw my hat into the ring.
Personally I talked with the support staff and legal team at Subscribestar and am more than satisfied with what I got.
And I personally think that Here is a link to their so you will know what you can and cannot post. (Which is not much.) My only problem with Subscribestar is that Paypal and Stripe are being bitches so you might not get payments through those but it might have to go directly into your bank or credit card.
If you discover you want to sign up with them, here is my
(I get a little cut of what Subscribestar charges if you use it. Plus it speeds up the process since I talked with them about bringing on Adult creators.)
But even if you don't want to throw some money my way I still suggest you start a Subscribestar as they will probably be the best bastion for people like us in the coming months.
 
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TowerCrow

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If we are going to be shilling alternatives then I am going to throw my hat into the ring.
Personally I talked with the support staff and legal team at Subscribestar and am more than satisfied with what I got.
And I personally think that Here is a link to their so you will know what you can and cannot post. (Which is not much.) My only problem with Subscribestar is that Paypal and Stripe are being bitches so you might not get payments through those but it might have to go directly into your bank or credit card.
If you discover you want to sign up with them, here is my
(I get a little cut of what Subscribestar charges if you use it. Plus it speeds up the process since I talked with them about bringing on Adult creators.)
But even if you don't want to throw some money my way I still suggest you start a Subscribestar as they will probably be the best bastion for people like us in the coming months.
I'd hold off from creating a Subscribestar campaign for now. This is what one dev received as an email answer when he inquired about why his campaign is not approved yet:
"Hi there, We are about to launch a separate platform for your type of content (3d art / Adult games). The reason for that is simple: we really want your content to be safe, and you to be paid and not "de-platformed" for any subjective reason. We'll let you know once we launch it, it's gonna happen very soon! You are going to be in the first batch. We hope you understand and support our endeavor and that this delay won't interrupt any of your plans. "
 

gamersglory

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I Should say I do Have a personal ownership interest in Adult Pledge. Like I said before I am not making any money off of anyone. simply coming up with a legal solution to everyone's problem. Even though we are offing a free service there is still a liability. the Terms of service are up to me and my business partners and we are all creators ourselves. The Terms of service are boilerplate US legalese. Update: The language has been changed to allow Adult Game content. Only thins we can't allow is Real People porn( US laws on that are very complex to be In compliance), No Underage Real or Simulated. We designed the site for Adult game developers mainly also writers, animators, and CG masker.
 

Heartlessnobody95

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I'd hold off from creating a Subscribestar campaign for now. This is what one dev received as an email answer when he inquired about why his campaign is not approved yet:
Interesting. I guess I got in ahead of the curve. If that is the case then I would agree with your post. Hold off until the alternative platform is created so the content can remain safe.
 
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