Thank you all for your generosity! Really touched by the support we are getting from this community.
Yes Patreon does take a whooping 8% fee on top of the 2.9% + 30c Stripe charges to process the payment. I just set up a recurring donation page that connects directly to our Stripe account (skipping the Squarespace and Patreon transaction fee). For those of you who have already made the monthly donation on Patreon, if you can cancel on Patreon and re-donate directly on our website, it will help us keep more of what you give.
We are looking into getting more tech support from the community so we can set up these kinds of tech features a lot quicker. We much rather give the 8% back to the community (we are all about optimizing our value here ). Gathering tech talents here can also help us with site maintenance and feature development that the community has been brainstorming (remember our grand vision to scrape the web for RV/MF? We did manage to accomplish that at the early stage of LH until certain source sites changed its data access policies…)