thecallus-deactivated20130520 asks: 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.
waskommenmag asks: Can you explain what's wrong with the missing e email you received? I'm someone who knows very very little about computers, and very little about the ramifications of whatever make you "uncomfortable" about the email you got from tumblr. I understand that missing e is an extension that allows certain editing of tumblr pages, etc., but I don't really get why you'd take offense at what tumblr sent you. It seems fairly benign and reasonable to me.
» SFB says: Because Missing e makes my life (and the lives of a lot of other people) a lot easier by offering significant improvements to the Tumblr interface, and instead of figuring out a way to take advantage of the great idea that Jeremy Cutler had, they’ve instead chosen to go this route. At one point, they completely booted him off the API and looked like they were going to sue him. There’s a long backstory here — essentially, the extension became super-popular, then Tumblr decided that it was taking up too many resources. But the problem is, ultimately, there is a significant benefit to using Missing e, which is something Tumblr has not addressed directly. Until they do so, Missing e will still have a reason to exist. As a big fan of both Tumblr and Missing e, we’re greatly disappointed by this. — Ernie @ SFB
waterman12053 says: I just tried the Iphone Flipboard app with Tumblr. Thought it was quite cool and then suddenly realized that many posts do not appear and it changed the order of them a lot. You seem to have no control over the “editing”. Not too handy, IMHO.
» SFB says: Not having that experience at all. Double checked my own feed, comparing it to the dashboard on my laptop, and it’s every post in order. Not to doubt you, but it’s not working that way for me. — Ernie @ SFB
ben says: I don’t like Tumblr in Flipboard on the iPad because it seems to arbitrarily assign importance to posts, but maybe the iPhone app is different. The current Tumblr iOS app gets the job done, but hopeful it will be better in the future.
» SFB says: That’s actually it; the problem with the Flipboard iPad app is that it seems to give content weight without having any good reason to, like an editor who doesn’t read content but just flops it on the page. We like Pulse’s iPad app far more than Flipboard for this reason. The Flipboard iPhone app, on the other hand, is more or less a top-down list of your dashboard/content, presented with flips. (There are things the Flipboard app doesn’t do for the Tumblr interface, like custom permalinks and tags, but they could easily add these features.) Now, the Tumblr app itself is OK, and is good in a pinch, but for some reason it just feels like the amount of scrolling going on is super-high. — Ernie @ SFB