Hey Libretro team,
It’s come to my attention in an email today from Patreon that they will be issuing a service fee with each Patreon pledge. I for one will not stand for this. The creators didn’t ask for this and the patrons certainly didn’t either. If Patreon genuinely cared about their creators getting more of the money that is pledged to them, then they would lower their percentage of their cut. Instead they’ve decided to literally grab cash directly out of the patron’s pockets to fund themselves and still have the gull to withhold 5% from their creators. I will not continue to send my support through Patreon. Is there an alternative to Patreon? I would still love to send my support to Libretro even if I don’t get the update posts from Patreon. Patreon should not be allowed to do this. There are projects and even livelihoods that Patreon has chosen to simply steam roll over in order to collect more profits for themselves and jeopardize the support of their creators. I’d much rather pay the difference in the service fees associated with Paypal so you guys get 100% of my donations and the difference doesn’t go to a bunch of crooks like Patreon. If there is not an alternative please consider making one.