Thanks for pointing this out!
@El_joa Thanks! They were supposed to launch my page, well, this week, but there was a bunch of security updates that took place. I am in their Discord room, server thingy, and they are trying to get ahead of anti sex work practices, trends, and laws. While I'm personally not interested, at all, they have smart people on top of this! I do support sex workers though. Just not interested in porn, personally.
@blindscribe wait, what the fuck are only fans gonna do after banning essentially their entire user base
@oursse @00dani I expect they will also go down this same route that Patreon took, by trying to milk the transaction fees next. I detailed that here, but #Comradery has explicitly said, repeatedly, they fully support sex workers https://blindjournalist.wordpress.com/2021/03/28/comradery-is-a-patreon-alternative/
@blindscribe doesn't Stripe ban sexual content? are you using a different payment processor for sex workers?
@blindscribe Not too internationally viable though, unfortunately. Four? asian countries (HK, Malaysia, Singapore, India), one south american (Mexico) and no african countries at all, as far as I can tell.
Yes, but I would like to point out that they are NOT vc-funded, so I guess they just cant be everywhere from the beginning.
( i would guess that if you have a few creators wanting to work with them in one specific country, you could get in touch with them and they might prioritize that )
Country matters with digital product?
Another thought, and I know this mightbe wrong, but if so I'm happy to learn why:
If you create digital content, and collect money from everywhere around the globe (via digital payment means) , does your country of recidency really matter that much? ( I could imagine yes, as payment providers insist on knowing / you proofing it, in order to process your payouts....?)
@mysteriarch yes. In a alpha stage. You can support them through there project page, or you can support me through mine. Which one would you like?
@polychrome I would need to ask them again, but right now, they are rolling out in an staged process to make sure that we don’t grow to quickly. For example, right now, they would rather us creators don’t create exclusive content yet, but I would prefer you ask them these kinds of questions, not me
@w96k on Liberapay, you can’t post audio or video to your page, also, Liberapay is not a cooperative. On Comradery, you can post text posts, audio, or video directly to your page, making it really easy to create exclusive content
@blindscribe Comradery's terms of service say
"6. Your Contributions are not obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, libelous, slanderous, or otherwise objectionable (as determined by us)."
So I'm not sure they're a 1 to 1 Onlyfans replacement
@Xantulon that doesn’t make any sense, because, in the discord, they are always talking about how we can circumvent anti sex work laws and things like that. I would strongly encourage you to write to them about this issue, not me, because I am not a sex worker
@blindscribe I've never heard of Comradery before, and I've never had an Onlyfans account. I do read terms of service, just pointing out what users of Comradery are agreeing to
@blindscribe "coming soon" and it won't load because I have scripts blocked. I'm not a sex worker, and I'm not looking for a place to get porn. I'm pointing out an inconsistency in apparent "marketing" and legally binding terms of service for Comradery
@Xantulon here is a reply from the Discord. it is 100% boilerplate language since we haven't written our actual tos
@blindscribe then the boilerplate language is what's legally binding. I really don't care. Scan the terms of service. That's what counts. Why does nobody do that? You don't even have to read all if it. Hit <ctl-f> and put in "collect" as a search term to see what information they collect. Put "data" in to see what they can do with your data. What counts is what's in the legal documents, the terms of service and the privacy statement. Not maketing, and not what they say in social media
@blindscribe Are you part of the team on this? It looks like they're using stripe as their payment processor, which has been very aggressively anti-sex work. What is their plan to move forward on that front?
Like, Stripe will shut down sex toy retailers if it catches wind of their work on the Stripe platform.
@sashakovich No, I'm not a part of their core team, so you should contact them directly, not me. My focus is on accessibility. It would be best to write to them directly and suggest some alternative payment processors.
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