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  • I don't think you're aware of what Patreon has been doing.

    They have decided to ban people for activity they don't like ANYWHERE. Not just activity on their site or on the internet but anywhere, even in real life.

    They don't think of you as paying for a financial service, they think you are there to support their 'brand' and they claim they are protecting their 'brand'.

    None of this is in their terms and conditions, they seem to be making it up as they go along, which means you have no protection from their arbitrary decisions.
    For example: What happens if they decide tomorrow that 'Renderosity' is a p*rn site and find you have been posting on Renderosity?

    You know this is possible. We've been through this before with our hobby.

    For your own financial security you should find an alternative to Patreon as soon as possible.


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    It is their "interactive and doubtful connection" with credit card companies that worries most.

    All these "dark" sites that promise easy money are collecting so much information, (completely behind our back and without permissions from anybody) that it is safer to walk down a dark street at night completely drunk, stoned and naked.

    Remember ; Nothing is free on the Net. Connect to these "easy money sites", and you are open and exposed to God and the rest of the world.



  • @prixat If they find that tomorrow Renderosity is a porn site, THEN I will leave. But three things:

    1. I still have to get approved. Which means they will review the site.
    2. I do list, but do not sell any vendors that they might deem as pornographic. If they're going to get me, it would be now.
    3. Why don't you find me a reasonable alternative site? The truth is, I've supported this Directory, on my own, for two years and I can't keep doing so.

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    Instead of spreading fake news I suggest you start creating content for Poser because my motivation is running low when I read this uneducated bullshit.



  • Ya know, this thread was started to support one of Posers long time supporters....

    And look where it is going?

    WTF.....



  • @biscuits You shouldn't be using Patreon, @vilters has a video to prove it...


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  • @eclark1849 I don't know how reliable these are but how about liberapay or funderdog?
    Everybody is currently doing "donation buttons", go to the Paypal or Stripe websites directly.

    Are you mis-reading Vilters' posts done in his usual calm and measured style? LOL.
    I don't think anyone is telling you not to get funding, just think twice before signing up with Patreon.



  • @prixat I had some bad luck dealing with Paypal in the past, so I don't mess with them directly. As for Tony, I respect him and his knowledge, but it stops there.



  • @shvrdavid It still is. If I were independently wealthy or I hit the lottery I'll let you know.


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    @eclark1849 said in The Poser Content Directory:

    @prixat I had some bad luck dealing with Paypal in the past, so I don't mess with them directly. As for Tony, I respect him and his knowledge, but it stops there.

    Hi Earl ; You know I support each and every Poser initiative but Patreon is just the wrong platform.

    For the rest?
    I am not here to make friends but to help people out or get started.
    I am NOT the "great render guy" but I silently work on the tech behind it.

    When something is good, i will say it. But when I don't like something, well, I"ll say that too.


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    @vilters said in The Poser Content Directory:

    @eclark1849 said in The Poser Content Directory:

    @prixat I had some bad luck dealing with Paypal in the past, so I don't mess with them directly. As for Tony, I respect him and his knowledge, but it stops there.

    Hi Earl ; You know I support each and every Poser initiative but Patreon is just the wrong platform.

    For the rest?
    I am not here to make friends but to help people out or get started.
    I am NOT the "great render guy" but I silently work on the tech behind it.

    When something is good, i will say it. But when I don't like something, well, I"ll say that too.

    There is nothing wrong with Patreon.
    Your earlier insults to patreon and their customers was way out of line.
    HDRI Haven now releases free HDRI content every week thanks to Patreon.
    Is that a bad thing?


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    Do you know what is wrong? ...….Slander that is wrong.



  • @vilters Tony, and @Prixat, I actually have been keeping up with the news regarding Patreon. So here's the compromise I offer. I will still offer Patreon as my main funding source. Since Patreon is non-exclusive, I will also look to find an alternate source of funding which you will, or at least should, have no objections to donating. Fair enough?



  • @eclark1849
    Very fair. :-)



  • Hi everyone. Just to let everyone know, I launched My Patreon page over the weekend. I decided that a $1 donation or pledge to Patreon gives everyone free and unfettered access to the directory. I want to continue to do what I do and help you find the content you need and want to use Poser, but I can't do it alone. I need your help. Thanks.

    For those who don't wish to pledge to Patreon, I'm working on that as well to find you an alternative.



  • @eclark1849 said in The Poser Content Directory:

    Hi everyone. Just to let everyone know, I launched My Patreon page over the weekend. I decided that a $1 donation or pledge to Patreon gives everyone free and unfettered access to the directory. I want to continue to do what I do and help you find the content you need and want to use Poser, but I can't do it alone. I need your help. Thanks.

    For those who don't wish to pledge to Patreon, I'm working on that as well to find you an alternative.

    When you say everyone, does that include people who aren't subscribing, that was never quite obvious from either this or your original post

    Amanda



  • @amethystpendant You and everyone has free and unfettered access to the directory. Costs you nothing to use it. I do hope that you will donate the $1 a month to help support the directory, but it is not a requirement at this time. In the future, I will be finding Tips and Tricks of Poser and publishing those in Tier #2.



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    Joined.