So today I looked at https://www.patreon.com/dashboard/earnings and was informed of a new “Attempted Amount Charged” column.
July looks right - the numbers add up precisely - but the others are pretty off. 722.35 for June, 823.97 for May, and $545.74 for April. It goes all the way back to the first month I was on Patreon, supposedly 30.55 was attempted, with a little more than two bucks taken out of it for fees, and a payout to me of $8.47.
I suspect this is just something going wrong in the how the actual data’s being massaged - I’m on a pay-per-thing campaign, and the regularity with which new features are rolled out that only work on a per-month campaign makes me suspect this was never tested on any historical data from pay-per-thing creators.
If there’s actually several thousand bucks sitting around Patreon’s coffers that never made it to me, I’d be delighted to get it, though.