I am sending this as an open letter because you have chosen to “bounce” any emails received from people using missing e.
As a user of what could be a GREAT product, I am using an incomplete product made more complete by the missing e features.
In response to your “hack” notice I would like to inform you that most of the issues I have had with tumblr :
• tumblrbeasts running amok
• tumblr crashes
• not being able to search adequately (due to dashes/hyphens)
• someone tripping over a cord and unplugging a server
• Comments and hearts missing from prior posts, on my page (1)
• Missing messages in my ‘ask box’
ALL of these happened with your product PRIOR to (ie before, ahead of, antecedent, preceding to, preexisiting) my use of the missing e.
(1) You’ll see that I noted the missing hearts/comments bullet? That is because, due to the use of missing e, I can find the original post in my dashboard, thereby letting me click on the ‘notes’ icon and letting me actually see any likes and comments attached to that post. So, as you can see, the missing e allows me to overcome a problem that your product actually has.
The only other issue that I have had with the tumblr product (note I said most) is when sending a message using the phone app the recipient sometimes sees it coming from “anonymous” as opposed to me. This problem has nothing to due with the E, since the E isn’t designed for the mobile app. It is a problem with the tumblr mobile app feature itself.
Despite the issues that occur with tumblr I like and respect the people I have befriended in the community (strange that none of them are tumblr staff) and will continue to use tumblr. I should like to think it a good business practice to work ‘with’ the people that can only help in making the tumblr product as great as it can be.
Although a response from “tumblr” would be nice, I don’t believe one will be forthcoming. Maybe someone can prove me wrong.
Kindest regards and a Happy New Year to the Tumblr staff,
Retrogasm: I think everyone should reblog this! The Missing e is harmless and a necessary evil for making the tumblr experience that much better.
I would say it’s simply “necessary.” There’s nothing evil about it. Jeremy Cutler has been extremely nice to Tumblr and complied with every request they made about how Missing e works.
Anyway, the best way to deal with the pack-of-lies pop-up is to click “Uninstall” then “Done.” It doesn’t uninstall Missing e, so you can keep using it, and the best part is that you didn’t agree to their ridiculous terms.
If, like me, you’re actually a little irrationally afraid of Tumblr’s Missing E threats but don’t want to stop using Missing E, you don’t have to check their stupid box and assent to their ridiculousness. Just click “Uninstall” and “Done” and the warning goes away. It’ll come back after a little while, but you can keep doing that until Tumblr realizes how much they’re embarrassing themselves by openly threatening their users for making their service functional. I don’t imagine that this accomplishes anything, but at least they won’t have you on record as saying that you renounce your right to be supported.
This is also recommended if Tumblr pops up the warning on your iPad because Tumblr can’t even be bothered to check to make sure you are actually using Missing E before “warning” you about the “dangers” of Missing E.
Is there a Missing e update that blocks Tumblr’s non-support agreement yet?
Mama la pinga, cabrónes.