I'm going to Patreon HQ right now to talk to the execs. Since a lot of you are users, I wanna know: Any burning questions that I should make sure to ask them?
@sonya Would be cool if we could get them to talk about how Operation Choke Point affects their business -- which things would they like to support but had to not? I'd also prolly ask about cryptocurrency plans
@zemichi here are the answers, if you're interested :) https://www.sonyaellenmann.com/2017/04/fediverse-qa-patreon.html
@sonya how can they make patreon more friendly to open source maintainers. They put in a lot of work to maintain software that a lot of companies make millions off of. How can we maintain their genius with a for-profit set up that displays their skills?
@samrocksc answers! https://www.sonyaellenmann.com/2017/04/fediverse-qa-patreon.html not super specific when it comes to your question, but I think I'm going to do a larger story about OSS maintainers who use Patreon :)
@Sargoth answers! this was a great question, like I said earlier https://www.sonyaellenmann.com/2017/04/fediverse-qa-patreon.html
@sonya `fork` and `exec` are the two main commands that the OS gives you to manage which programs are running. Kind of
@sonya What did you have for lunch today is always my answer to the question of "ama" or "what should I ask?"
@sonya crap i meant you were gonna do a Q and A with the operator/developer of mastodon social. That's why i asked "what breed of cat does the admin have" (Admin as in the site administrator/owner)
@sonya WHY CAN WE NOT DO INDIVIDUAL PAYMENTS
I mean, I get the whole shtick of the site, but there's times I want to give an *immediate* bump to somebody I'm patreonizing, and it's dumb to have to go somewhere else to do that when the payment pipeline is already *right there*.
@gamehawk this was a great question! answers here https://www.sonyaellenmann.com/2017/04/fediverse-qa-patreon.html
@nepfag @nerflad @lambadalambda unfortunately no answers on this front, but here are the rest https://www.sonyaellenmann.com/2017/04/fediverse-qa-patreon.html
@m0n5t3r I forgot to ask this in person but I'm following up about it! Here are the rest of the answers, if you're interested https://www.sonyaellenmann.com/2017/04/fediverse-qa-patreon.html
> Patreon made it hard to delete your account on purpose, because they’re worried about creators’ incomes being jeopardized in the event of a hostile account takeover (hacking, an abusive spouse, etc).
More answers here https://www.sonyaellenmann.com/2017/04/fediverse-qa-patreon.html
@lambadalambda oh of course :) obviously they also financially benefit from keeping people on the platform
@deadsuperhero unfortunately I forgot to ask this, but I'm following up about it. here are the rest of the answers: https://www.sonyaellenmann.com/2017/04/fediverse-qa-patreon.html
@sonya are they looking at implementing an group/project oriented funding models? Right now they have accounts that represent groups, or figure heads that represent entire operations - but I'd prefer something that works better for loose collectives (non formal organizations) and helps divy out money.
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