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  • 0August 29, 2011ninalee-cherryambition:
    ^Thanks for the link! LOL… Since the Tumblr staff do not have an ask box (more proof that they don’t want to hear what anyone has to say, they just want to do whatever they want and expect Tumblr bloggers to like it or leave), you can just abuse the ask box of the Tumblr creator himself, David Karp. Well, at least until he too decides to turn off his ask box. Have fun (for now) kiddies…
    Well, I did just post something in Karp’s ask box, and I managed to do it in a respectable manner where I wasn’t cussing every other word (because I want him to respond & I want to see if he has an actual intelligent answer for this). Can’t say that whoever else decides to drop some questions & whatever else in his ask box won’t curse him out, though. Can’t say he doesn’t deserve it, either. Maybe if you made your staff turn on their ask box, David, people wouldn’t/won’t harass you on yours. Seriously, the staff on every other website are reachable, but not on Tumblr (typical)… Well, let’s see how this goes…
  • 0August 29, 2011snuggabear:
    I think we should all mass email Tumblr to stop being so childish and butthurt over Missing e’s features being better than theirs. They’re making themselves look like stupid children too proud to admit they’ve done wrong, and it’s really starting to get annoying. If someone could draft up a nicely presented, yet subtly superior email on behalf of the Tumblr community that loves Missing e, that would be great. Something like…
    Dear Tumblr, We just want our Dashboards to work, and since you’re not doing it right, we’ve had to go elsewhere. If you’re not going to fix all your broken crap, then at least stop being so butthurt that someone else is doing it for you. Why don’t you just stop being so proud and hire him already? He has clearly proven his worth. Sincerely,The Annoyed Tumblr Masses Who Love Missing e
    Or something like that.  
  • 0August 29, 2011failedblackwoman:
    Hello. Thank you for sharing your concerns about the Missing E browser extension. We provide the Tumblr API in order to encourage a thriving ecosystem of applications. But, we must also ensure those applications don’t compromise the stability of Tumblr, the security of Tumblr data, or the safety and privacy of Tumblr users. To that end, all applications that use the Tumblr API are required to comply with an API License Agreement detailed at: http://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/api Tumblr has given a great deal of thought to every statement in the API License Agreement. Many are there specifically to address the stability, security, safety, and privacy issues mentioned above. When an application is not complying with the agreement, Tumblr contacts the application developer and works with them to bring their application into compliance. That is what is happening in this case. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your concerns with us. Seth —Tumblr Supportsupport@tumblr.com
    Effing ha. “Stabilty of Tumblr”? You can’t possible mean stable as in “not having the site shut down for 2 days” or “not having the site go down for several minutes everyday” or “making sure our users have all the features they want and that they’re working properly & efficiently”. And I know you’re DEFINITELY not working WITH Jeremy Cutler (Missing e creator) on the Missing e browser extension. You’re taking features he created and making shitty versions of them, pissing off your bloggers. I’m following the Missing e blog, so I would know. And I highly doubt you regret any inconvenience this may cause. Tumblr has had nothing but inconveniences since at least last year. And these ripped-off shitty versions of Missing e features are inconveniences at best.
  • 0August 29, 2011missing-e:
    Moments ago, I participated in surprise conference call with Tumblr staff members. They have indicated to me that they continue to take issue withMissing e even with the removal of usage of the Tumblr API. They interpret the Tumblr API License Agreement in such a way as it continues to apply to Missing e. I disagree with their interpretation of this agreement as the preface clearly states:
    By building applications that interact with Tumblr’s products and services (the “Tumblr Services”) or using the Tumblr API, including but not limited to requesting authentication credentials or making calls to the Tumblr API, Licensee unconditionally consents and agrees to be bound by and a party to this Agreement.
    Missing e only affects how your browser displays Tumblr content once it has already been loaded. It does not, itself, interact with Tumblr Services or the API, only providing a way for you to do so yourself. They informed me that they consulted their legal counsel, who feels comfortable interpreting the license agreement in the way that they have stated. I have requested information on those grounds, but do not believe much will come of it. I believe that Tumblr has no desire to clarify their position. That’s their prerogative, I’m sure. Whether or not I have grounds to justly disagree with them on this, the fact remains that under the Tumblr Terms of Service, they are well within their rights to delete my Tumblr blogs as a punitive action should I continue to distribute the extension. They have informed me that this is the course of action they will take should I not acquiesce to their demands. I attempted to discuss options through which we could work together on makingMissing e something they would accept, but after initial positive statements, they seemed fairly averse to the idea. Their intent is for me to stop distribution of Missing e in any form. Their concerns range from a perception of an increased support load due to “issues” with Missing e features to a desire to dictate how the Tumblr interface is presented to all users. Even after my commitment to them that I would not permit any feature that removes their content or modifies it in any way that would prevent promotional content from being visible from users, they still would not change their position in any way. I have requested that the request be given in writing so as to (hopefully) clarify the position and their reasons for choosing the option of deleting my blogs as a solution to their “Missing e problem”. Whether or not any satisfaction or understanding for any Missing e user will be gained from this remains to be seen. In the meantime, within a respectable amount of time after the official request from Tumblr arrives, Missing e will be shuttered once more. Either that, or I am forced out of this community.
    I’m hella agitated now. Why the fuck the Tumblr insist on killing Missing e? Why don’t you assholes care about the fact that it makes Tumblr better for your bloggers, since you all clearly too stupid to figure out how to do that? If Missing e goes again, so do I. I didn’t like the way they handled this the first time, and I sure as hell don’t like how they’re handling it now. I’m so telling people not to join Tumblr, because I know the staff and idiot David Karp will continue trying to roll out shitty versions of Missing e features and act like they’re helping when they’re more than likely complicating the shit out of Tumblr blogging. Goddamn you idiots… Looks like I won’t be blogging from Tumblr anymore once Missing e goes. It will be all Buzznet for me from here on out…