It’s been almost two years since we last updated Tumblr’s terms and policies. A lot has happened since then!
There are a fair number of changes, so we insist you read them all for yourself. Some notable updates include:
- Cleanup to make all of the documents more readable
- Updates to reflect changes to our products over the last two years
- Information about how we work with our new parent company, Yahoo
- Credits for open source projects
- Some language that makes it easier for U.S. government organizations to blog on Tumblr
- An attribution policy reminding people not to be jerks
- Updated annotations (!)
You can review the drafts via the links above. You can also see every change, letter for letter, on GitHub (minus the plain English annotations).
We’re planning to officially launch the new terms soon and we’d really love to hear any questions or concerns. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to the attribution policy being vigorously applied to even internet superstars like George Takei.
I feel very strongly about this, so here it goes again.
When Nevver/Thisisnthappiness was approached about this on Twitter, he shrugged it off and deferred to DesignCrush who created it. His erroneous post remains up, with almost 3,000 notes.
After DesignCrush was notified on Twitter & Instagram, she “updated” it by a mere comment in the bottom of its Instagram comment section. The post is still up as is, and she seems satisfied that she has done her part in correcting the issue.
Do you think that’s enough? On sites like Nevver where he actually makes $$$ off of advertising on TUMBLR?
If this was a case of attributing a quote to Lincoln instead of Whitman, I might shrug it off as ‘oh, you crazy internets’. But this is a case of attributing a quote to a dead celebrity, instead of a living, breathing, struggling poet. Even AFTER you’ve been notified that this is the case.
These folks are not green new bloggers. We’re talking about professionals who make their living on the backs of artists.
I don’t pick up the torch every single time I see it on my screen (who has time & energy for that?!), but on occasions like this, I have no choice. I will implode otherwise.
What Kateoplis said.
Still unable to edit Tumblr posts from my work machine.
For a long while, any attempt to save (whether it be immediate publish action, save to draft, save to queue) was greeted with a Something went wrong error message.
Then, last week, the error message morphed into one word — Forbidden.
But now, over the course of the past few (work)days, any attempt to save a post just results in an infinite progress indicator spinner. :(
It seems with the passage of time, Tumblr snafus remain unfixed for ever increasing bouts. And the edit function from the Dashboard is a travesty in itself, a dreadful blowback against what once was the elegance and simplicity of composing a Tumblr post. Then toss in the Tumblr Bookmarklet (what I am using to compose this post, launched from an empty Chrome panel) alteration last year that stripped Markdown away (and putting this “edit” function totally at odds with the Tumblr Dashboard “edit” process), and it’s more grist for contemplating abandoning the platform.
Yes. Yes yes.
I’m certainly looking for options lately.
I really want something as simple as the Bookmarklet, though… I post just about everything during the day through that little button.
And I really really would love to find a quality way to export all of my writing here over the past 6 years to some sort of local archive… any ideas? Anyone? Bueller? Is there anyone left here?!
We’ve introduced an improvement to the mobile apps that will shock and amaze you. Now you can sort your search results. Now you can take control of your life.
It’s safe to say the difference between my definition of “take control of your life” and Yahootumblr’s is vast and cavernous.
Got hitched and honeymooned. <—Lucky Dude.
Hey everybody, check out my hot friend Owen and his brand new (also hot) bride Dani. Give him a good ol’ tumblr hello and follow, wouldya? He’s been here since 2010 and this is merely his third post… he needs a little
encouragement nudge nudge (and a dashboard primer).
Owen is one of those guys who, well, without putting too many words in his mouth, we don’t agree all of the time on matters political… and I’m stinking grateful to have him in my life, and I once produced a pretty great set of songs by him called Another Beautiful Day In The Cube (on Spotify or iTunes, if you’re so inclined), and I’d do pretty much anything for him even though he supported Guilani. That should tell you something about the quality of his heart, his friendship, and his humanity. Good people.
Welcome, my friend!
Sometimes I like to sneak something unique into my posts here on tumblr just to see who gets it and who I should give serious consideration to following back (the realities are that I can’t keep up with more than 300 tumblrs or so, I wish I could always return the favor of those who follow my exploits here but it’s seemingly impossible to keep up with more than a few hundred).
Last night was one such test. And, sure enough, the three of you that liked that post are certainly worth a follow. So, yay.
Thanks for being along for the ride here, all of y’all… much appreciated.
Anyone know why some of the notes are light blue as opposed to the background color?
EDIT: thank you to my lovely tumblrmates who have informed me the blue indicates people I follow. Nice touch. Cool. And apologies to those of you I don’t yet follow here… I really have to keep it to near 300 or else I lose my mind, can’t keep up with everyone.