spraynard-kruger asked: Hello! If you add the Tumblr Savior extension to your browser and add "sponsored_badge_icon" to the Black List, you won't see sponsored posts anymore! You can add any word or tag to your Black List and posts containing those terms will be hidden. A lot of people use Tumblr Savior to hide posts with triggering material.
I don’t mind seeing them so much as I object to their design (and, sometimes, #kaCHING, content). Tumblr’s free for me to use, so while ads are a bummer, somebody’s gotta house the servers, keep the electricity going, troubleshoot/admin/etc. So I accept ads, even if I don’t like them. Subscriber models? Previous comparable services didn’t really have a lot of success with them. But then you see these ads sometimes and you wanna go “seriously at what point along the chain did you lose sight of the following useful pieces of information: 1) people who use Tumblr are people who’re pretty adept at reading images and text 2) over-telegraphed irony peaked with Joe Isuzu and that was a lifetime ago”
like I guess this is also a function of all the things many of us find frustrating about market capitalism, right, because Capital One has a lot more money than Wave Books, so the chances of an animated gif of popcorn captioned “Chelsey Minnis has mined the #abyss!” or whatever, pretty slim, right, it’s the companies with a lot of money that’ll be carving out space in their budgets for sponsored ads. but I don’t think people object so much to ads from publishers, or record labels, or even tv shows usually, because those are the things we were talking about here anyway.
However I am largely answering this question so that people might see “A lot of people use Tumblr Savior to hide posts with triggering material” and use it if they need it because that is a cool thing in my opinion.