Excuse me? Excuse me? Uh, tumblr, who are you to tell me how big of a fan I am of someone? What if I just followed this person, went through pages and pages of their blog and fell in love? What if I wanted to send this lovely person fanmail instead of a regular old ask, because I thought it’d make them feel even more special? Fuck you tumblr. You can’t tell me who I’m a fan of and who I’m not. That’s like telling a Darren fan that they can’t go to any of his shows or write him fanmail because they started to like him when he was on Glee. Don’t even, tumblr. Watch yourself.
I honestly see this as a good thing given the other problems with fanmail. Because it can’t be turned off (a decision of tumblr’s that I personally disagree with, but given that that’s the case) it would be very easy to send someone hatemail through the “fanmail” feature. If someone has been following a blog for a while (and is indeed following it) it’s less likely that they will send someone hatemail. I still think users should have the option of disabling it, though.