if it were up to me i would just mail cash monies to people instead of patreon and all the "facilitators" and "enablers" and "gateways" could go hang
@djsundog tomorrow's headline: SUNDOG ENDORSES FELONIOUS MISUSE OF THE FEDERAL POSTAL SYSTEM
@gaditb happy to join a club with luminaries like Soupy Sales in it
@gaditb @djsundog wait how is this felonious
@er1n @gaditb @djsundog common myth, although it is a felony if done for the purposes of tax avoidance
@er1n @djsundog Is sending cash through the mail system not a felony?
... it's just a misdemeanor, isn't it. Or not even that?
@djsundog @er1n Oh, yeah, nope, I'm just plain wrong:https://www.snopes.com/legal/postal/sendcash.asp
@er1n @djsundog Look, sometimes you have to make sacrifices of fact if you want to create strong, eye-catching headlines.I didn't say it was a particularly REPUTABLE newspaper...
@gaditb @er1n that's a libelous slander, or a slanderous libel, and I don't know which
@djsundog @gaditb @er1n Did you read it out loud, or was it a transcribed thing someone said? 😛
(I'm kidding. Much like the drawing is not a pipe, the toot would be libelous, if anything.) (I'm not a lawyer, I'm definitely not your lawyer, and that's not legal advice.)
@gaditb @djsundog @er1n
hehe if it were felonious, everybody grandmothers would be in serious trouble for sending all those birthday and christmas card monies
@tcql @djsundog @er1n you're kinda assuming that it isn't standard operating procedure to just ignore most felonies committed by grandmothers, and I'm not sure I buy that tho
@gaditb @tcql @er1n I would not tussle with The Grammanati
@er1n @gaditb holy cow, it seems it's not, I have been duped for a long ass time
I mean, that was always an option, it's just hard to scale unless you're a church or a big non-profit.
@knightly so what we really need is a creator discovery platform and a handbook for how to open a post office box in various parts of the world!
Heh, that defeats the whole point of having a platform in the first place, to streamline the process and make it easy for people to support creators and creators to engage their supporters as possible.
@knightly okay, so we need a discovery and engagement platform for creators, where they can each personalize their interactions with their supporters. we can call it "my space"
@djsundog So long as it has some kind of address book with a list of creators, what they're making, pictures of them and their creations, what-have you.
A "Face Book" if you will~
@djsundog 2018 is the year of rogue automated clearinghouses
@djsundogEnablers like... mail companies?
@djsundog Someone sent me a 5 dollar bill once. I still wonder how they thought I was going to spend it, in Germany.