This won't be a journal about CORE itself, I think those of you who've read my previous journal know what I think . . .
This is about how CORE will affect you and me as watchers and content creator.
Firstly, in four months, my
premium core will run out. I will not be renewing it unless some things change.
This means two things,
A. You will have no more poll related content from me and my page as a whole will degenerate as several profile-page aspects will become unavailable for me.
B. Of the several groups I manage, whether I've set them up or just work as a an admin there, only three will remain. (This will probably happen more and more as premium memberships run out throughout the community) I assume I will keep Czech-history, possibly Slovak-history and I'll see about the rest.
As to the long term effects, I can't say how much motivation I will have when my premium runs out, I get swamped with ads, loose options, have my work in several groups either end or be destroyed, etc.. I probably won't leave dA because of that like others have though I can't say now. However, with the current landslide of changes dA is making against the community's wishes, I don't doubt that there will eventually be a straw that breaks the camel's back. Especially once dA looses most of its premium revenue.
So to sum it up, this change won't have any effect on you in the short term. The effects on my page will begin 4 months and 17 days and the future is still open from there on.
Reading: On the Oceans of Eternity