On Patreon you can decide how your money is divided among creators. For example, you can give $15/month to Zach Weinersmith and $5/month to Scott Alexander. Being able to divide your money between them makes sense because you don't value them equally. But do you equally value Weinersmith's creations? No, so it really doesn't make any sense to equally divide your money among them.
Right now on Patreon, since you can't decide how you divide your money among a creator's creations, you can't see which of Zach Weinersmith's comic strips is the most valuable. Just like you can't see which of Scott Alexander's blog entries is the most valuable.
But here on HC you can see which of my posts is the most valuable.
1. Click on my profile… Xerographica
2. Scroll through all my stories and see which one is the most valuable
3. Scroll all the way back to the top of the page
4. Click on the "responses" tab
5. Scroll through all my responses and see which one is the most valuable
You will learn that my most valuable post is, for now, Value Polls VS Opinion Polls.
Does it take way… too… long to find my most valuable post? Yes, and it will take longer and longer as I add more and more stories/responses.
But it is possible to find my most valuable post!
Is it beneficial to be able to find and see a creator's most valuable creation? Yes! Very yes! So so so so so yes!!!! This is why HC's model is FAR superior to Patreon's model, which is the same as Bitbacker's model.
To put it as bluntly as possible, their economic model is stupid. It's dumb. It's a market that is only half effective.
Yes, lots of people use Patreon… just like lots of people use Facebook. This is simply because they don't yet know that a vastly superior model now exists.
Ok, so Adrian wants money. Coincidentally, I have money. What do I want? I want everybody to be able to easily and quickly find my most valuable post. This is something that Adrian can make happen simply by making it possible to sort my posts by value.
If I create a post requesting this function, then I should be able to spend my money on my request/post, and the money would go into HC's wallet. To be clear, this wouldn't in any way force Adrian to implement my suggestion. It would just reveal how important this idea is to me.
The more money that I, and others, spend on this idea, the higher it would be ranked… #HonestCash.
Am I the only person that wants something from Adrian? Nope. Somospolvo wants Adrian to make it possible for us to delete posts. Maybe Somospolvo thinks that his idea is much better than my idea. So he spends enough money on his idea for it to outrank my idea. In return, I spend more money on my idea so that it outranks his idea. We go back and forth and all the money that we spend ends up in HC's wallet.
One stone would kill two very big birds…
1. We would reveal our true priorities
2. We would help fund HC
If Somospolvo and I simply give HC money through Bitbacker.io, then we would lose the very valuable opportunity to use the money to communicate our priorities.
Our priorities really do matter, and they are most accurately revealed by our spending decisions.