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First, thank you for considering this, and let me emphasize that there is no obligation or expectation that anyone give.  If money is at all tight, let the matter sit, let the hat be passed a little wider, and if there's still need and you still wish to give I'd be glad to accept it then.  I am in no danger of starving and I have zero desire to be a burden on those currently struggling nor to exploitatively leverage something that if my situation were any better I'd simply continue to give away.  But I'm at something of a crossroads personally, and I'd appreciate a certain gesture of support.

I mean really I'd appreciate the literal support but if all you have is the gesture that alone is enough.

Anyway here's what the tiers mean.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Strictly speaking none of these are offered in exchange for anything and you don't need to pay anything to get them.  That includes reading literally all the content I'm putting behind the putative paywall.  Rather they are here to recognize and to attempt to give something back to folks who contribute to making it possible for me to continue to do this… and perhaps also to offset a potentially uneven content schedule with something regular and actually participatory.  As such you're basically free to bug me with and about any of these no matter what you give, so long as you accept that the omnibus posts will probably leave yours out.  (Unless it's a very good one.)

As such, once a month on let's say the 4th I will be collecting together brief answers to whatever it is you care to ask.  I personally will answer anyone but the public posts will be of the questions of the 10^(1/2) folks, with exceptions for any especially good questions.  Ideally these will be interesting, somewhat difficult, and 1-2 paragraphs (two out of three is also fine) but as you'd imagine since the collections are for everyone else reading I reserve the right to hold back from them anything unnecessarily unpleasant, and further to simply not acknowledge anything in sufficiently bad faith.

Next, once a month on let's say the 1st I will be collecting together brief reviews, praising and/or griping about with some specificity and detail, anything you wish to have me read.  Yes, I am seriousthough as you'd imagine I might be a little selective depending on the seriousness of the request and might pick my own order through them, so if people choose to use this I might get seriously backed up, but I expect to get to everyone once before anyone twice, and suchlike.  To be precise, your book goes into the pool after you've given twice the cost of purchasing it, your second after twice the cost of that one, and etc.  (There is a spreadsheet.)  When recommending one please give at least a few sentences about why that one specifically so I've some sense of what it is and the nature of your investment in it, and note that the literal reviews will be, again, for the 10^1 folks with exceptions for any especially good ones.

(I should warn you in advance that after the first few months I may be debasing the pool with whatever I personally wish to read, and probably won't warn you which is which, as I wish to not burn out on this and to keep my praise and grousing an interesting read.)

The 10^(3/2) tier is at present less well defined and potentially more picky about payment.  You should note that the 10^(1/2) question stuff is intended to be somewhat general interest and not particularly personal, but if you want my insight and support for something more involveda development in your own insight practice, some manner of mental or psychospiritual block, support through a difficult episode of whatever kind, or my judgement on whether something you've come up with is profound or madthen so long as I am able to draw appropriate lines around my own availability and involvement I should like to offer that as well.  The problem frankly is that it is difficult to set appropriate boundaries on the internet, and on this subject, and frankly I need to make sure I retain full control over my own time.  So for the time being I will say this.  If you want my opinion you may ask for it, but I make no promises on the timeline of my response.  If you opt into this tier I will be prompt, but I may need to strictly limit what I can give.  In either case I can make no promises about whether I can offer or foresee what it is you expect or need, and have very little sense of these things personally, but I hope at least to be up front about it.

You should also be aware that my answer to "profound or mad" will usually be "both," but I'll try to give some guidance on which is which and what to do about it.
Tiers
10^0
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to everything and the privilege to share it.
10^(1/2)
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
The above, plus a question in the pool once a month.
10^1
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
The above, plus a book in the pool as below.
10^(3/2)
$31 or more per month 0 patrons
The above, plus a service to be better determined in future.
10^2
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
The above, plus the knowledge that I spent at least an hour sitting here asking myself what, what is this, how has this happened, what.
10^(5/2)
$316 or more per month 0 patrons
This one's just here because the idea made me laugh.
Goals
$0 of $600 per month
For $600, I will continue to do this full time, and to something along the old lines for this space in addition to the tier rewards at least once a month.
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First, thank you for considering this, and let me emphasize that there is no obligation or expectation that anyone give.  If money is at all tight, let the matter sit, let the hat be passed a little wider, and if there's still need and you still wish to give I'd be glad to accept it then.  I am in no danger of starving and I have zero desire to be a burden on those currently struggling nor to exploitatively leverage something that if my situation were any better I'd simply continue to give away.  But I'm at something of a crossroads personally, and I'd appreciate a certain gesture of support.

