Tumblr Suggestions

I’m not really bothered about the latest Tumblr change. It’s minor, especially compared to other changes that have been pushed out. However, it does seem kind of… worthless. I have to re-learn where some things are, figure out why the bloody hell I cannot visit my queue directly anymore — turns out the button for the queue only appears if you have something in the queue, there’s a buggy moment in the system waiting to punch me in the usability because I’ve NEVER had how much I have in my queue not match what Tumblr seems to think I have in the queue. That’s a bug that never crops up. HAH. — Okay, sarcasm aside. I’m not too troubled over the latest change. What bugs me is that there are plenty of far more useful things that I would like to see Tumblr work on implementing/fixing/improving around the site. Here are a few of them.

  1. Tag wrapping. — Give up the ghost. Your user base uses tags for extended commentary. Having an option in settings so they can be wrapped to be visible without installing a 3rd party script would be nice.
  2. The ability to search by tags within my likes. — Personally, I’ve got about 32K likes and being able to find something I know I “liked” 2 weeks ago would be super useful.
  3. Make asks rebloggable. — I don’t really understand why they aren’t to begin with.
  4. Make keeping the previous poster’s tags an option on reblog again.
  5. Add a fully fleshed-out chat/PM function. — One that keeps the history of both your and the-person-being-talked-with’s responses. Fan Mail is actually a step in that direction, except I can’t go back to see what I last said if I forgot.
  6. Notifications on the personal page showing likes and reblogs by people you follow as well as strangers. — Right now reblogs by people I follow are invisible to me unless I’m on my dash at the right time to see the reblog live.
  7. The ability to disable notifications by individual post. — Rather than the all on or all off. It’d be helpful for when a post goes viral on the OP.
  8. Implement bookmarking. — See: the Missing E functionality.
  9. Make allowing submissions by people without Tumblr accounts (entering email addresses) an additional option like allowing anonymous asks and have it off by default. — this would cut back on some spam/phishing attempts and make those more traceable to a source.
  10. Make it so that it’s possible to unfollow deactivated/deleted blogs.
  11. Improve the search function. — You know that thing is spotty at best.
  12. Make it possible to reply to replies. — See: the Missing E functionality.
  13. The ability to move a post from my queue to my drafts.
  14. The ability to move a draft or queued post between blogs. — There have been a few times when I have queued or drafted a post to a secondary blog when I meant to put it on my primary and vice versa. Rather than start from scratch, it would be nice if I could switch the post (before it publishes of course) between my joined accounts just by editing.
  15. Improve the mobile app. — It should not take a variable and uncertain delay anywhere from 5 minutes to 72 hours for a post made from the app to appear on my dashboard.

15 seems like a nice number at which to stop. Feel free to add your own. (Personally, I don’t mind the ask limits, since if you’re using it that often you should probably switch to fan mail or a chat service.)