Hey tumblr… so you know how the block feature just doesn’t work right? Well, boy oh boy is it fucking up big time right now. (And yes, I do want this reblogged because this is fucking bullshit).
I clicked ignore, as per standard usual. But nothing happened. They can still send me messages, both on and off anon and they are not ignored or blocked.
I know exactly who sent the messages because when I clicked ignore the first time their non-anonymous messages also disappeared. I called them out and told them not to send any more, and thought it was done since I hit ignore.
Apparently though, ‘ignore’ no longer works when you click it on an ask, because the next message I got was… from them. And the other messages had all reappeared inside my inbox too. Almost like a glitch.
When I reported it though I got the response ‘nothing we can do, just hit ignore’. Well gee golly wizz tumblr. Why on earth didn’t I think of doing that? Oh wait. I did. And it did literally fuck all. They can still send messages, they can still view my blog n their dash and the messages aren’t even being removed from my inbox. They are sitting there, right now, after I have hit ignore, several times on them each.
Well the response from tumblr with all the information I had including screen caps of it was:
Sometimes a blogger creates content that may be mean-spirited or upsetting, but does not rise to the level of threats, bullying, or harassment. In those cases, when we don’t see a policy violation, we generally don’t remove the material in order to uphold our commitment to freedom of expression.
You can and should stop viewing content from a blogger that bothers you. You can also Ignore a blogger at http://tumblr.com/ignore. This prevents that blogger from sending you Asks or fan mail. If you Ignore someone, stop viewing his or her blog, and don’t otherwise initiate contact, that person won’t have a way of communicating with you on Tumblr.
That said, we don’t allow explicit threats, bullying, harassment, or other illegal speech on Tumblr. In order for us to provide assistance, you should send us post permalinks or screenshots of the specific material at issue to help our investigation.
I ALREADY DID THIS TUMBLR. I ignored the user, I ignored the anons, I didn’t go on their blog or contact them beyond saying they weren’t bothering me.
I’m pretty sure though that calling gay trans people ‘transvestite faggots’ is bullying and harassment. I’m pretty sure ‘I will find out where you live’ is an explicit threat. I sent you screen caps of it, I told you I was apparently unable to ignore the anons and the user and you send me a generic response telling me to do things I already tried and that there is nothing you can do because I mean it’s not like you’re the ones who run the website or anything right?
staff I am very disappointed right now, and you desperately need to fix your fucking shit up this second. Because this is a whole other level of bullshit.