Since it changed a few years ago, Patreon has been promising that the explore creators function would improve - one day. However, as far as I can tell, it’s the same as it was then - basically, that you see the top 20 creators in each category, but if you want to see more, you have to use the search. Now, this might be OK if the search function wasn’t so rudimentary - there is no advanced version, that I can see, no way to filter results, and the results are pretty randomly (from what I can tell).
Why is this? It almost seems as if Patreon is being obtuse here, when the solution is obvious. There are all sorts of useful criteria that would provide more meaningful ways of discovering creators - e.g.: highest earning, most patrons, amount of time on Patreon (oldest/newest), locality, frequency of update, etc. And yet, Patreon insists on persisting with the old top 20.
Any ideas, anyone?