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Just received this message about Missing e, the popular browser extension which Tumblr has not taken kindly to. Kinda not comfortable with this, Tumblr. Here’s the full message, for those who haven’t seen it:

Hello! We’ve noticed you’re using a browser hack, Missing-E, that can cause serious problems for you and for Tumblr.
While we love encouraging developers to customize and build off our platform, the unsupported methods being used here create risks to your data, interfere with our ability to develop and scale Tumblr, and create a huge burden for our support team. Specifically:

Data loss: Bugs caused by unsupported hacks often affect forms that save, alter, or delete your data. This leads to incidents of corrupt themes, lost posts, and broken features that we are unable to protect against.
Privacy: Browser hacks interpose themselves between you and Tumblr, meaning they have access to your email address, password, IP address, search queries, and the contents of your private posts and Dashboard. We have no way of controlling what they do with this information.
Performance: The unsupported method of “page scraping” causes your browser to make excessive requests to Tumblr’s servers during normal browsing. When our load balancers detect this, they automatically trigger throttling to protect the servers from being overrun. This presents as errors and slower response times.
Support: Because the issues that arise often appear to be problems with Tumblr, our support team is frequently flooded with erroneous reports of problems we didn’t cause and can’t fix. To keep these from overwhelming our support team, we’ve had to begin bouncing emails from these users.


We didn’t click OK on the box. Why should we? We certainly don’t think it’s cool that they’re asking us to choose between a plugin and receiving technical support for our account.

Just received this message about Missing e, the popular browser extension which Tumblr has not taken kindly to. Kinda not comfortable with this, Tumblr. Here’s the full message, for those who haven’t seen it:

Hello! We’ve noticed you’re using a browser hack, Missing-E, that can cause serious problems for you and for Tumblr.

While we love encouraging developers to customize and build off our platform, the unsupported methods being used here create risks to your data, interfere with our ability to develop and scale Tumblr, and create a huge burden for our support team. Specifically:

Data loss: Bugs caused by unsupported hacks often affect forms that save, alter, or delete your data. This leads to incidents of corrupt themes, lost posts, and broken features that we are unable to protect against.

Privacy: Browser hacks interpose themselves between you and Tumblr, meaning they have access to your email address, password, IP address, search queries, and the contents of your private posts and Dashboard. We have no way of controlling what they do with this information.

Performance: The unsupported method of “page scraping” causes your browser to make excessive requests to Tumblr’s servers during normal browsing. When our load balancers detect this, they automatically trigger throttling to protect the servers from being overrun. This presents as errors and slower response times.

Support: Because the issues that arise often appear to be problems with Tumblr, our support team is frequently flooded with erroneous reports of problems we didn’t cause and can’t fix. To keep these from overwhelming our support team, we’ve had to begin bouncing emails from these users.

We didn’t click OK on the box. Why should we? We certainly don’t think it’s cool that they’re asking us to choose between a plugin and receiving technical support for our account.

December 30, 2011 // 17:06 // 2 years ago
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  1. dragon-tamer-iris reblogged this from shortformblog
  2. forscienceandgreatjustice reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    casually inserts a gif using missing e
  3. natural--wild reblogged this from shortformblog
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  5. nitrogen-monoxide reblogged this from shortformblog
  6. letter-10-asterisk reblogged this from what-would-omega-do
  7. theinnocentlam reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    SUCK IT TUMBLR. really you suck. that’s why I need to use missing e in the first place to make tumblr friendly and...
  8. e-d-i-t reblogged this from shortformblog
  9. alauaneferreira reblogged this from randomactsofchaos
  10. highlighterskyline reblogged this from goatbeetle and added:
    jesus christ people. You’re using an unsupported third party modification, like a custom 8-ball shifter or a new health...
  11. goatbeetle reblogged this from shortformblog
  12. goldhairwithagentlecurl reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    god just got this GOD tumblr really?!?!
  13. dotthings reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    I got this message. Much as I’m enjoying missing e, this is now causing more annoyance than the advantages of using it,...
  14. coeurgryffondor reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Yeah this was nice getting randomly. Especially since they don’t translate the message to other languages, and as far as...
  15. bblackenedbutterfly reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    KKKarp: Just another immature shit who can’t handle the lack of features on his site and/or the modding community lawl
  16. cookieluv246 reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    WHY THANKS TUMBLR FOR YOUR IMMACULATE SUPPORT B(
  17. italianinsomniac reblogged this from shortformblog
  18. babycolls reblogged this from rainb0w-hipsters
  19. 59daysofstorm reblogged this from shortformblog
  20. therealrastared reblogged this from shortformblog
  21. atomvincent reblogged this from chasewhiteside and added:
    This is such nonsense. There’s a reason Missing E is so popular, Tumblr: it offers countless (basic) features that all...
  22. chasewhiteside reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    I just received this as well. For people who manage multiple blogs or post frequently, Missing-E is a huge timesaver. I...
  23. what-would-omega-do reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Just got this bad boy. Smooth moves, Tumblr, after all, why engage with community programmers offering a fuller feature...