Patreon: 'We messed up', cancels fee changes
December 14, 2017 · Updated June 19, 2018
In a blog post, Patreon - the funding website used by many podcasters - admits they "messed up"; won't roll out the changes in charges, and promise to work with creators to fix the issues. "Fundamentally, creators should own the business decisions with their fans, not Patreon. We overstepped our bounds and injected ourselves into that relationship."
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