I started Patreon in July, and since then, on a monthly basis, there are people pledging to my tiers for few weeks only, and then they just cancel the subscription.
I'm not mad, I'm just extremely tired and sad. Patreon suggests to publish the content only after the payment has been received, and this is what I do for my most important rewards.
But am I supposed to use Patreon only during the first week of the month? Hell no.
If I want to share with my patrons some news, tips or whatever I feel like, I want to do it regardless of the period of the month.
This "pledge/check/cancel" thing is just disrespectful towards those people who actually pay for what I publish. It's called "patron-only content" for a reason...
That's why I decided to block every account that act like this, no matter the reason.
This can't prevent other people to do it, but at least the accounts who already did it won't have another chance.
I hope that Patreon will find a solution for this behavior, sooner or later.