I’m no longer using Patreon, so I closed it. The main reason is that it had been consuming a disproportionate amount of mental energy compared to the value, because it creates an obligation (perhaps self-imposed, but still there nevertheless) on my side that I need to be doing something about it all the time, since Patreon is a monthly payment system.
With a full time job, I can’t always be working on Aether P2P, I do it on my free time. But the implicit obligation of getting paid monthly with a Patreon is doing something major for it all the time and that’s just extra stress on me that is not justified by the amount donations I’ve gotten out of Patreon. These days no one has extra budget for stress either, life is stressful enough on its own.
I’ll eventually get to remove all mentions of it across the websites and the app.