I’ve recently set up Patreon and Discourse - even though I have very limited technical knowledge, the plugin to link them seems to be working great… Thanks.
At the same time, I’ve some people who want to support my work but don’t want to give via Patreon (for various reasons - not least Patreon charges 20% VAT) - and who are donating by PayPal, bank transfer, even by cheque
On the Discourse Forum I’d like to recognise these people as Patrons, give them the same patron symbol, and enable them to get the same privileges that my Patreon patrons get. But, of course, if I add someone manually to the Patreon group in Discourse, they are removed if they are not giving via Patreon.
Is there a way, in Discourse, that I can give my nonPatreon patrons the same privileges and badge as my Patreon patrons?