Here's a few ideas of potential benefits for Patreon donators beyond the special badge. I'm only brainstorming here so please don't take any of my ideas as a criticism. - A Forum area exclusive to patreon donors and developers - Exclusive polls that could be used to guide certain projects. For example a poll could list several ideas for a special feature article. The idea with the most votes wins and is written. - Developers could donate a few promo codes which could be used for a lottery to patrean donators only.