Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Digital Art / Hobbyist Core Member a.k.a Die Hutze32/Female/Germany Group :icongamesummons: GameSummons
 
Recent Activity
Deviant for 11 Years
4 Month Core Membership
Statistics 606 Deviations 16,002 Comments 388,355 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

These are the newest additions to my gallery.
Check out my Scrapbook and the "Browse" option, too!

Favourites

I'd like to hold a contest, but what would you like to win? 

78%
132 deviants said Commissions
12%
20 deviants said dA points
8%
14 deviants said dA subscriptions
2%
4 deviants said Something else (please comment)

Groups

Friends

Edit: A friend of mine, who has a master's degree in business studies, said that this was something she'd also expect from a business trying to boost its market value before it is sold. Not something I find hard to imagine, either.

When CORE was introd- I mean, implemented, I joined a dA group critical of the change, mainly to keep track of dA's reaction. One of the recent group journals was this: A little insulting
In there, they link a journal written by deviantART CEO Spyed, where he compares a subscription - that's what we called it back in the good old days - to drinking expensive premium coffee, and that people who need to think about the cost should go back to drip coffee.
The usual argument broke out, but what I take home from this is: deviantART neither wants nor needs my money.
I always thought that in 6 months or so, when a number of CORE subscriptions have run out and will not be renewed, they'd be forced to think their policy over. However, the way Spyed sees it, that won't be the case.
I remembered what I'd heared about the Pareto principle which, simplified, states that usually 20% of the customers bring in 80% of the profit. So a company is well advised to disregard the non-vital 80% of customers and instead take extra care of the vital 20%. If dA basically tells us that it doesn't care if we cannot afford CORE, maybe this is what they are going for. Indeed, Spyed mentions that the people who are able to and want to support the site will continue to do so.
I then sat down and wondered how much money dA made from me. 11 years subscribed, not always in the cheaper yearly installments. I own two t-shirts, I bought a couple thousand points... and that's it. In 11 years, dA earned no more than $500 from me. I guess that places me firmly in the non-vital 80%.
And since CORE is not worth it for me, I'll let my subscription run out and you should probably do the same.
No false sense of bad conscience here, dA has their buisiness model planned through, and most of you are not necessary for it. They're not naive. But if you still want to support the site, go ahead and do so, of course.

#coremembership #core 
  • Mood: Bewildered
  • Reading: Adam Hochschild - King Leopold's Shadow
  • Eating: Gyros
  • Drinking: Diet Cola

deviantID

Tacimur
a.k.a Die Hutze
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Germany
Current Residence: Berlin

Nazis, piss off!
Your broken German does nothing for me, neither does your bigotry. Get back to the museum!

I'm new on Twitter!
Interests

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconvladimirsangel:
vladimirsangel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Somehow I was not watching you. I have now fixed this. :floating:
Reply
:icontacimur:
Tacimur Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaw, thanks! :) I'm not uploading much lately, though!
Reply
:iconplioart:
Plioart Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the +fav!
Reply
:iconskeletalwolf98:
Skeletalwolf98 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work on the art can you drawl a wolf with silver tiger strips and silver,black angel wings
Reply
:icontacimur:
Tacimur Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Open for commissions, just note me :)
Reply
:iconskeletalwolf98:
Skeletalwolf98 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Can you do it pretty please.😁
Reply
:iconichirohyuuga:
IchiroHyuuga Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Thanks for the fav!!!
Reply
:icontacimur:
Tacimur Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! ^^
Reply
:iconthaonlymoonchild:
ThaOnlyMoonchild Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lieber spät als gar nicht - dankeschön für den Fav ^_^
Reply
:iconpaleopeter:
paleopeter Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Tupuxuara fave D :happybounce: 
Reply
:iconfranken-fish:
Franken-Fish Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for faving Hug
Reply
:iconthemightybruxer:
TheMightyBruxer Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work!
Reply
:icontacimur:
Tacimur Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Thank you!
Reply
:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke für den Fav! :D
Reply
:iconiametoh:
IamETOH Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
=^.^=
Reply
Add a Comment: