Yet another backstabbing from Tapas!
The ONLY reason I gave ink this Inksgiving, is to continue supporting community artists I like, with the knowledge that I will get back some of the ink, as usual, which, with other ink, will go to support artists I LIKE next Inksgiving.
I would NEVER have been part of this Inkgiving if I had known they would change the rules going on for years. I'm not sure whether this change was posted somewhere before Inksgiving, but in any case, it was clearly not well publicized.
I know some will say Tapas does not have to do the ink give back. Yes, but they did for several Inksgiving, and people participation to the event depends on what the event promises. This year, we did participate to an event on a false promise, and Tapas has the audacity to make it like we get an extra gift (of 5% of ink that is USELESS to many of us). 0% ink instead of 20% is not a very good gift...
Now, I'm forced by Tapas to let the ink expire, or support artists I don't particularly like.
I don't hate premium artists as individuals. Obviously not. I could use the bonus ink to support them even if I don't particularly like what they do. But I will not, because I refuse to be part of the problem. I refuse to help Tapas disrespecting us again, again and again.
"We'd strongly prefer if readers and community creators do not spend ink on community creators". Here. Was that so difficult to express? Not nice? Well, this is exactly what giving us bonus ink means.