Are there researchers that get (partly) funded through Patreon? There are probably enough points to be made against this but I find the idea intriguing.

@l I've been thinking about it more and more, especially since some very good scientists I know will soon be unemployed due to lack of funding.

I actually think the idea is one worth exploring. The biggest issue I see is that patreon patrons generally expect something in return (i.e. a product). Not sure what form that would take when crowdfunding science.

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@mbbrown An issue I was thinking about is how certain fields would just be really underfunded because they are unpopular/unknown, etc

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