Really, regardless of how people are misinterpreting the changes to the Terms of Service of Tumblr, you have to appreciate that their Community Guidelines include lines like “While you’re free to ridicule, parody, or marvel at the alien beauty of Benedict Cumberbatch, you can’t pretend to actually be Benedict Cumberbatch.”
Tumblr, the graphs and new follower counts on your activity page are basically useless.
Something we should do
We should choose a date, say, Nov 1 or something, and all record a video blog… between 15 seconds and two minutes just to introduce our voices and moving faces to Tumblr. We could call it “Look, I’m a person” day, or something.
Now if I could just get some tumblr royalty to run with it… Don’t you guys think it would be fun to see/hear the people you’ve been following forever and a day?
Some of us kind of sort of did that with the Tumblr accent challenge, but I like this idea. I’m down.
I for one, would be down for that.
Way on board for this. November 1st. Set your GCal reminders now, kids!
I scheduled this post for a week before the 1st to remind myself because I check Tumblr 10,000x more than my calendar.
Hey! REMINDER. Let’s do this thing!
This needs way more than 511 notes. It’s a Thing, you guys. We love Things.
I’ll fuckin do it
Whenever I try to check notes on a post, the app crashes. If I say I only want push notifications from people I follow, it gives me notifications for everyone. Oh, yeah, Tumblr, loving this update to the app. Just awesome.
Tumblr, it would be a thing of beauty if your block function actually did anything worthwhile, and if I had any choice other than the nuclear option of just making an entire blog private. What would also be nice would be if having the password to a private blog let you follow it, but not reblog the posts. That’d be nice and useful.
And, hence, will never fucking happen.
I feel like Tumblr needs a term for that moment of confusion you get when a blog you follow suddenly starts posting again after a long hiatus, and you have that moment of “Where the fuck did you come f- oh, hey!”
The other thing I love about Tumblr’s “explanation” of the Dashpocalypse last night is their “no data was lost” claim. Bullshit, guys, at least two posts I made disappeared, and I’m sure I’m not the only person.
It’d be pretty cool if your “Ignore” function actually did something useful. Could you work on that? What? You’re too busy slightly rearranging how a post screen is laid out? Oh.
All of Your Users
What I find fascinating about the Tumblr activity page is that it’s terribly inaccurate.
Make a post calling out someone for sexually assaulting you at a convention? Tumblr decides to delete it and all the reblogs.
Make a blog where you post pictures of women taken without their consent so you can objectify and sexually degrade them? Tumblr lets it stay up, no matter how many complaints it gets.
Nice fucking priorities, Tumblr.
Just a reminder
When you post someone else’s artwork, the source should link back to them not you. You are posting it, but you are not the source of this content. Remember in school when they told you to cite your sources? It’s like that.
No! Bad! Bad Tumblrbug!
Yes! Good job! Who’s the good Tumblrbug? You are! You are! Yes you are! Here’s a snausage!
Uh, Tumblr? What’s with putting stuff at the top of the queue instead of the end of it? Is that a thing now?