17:23 // 11 months ago
upsidedownspirit says: On the topic of Shorty Nominations, I think it'd be a brilliant idea to encourage people to vote for Missing e in the Apps category. Not only because it's an extremely useful browser plugin, but also because of the aggressive scare tactics Tumblr has taken against Missing e users. If Missing e ends up as a finalist, or better yet wins the category, I think it'd be a really crushing blow to Tumblr's staff.
» SFB says: While not necessarily looking to get “a really crushing blow to Tumblr’s staff” (we disagree on this issue but still greatly love the product), we fully support this idea, and Jeremy has a real shot of winning — he’s currently in first place in the Apps category, ahead of such biggies as Instagram and Twitter. Give him a vote and make sure he wins it all! (And hey, we’re looking for votes, too!) — Ernie @ SFB
I am really sorry to announce that time of FGS project has finished. After 1.5 year of providing users with a service that was meant to improve their gaming experience, I am shocked that this project ends in such an unpleasant situation as I am forced to stop it for good.Friendly Gaming Simplifier developer Arkadiusz Rzadkowolski • Discussing how Facebook forced him to shut down his popular Firefox and Chrome plugin — to the point that they got their law firm involved and banned him from the Facebook platform for life, possibly hurting his chances at future employment. Does this sound similar to the Missing e situation on Tumblr? You betcha.
thecallus-deactivated20130520 says: Sorry - have to interject. Tumblr knows your browser easily, as do all websites, without accessing anything confidential. This is how, for example, sites detect if you're using a mobile browser. Tumblr is simply performing a simple browser - user pairing to identify accounts that have used the service.
Because Missing-e is connected to your browser - not your account. I only have M-e installed on Chrome. So as a test I logged on using IE, Safari and Firefox. And I still had the message telling me to ‘uninstall’ M-e. Yet my second account, which I’ve only ever used on FF, and is not connected to my email address, does not have the message at all.
Never mind the fact that I didn’t even have Missing-E INSTALLED on three browsers, and yet the message still popped up on all of them - even after closing it again - is proof of this.
Sort your shit out tumblr
Thanks to Maurice Cherry for bringing this to our attention.
Third-party extensions and hacks are a part of the web, perhaps Tumblr should focus on building new features or its own official “app store” instead of whining about support and server issues.Drew Olanoff of The Next Web has Jeremy Cutler’s back on Missing e.