This has happened a number of times where a patrons start date will be in the last month, but their lifetime pledge is way more than just one or two charges. My best guess is that this patron was a member, cancelled, and then rejoined. Somehow the previous pledge information is stored, but I have no idea when they were last pledging. This is more a matter of manners, as I would rather not send a welcome email to someone who’s been here before, implying that I don’t remember their membership. Even if that’s true, it’s little details like that that make people feel most connected and loyal to you as a creator.
Has anyone else noticed this? Is my theory correct? It would be great then if patreon included somewhere information regarding when they pledged in the past and for how long.
CURRENT PLEDGE vs LIFETIME PLEDGE … … … … … … … START DATE