Gallery view for visual artists (as opposed to infinite scroll)

I’m making this post to bring attention to a feature that seems to have been sought after for years now, but never properly implemented.

As an artist this feature would be very nice to have, as my $1 pledge grants my patrons access to a very large back catalog of my work. Right now the only way for someone who wants to browse my body of work is to scroll and scroll and scroll through years worth of artwork.

Please consider adding a gallery view option where posts can be organized by tag, or even manually by the creator. See how deviantart has done this successfully since its inception and consider what a boon it would be to all visual artists on this platform.

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+1!

Thank you

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Ohh I love this idea and I am sure our patrons would love it too

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Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback @maddestmao, I’ll pass your comments along to the team.

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Great idea.

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oh my god PLEASE let this feature happen. a gallery view with folders we can organize deviantart style would be amazing. infinite scroll simply stops working after a bit.

i recently pledged to the highest tier of a creator because they announced they’d be leaving the platform (because patreon doesnt listen to us :slight_smile: ) and infinite scroll wouldn’t let me go back and see all of their old content. RIP.

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For a site all about getting content directly to our supporters, patreon really doesn’t make it easy! Hopefully they start listening and the creator you supported will come back :frowning:

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+1000
I fully support the idea. The infinite scroll fails to the third page. I post a lot on my page and my patreons suffer a lot to be able to see all my content.

It is very complex to establish a visualization similar to the “catalog” that Tumblr used.

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1000 times YES!! A gallery feature is a basic need for a website catering to artists. I’ve been asking for one for 3 years now.

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I agree, it would be extremely useful

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Right now I’m directing people to my tumblr archive if they want to view my entire body of work and it’s so silly. It should benefit patreon to keep patrons on their site, no?

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Yes great idea. I had a patron complaining to me how he can’t search easily for anything especially as he was new and not sure what was even available on the channel.

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Yes, i’ve been asking for this for YEARS too. I don’t see why it can’t be easily implemented. PLEASE patreon!!

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I’d also like to say that I’d prefer some sort of better organisation for patreon pages. I’m a writer so any of my new patrons joining have to scroll through endless posts if they want to get to a certain chapter of a story. I use tags to catalog them but its still extremely confusing for my patrons.

Could we please get some sort of gallery or folders added to patreon so we can organise posts better? That would be a tremendous help for creators and our patrons.

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Hi all, just want to pop in and say we’re noting all of this feedback. We’re not able to implement every suggestion or prioritize them above what we’re currently working on, but please know we’re listening and appreciate all the thoughtful comments!

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Literally, for years, myself and MANY other creators have asked for a Gallery feature. I can show you hundreds of screenshots of exit surveys saying “too hard to find content”.

EDIT: I can also show you many posts on this same forum from long ago where creators have asked for this feature. This cant be that hard. Its just a folder where we can stick content. That’s it.

Please, just give us a big fat, impossible to miss, GALLERY where we can post completed content for our subscribers.

Please. Help.

Here are some examples of Patreon feedback from exit surveys: ALL of these would have been solved with a simple gallery.

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Wow it is painful to look at those surveys, Patreon really shooting themselves and their creators in the foot by refusing to add this feature. Maybe our cries will be heard this time? My sympathies to you for those patrons lost through no fault of your own. :frowning:

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It’s time to message the staff on linkedin and youtube. what on earth this issue is not a priority after many requests???

Please, Jack CEO’s Patreon, Many creators like me have been requesting a feature to improve the scrolling experience on Patreon, mainly to provide to our patrons better UI during their navigation in our contents, the Infinite scrolling experience is very hard and sometimes laggy, (Just the current Tags system is not enough) Please add Filters and gallery to display small posts like videos and thumbnails, take a look at the Forum it’s being hard to claim to this feature. many years and requesting a nothing has been done… Should we quit from patreon and start our own business page?

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After seeing how patreon doesn’t really seem to value us enough to make improvements to their platform, if a competitor were to show up that actually listened to user feedback I’d take my business over to them in a heartbeat. :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

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Hello all! My name is Ursula and I lead the product teams focused on the fan and patron experience at Patreon. We deeply appreciate you taking the time to share your experience; the collective feedback from all our creators and patrons helps us identify how to best improve our product. We definitely heard from patrons about the difficulty in finding benefits and earlier this year we introduced a membership page that summarizes benefits, improved the filter functionality on the post page, and added a search post option. We are also currently looking closely at how content is presented on Patreon. It’s too early to share design explorations, and I can’t offer a timeline, but we will be sure to reach out to creators and patrons for continued feedback.

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