For those who haven't heard, and this was bound to happen sooner or later the more popular they became .... Patreon is changing their payment system where they will add a small percentage of fees patrons must pay per item... and the creators won't see that fee added. This sounds like a lose-lose for both sides, and also seems like a way for Patreon to benefit Paypal instead and establish itself as a more competitive player with the likes of other pay sites. Unfortunately, it sucks for people making multiple small pledges of $1, since they will be paying more. And also I am one of those creators who only have like 14 patrons in total who only pay $1 instead of one patron, with some of them being frauds!
My plan: I will see how this plays by ear. If it turns out I lose a LOT more money with the same # of patrons as I had before, I might consider starting goals again, or even migrate somewhere else eventually. In the meantime, please keep spreading the word about my Patreon to people who haven't heard of it! :) The more people who pay, the more it makes up for the lost fees.