as someone who’s worked in software development for a few years and been through the process many times, I find myself getting personally offended every time tumblr releases shit like this.
It’s not even a resistance to change; we’ve all rolled with some major site updates (raise…
I get tired of this particular point:
There’s no way to actually block a user. You can ignore them, and not see notifications they make and they won’t see your posts on their dash or be able to send non-anon asks. But that doesn’t stop them from going to your blog and seeing/liking/reblogging your posts from there.
If you think about this for a moment you’ll understand why it’s almost impossible for you to stop someone from seeing content you post on a public website.
- They check your logged in user? You can log out.
- They check the cookie that gets sent by the browser? Privacy mode.
- They check the IP address you’re coming from? There’s a Starbucks down the street that give you a whole new IP address. (not to mention open proxies, friend’s wifi, Tor, etc.)