this is what Tumblr Savior looks like with the shown blacklisted word, and everything else left at the default settings
you can fucking stop fear-mongering by telling people it no longer works
Is there some sort of boycott idea in the works yet? I haven’t found one yet, so in case there isn’t, I’m starting one myself. I’m actively seeking reblogs here. I want to do something about this.
On January 31st, I am going to begin a full boycott of tumblr in protest. Not only will I not access the site for 48 hours, I will uninstall the app on my Droid, and I will be actively posting on my other frequently used sites saying that these changes are unacceptable. Yes, I will be publicly decrying it.
I will also be sending an email of protest, telling them to listen to what users actually say and implement what users actually ask for.
I encourage all of you to do the same.
From 12AM CST on January 31st to 12AM CST February 2nd, abandon tumblr, and send an email telling them what you think. If you have an app on your phone or mobile device, uninstall it, at least for those two days. If we can turn this into a mass movement, we might be able to make a change.
We don’t want tumblr to be like Twitter. We already have Twitter. We don’t want it to be like Facebook. We already have Facebook.
We want tumblr to stay like tumblr.
Don’t make us move back to LiveJournal, tumblr. No one wants that, but if you force us, we won’t hesitate to leave. In fact, there are enough smart coders on this site that we might not even need LJ. If you leave us high and dry, we’ll have no choice but to return the favor.
petition for the tumblr support team to get their heads out of their asses and stop being douchebag bigot-supporters
I FOUND IT! I FOUND THE ANSWER!
Okay, maybe not the final answer, but part of the problem! Asks keep getting eaten. Which is a big problem when you’re doing something anon and don’t want to ask the person “did you get it”?
If the ask contains an ellipsis without a trailing space, it gets eaten. It says delivered, but it goes nowhere.
So “Well… then” will get delivered but “Well…then” won’t!
Hopefully this helps in getting your asks actually delivered.
Post I made for my RP account, but very relevant elsewhere.
After discovering this, I tested it. Five different accounts between two people, anon vs not. No matter what, without fail, if the trailing space was missing, the message was not delivered.
I contacted Tumblr staff. They were already fully aware this was happening, but it is not documented anywhere. Nor do they seem keen on giving their users a warning about it in any fashion.
Help me spread the word because the staff won’t!
Man this also just helps to highlight how staggeringly incompetent Tumblr staff is compared to just about everyone else
They seriously don’t give a single fuck about this website, and the only reason I’m still here is because a lot of other people are
ooc: Go to www.tumblr.com/help
type “suicide” in the search bar, and the first picture will pop up.
Click on “Pass the url of a blog on to us”.
The second picture will pop up.
Fill out the form, and an email is sent directly to tumblr, who will be able to track their IP if necessary, and look at their page to see exactly what’s going on.
This is the best way to help those who have turned off all methods of communication on their blog.
Request to my followers: please don’t do this to me.
Never, ever, under ANY circumstances do this to me. EVER. If you do an I come back from under I will fucking find you and I will not be happy.
Of all the people to report me to WITHOUT MY CONSENT, you’d choose TUMBLR SUPPORT?
This is a really shitty thing to do without someones consent.
I am so glad that my IP address (AFAIK) doesn’t resolve to my address.
Guys, when you do shit like this, the police sometimes will show up at the person’s house.
You will then have to convince them you are not suicidal and not a danger to yourself. Depending on the cops, you might be ignored completely. The cops sometimes show up in huge numbers, so all your neighbors know something is going up.
If they don’t believe you are not a threat to yourself, they’ll handcuff you. They’ll stick you in the back of a squad car and take you to the hospital. You’ll be kept up to 48 hours. It will cost thousands of dollars.
DO NOT DO THIS SHIT TO SOMEONE. ESPECIALLY IF YOU ONLY KNOW THEM OVER THE INTERNET.
People say shit on the Internet. They say they’re going to kill themselves to get attention, or to get out of some commitment, or just to vent feelings. Reading it online is not like them telling you in person.
Doing this can severely traumatize someone. It can put them on the hook for a huge bill. It can ruin their relationship with neighbors, friends, and family.
And the worst part is that it can destroy their trust in people. If someone needs to talk and they get treated like a fucking criminal, they’re going to be a lot less likely to seek help when they need it.
GUYS DO NOT DO THIS. IT IS SHITTY AND AWFUL AND NOT A WAY TO SUPPORT YOUR FRIEND.
There has been at least one case in the last few weeks of cops killing a POC who they were sent to save from committing suicide. I don’t know what the risk to other disprivileged demographics is (particularly trans* women or disabled people, who are also often harassed by cops), but I would not want to bet someone’s life against it. By doing this, you may directly cause someone’s death.
Introducing Tumble Tree! ~ Check out this thing I made that lets you see how posts are reblogged across Tumblr. It works on the dashboard or on most permalink pages, and you can sproing the branches around, filter notes by comments, save the tree as a picture blah blah blah. I’ve been using and testing it for the last couple of weeks and it’s pretty handy.
Go to tumble-tree.tumblr.com to try it out and install it. I guarantee you probably won’t die!
P.S. Yes this is why I haven’t posted much in the last couple of weeks.
