Tumblr RP Tips - Cutting Your Threads
To be courteous to your fellow followers, it’s a nice gesture to cut your threads when they get too long. This will help prevent cluttering up your dash!
How to reply to Asks.
When someone responds to your ask, it’s better NOT to reblog it. It’s difficult to trim down and keep things neat.
Instead you have two options:
1) Make a whole new text post with your response!
The x in the brackets, or whatever symbol you want to use, is where you would insert the link that would take you directly BACK to the ask. This is just a rough format of what I do, so feel free to change up the style and execution! You just need to make sure there’s a link BACK to the ask and a link BACK to your roleplay partner so they will be tagged in their activity feed.
2) Reply directly to the Ask.
Here is how a reply looks on your dashboard. Click the reply button and it will automatically open a new post for you, like so:
The red circle is usually where it will say “the users name replied to 'x’ post”. You have the option of leaving it or changing it, depending on your taste.
In the event that the reply gets lost in your dashboard feed, you could either try copy and pasting it from your Activity Feed or through your Tumblr layout by going back to look at the notes.
How to Cut Threads.
This will require you to download XKit, or some other Tumblr extension that allows editable reblogs.
Here’s how it looks:
Here’s how it looks in action:
After clicking the circle icon with the pencil symbol, this will revert your post to the old format that we use to have on Tumblr.
Typically one would edit a post when it’s on the third reply, like so:
Carefully highlight the items in that area and simply delete, leaving you with a nice post of just one reply from each partner!
I hope this is helpful to my fellow FFXIV Tumblr roleplayers! Please let me know if you have any questions!