Deviant since Sep 10, 2006 | Core Member 'til Hell freezes over
Semper Ubi Sub Ubi
This is the place where you can personalize your profile!
By moving, adding and personalizing widgets.
You can drag and drop to rearrange.
You can edit widgets to customize them.
The bottom has widgets you can add!
Some widgets you can only access when you get Core Membership.
Some widgets have options that are only available when you get Core Membership.
We've split the page into zones!
Certain widgets can only be added to certain zones.
"Why," you ask? Because we want profile pages to have freedom of customization, but also to have some consistency. This way, when anyone visits a deviant, they know they can always find the art in the top left, and personal info in the top right.
Don't forget, restraints can bring out the creativity in you!
Now go forth and astound us all with your devious profiles!
Meaning: Merriam-Webster: a basic, essential, or enduring part (as of an individual, a class, or an entity) <the staff had a core of experts> Collins: the most basic or important part of something
Notice the first word used each time to describe the meaning of core. Now, dA, is it going to be a case of actually giving the paying members respect (the second meaning in the Collins definition) -- or is it going to be a case of treating them as a "basic" membership (which you have done long before the "new " came into being)? What was wrong with premium? Even if the benefits were eventually shuffled off to the non-paying members, at least there was the title. Now we neither have the title nor any guarantee to our benefits...
Addendum: Also it was just point out to me that sneakily, they have bumped the membership dues to $50 US/yr. (Glad I paid in advance - but I really feel for the majority of the poor students out there who need to scrape together money in our current miserable economy who want to get a "paid" membership.)