This whole “trust Tumblr blindly” thing is eventually going to kill someone, as I became pointedly aware of on one occasion I was making fun of how poorly a particular bleach-based drain declogger was working on my sink and got a chorus of really dangerously misinformed people telling me to pour vinegar in after it because all cute little cool kid diy home care blogs they’re following talk about vinegar like it it’s the big secret the cleaning companies don’t want you to know.
And I cringed knowing that someday, some Well Actually expert who read a blog article once is going to give that advice to someone who unfortunately didn’t take high school chemistry and isn’t aware that MIXING VINEGAR AND BLEACH MAKES CHLORINE GAS.
holy fucking jesus tits reblog to save a life
See also: Mixing ammonia and bleach
Trufax: I once dated a plumber, so I knew this little factoid. Still – yeah, signal boost for important chemistry FACTS.
I don’t know what high school chemistry you were taking, but they NEVER taught me this in school. Not even a home ec class. Like, i learned about this from “The Boy Called It” and this literal post.
And if you don’t know, chlorine gas was used as a chemical weapon during WWI, and its effects were so terrible that it’s banned under the Geneva Protocol.
no matter what kinks you enjoy in fiction, as long as you have a good sense of fiction =/= reality than you’re not a bad person and you don’t have to spill your life story to enjoy something.
you don’t have to be coping to like a scenario or pairing.
it’s a new tumblr mentality and it’s shit. humans are weird and like fucked up stuff and it doesn’t need reason
stop wanting people to spill personal details online so they can like fictional things.
Exactly this. The world will not be any safer for anyone by doing this. Rather the reverse.
A good post, and true
New Ads on Tumblr’s Dashboard Sidebar
Tumblr widened the right sidebar of the Desktop Dashboard. Three out of four of my primary blog accounts now show a new Sponsored section with ads in the wider sidebar. If you’re using an ad blocker extension on your web browser, you may not see it.
This sponsored banner rotates ads and scrolls with you on the Dashboard. Some ads are distractingly animated. Thumbs down, Tumblr.
To hide this ever-present banner ad, consider installing a free ad blocker such as Adblock Plus. However, Tumblr Help advises the following about “managing” your ad settings: “There are also browser extensions that you can look into, just know that some extensions negatively affect the way Tumblr works. So use them at your own risk.”
Those people who constantly reblog your stuff but you never really talk:
I do notice my regulars. You guys are the best.
“Regulars” makes me feel like a bar-tender…
Wiping down my dash at the end of an evening, I see your read-more, over-hear your rant in the tags, so I pour you a drink.
“…what’s troubling you, kid?”
It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday
As the regular crowd tumbls by
There’s an old fandom queen blogging next to me
And her little gray tags catch my eye
She says tumblr I’m feeling like shit today
can you send me some posts for a smile
can we talk about slash, can you fill up my dash
so I won’t have to think for a while
Laa dahdah didee dah
La dahdah didee dah dadum
Fill up my dash, you’re my followers
Fill it with pictures and fic
Yeah we’re all in the mood for some memery
And occasional pictures of dick
Now Jill is a centaur novelist
And she writes of her girlfriend and wife
She reblogs from Toni, who’s in My Little Pony,
And probably will be for life.
As the staff implements wretched changes
And we think of how aliens bone
We are writing a lot about loneliess:
It’s much better than writing alone.
BEST. FILK. EVER.
me, whispering to myself, after watching a new show: don’t reblog everything at once… space it out… show some goddamn restraint
I never take the original commentary off a post, but every time I see this one go around and I add this at the bottom, I worry that people won’t scroll all the way down to read the addition. (Sorry to keep stepping on your post, OP.)
TUMBLR DOES NOT DO THIS ANYMORE.
They haven’t for quite some time.
(Screenshot from June 7, 2016)
“How do I report a concern for a blogger’s safety?
Tumblr cares deeply about the members of our community, we do not have
the trained medical professionals or other resources necessary to
directly respond to safety-threatening emergencies. If you are concerned
for the safety of a Tumblr user, please contact an appropriate law
enforcement official or other appropriate government resource as soon as
possible. You can also make use of our list of counseling and prevention resources for self-harm issues.”
Now, there is a really impressive list of resources at the counseling and prevention resources link, but they still recommend speaking to a professional:
“Counseling and Prevention Resources
you having a tough time? If you are struggling with an eating disorder,
depression, self harm, suicidal thoughts, or just need to talk to
someone, please reach out to counselors at one of the services listed
below. They are ready to help and want to hear from you.
If you are, or someone you know is, in immediate danger, please call a
local emergency telephone number or go immediately to the nearest
So, by all means, keep sharing this post for the available resources (they really do look impressive!), but please don’t go into that help section expecting that if you tell tumblr staff about a user who has threatened suicide that they will act. THEY WILL NOT.
That is all.
Noooooooooooooooooooo. D: FIREFOX, WHY DID YOU DO THAT? *sobs softly*
After weeks of holding off the update, Firefox updated and reinstalled all my extensions, INCLUDING @new-xkit-extension and now all my settings are gone, INCLUDING MY BLACKLIST AND BLOCKED POSTS and it won’t let me import my old settings from TS? And also, all my notifications are all squished and cut off and I don’t know if that’s a setting that’s doing something weird or if that’s tumblr doing something weird.
I AM NOT PLEASED. *more gross sobbing*
Are anyone else’s notifications acting weird?