We need options, all that is new isn’t bad-but doesn’t always work either.
First, I would like to thank you for constantly attempting to make a better product, it’s good that effort is being made. I can definitely see where the new interface could benefit those using a tablet or a phone. That being said, I’ve some constructive criticism and dissatisfaction to state. Making an option to use the old interface in preferences would—it seems to me—avoid much of the negative feedback and unpleasantness surrounding new changes.
I like to use tumblr throughout the day, and what works best for me is to have multiple tabs open for reblog and comment intentions. The new interface doesn’t allow for that—and when I close my browser, it forces me to address every single tab I opened. This basically breaks the way I use tumblr. Also, by making it difficult to access a url option for uploads really takes away from the speed, comfort, and overall niftyness of tumblr.
I am glad that tumblr staff are attempting to progress with the product, however, please keep in mind that some users are happy users because options are being removed are what makes tumblr a strong platform for us.
Please give your users options instead of mandatory changes, and then track how many users are not using the new changes and why.
Thank you for your work,
p.s. I would also like to peruse posts I’ve “liked” beyond the past six.