I’m generally okay with the tumblr checkmarks for eight dollars because, like. websites need money to continue being websites. I like it here! I don’t want tumblr to cease to exist! Tumblr selling stupid little trinkets is preferable to tumblr becoming the bloated carcass that is every other website in order to stay afloat.
there’s a slider between user-funded and ad-funded and the further you are toward ad-funded the worse the website experience gets