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22 Jul, 5 tweets, 1 min read
wow. tumblr is very tumblr. they announced a new feature that's under beta testing, where you can opt-in to a patreon sort of system where some posts are marked subscriber only, and your followers can pay 4$ a month to get access to them.

That's not the Very Tumblr thing.
the very tumblr thing is that one of the people I follow was the first person to get access to this feature, as they were in the beta testing program.
This put a "verified" style checkmark on their name.
this feature has proven to be SO UNPOPULAR with the tumblr userbase that that user had to talk to tumblr support to get it removed and they're taking a break from tumblr now because of all the death threats.
tumblr had to post an official Staff message (which goes out to every single user) saying basically "hey, we know this feature wasn't popular, don't worry, we'll listen to you and try to improve it, but STOP SENDING DEATH THREATS YOU FUCKING ANIMALS"
twitter has a lot of problems too but GENERALLY at least when twitter is suggesting a new bad feature is about to come out we don't react by threatening to murder the first users to use it.

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