Preface: I am fine with sex (and without). I don’t mind naked breasts, be them male, female or furry. I like artists to do whatever they please.
However: My interests are not in sex/erotics/so-called-beauty-of-women (I like gay people, unfortunately I am not gay, sorry).
I am interested in learning. I am interested in expanding my horizons. I want to get motivated to explore things I don’t know yet. I would, for example, love to get into photography.
However, when clicking on “photography” on the Patreon homepage, I get this:
Naked women, half naked women, women in bondage, furry girls with high heels … again, don’t get me wrong, I am FINE with your art being supported here, that is not my point.
My point is: When thinking of photogragy, I think of way more than just the same thing over and over and over again. I would prefer getting presented a variety of creators that do different things (in photography). I would love to get motivated to click somewhere and look at a “portfolio” of kinds.
I do understand - from discussions around here - that I am not expected to use Patreon (as a potential patron) but instead search on “social media”. However, I don’t do social media. What for is a portal (patreon.com) if what the portal provides isn’t meant to “wetten my appetite”? (I know there’s a joke in there as some people might get some wet appetite from the offerings “photography” shows).
Could patreon, please, do some “jour fix”, some “clean up” on their categories and make the ENTRY pages of the portal more inviting? Instead of showing user avatars, please show “best rated examples of creators’ works”. If a category is “flooded” with a single topic, have some curators take care of picking a variety of samples. Have users vote for “show casing” creators on the category entry pages - with some minimum moderation to get enough mix in the mix.
Please consider subcategories. If I want to find a creator that provides educational material, I can only click “education” - and get faced with everything. I would like to be able to click on “Photography” and then “learn” or “workshop” or whatever. I would like to “filter” my search.
I do not want to use Google for that. I want a visual feedback, I want comfort. It’s the 201x, not the 199x.
I hope this cry does not come across as dismissive of cosplayers, bondage-lovers, sexy-picture-makers or anyone, anything or anyfur else. Or moaning. Or wining. I really mean it as a constructive crit to make Patreon more visitor-friendly.