I paused my creation page. I was feeling I was unable to provide to my patrons with enough material to justify the monthly payment. So I went through the procedure, as described here:
I also sent a message to all my Patrons explaining why I was not going to be able to work on the project for now, and why I was thus not charging them. This happened in May.
And then Patreon this month charged my Patrons anyway, took a percentage as any other month, and sent me the rest.
This is really unacceptable. It is unaccaptable for me. And it should be unacceptable for my Patrons. It breaks the trust relationship between me and my Patrons, forcing me to close my account or block my Patrons so Patreon does not charge them anymore.
I sent a message to the help desk. I sent a tweet to patronsupport. But I am writing here to warn everybody about this serious bug.