Creator Page sign up incentive "Connect via Private Message"

I believe this is old news, a feature that was added on to the front page where prospective Patrons sign up. Is there a way to remove this? Its a promise I can not deliver on and gets messy with having a Discord community.

Thanks for helping a gal out!


There was a lengthy thread about this some months ago, and Patreon effectively declined to make this change.

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you’re the bees knees Michael! I appreciate your insight, I couldn’t find that particular thread this was discussed way back. I shall search again on why they declined to change it.

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Seems like it’d be an easy thing to make optional that shouldn’t confuse people who pledge to multiple pages, which is their typical reason for declining change requests. :confused:

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Is it the “connect via private message” that is challenging to keep up with?

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If they are going to encourage/force use of the messaging system, perhaps they should invest a little time in bringing it into this century. Would much rather have Patrons email me directly or DM on Discord. Heck, I’d settle to having the ability to reply to notification email they send me when a new message comes in.


I strongly encourage discord or email, as the messaging system on Ptreon is a disaster.


This is my original thread on the subject.

Reyna’s most recent reply in-thread was predictably disappointing. Not because she said no, but because she didn’t.

I asked a straightforward question: is Patreon going to do the thing I asked?

In response, she tried to drum up excitement for all the positive changes that are just around the corner. The one thing she didn’t do? Answer my question. Or provide the least bit of detail as to what we can actually expect. And when.

If you can’t or won’t communicate a list of upcoming changes and improvements and a timeline for them, they are never going to happen.

I think Patreon is afraid of sharing what they are working on, and if I had to guess, I think that’s because they know we don’t care about the things they are working on. Their priorities are backwards.

More opinion:

The problem with Patreon is its CEO.

Two months ago, @reyna posted a poorly-received thread advertising “Jack’s Creator Club,” an initiative through which The Bearded CEO himself is going to help a small group of creators grow their Patreon earnings.

Imagine if you heard that the CEO of Bank of America was starting a “Moynihan’s Club” where Brian Moynihan is going to personally help five or six checking account customers with their account management.

If you are having trouble imagining that as something that might ever exist, that’s because it would never exist. The idea itself is absurd.

That Patreon’s CEO thinks “Jack’s Creator Club” is a good way to spend his time is a serious problem.

Particularly because he might be right.

(On the bright side, at least now I have a better understanding of why nothing ever gets done here.)

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