As a reader and not author I have watched the explosion of patron accounts on SOL. Authors advertising for them and then pulling all their stories to go to Patreon and then return. Or offer unreleased or early release (I can see these actions as semi acceptable) on Patreon and use SOL to advertise. I wonder when Lazeez is going to ban all mention of Patreon because it seems that SOL is basically advertising for those authors without receiving anything it return. You may say he gets the authors stories and yes he does but the authors get the benefit of years of regular readers who would very likely never find out about the authors Patreon accounts.
I'm not saying authors shouldn't try to sell their works but if everyone is using SOL for free advertising how about a peace of the pie for Lazeez before he bans it?
This rant if you want to call it was brought about by a new patreon announcement who I emailed the following:
I'm curious as you just posted your first story a day ago, who advised you to get a Patreon account? Do you write under other names? If not why should I support an author on a site where many users pay for the maintenance of said site and you are a new arrival? Should you be using Lazeez's site strictly for an advertisement to your Patreon account and think it's fair to Lazeez? Answer if you please.
Now I am not posting this to be mean or nasty but for some authors to think how Patreon model affects the SOL website which all of you belong to.