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A better, more positive Tumblr


Since its founding in 2007, Tumblr has always been a place for wide open, creative self-expression at the heart of community and culture. To borrow from our founder David Karp, we’re proud to have inspired a generation of artists, writers, creators, curators, and crusaders to redefine our culture and to help empower individuality.

Over the past several months, and inspired by our storied past, we’ve given serious thought to who we want to be to our community moving forward and have been hard at work laying the foundation for a better Tumblr. We’ve realized that in order to continue to fulfill our promise and place in culture, especially as it evolves, we must change. Some of that change began with fostering more constructive dialogue among our community members. Today, we’re taking another step by no longer allowing adult content, including explicit sexual content and nudity (with some exceptions).  

Let’s first be unequivocal about something that should not be confused with today’s policy change: posting anything that is harmful to minors, including child pornography, is abhorrent and has no place in our community. We’ve always had and always will have a zero tolerance policy for this type of content. To this end, we continuously invest in the enforcement of this policy, including industry-standard machine monitoring, a growing team of human moderators, and user tools that make it easy to report abuse. We also closely partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Internet Watch Foundation, two invaluable organizations at the forefront of protecting our children from abuse, and through these partnerships we report violations of this policy to law enforcement authorities. We can never prevent all bad actors from attempting to abuse our platform, but we make it our highest priority to keep the community as safe as possible.

So what is changing?

Posts that contain adult content will no longer be allowed on Tumblr, and we’ve updated our Community Guidelines to reflect this policy change. We recognize Tumblr is also a place to speak freely about topics like art, sex positivity, your relationships, your sexuality, and your personal journey. We want to make sure that we continue to foster this type of diversity of expression in the community, so our new policy strives to strike a balance.

Why are we doing this?

It is our continued, humble aspiration that Tumblr be a safe place for creative expression, self-discovery, and a deep sense of community. As Tumblr continues to grow and evolve, and our understanding of our impact on our world becomes clearer, we have a responsibility to consider that impact across different age groups, demographics, cultures, and mindsets. We spent considerable time weighing the pros and cons of expression in the community that includes adult content. In doing so, it became clear that without this content we have the opportunity to create a place where more people feel comfortable expressing themselves.

Bottom line: There are no shortage of sites on the internet that feature adult content. We will leave it to them and focus our efforts on creating the most welcoming environment possible for our community.

So what’s next?

Starting December 17, 2018, we will begin enforcing this new policy. Community members with content that is no longer permitted on Tumblr will get a heads up from us in advance and steps they can take to appeal or preserve their content outside the community if they so choose. All changes won’t happen overnight as something of this complexity takes time.

Another thing, filtering this type of content versus say, a political protest with nudity or the statue of David, is not simple at scale. We’re relying on automated tools to identify adult content and humans to help train and keep our systems in check. We know there will be mistakes, but we’ve done our best to create and enforce a policy that acknowledges the breadth of expression we see in the community.

Most importantly, we’re going to be as transparent as possible with you about the decisions we’re making and resources available to you, including more detailed information, product enhancements, and more content moderators to interface directly with the community and content.

Like you, we love Tumblr and what it’s come to mean for millions of people around the world. Our actions are out of love and hope for our community. We won’t always get this right, especially in the beginning, but we are determined to make your experience a positive one.

Jeff D’Onofrio


ugh. feel so depressed.


this isn’t tintin related but I might have bipolar 1. it’s still isn’t official yet. but i’m being diagnose for it. (i really hope i don’t.) 🙁 :\


I feel such an idiot. but i’m not gonna say why though… it’s something personal. 🙁 :\


My birthday is next month!


Happy Mental Health Awareness Month!💚💚💚

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Hey, Tumblr! 👋

Today marks the first day of Mental Health Month. Just like last year, we wanted to take up a bit of your dashboard real estate to talk about something important: you.

“Mental health” covers a broad spectrum of complex illnesses and emotions. It’s not always a cut-and-dry diagnosis, or something that goes away when you practice self-care. It can be difficult. It can feel like an uphill battle, especially after the year we’ve had. One of the ways we can move forward is by talking about it. We want to help facilitate that.

We want you to know that there are resources out there. There are people to talk to if you need someone to talk to, and there are organizations to look into if you want to help others.

  • NAMI (@namiorg and @oktotalk), the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the largest grassroots mental health organization in the U.S. Residents can dial 800-950-NAMI Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. — 6 p.m. ET.
  • The It Gets Better Project (@itgetsbetterproject) has one mission: uplift, empower and connect LGBTQ+ youth all around the globe. They have a list of over 1,000 resources for LGBTQ+ youth who are struggling with their sexuality, their families, their friends, or anything else. They want to remind you that you do not have go through anything alone.
  • The Born This Way Foundation (@bornthiswayfoundation) is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world. Their goal is to encourage kinder communities, improve mental health resources, and more positive environments both online and off.

Today we want to help you set up your own support system right on your own Tumblr. Some place where you can be honest and open and true. If you feel comfortable with it, we have two questions for you: what are you doing today to make life easier for yourself? And if you feet up to it—if you feet like you are in a good enough place yourself—what can you do to make life a little bit better for someone else?

Don’t forget, we have a whole directory of resources and prevention services that are open for people from all over the world right over here in our Help Center.


Guys i may not be on this week.  it’s spring break and Easter weekend over here where i live and my depression and anxiety been really bad. i guess i will be back next week or when i’m feeling okay. i like tumblr but i don’t know if it’s an great place anymore. all it’s been doing lately is making sick mentally. when i first join it wasn’t like this. *sigh* maybe tumblr is too grown up for me.  

anyway, this may change and be delete. not this blog but this post. i’m having another moment and i need to vent. 

i’m so sorry guys. this suppose to be an tintin blog not me venting about my mental health. i’m so sorry.

i really hope guys understand why i do these post. i just need to vent sometimes because i really don’t have many people to talk to in real life or the web.

i feel like crying right now. and i may will.

i’m so sorry. i’m gonna end this post here. i’m so sorry.


It’s been two days and my anxiety is still acting up. i can’t sleep or think or eat. i think i could be paranoid now from this site. now i don’t wanna post anything or do anything now. i don’t know what to do. ugh. i hope this pass. this is one of the main reason i like to be alone, be at small places with few people, and don’t post anything or do anything. it’s really sucks because i thought this site was better than that. it’s sort of better but it have it problems. a lot people been message me i just wanna say thank you. i don’t know will i get to you or not because that’s how bad my anxiety is as of right now. it feels like it’s trying to go away but sometimes it’s takes awhile or longer. i really hope this pass. darn it.

I won’t be on as much because as you all know I have depression. so i’ll be starting something soon…

I won’t be on as much because as you all know I have depression. so i’ll be starting something soon to help it. so if I don’t be on much it’s because of that. I will reply to messages when I can. thank for your understanding.