On April 1, 2014, you released an April Fools’ Day prank that involved putting top hats on our icons. Many of us actually enjoyed the hats, and would like to keep them. We, the undersigned, request that the hats remain available on an optional basis from this point onward.
Thank you for your attention, and we hope to hear from you soon.
The undersigned users:
(Tumblr users: hit reblog and sign below by typing “@” and your username)
Hello. i’m tumblr user president prince. and today at 9:00pm. i lost a very important friend. but before i launch into my tale i’d like to offer caution to my readers who are sensitive and/or now “topless”. thank you.
it all began at 9:00pm March 31stwhere a blue button beckons my attention
“ Become a Pro [Free]” i clicked the button and that’s where my world turned upside
it descended upon my head gently, a tophat that sat on my head at a cute tilted angle i smiled at it and before i knew it there was a legion of pros on my screen i would scroll on and on and more of them would appear and then it hit me i was now part of something bigger then just tumblr i was now a pro
for the next 24 hours we were inseperatable we blogged together we laughed together when i clicked him he would do this cute little tilt that just whispered “pro” to me
every worry i ever had was gone to the wind for i was no longer a simple jane from Arizona i was a pro
the laughter the politics the army of pros that built within my dashboard i was a pro
and then the next day spent writing my “pro"fessional english 102 essay gazing fondly upon my tophat i refreshed my screen and quick as can be it was gone
no more laughs to share with my dapper companion no cute little tilts as i click upon its head for more pro is no more
darkness descends upon us as we all mourn the loss of our hats
will always and forever
rest in peace my dearest dapper companion i will forever treasure this image and your memory
if you have your own heartshattering tale to share about the loss of your own "pro” lifestyle please spread this post and let us help eachother to learn that even without our dear hats the pro empire shall rise again
It wasn’t tricking us into wanting a better user experience. They know we’d never really fall for it. No, their plan was far more insidious. Tumblr gave us something beautiful, something they knew we would love…and took it away.
This was their plan all along, and we all fell for it.