I mean really I'd appreciate the literal support but if all you have is the gesture that alone is enough.

Anyway here's what the tiers mean.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Strictly speaking none of these are offered in exchange for anything and you don't need to pay anything to get them.  That includes reading literally all the content I'm putting behind the putative paywall.  Rather they are here to recognize and to attempt to give something back to folks who contribute to making it possible for me to continue to do this… and perhaps also to offset a potentially uneven content schedule with something regular and actually participatory.  As such you're basically free to bug me with and about any of these no matter what you give, so long as you accept that the omnibus posts will probably leave yours out.  (Unless it's a very good one.)

As such, once a month on let's say the 4th I will be collecting together brief answers to whatever it is you care to ask.  I personally will answer anyone but the public posts will be of the questions of the 10^(1/2) folks, with exceptions for any especially good questions.  Ideally these will be interesting, somewhat difficult, and 1-2 paragraphs (two out of three is also fine) but as you'd imagine since the collections are for everyone else reading I reserve the right to hold back from them anything unnecessarily unpleasant, and further to simply not acknowledge anything in sufficiently bad faith.

Next, once a month on let's say the 1st I will be collecting together brief reviews, praising and/or griping about with some specificity and detail, anything you wish to have me read.  Yes, I am seriousthough as you'd imagine I might be a little selective depending on the seriousness of the request and might pick my own order through them, so if people choose to use this I might get seriously backed up, but I expect to get to everyone once before anyone twice, and suchlike.  To be precise, your book goes into the pool after you've given twice the cost of purchasing it, your second after twice the cost of that one, and etc.  (There is a spreadsheet.)  When recommending one please give at least a few sentences about why that one specifically so I've some sense of what it is and the nature of your investment in it, and note that the literal reviews will be, again, for the 10^1 folks with exceptions for any especially good ones.

(I should warn you in advance that after the first few months I may be debasing the pool with whatever I personally wish to read, and probably won't warn you which is which, as I wish to not burn out on this and to keep my praise and grousing an interesting read.)

The 10^(3/2) tier is at present less well defined and potentially more picky about payment.  You should note that the 10^(1/2) question stuff is intended to be somewhat general interest and not particularly personal, but if you want my insight and support for something more involveda development in your own insight practice, some manner of mental or psychospiritual block, support through a difficult episode of whatever kind, or my judgement on whether something you've come up with is profound or madthen so long as I am able to draw appropriate lines around my own availability and involvement I should like to offer that as well.  The problem frankly is that it is difficult to set appropriate boundaries on the internet, and on this subject, and frankly I need to make sure I retain full control over my own time.  So for the time being I will say this.  If you want my opinion you may ask for it, but I make no promises on the timeline of my response.  If you opt into this tier I will be prompt, but I may need to strictly limit what I can give.  In either case I can make no promises about whether I can offer or foresee what it is you expect or need, and have very little sense of these things personally, but I hope at least to be up front about it.

You should also be aware that my answer to "profound or mad" will usually be "both," but I'll try to give some guidance on which is which and what to do about it.

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Tiers
10^0
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to everything and the privilege to share it.
10^(1/2)
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
The above, plus a question in the pool once a month.
10^1
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
The above, plus a book in the pool as below.
10^(3/2)
$31 or more per month 0 patrons
The above, plus a service to be better determined in future.
10^2
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
The above, plus the knowledge that I spent at least an hour sitting here asking myself what, what is this, how has this happened, what.
10^(5/2)
$316 or more per month 0 patrons
This one's just here because the idea made me laugh.