Oof, I should have expected some backlash from that post. Ah well, here we go.
Please, don't judge the rest of the mod staff - who are here by volunteering, not paid or affiliated with Tapas media in any way - based on one salty egg. That's unfair to the other wonderful people that have dedicated and continue to dedicate their time to this community. Judge me all you want, but leave the others alone. Thank you.
I'd like to stress again, none of the moderators here work for Tapas. We are volunteer members of the community, period. So no, I'm not trying to put a noose around anyone's neck, and I am not creating these clauses that you're all so upset about.
The mod team are creators just like you. And just like you, the members of the mod team get concerned with new updates, design changes, and ToS updates just like everyone else. We email the staff like crazy with questions and concerns, we tag Michael in the forums whenever we need him to answer a staff-related question, we also get angry and upset when we're left wondering what the literal hell is going on. Even I have considered leaving Tapas during rough periods like this. Maybe not this one specifically, but plenty of times in the past where it seemed unclear where Tapas is going. The key is not to jump ship the moment you see an iceberg - it might just be a hunk of snow.
Whoof. I'm more concerned that people are taking these as reputable sources at face value. Because the unpaid volunteer mod team of the forums are not a very official good source if you're looking for the company's morals straight from the company's mouth. See above.
Also, are people mentioning me on Twitter? Because that's awesome. I've finally made it in the world, ma! /s
But we really can't answer your questions more than anyone else here. Even the mod team have been waiting for an official statement from Tapas on this whole ToS dispute. We can answer your questions as best we can, but that's as good as it gets - as best we can. We haven't been told much else from what staff has already told you.
So in that regard, you're all just as much PR representatives as the mod team.
TL ; DR: I am not sorry for what I said, as it is my opinion just like everyone else's opinion here, whether you agree, disagree, or agree to disagree. I am sorry if it offended some of you personally, but please know that was not my intention.
Now that that's done, I'm going to switch from Tapas user mode to mod mode:
This thread isn't about me. My 15 minutes of fame is up lol Let's get back on topic please <3
I really like what the clause was offering, even if it was a complete misnomer. I'd love to monetize Time Gate to the point of being financially stable in the future - being able to leverage offers between comic platforms would be dope af if it ever became an offer/option. I mean, why take $1000 when another place is offering $3000? Imagine if that other place was Tapas - you get to keep posting to the place you love, and you get paid three times the amount you were originally going to get paid for posting somewhere else. I just hope that the removal of the clause in the ToS doesn't mean these options are completely off the table. That would suck for those who could have benefited from it