Because of the nature of my project - dozens of photos in each post - I found it very useful that Patreon allowed me to create each post in HTML and simply paste it into the HTML box. Suddenly that’s no longer possible. According to this new answer on the ZenDesk site, they removed that capability “to reduce confusion and allow creators a more seamless posting experience.”
I wasn’t confused, and now I am going to have a much less seamless posting experience. Plus, when I followed the instructions on this other new ZenDesk page to enable my account to use inline images in posts, it told me on my Account page that inline images would only appear as links on the Android app - and would not appear at all on the iOS app. So it’s entirely possible that when I make my next post, a few of my patrons will not be able to see any images when viewing it via their method of choice, and cancel their pledges.
What on earth could possibly have been the reason for disallowing HTML? If some creators didn’t know how to use it, that’s one thing - but HTML allowed me to post dozens of images at once without taking up any server space on Patreon, and without having to go through a ridiculous click-and-copy-and-paste process for every single individual photo in the post.
Ugh!! So frustrated. And Patreon supposedly wants to make it easier for us to earn money.