First of all, I’m sorry that I’ve disappointed some of you with the Follower Checker results. But, that was not my decision. Me and my super-secret Elders Group didn’t vote on it. Other users did.
Secondly, products get features removed, all the time. Windows 8 removed Start menu. Mac OS X 10.7 removed Rosetta, rendering thousands, if not millions of applications useless.
I would rather sell a slow car than a fast one that spontaneously blows up and kills people. Follower Checker was problematic, giving lots of false results, ending friendships at times. And people told me that my follower checker on XKit 6 was one of the most stable, reliable ones, so I can’t even imagine the false results others give out.
Third, I know most of you don’t bother reading the news section, even though I spend a lot of time carefully wording the sentences there to not offend anyone, and alert people. I know that for a fact since some of you even sent me asks saying they didn’t read it, and that was the reason they didn’t vote, asking me to re-open polls. Its like saying Obama should step down because you were on a vacation on election day.
And lastly, some are accusing me of altering the poll results by making it last “only” 12 hours, even though I went to bed at 4 am (I am on the other side of the world) watching the results. People can still vote, and it’s 56.8% No right now. I’ve watched participant count drop from ~80 per minute to around 2-5 every 5 minutes. That’s when I ended the poll.
Also, please keep in mind that I don’t force people to pay with “donations” or subscriptions. I remember, around 2 years ago, there was a follower checking service that charged 20 Euros/month to use it. Please keep things like this in mind too.
Also keep in mind that Missing E used to have a follower checker. The guy who developed it got a legal cease-and-desist order from Tumblr because of it. I am sorry, but me protecting my behind from lawyers is more important than your Followers also.
Reblogging things I and the others post with curses and death treats added, sending asks with curses and stuff and fighting over this is not going to help anything, and shows immaturity and disrespect to anyone who doesn’t think exactly like you do.
PS: I am writing this at work, even though I have a lot of stuff to finish, had only ~5 hours of sleep, and need to start writing my final paper when I get home. Please do not say I don’t care about you.
Yet Another Update:
I’m so sorry for spamming your XKit Inbox. I usually don’t, this week was chaotic, with server shutdowns, Tumblr changes, and now, this.
Also, please let it be known that I am not denying anyone’s Follower Checker usage right. This means I will simply not spend 4-5 days re-writing the extension from the ground up. I also do not hold a monopoly on follower checkers, there are still a lot of them out there written by other people, with varying quality.