Saturday, 30 June 2018

Temporarily Suspended from Patreon

Apparently the banner for my Patreon page displayed/hinted at too much nudity, so it's been temporarily suspended. I would have preferred a warning from the staff first, since I've had that same banner for months without issue, but what can you do... I changed it, contacted them via mail (during their work hours) and am now just awaiting some response so things can be resolved and go back to normal.

I haven't seen any notifications or comments on the page since it was suspended (short of a "like"), so I have to wonder how it looks for my patrons. Since I haven't had a response from the staff yet I feel a little muted at the moment.

EDIT: The page is back to normal, everything is good

EDIT 2: Some new problems!

EDIT 3: Things appear fixed at last.

17 comments:

  1. You probably haven't heard from them because they have a mad-on for all of their sites, primarily their adult ones. They are searching high and low for anything that offends their sensibilities, and they have been hitting any site that remotely has anything with INCEST in it. I know they shut down Palmer's game site and made him remove the first two chapters of his game he creates there, to remove any and all references to any way shape or form the game involves incest, even between step relationships. I hate to say it, but they are probably searching the entire Patreon page for anything they don't like. Given the nature and themes of your AMAZING work, you might have an issue with them. Hopefully they will just butt out, because no one if forcing anyone to join your patreon site, nor contribute money. Those like myself do so because we really love your work and want to keep supporting it. Here's hoping the puritanical overlords go back to the dark holes they keep crawling out of.

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    1. Patreon wants a completely clean surface, possibly to appease the people of Paypal, who have been notoriously stingy about pornographic material in the past. The fact all the incesty stuff is only visible to patrons could save me some of this trouble, but if I am forced to remove what would be a majority of my content I might just convert the Patreon page into more of a pure tip jar (plus patron voting and requests) and host all the comics etc. here and on Hentai Foundry.

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  2. You should promote this blog with every Patreon post, so that more users know about it. I only know, because I've been following it since before you went on Patreon.

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    1. I'll do that, although currently, the main attraction of the blog versus the Hentai Foundry and Patreon pages is the Temple of the Morning Wood updates. That might change in the future.

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  3. Mine recently got suspended also, Had to remove Banner and other "Public" nudity items. Mine took around a day or two to recover, but admitting i had little to fix.

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    1. So far I've only gotten a notice about the banner. As I worked on fixing it, I realised a number of posts set to public contained nudity as well (including links to this blog) and changed them just to be safe. Hopefully I'll see some response from the staff early next week.

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  4. Thank you all for the support, by the way :)

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  5. Here's a screenshot of how your Patreon page looks:
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3g3bdhIEwuM/WzfgFOZM55I/AAAAAAAADfI/qZz2TNQ5mWge5-G5abZsBQ5tNKWkXDFpgCLcBGAs/s1600/NIP.png

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    1. Wow.

      When I view the page it looks normal, except there is a large "Your account has been temporarily suspended. Please get in contact with our Trust & Safety team to review" [etc.] bit at the top.

      They did this on a Friday, right before the end of the month too. No warning first, or manually removing the offending banner and then informing me of the problem.

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  6. I don't pay via PayPal. I don't think that's an option on Patreon, is it? PayPal is very intolerant of porn and doesn't want to be associated with it in any way.

    I have a bad feeling about this because of the incest and all the small-sized young boys that are obviously above puberty but look below 18+. But since there is $$$ involved, Patreon will probably want you to just adjust your content, which would suck. It's a pity there isn't an adult-content version of Patreon.

    I wouldn't be too harsh with Patreon. They're just covering their ass. They don't want to be associated with anything that might even sniff slightly of being child-porn. And there's tons of self-appointed moral watchdogs and do-gooders out there that like nothing better than to report creators and bloggers for any minor misstep.

    Apparently, submissive men like myself aren't allowed to relate to the depiction of young male submissives being sexually used and dominated by bigger, older shemales.

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    1. Paypal is an option for creator payouts (and has been for at least as long as I've had an account), and I believe is the main reason Patreon began shoving adult content out of the way the first time around.

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  7. You're a very popular and well-loved artist, NiP. All the thousands of followers of my tumblr blogs love you, and I'm sure that goes for all the other blogs that post your art. I believe you have a strong, respected presence online and I hope you can get thru this crisis without too much of a hassle.

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  8. Without wanting to hurry you (it's not my style at all), when will the update of "temple of the morning wood" come out?

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  9. It's the fallout from SESTA/FOSTA. They're cracking down on all the sex/porn-related sites, so all the third parties are making pre-emptive strikes against their customers to show that they're on the government's "good" side.

    It's basically the same as when YouTube started demonetizing videos left and right to avoid getting hit hard by SOPA.

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    1. I fail to see the connection between Sex Trafficking and a Patreon page/account that deals only in hand-drawn images.

      I think this persecution is a result of NiP getting too popular and some sanctimonious dogooders have targeted him. If there was any real problem with his content then my tumblr blogs would have got nuked long ago.

      Those slimy weasels at Patreon don't deserve an artist of NiP's caliber. He's grown so much in the past couple years, he's gone from strength to strength and it's a crying shame Patreon is playing these nasty games with his livelihood.

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  10. The Patreon page is back up, suggesting it really was nothing more than the banner. :)

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