Whenever Tumblr updates
The first thing I do is turn off Missing E.
There’s two reasons for this, and I think it will save a lot of complaining and also put things into perspective.
First off, the changes to the layout of the page are almost always going to conflict with something that Missing E does. This can cause things to display improperly or not work correctly, both on the Tumblr and the Missing E side of things. It takes some time for Jeremy to see what has been changed, decide how he wants to approach it, and make/test the code changes. He’s usually really fast about it, but he also has a life and we can’t expect them to always be instantaneous.
But more than that, I want to see what Tumblr is bringing to the table. They are clearly working to improve the interface and user experience. So far, they’ve screwed some parts up and there’s the whole issue of trying to smash Missing E while co-opt their changes into the UI (usually in a more clumsy way than Jeremy did), but on the whole they are working towards a better way to interface.
So I want to see what they have to offer. Give the dash a go without the benefit of Missing E. Because really, shouldn’t the end goal be to not need a browser extension to make the site usable? Shouldn’t we want Tumblr to live up to its potential?
With that in mind, I always turn off Missing E and disable the stylish theme for a bit. It avoids headaches and lets me experience Tumblr as they want to present it. Usually in the end, it also serves to strengthen the love I have for Missing E.
This is definitely a good approach.
First, you can get a feel for how Tumblr is improving.
Second, it gives me some time to fix things.