if you're serious about boycotting, read this.another edit, about the money stuff.More Like This
here's spyed talking about issues with revenue and money stuff, and hinting at core.
and more discussion about lack of communication.
there was some discussion in the comments about how DA could possibly be broke, with getting $10million in 2013 to keep it the top art website. but after a discussion with a website dev, it's entirely possible for a website to cost millions of collars to host. Similar websites like tumblr and imgur have received 4x and even 100x money in funding.
(but there's also this if you want to read it too.)
any other insight on this topic would be helpfu
IMPORTANTWhat DeviantART is doing with the Core Membership is honestly disgusting. At first I thought it was just a name change, but this is what they've done.More Like This
>They've made memberships more expensive
>They've removed some features from the PMs, making them less enjoyable
>Added 'new' features, that aren't actually features
>In a nutshell, they removed more stuff from the PMs, and made them move expensive.
On top of that, they also don't view art theft as a problem anymore. They claim "since it's not physical, it's not theft".
(THIS IS AN OFFICIAL DEVIANTART JOURNAL. THIS IS FROM THE WEBSITE, NOT A USER:
They used to have report buttons to report stolen art, but they've all been removed. But in this past year, this website has been becoming an art theft website itself.
-They stole their new logo from a different website