and now tumblr is down for me completely, can’t even load from my laptop without an error message. mobile seems ok but this is frustrating as hell.



One problem with Yahoo is that they put all their focus on $$$ and none of it on users and it shows. It’s shortsighted to money grab instead of building brand loyalty. Xkit’s anti-capitalism extension blocks these awful autoplay ads. But it takes it a second to kick in and so I’m getting 2-3 second of men yelling at me about shit I don’t care about.

I don’t think this is the end of tumblr, but we are probably approaching a tipping point as frustrated users. From 2005-2010 fandom wanted to leave LJ. People set up Dreamwidth accounts and cross-posted, but never actually left. Until people ended up here. We’ll end up somewhere else at some point–when there’s a new platform exciting enough to attract new users and existing ones. Then we have to hope Yahoo doesn’t buy it.

Anyway. Probably not a bad idea to backup your tumblr:

A quick guide to wordpress backups.

tumblripper will back up images

frostbox but they charge a fee

If you know how to run Python scripts here’s stuff at github to back up a local copy and create feeds.

i honestly wish there was a kind of strike system in place so that people who repeatedly repost content get their accounts deleted

Refreshing our Community Guidelines


Every so often, our Legal and Policy teams review Tumblr’s Community Guidelines to make sure they’re crisp, clear, and—most important of all—an accurate reflection of our community and its values.

Here’s a quick summary of some changes we’ve made (which you can see in detail over on GitHub):

  • Clarified our policy around promoting terrorism (don’t do it).
  • Reinforced our policy on posting non-consensual pornography (don’t do it).
  • Updated our harassment policy to reflect our improved block feature.
  • Added a dormancy policy to release URLs and archive long-term inactive blogs.

Have a look, and feel free to email with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

How to Update Your Registered Email Address & Why It’s Important


Here at Tumblr Support, we get a lot of email from users who need to regain access to their accounts and dying from Tumblr withdrawal in the meantime. And while we love that Tumblr is so charmingly addictive, we hate to see users in the throes of agony over something they could have prevented easily!

Before you find yourself in a similar predicament, click over to your Preferences page to make sure your email address is correct.

  • Click the gear wheel icon in the top, right-hand corner of your Dashboard or visit
  • Behold, your email address is right there at the top of the screen! If it’s a valid email address that you have access to and check regularly, you’re okay. If it’s an email with a typo in it, an old email address that you no longer have access to, or a non-existent email address that you just made up on the spot when registering for Tumblr, correct it.
  • Click the green “Save” button at the bottom of the screen.

Why is it important to have an accurate email address associated with your Tumblr account? As much as we like to think of your connection to your Tumblr account as an ironclad bond that can never be torn asunder, people forget to check or update their email address all the time. And when it does happen, you won’t be able to reset your password at if you don’t have a valid email address associated with your account.

So, make sure you have this one very essential setting under control, and everything else will be much, much easier.