PostDesk reporting on a response that a Tumblr user received from co-founder David Karp:
Karp responded abruptly, saying that “…we have no interest in customers that will go out of their way to discourage our entire team” continuing to say that this is a “…team that regularly spends their nights and weekends working feverishly to provide the best service we can against extraordinary challenges”. He signed off saying that “Plenty of services will import Tumblr blogs. Please go away.”
If this is true (and no real evidence is provided that it is) then it is a massive failure on Tumblrs part. Karp needs to go on record denying this or apologizing for this lapse in judgment. Either way Tumblr is losing my respect and I may just close the personal blog I host on the service.