Anon I actually agree with you in principle completely, especially
on the opinion of the centralized oligopoly of cancer that is running right now, but think about what you're saying here.
Going on an open source alternative and trying to build a base isn't a fucking "bare minimum of effort".
Its trying to catch fish in a puddle.
One person doesn't make a social network. One creator doesn't make a platform. You're asking creators to pull the entire platform with them
, and in certain cases, that's just not possible or feasible.
These alternatives have existed for years and not gotten any real
These creators, if they want to make any real money at all, basically have no choice but to use Patreon because of the critical mass issue.
Them going bankrupt won't hurt Patreon at all. They're just meat for the meat grinder.
While they are fools that, due to their idiocy, in some way do deserve this fate for making such foolish choices, leaving them to dry will only help their enemies.
They should be offered a hand and encouraged by these alternatives and people. The smart thing to do as a creator would have these services in parallel but incentivize one heavily during a transition, but instead usually they wait till its too late and shove as many people as they can into an uncomfortable situation of using the alternative, and as a result getting terrible results for it.
But either way, its a fucking disaster of a situation.
>happy ending is that Patreon gets everyone and we're all in a massive situation of risk once more
The happy ending is a moderate decentralization of services without making things too inconvenient for the average consumer and creator.
Free speech doesn't win with Patreon uncucking because its still a de facto monopoly in the field, and this shit will
happen again because this kind of war never ends.
>Nigger, Patreon is not the only company offering these services. If a big corporation goes down, others come in to fill the power vacuum. Are you just completely retarded?
Anon, use your fucking head.
Do you think large companies collapse all at once in a short period of time? That almost never happens. They usually collapse slowly and by piecemeal, and do a ton
of damage to everyone in the process.
The transitional period could be fucking years or more, and in that time, countless fucking creators will
easily fucking die off.
Patreon doesn't die on your fucking terms, it dies on practically its own fucking terms because it has assets to spare and is the biggest fish in the pond, so much so that the others literally have not grown past larval stage due to lack of fucking food.
You're speaking naively and flippantly, think for a fucking second.
What do you think would happen if a company like Amazon collapsed tomorrow?
First of all, the statement is fucking ridiculous
in itself right? No company that large can collapse in a fucking day, but secondly if in the impossible situation that somehow it did happen, a lot of things we didn't realize we were relying on Amazon for will come up to the forefront, like just how much of the internet is hosted by them and their webhosting services.
Patreon, while not nearly anywhere close to Amazon, is still the largest by far
in its field. They're holding an entire network of creators both afloat, and hostage, many unaware of the latter fact hilariously enough. It'd be shocking to see it collapse in as short a time as a few months, and even that is a pretty long time.
Can you think of a single example of a large corporation falling like the way you imagined and everyone immediately running to its alternative? Even if you do, its most likely a drop in the fucking bucket compared to how most corporations fall, but I still would be surprised if you could think of an example.