With the ability to Flattr all users on services you hang out on, you can flattr a creator that hasn’t signed up to Flattr. Some people have misunderstood how it works.
This is how it works
First of, we are not holding onto money for creators we don’t know the owner of. This is the most important thing.
When you flattr a creator on
Unclaimed flattrs are not be taken from your monthly budget, until they sign up. The month the creators signs up, is the month that flattr will be a part of your budget. The creator will then get the money on the 10th the coming month.
Again, we don’t keep any money in the meantime as we don’t want to hold money for creators that has not said they want to accept it. We also think it’s better that creators with accounts get the money.
How creators that have flattrs waiting get notified
At the moment we are relying on our amazing community’s help us be the messenger to creators. Head over to our Unclaimed flattrs page to be the messenger to popular creators.
We are working on a way to send automated notifications to creators that aren’t a flattr user to let them know that their fans want to support them with money. We just need to make sure people don’t feel spammed by our system.