We launched our Patreon page a few days ago. Patrons of Pi-hole get several benefits: in addition to the rewards already granted by becoming a patron, you’ll also get a flair on our user forums, and early access to things such as first access to our collector’s coins.
Patreon charges you on the first of the month, so if you sign up today, you’ll be just in time. We’re offering our patrons first dibs on the Pi-hole collector coins we have been teasing. So if you want one, make sure you sign up for Patreontoday.
Finally, here’s what the custom flair on our user forums looks like:
Separate from Patreon: Collectable Coins Will Be For Sale
These are 2 inch metal coins with color and texture. Only 300 have been made (seven of which have gone to the developers) and each one has a sequential number printed on it.
If these are a success, we will be designing and selling more coins, but this will be the only limited edition run with sequential numbering, so if you’re a collector or just a die hard fan, you’ll need to act fast. We’ll do another blog post announcing when they are available for purchase.
We are also running a mug-of-the-month tier for those willing to donate $15 a month. Each month, we’ll ship out a mug with a new Pi-hole inspired design on it. Here are just a few we’ve already had commissioned.
We can’t offer much at this price point, but we do appreciate your help. You’ll get a special “Patron” flair on our user forums and/or Reddit. You’ll also get access to our patron-only posts on Patreon.
Pi-hole has traditionally returned a blank HTML page in place of advertisements. An alternative method is to return NXDOMAIN—no such domain. This is a behaviour you asked us to implement and we have listened.
To use it, you’ll need to be running the FTLDNS beta (pihole -up if you’re already on it):
echo "FTLDNS" | sudo tee /etc/pihole/ftlbranch
pihole checkout core FTLDNS
pihole checkout web FTLDNS
You can also checkout the development branches, but if you want the most up-to-date code, use the FTLDNS branches.
Once you’ve checked out on the new branches, you need to add this to /etc/pihole/pihole-FTL.conf(note you may need to create this file if it does not exist)
depending on which method you prefer and then restart FTLDNS (pihole-FTL) to apply the change
We’re launching a Patreon page soon, which allows you to get rewards for supporting us. Take a look at this explainer video if you are unfamiliar with it.
We want your feedback on the reward levels. Please let us know what you like, what you don’t, or what you like to see.
$1/month Patron Flair
We’ll flair your user on Discourse or Reddit as a Patron of Pi-hole and you have our thanks.
$3/month Insider Information
Get access to our Patron only posts. We’ll discuss things here before releasing them to the general public.
$10/month Sticker-of-the-month Club
Get a new sheet of 24 stickers every month.
$15/month Mug-of-the-month Club
Each month, we’ll ship out a mug with a new Pi-hole inspired design on it.
We have around 300 custom-made, 2 inch Pi-hole coins, sequenced and everything. They are dual-sided, colored and look very nice. If these sell out, we could possibly do a coin-of-the-month club as well. But for now, there is only one style coin available.