I don’t get it.
Did Tumblr staff explicitly say that the maintenance would affect the Tumblr UI or implement features for the users?
I’m pretty sure the answer to that question is no. So why am i seeing so much bitching on my dashboard about the maintenance being completely useless as though literally everything they do has to impact the user in a way the user would see?
Really, the users of any system only actually see an incredibly small part of what the system actually is, so it’s completely possible to 100% change how a system works, migrate databases, etc. without the users even knowing because the UI’s still the same. That’s not to say that’s what Tumblr actually did, just that it’s completely possible to do and that they definitely did something that no users saw.
But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t help users at all? I dunno, I’m just annoyed by how entitled some people are being that they seem to be incredibly inconvenienced that every update or Tumblr maintenance (wow look they even called it maintenance and not something implying they’re going to change Tumblr for users) is not a change that they see and approve of even though they only actually see a vary small part of what Tumblr as a system actually is.