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Really? Offering to enter a discord channel in exchange for a patreon payment? Offering people to chat with you for money? Wow.. that´s the most arrogant bullshit I ever saw on dA and I was here when the CS battles started. Just wow. 

61 deviants said Who does that? ._ô
59 deviants said Arrogant indeed!
26 deviants said I think it´s fine :shrug:
15 deviants said I unwatch those people.
9 deviants said I´d pay to chat with my idols ;o;

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Tmaneea Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen this as a reward on several youtuber's patreons. I think it makes sense for them, if they're really popular. Those creators can't reply to every comment they get on a video, as much as they'd like to. I suppose paying to get into a private discord server would ensure that the top fans get to be able to communicate with their favorite creators. Besides, what you're paying for is support for the creator. The access to the server is just a perk, something extra, so the creator can show their appreciation to the people willing to pay for something that is typically free. If somebody decided to start paying me just for me doing what I've been doing for free, I'd want to show them my thanks by regularly chatting with them and getting their individual feedback.
Iyna08 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Oo Also wenn man Leuten n extra Rang gibt, wenn die zahlen, ok, aber zahlen, nur um in den Discord zu kommen? Who da hell does that shit?
Pheenixorphan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018   General Artist
Ok now who comes up with this?? And is it working?? Mr Incredible 

Just kidding. xD
The only time its reasonable to make a person pay to talk to you is if you're exchanging important information ONLY meant for the buyer. But if its just regular chit-chat then I'm sorry no, that's just nonsense. 

What is a CS battle by the way? 
Stygma Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw that! :giggle:
Uluri Featured By Owner Edited Jan 17, 2018   Digital Artist
Patreon doesn't offer the ability for your patreon community to chat and interact with you and each other, though. Patreon has its limits in creatING a community around you and discord can pick up that.

Not to mention that if I ever lost patreon, I would have used and replaced patreon with a combination of discord+paypal .me or ko-fi.
megashadowmew Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I get it if it is a perk sort of thing
Like a club

But assuming people want to talk to you so badly they will pay for it is definitely arrogant
sooooooap Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
having a discord for your patrons doesn't sound that bad? as long as theres other perks to pledging
Lizzara Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Jimothy emoji 5 by Lizzara ... wirklich?! unglaublich XD'
ich frag mich dann aber auch, wer für sowas geld bezahlt ^^;
Raccoon-Owl Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018
I don't know, I kind of understand why this is a thing.

With so many people around that just comment on things to be hateful it kind of makes sense.  Not many people would pay money each month to be part of something they hate which weeds out all those that just want to be mean to either the 'famous' person or their followers.  It also keeps the server clean and small enough that should something happen it can be taken care of quickly.

I get it from the stand point of a creator who has gotten nasty comments from people I don't know and wouldn't want to open myself up to that on a private server.  
SacredTreasure Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, that's a thing? People ACTUALLY do that?
EchoTheNeko Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It saves from people who only want to join to cause havoc from joining 
DuskRipper Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist
idots <--- ist das absicht? XD Idioten/ Idols mix?

aber ich persönlich hab kein problem damit, weil es halt meistens (alles was ich gesehen habe) private chats sind.
Ergo klar kannst du einen künstler immer noch anschreiben und so, aber ein privater chatraum ist ja noch was anderes. Einerseits kleinere gruppe und auch die möglichkeit eher eine antwort zu kriegen, weil manchmal ist es halt das leute viele notifications kriegen.

Und es ist bei den meisten patreons die ich kenne/sehe eher einer der boni. Man kriegt ja meistens auch sketches wips etc.

und zum beispiel bei youtubern mit millionen von subs, ist ein privater chat halt die beste adresse um wirklich mit der person zu reden. Oder halt ne höhere chance zu haben.
Dovegelic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Student Artist
That's really shitty wtf
IvainLight Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Student General Artist
Hum....Tbh,I have no opinion on that.
Maybe it's some sort of Discord channel to talk about some secrets stuff or something?Like the Facts of how one character was made up or allowing one person to give ideas? That's the best options I could find to give that some interest.
Or maybe it's really just for money,heck do I know Shrugs
Guess we all have a different Point of view of our relationship towards our community and some peeps see it more under the angle of Money.
Welp.I Imagine that's one way to earn their life in this capitalist society that is ours,afterall.

Oh and btw,
What,was this "CS battles" thing?I don't think I was around when it happened,and I'm quite curious on what dis is.
Silberhoernchen Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
also stupid deviantart poll system
i wanted to click 2 things
(like also unwatching these people)
Silberhoernchen Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I also can't understand how people can do it. 
But i also can't understand why people be patrons just to see nsfw when there is enough out there
or how people can bus an adopt for 70 $

So...i think its fine

I don't find it arrogant. Why arrogant? if you need money you do everything~

what i found stupid is to stream on picarto and putting a huge censorship above half of the screen even when putting nsfw tag because it's just for patrons later...
Pixel-claws Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
People actually do that ???
That's fucking horrible
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