cutlerish replied to your post: Uninstalled missing e and tumblr savior on this accountThis has nothing to do with Missing e.
I figured. I blame Tumblr for everything, as always.
People, please consider throwing this awesome person a few bucks for all the hard work he does making Tumblr usable for us. Frankly, if I can’t use Tumblr without Missing e, I can’t use Tumblr. And I’ll be reblogging this from UfYH as soon as fucking Tumblr lets me back in.
Hit the donate button, people. He deserves it.
SEE? THE BEST.
I derive a sick sort of pleasure from the warnings. It’s like an ex-lover pleading for you to take them back, and you just roll up the window and drive away with a double cheeseburger and chocolate milkshake that they can’t have.
Dude does all that work for free. He has a donate button, so if you, like me, can only use Tumblr with the assistance of Missing E, throw the guy a few bucks. It’s a shitload of work for him.
It’s a browser extension/add-on (or as Tumblr like to scare-tactic call it, a “browser hack”) that adds functionality to Tumblr in many wonderful ways. Tumblr is truly cheesed off that people are using a product that makes their site more intuitive and easy to use, thus spending more time on the site, and a few months ago started making you click a “scary” pop-up about how Missing E is terrible and will harvest your personal data and eat your kittens and whatever. Problem is, the pop-up continues to appear even after you check the “I understand you’re being ridiculous” box, AND it pops up when you’re logged into your account from a computer or device that doesn’t have Missing E installed (like from an iPhone or Android phone, which aren’t even capable of having such things installed).
So what that means is that TUMBLR ITSELF is collecting data about your browser extensions (like, I have Adblocker and Greasemonkey and a bunch of other things, too), and associating them with your account and using that information against you. Which seems to be exactly what they warn you Missing E will do (but never ever has).
Cutlerish is the creator of Missing E. He seems to be an awesome guy, he responds to users in a timely and professional manner, he keeps up with all of Tumblr’s pointless and stupid changes, and they continue to threaten him for creating a product that makes their product actually usable.
I am incapable of making a long story short. Sorry.
Great use of resources, tech team. Stellar.
Oh, just trying to force more people to stop using Missing E. Too bad @cutlerish is way ahead of you and already has a version that makes your crappy “upgrades” usable.
Sorry, but when I continue to get the scare pop-up on computers without Missing E installed (like at work), that means that Tumblr itself is doing sketchy things with my privacy, like associating browser extensions with my account and not my actual computer or browser, and I’m more worried about that than the awesome features Missing E offers.
This is a Missing E appreciation post.
I love the world again! Thank you to @cutlerish for all his help and for being a generally gracious and awesome person.
I’m having a challenge with Missing e (which is almost certainly on my end, not theirs), so I send an ask to the developer, which he answers in a timely and professional manner, and is helping to figure out the problem.
Things he did not do:
So that puts the score at Tumblr: 0, Missing e: 10 billion, as far as I’m concerned. THAT is how you handle support issues, even in the midst of a PR shitstorm. This guy deserves a freaking award.
I have this. I hope it suffices: