Let me explain my logic: I previously requested once or twice a month. Since tapas staff doesn't have an official schedule up for when they handle the transfers, these requests were a COMPLETE chancetaker. So sometimes I would make a request and get it handled within the promised 5-7 or 7-10 (can't remember which) days. Sometimes I would catch it on a bad time (assumingly right after they last handled the transfers) and it would take an insane amount of time for some reason.
What this resulted in is that some months I would be in the minus big time, and other months I would make profits that were huge compared to previous months just cause I had a lucky transfer and an old transfer that ended up being handled at last. Or, in simple language: Month 1 = Half a month's earnings or less, Month 2: Nearly two months worth of tapastic money transferred lolwat.
I can't take chances like this since, I don't know about your country. but here in sweden we have preliminary tax. Meaning we pay tax each month, and as a company owner I have to estimate my own yearly income and it is then paid based upon that. I NEED a certain amount of money in order to pay preliminary tax, and it's preferrable in the calculations if the income doesn't jump up and down like that.
This is probably (or well not probably, I've seen people mention this side of the issue) an even bigger problem for those who don't still live with their parents. Some months they might have issues paying their bills or certain expenses due to the transfers being jumpy and weird. Mainly people who have multiple income sources and need each one to work as it should.
Tapas staff need one or multiple of the following:
An officially available schedule over their transfer handlings
Assistants who can handle the transfers regularily
Or just an automatic system.
I'm mentioning this because it's been an issue already before, but a manageable one since tapastic has only been a tiny spit in the ocean of most artists' incomes. Now it's climbing up to a level where it could become the main income source for many of the more active artists. That's great, and is probably what they've been attempting to achieve or at least get close to. Especially since it makes them a valuable competitor to Webtoon when it comes to their artists actually making a living off of their webcomics. However, if they want it to work that way, they need to fix the transfer issue.
I like tapastic a lot as a website, I like their staff and how they listen to the people who use their site, I like the changes they keep making (which is a biggie because tapastic is probably the only website I can think of that IMPROVES when it makes changes), and I want them to KEEP improving. Which is why I point out things that are broken so they can be fixed.
I also understand if it's been extra difficult to handle the transfers lately due to a lot of focus being on implementing and improving the tipping system as well as adding creators to it, but this is kinda why most sites have automatic transfers...
As for the fees on our tips, I think it's only fair and reasonable that they take some of the money to keep their business going. Let's think of tapas as something we co-work with to work towards success both for ourselves, and for them. Basically, if the whole community and the site flourishes, so will our individual art businesses.