maplebee

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Comment on Patreon of Bright Stars
maplebee, 07 Oct 2014 11:06 pm
@YersiniaP: the unrefunded pledge won't currently refund because, while the Patreon technically made $40 a month, there was almost $5 in fees, so the account only had $35 in it for refunds.

I'm currently finding out from Patreon if I can cover the difference so that you won't be left out the money for my mistake with the service!
Comment on Code Monkeying of Bright Stars
maplebee, 06 Oct 2014 08:54 pm
@Niggle: see the new page post for an explanation.

@Angel_Sin: ditto
Comment on Patreon of Bright Stars
maplebee, 06 Oct 2014 08:54 pm
I've closed down the Patreon page. I refunded all the pledges previous to doing so, except for one that wouldn't refund (I'm getting Patreon to help me untangle that so it can also be refunded, so if you have one pledge not refunded, have no fear).

Patreon is a really cool service, and a great idea, but, as usual, it is best leveraged by American users. I'm not familiar with a lot of things when it comes to trying to monetize a comic, and Patreon ended up being on the wrong end of my ignorance. I didn't know until I went to transfer the successful pledges this month that in order to do so I have to have a tax number for doing business in the States. I -think- I can technically use my Canadian SIN, but frankly I'm not comfortable doing that (its basically the most important piece of Canadian ID you can have...). Applying for a tax number would take 6-8 weeks, then any money I transfer back to Canada would be subject to extra taxes, plus I'd basically have to be filing as a small business on my income tax from what I can see. It's essentially not a knot I'm interested in unraveling.

So I've refunded the pledges and pulled down my creator account. Thank you all very much for your interest in supporting the Patreon while it was there :)
Comment on Code Monkeying of Bright Stars
maplebee, 30 Sep 2014 11:04 am
@YersiniaP:

Copied from a reply to Niggle (wanna make sure you get notified of it also):

the extras are a $10 patronage reward... I'm not sure who all has what username on Patreon and didn't want to start demanding what level people pledged at, but that may be why you can only see the thumbs?

If you pledged at that level and it still won't show things properly let me know 'cause I definitely need to get that ironed out...

(PS now that I know how Patreon's rewards work - i.e. the Creations blog part - I might change the extras tier to $5 a month. I had thought I could only send out a packet as a reward once a month [more work for me], not make a blog that would be viewable to people as they pledge to that level...)
Comment on Code Monkeying of Bright Stars
maplebee, 30 Sep 2014 11:02 am
@Niggle: the extras are a $10 patronage reward... I'm not sure who all has what username on Patreon and didn't want to start demanding what level people pledged at, but that may be why you can only see the thumbs?

If you pledged at that level and it still won't show things properly let me know 'cause I definitely need to get that ironed out...

(PS now that I know how Patreon's rewards work - i.e. the Creations blog part - I might change the extras tier to $5 a month. I had thought I could only send out a packet as a reward once a month [more work for me], not make a blog that would be viewable to people as they pledge to that level...)
Comment on Code Monkeying of Bright Stars
maplebee, 26 Sep 2014 08:17 pm
@Niggle: Patreon is weirdly laid out - it takes me forever to find my way around it, too.

From the Bright Stars Patreon page, you should be able to see "Home, Creations, Activity, Patrons" just above the main summary image. If you click on creations it lets you see the available extras and click on each to see them full size and with description.

Does that clear anything up?
Comment on Code Monkeying of Bright Stars
maplebee, 07 Sep 2014 09:01 pm
@maplebee: moar testing
Comment on Code Monkeying of Bright Stars
maplebee, 07 Sep 2014 08:44 pm
@maplebee: anotehr test
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maplebee, 07 Sep 2014 08:43 pm
@maplebee: test3
Comment on Code Monkeying of Bright Stars
maplebee, 07 Sep 2014 08:38 pm
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