So, previously I was having issues with Patreon and not being able to differentiate new patrons as being content thieves or legit supporters.
I've been blocking every new patron that subs to me and at this point I've blocked dozens of people.
The solution to the problem will be this: I'm starting a second Patreon page solely for new patrons that have never supported my work before.
The difference with this page is that all art posts will be heavily watermarked and at the end of the month, all the patrons whose pledges process will be messaged links to the art without watermarks. This allows me to post art for new subs to see, but also allows me to vet who gets access to the unmarked art.
The content thieves get nothing, but the honest folk will see what they're paying for and will then get messaged links to the art.
Anyhow, people who want to sub to my page can go to patreon.com/shadearts
and you won't get blocked.