The Tumblr iOS app is not showing posts that I know should be there. I wonder what’s missing that I DON’T know about.
But hey, it’s incredibly great of you to show me all the ads, fuckers.
Begrudge your favorite free service finding a way to make money or, in the alternative, be pissed off when that service is gone because they couldn’t find a way to make money.
Or wish they offered an opt-out of the ads version for a fee.
I’m not against tumblr making money. I think forcing me to look at an ad disguised as a regular post is pretty slimy and intrusive. Also, on the mobile app? C’mon, son.
Imagine you get free pizza. All the ingredients for the pizza are provided by your chosen group of friends. Some mozzarella from Shane, some parmesan from Leah, tomatoes for the sauce from Michelle, spices from TJ, onions from Tracey, pepperoni from Bruce, flour from Ron, yeast from Bridget, and so on.
These free pizzas made by your friends come in a box provided by a company. In exchange for giving you a cardboard box to hold your friend-made pizza, they plaster the exterior of the box with advertising.
Fine. That’s not bad, you think. It’s a worthy exchange. You get the pizza every day because it’s yummy and the box is just a box.
Then the company starts putting advertising inside the box.
OK. Whatever. So you have to put up with it even when you open the box. It’s annoying, but it’s a free box. It would be harder to get your friends’ pizza without the company’s box, so you live with the annoyance.
Then the company starts replacing a slice of every one of your friend-made pizzas with things from the company’s advertisers.
One pizza has a triangle of sheet metal. The next one has a piece of hardwood flooring. The next one has a puddle of motor oil in place of a slice. then tire-tread, shampoo, a third of a CD, a splash of gasoline, and a lump of raw beef liver from the local grocery store.
You can’t say you didn’t see it coming. And hey, you get the pizza box for free. How could you complain?
Whenever I see the Tumblr popup “Posted to…” at the bottom of the page, I’m genuinely surprised that something on Tumblr worked.
Word to the wise (LOL! “Wise”):
That might be a sign that your system is widely regarded as unreliable through the pain of personal experience.
I’m incredibly sorry to break it to you, Tumblr.
It’s OK, Tumblr. Two hours and counting is a perfectly normal amount of time to process a minute-and-a-half video.
Because there are SO MANY people who watch every hand-crafted, artisanal frame of video on Tumblr.
Tumblr support has been really awesome and fast when it comes to deleting spam accounts and telling the owner of this one porn account that follows me (?) and sometimes reblogs pics of my kids (WTF?) to knock it off and delete those reblogs.
Well, that’s good to know. I was going by TJ’s travails with them when he explains his problem in detail, showing without a doubt that it’s on their end, and they reply with something unrelated, akin to “Is your monitor plugged in?”
It’s a good thing Tumblr Support is so laughable that I would never email them.
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I’m surprised they didn’t blame Missing-e.