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

Seeing as this relatively simple feature has been requested for years and never been made a reality, my hopes and expectations are being kept extremely low! :grin: Thanks for your response.

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thanks for the response.

but unfortunately, the membership tab is still basically useless as it still relies on infinite scroll which does not work. even if patrons search my tags or key words, they’re going to get HUNDREDS of posts labelled ‘cosplay’. How do they know what to search for? What if I have content they didn’t even know about? What about the creators who have been making content for years and years before the search function was implimented? Their content isn’t going to be as consistently tagged.

i’m grateful for your keeping in touch with creators and responding to our posts but my expectations are on the floor for actual positive change for my user experience on this site.

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Ursula - please look at the picture I posted in the first post of this thread:

This, I believe, is what 99% of artists want. Just a button that says gallery. If you need examples of how the gallery itself will look, let us know. Tags, membership page, etc do not come anywhere close to what we want.

We want a BIG, EASY TO FIND, GALLERY button that allows access to our “completed” content. If you need ANY HELP. Please let me know and I can provide examples, ideas, and show you what we are looking for.

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@ursula We need a GALLERY. Please I am literally begging you. You wanna make money off of it? Maybe give us a little bit for free and charge us $3-$5 per month to store our files on your servers like DropBox…

Just please, give us a GALLERY. A bit fat clickable icon that has ALL of our content in one simple to use place.

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I would LOVE this feature implemented! I’m just starting out but I can see how bad it could get as more content is posted, I think this way it wouldn’t feel too overwhelming to browse! [It could also be separated by month to some degree]

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@maddestmao - yeah, the same response to all these requests for years has been ‘we are listening to your requests, thank you they are very helpful’ - and they don’t do them. I’m not sure why. This is why I’m now leaving patreon. I’ve built my own membership site and already I have a search bar which searches all posts I have made (no tags needed) - if they search ‘dragon’ - then any post with dragon art will come up… etc. It’s not really hard so I don’t get why they’ve not done it.

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They just don’t care. I deleted my creator page and moved to Ko-fi. They’re running a racket here.

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ko-fi handles great, but they’re not NSFW-friendly, so I can’t use it fully :stuck_out_tongue:

I’ll be moving to BuyMeACoffee as soon as they implement tiered membership, which is being worked on (promised in the next few weeks).

Gumroad allows NSFW. And Twitter is now making their own system, though it’s not out just yet. They seem more relaxed on NSFW in general, so we’ll see how they handle NSFW in their subscription service.

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oh yeah, I use Gumroad! also tried Discord donation bots, Fanbox, Substar, and waiting for Twitter Superfollows too :stuck_out_tongue: I think Onlyfans allows NSFW art as well, but I’m already using too many sites :sweat_smile:

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I would have chosen gumroad if they had had a way of having members to post on my posts on there, but they did say that they are planning on bringing that in. It would have been the cheapest option for a membership for me, but sadly, just didn’t get the timing right! I’ve gone for wordpress with a MemberPress plugin and so far so good!

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@maddestmao well it certainly feels like they don’t care now since so much stuff seems to be ignored. And no explanation given. It feels like the ‘we have taken down your pain points and passed it on to the team’ is just an appeasement to make it seem like they’re interested in what we say in here.
They make changes, but it seems never changes that are asked for. And then the changes they do make are announced with ‘here are all the things you asked for’ - AHAHA! yeah.

If you deleted your page, how are you still able to post in here? I have moved now but keeping my patreon page up for six months (without receiving pay) for those who want to have access to my 5 years of posts in there. Then I’ll delete.

Do they have folder implementation?

Not at this point. They’re still developing features. For me, the main feature is tiers, which are close to being deployed.

@artbyemilyhare You can go back literal years on this forum and see people making topics begging for a simple gallery. It’s appalling that we’ve been ignored like this for so long for a relatively simple feature.

I deleted my creator page, but I still have my account so that I can support creators that are still here. I kept my creator page up for about two months without billing my supporters while I moved shop to ko-fi.

Yeah while I am losing a lot of patrons who don’t want to move away from Patreon (fair enough as they support others or don’t trust a different thing). I figured go now or never. I had a new patron last month who immediately followed to my new site and was already complaining about Patreon!

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like if we could even get some sort of response ANYTHING from staff on the addition of galleries specifically, that’d be great. last time i made a topic on this, they just said “well we have the ‘my membership tab’” which… isn’t even remotely close to what we’re asking for.

I will quit from patreon very soon.

Starting to building my own webpage to display a better content gallery experience to my patrons.
Definitely Patreon doesn’t give it a shit to the creator. Just got a Survey asking about my experience as creator.
I use patreon just to receive payments, nothing more than this.
This scrolling page sucks at all circunstances as video creator. Losing people on patreon that tells that can’t understand how to use the platform…

Try link your Wordpress to your patreon. It will have gallery features and still lock posts like tiers