• Us to Tumblr staff: could we please add pictures to posts on mobile? :)
  • Tumblr staff: how about we take away spell check on tags and make it so you have to go through 1,882 slides just to reblog something and also let's make your whole blog your account tab so everything is harder to find and you can't view your stats as easily. oh. and the overall design looks like it's from 2002. :)
I made a petition to get rid of the stupid new safemode update!

Because a) This is annoying me and loads of people, and b) I have nothing better to do.

As of today, Tumblr has introduced a new way of blocking sensitive media on their site, with a new “safe mode” update. This safe mode has blocked many things that don’t even come close to being sensitive, and if you’re under 18 there is no way to turn it off, period.

This petition aims to make Tumblr realise that this update is ,quite frankly, useless, as the multitude of Tumblr users have other, better ways to block sensitive content that they don’t wish to see, such as blacklisting tags or blocking offensive blogs. Furthermore, before the update, Tumblr’s safe mode was already useful for blocking sensitive content by blocking all blogs and posts that had been flagged as NSFW.

This new update, however, is seemingly blocking posts and blogs at random. It is reducing not only what content people see on Tumblr, but also what people can post. Many people can’t see content their friends are reblogging, other’s are being treated to a dashboard full of blocked posts, and a few can’t do anything due to everything being blocked.

This update is useless, untested, and broken, It’s not needed, and basically the entirety of Tumblr’s userbase can agree that Tumblr has updated the wrong things. Something like a tag blocker for mobile would be much better, and it would be more useful too.

When this petition reaches enough signatures, it will be sent to Tumblr as a sign of how much people dislike this update. The aim is to have them backtrack the update, and hopefully get them to focus on more useful updates instead of one that breaks the entire site. Tumblr should be a site for everyone, and this update is preventing that from being a thing.

Please sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/tumblr-remove-tumblr-s-brand-new-safe-mode-update

Also reblog to get the word out! I’ve honestly had enough of Tumblr’s rubbish updates, especially this one, which has broken everything.


Tumblr Update PSA

Okay so the tumblr update that lets you see if people are active or not is up and running. It shows a green dot next to the icon in the chat if you are on. This is what it looks like. The ones with the green dot haven’t turned it off yet. The ones without did turn it off. 

If you do not want to be seen by other people here is what you do:

On desktop: go to setting then account and find this and turn it off. 

If on mobile —- go to settings > general settings > privacy 

you will see the same thing but it will say “Let people see that you’re active” and turn that off 

(you will still be able to see those that did not turn theirs off but people will not be able to see your dot.) 

also, you do not have to do this on both mobile or desktop it is one or the other whichever is easier for you! 

hey friends, so it looks like tumblr added a nifty (read: useless) new feature to messaging that’s opt-out. it looks a little something like this:

so we can now see who has been online recently, by the little green dot displayed on the userpic, if they have their Availability setting toggled on (which all users now seem to have, by default).

it seems able to track activity up to at least three hours (that’s the longest anyone who has this toggled has been away for), so i assume it would continue to track.

as i mentioned, this setting is opt-out, so you have to manually disable it.

for some, this feature will be useful, but i know that for someone like me, having people able to see my “online” status really bothers me, and i turn off the tracking for that on every website that i’m part of.

so, this sucks, and you don’t like it. how do you get rid of it?

On Desktop

  • Click the Account icon at the top right of your Dashboard
  • Click on Settings
  • On the Account Settings landing page, find ‘Availability’ (it’s under Security)
  • Toggle ‘off’

On Mobile 

these steps are iOS specific, though i assume it’s pretty similar on Android, etc. devices)

  • Tap the Account icon
  • Click the cog wheel to open your Account Settings
  • Tap Global settings
  • Tap Privacy
  • Toggle ‘off’

that’s it, ur good to go. hope it helps, friends!

With the abundance of UNWANTED things @staff continues to update, there seems to be a new advancement that rolls right in line with keeping tumblr “safe”! Remember when the whole safe mode feature first came out and loads of content/blogs were wrongfully marked as NSFW and blocked? Now it’s back again but this time with a slippery disguise!

You’ve probably seen the horrendous update to your activity page and how it’s now set up. Well, among that chaos, there are some avatars that look all weird and pixelated.

An avi with that pixelated look seems awfully familiar….

So now you’re wondering…who is that? Did I block this person? Why the pixels? Then when you click over to their blog-

It’s not a porn blog, not a spambot, not those pedophiles who openly talk about their attraction to children….it’s just your harmless, everyday fandom blog. So now, you have tumblr marking blogs they deem NFSW by etching out their pictures. Your blog can be marked and you won’t even know it. But according to Tumblr:

Just a heads up! Especially to you, @inkfey who I can’t even tag :)