June 14, 2017


Alot of rant was going on on Mastodon because of Patreons' new update. I didn't see the website yet, because of my shitty internet connection, but I hate Patreon a little too. Just for paying out the donations (I guess Patreon will save a little for theirselves) I need to put in my card information, run to the bank to get a confirmation code and enter it there, just to get my money. I did it once with Paypal, but I see, that Paypal is more neccessary for me, because alot of people have a Paypal account. On the start of the month of June 2017 I created with the help of Hugo, who hosts alot of servers, my own Mastodon instance, where I'm admin at. Starting with my Paypal account I collect donations for buying new hard- and software and paying my monthly server fees. This is alot of money and just the instance costs me 5€ (which are around six dollars). All other servers are mostly free like the update server of Yggdrasil, which is hosted on Keybase and parts on Lima City. Those "hosters" are free. All other money, which is above 5€ per month will be saved for hardware and software. Patreon didn't give me the opportunity I needed to get paid for what I do every day. Having warm food, a home and a apprenticeship is all thanks to my parents. Those things are for me free as well and I'll get the rest of the money every month (which is something like 135€). I pay my internet bill and my mobile prepaid credit every month at my own. The money for the internet bill is 30€ and if the monthly donation goal exceeds 35€ I'll pay my instance and my internet bill and so forth. I can't no longer support Patreon, because they made a step in the wrong direction starting of today. Thank you guys for all the support and we'll see us soon.