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10:05:18 AM Jul 6th 2016
I think this should be added on the main page:

Don't Explain the Joke: Outside of tumblr, many people post screencaps of images/text convos and post it on social networking sites, usually Facebook. However, sometimes the tumblr comments on it are sometimes too analytical for a joke ... and sometimes it doesn't even contribute to the original image.
10:19:21 AM Aug 19th 2015
There are a lot of reasons for having the page locked, but I think it also makes it somewhat dated. Are all those fandoms big anymore, for example? I feel like nowadays people in Tumblr mainly gravitate towards shows with diverse casts with real LGBT+ representation and people of color as main characters, such as Orange is the New Black or Sense 8, instead of shows with "huge slash followings" and queerbaiting such as Sherlock or Supernatural. Instead of just listing the biggest fandoms, maybe the page could say something like "a lot of people use Tumbrl to express their excitement over fiction", because the popular fandoms change.
01:24:15 AM Aug 20th 2015
Please read the advice below.
11:01:47 PM Apr 12th 2015
I think maybe the pages could be more neutral. I feel like there's a lot of stuff that reads like it's against certain political idealogies of the users that's not just simply informing the reader. It kinda feels skewed.
11:55:22 PM Apr 12th 2015
You could write up a more neutral copy of the article in Sandbox.Tumblr.
12:47:21 AM Apr 25th 2015
I just did that. I'm currently editing and changing the examples, such as removing the more politically charged examples and tropes.
01:22:41 AM Apr 25th 2015
Once you are done with it, post the rewrite here.
02:04:05 AM Apr 25th 2015
Should I keep the YMMV page as is, or give that page its own sandbox?
02:27:11 AM Apr 25th 2015
Maybe. The Example Indentation needs some scrubbing.
09:29:55 PM Apr 25th 2015
I added a section to the description addressing the "Social Justice" community on Tumblr in the most neutral way possible, because people would probably question why that part of the site was only mentioned once briefly, since it's quite a large part of the site. Here's a link to the sandbox: Tumblr
12:24:35 PM Oct 31st 2014
I have something to add to the Berserk Button entry:

  • Hurting or threatening to hurt children is a good way to make a Tumblr blogger hate you. And that's if you're lucky.
12:34:53 PM Oct 31st 2014
That's not really a Berserk Button.
03:33:50 AM Aug 22nd 2014
edited by
I think these should be added:
  • (add to Berserk Button) Cultural reappropriation, for a lot of SJWs. This includes wearing dreadlocks or bindis by white people. While the former have been worn by peoples from India all the way to Africa (and, by extention, the Caribbeans) and bindis are now worn throughout the entire Indian subcontinent regardless of age, sex, or creed, SJWs often point out that people from the cultures dreadlocks and bindis originated in face far harsher consequences (being deemed ‘unprofessional’ or prone to racist remarks) compared to white people doing it.
  • Stealth Parody: Many Trolls pretend to be extreme SJWs. They’re fairly obvious to spot—they often use as many labels as possible, often including mutually exclusive ones and absurd ones (‘plantkin’), and exaggerate real points of contention to illogical extremes (such as claiming that white people learning Spanish are committing cultural reappropriation). They manage to fool a lot of people, mostly non-SJWs, who use them as examples to bash the SJW community.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: An alarming number of Nazi sympathisers are on this site.
08:47:14 PM Aug 22nd 2014
Gotta ask here.

09:12:21 AM Sep 30th 2014
Those Wacky Nazis: I think those are the ones who were nazis in deviantart too.
12:44:16 AM Nov 16th 2014
I’ll amend the Nazi entry:
  • Those Wacky Nazis: An alarming number of Nazi sympathisers and open Nazis are on this site. You can find them if you search for ‘Traditional European’—most posts you see will probably be by Nazis. If you see some declaration about being non-PC, you’ve struck Nazi gold. Expect a lot of pictures of folk European traditions, white girls who may or may not be naked (or dressed in national costumes), and half-baked ideas about race relations.
01:28:13 AM Nov 16th 2014
Please post that to the thread that Logo P linked.
01:37:14 PM Aug 11th 2014
Honest question but should this page really involve tumblr politics and not just the site itself?
01:40:58 PM Aug 11th 2014
Nah, it shouldn't. That said, I can't see much politics here either.
11:30:37 AM Mar 2nd 2014
The ‘Hypocrite’ entry should be edited, as it’s actually an aversion: the anti-cishet-white-male hatred is mostly venting, and fans of Doctor Who, Sherlock, &c. are well aware of their flaws, but don’t think criticism makes them bad fans, quite the contrary.
12:13:08 PM Mar 2nd 2014
You'll have to ask here.
09:57:09 AM Nov 3rd 2013
I would like an appeal to prevent copious whining and editing that fails to recognise the "false equivalency" fallacy.
10:42:28 PM Nov 4th 2013
09:00:23 AM Nov 5th 2013
Basically boils down to irrational misuse of He Who Fights Monsters like, saying, claiming internet whiners are as bad as homophobes. Suffice to say, it's a fallacy very frequently used by bigots.
10:31:38 AM Dec 6th 2013
I think that is fair.
08:34:05 AM Jun 14th 2014
Nothing wrong with that.
05:45:29 AM Sep 25th 2013
One. I feel the site has a lot of Entitled Bastards in it, and two, dear lord that fandom name just keeps getting longer!
10:43:35 PM Oct 1st 2013
...If all you do is feel that there are a lot of Entitle Bastards, then you are sheltered. I'll admit, I tend to surf controversial topics so I'm probably exposed to more, but yes. They're everywhere. And fandom name? The memes that combine them can be either the most hilarious or creepiest ever.
03:02:44 PM Oct 6th 2013
I don't feel that. I'm a regular user. It just surprises me how vocal the truly Entitled Bastards of people are, it does make it seem more common.
03:49:07 PM Jul 15th 2012
This article is terribly biased. The description needs to basically be rewritten from the ground up.
10:53:58 AM Jun 11th 2012
How come the tab for YMMV isn't on the main page anymore? Is that a coding issue?
11:10:19 AM Jun 11th 2012
Creators don't get YMMV tabs anymore. See Creator Page Guidelines.
10:00:51 PM Aug 2nd 2011
The line about Harry Potter, Dr Who, Misfits, and Glee having large fandoms on Tumblr are from this troper's own experience, so if I'm mistaken in their Tumblr popularity/missed a major fandom feel free to correct anything.
02:51:08 PM Nov 16th 2011
You are absolutely correct. Also, my overuse of tumblr has led me to expect all blue boxes full of text to expand when I click them. Oops.
10:46:02 AM Jul 6th 2011
This page seems to be badly organized, or something. Why is "Lord help you if you are a fan of Ke$ha and have a tumblog" under Gorgeous Period Dress? What does "That one site got pissed and tried to DDOS Tumblr in mid-November. It failed, but notably led to..." have to do with the fact that tumblr is full of Link Blogs?
10:53:29 AM Jul 6th 2011
I cut the line about Ke$ha as it seems to have been orphaned after the removal of another line. Also removed a four-bullet natter thread.
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