DID TUMBLR REALLY JUST FUCK UP ALL THE GODDAMN ASKS THAT WERE ALREADY ANSWERED!?!?? HOW THE FUCK ARE THEY GOING TO FIX THIS SHIT NO WHY
~ Your Freedom To Use Your Browser Is Under Attack ~
Tumblr’s Terms of Service hasn’t changed yet. So please read and help out!
The Tumblr staff recently requested feedback on updates they will be making to their policies. They specifically mention one of their goals is to prevent the promotion of self-harm. However, their updated Terms of Service includes something a lot less laudable.
Unable to find the required avenues to stop developers from creating and distributing browser extensions that enhance the way you use Tumblr and not getting enough of a response to their scary warning campaign, they now seem to be preparing the groundwork for coming after users of these extensions.
~ Who, you? Yes, apparently. ~
Tumblr had been previously unable to prevent all development of these extensions, scripts and add-ons because they function within your web browser, allowing you to direct these extensions to use your browser to automatically perform tasks for you on Tumblr (like quickly reblogging from the dashboard, uploading images to posts, adding control buttons to your sidebar or hiding content you don’t want to see). The extensions, themselves, do not interact directly with Tumblr, only help your web browser to do it for you!
With the upcoming changes to the Terms of Service, Tumblr will soon be able to punish someone: you.
~ How is it wrong to use something to help me enjoy Tumblr more? ~
The important part of the new Terms of Service is under the section titled Limitations on Automated Use:
You may not do any of the following while accessing or using the Services: … (c) access or search or attempt to access or search the Services by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by Tumblr… (d) scrape the Services, and particularly scape (sic) Content (as defined below) from the Services, without Tumblr’s express prior written consent
These limitations will make using almost any browser extension, add-on or script for Tumblr (and even some not specifically intended for Tumblr) against the rules!
Do you use Missing e, XKit, Tumblr Savior or any Greasemonkey script for Tumblr? Well, pretty soon, that will mean you will be in violation of Tumblr’s Terms of Service. That would be grounds for terminating your account!
~ What’s the Big Deal? ~
Extensions, add-ons and scripts like Missing e, XKit and Tumblr Savior help you get better use of Tumblr. They might mean that you decide against leaving Tumblr, or that you come back to it. They make it easier to spend more time on Tumblr than you might have normally and become a more involved member of this community. These are the kind of things a company like Tumblr should want, but is instead fighting against.
This most recent step effectively means that Tumblr apparently wants to reach into your web browser and tell you exactly how you are to use it to interact with their website. Their way, and NO OTHER WAY.
~ So, What Can We Do? ~
Tumblr’s new Terms of Service policy has not yet been put into effect. They are still looking for feedback. My suggestions is that we give them feedback.
Contact Tumblr (email@example.com) and let them know that this decision will alienate the userbase they work so hard to grow. Let them know that a browser extension (be it any of them) brought you back to Tumblr, or convinced you to stay, or kept you on this site longer. Tell them that your Tumblr is better off with a Savior, a Kit of the ‘X’ variety or that Missing e!
ABOVE ALL, BE POLITE. The best way to present your case is with clearheaded statements that show Tumblr that these tools make you want to use their product more!
This will become a big issue for Tumblr in the next few days, particularly the scraping thing, which is how services like Missing e and others work. Not sure how to feel about all this yet, but this is certainly not the kind of thing that I think Tumblr should be doing. We’ve been big backers of Missing e in the past, and it would break our hearts to see it taken down like this. So this needs to be explained and dealt with. Are there any other social media services which codify that you can’t modify their interfaces in this way?
For anyone with these problems, here’s how to deal with it!
Why isn’t Tumblr doing anything about this?
Please note that this attack has absolutely nothing to do with the Missing e browser extension!
A while back there was a serious problem with a lot of blogs posting fake “staff” posts about Starbucks coupons or other spam-related things. That problem is still going on.
~ Why is this a problem? ~
This is pretty bad, considering many people on Tumblr are not exceeding tech-savvy. I mean, the thing looks legitimate. I wouldn’t be surprised if quite a few people have just given their passwords away because of this thing. Then, their blog theme is itself changed to continue propagating this phishing attack.
To be clear, you should never enter your password into any page that is not a secure Tumblr page. Here’s a staff post on how to recognize a secure page.
~ What should Tumblr be doing? ~
The script actually loads from a server in China (IP: 22.214.171.124), but beyond that I can’t really work out anything about who is behind it.
The real question I have is why Tumblr hasn’t done anything about this. Other than posting helpful information on recognizing secure Tumblr pages], they don’t seem to be doing very much! I would expect that it would be possible for Tumblr to prevent this script from actually running on themed blog pages, considering it can be traced directly to a malicious server.
I’m thinking about adding something into Missing e to get rid of these fake login boxes, but that doesn’t solve the problem by a long shot!
~ What to do if your account is a victim ~
If your blog is posting spam or your themed blog shows the fake login screen, you can fix it!
- First things first, change your password! When you do so, make sure the page you are on is a secure Tumblr page (how to recognize one)
- Second, if your blog has the fake login screen, you need to reset your blog’s theme!
- If that isn’t possible, you can go in and remove the offending code. It is a couple of lines near the bottom of your theme code that start and end with
<script>tags and has a bunch of code with seemingly random numbers and letters
I tried to send someone an Ask today and this popped up, so I’m posting it for my readers. Have a friend visit your page and see if this happens. And change your password regularly!