can we just like, all agree to boycott tumblr for 24 hours to show the staff that we’re pissed about the update? because they have to track usage and stuff like that, and I feel like it would send a pretty big message if enough people did it. like nothing fancy, just don’t use tumblr from 12:00am to 11:59pm, one whole day of nothing, not even mobile blogging. maybe set up one queue’d post explaining why you’re boycotting (so anyone that doesn’t get the memo would know what’s up) but other than that maybe even stop queues (just for the day) to help send the message.
I’d propose Wednesday, September 9th as the day. That’s one week after the update, one week to give it a try, one week to show the staff that we’re not just overreacting to change (the way people are apt to do on the internet) but are serious about not liking the way they’ve changed our blogging experience. That also gives us a week to get this post around the site: long enough to spread it around, but not so long that people forget that we’re going to do this. Maybe set a reminder on your phone or computer so that you don’t forget. I’ll be posting in the tag #updateboycott throughout the week for general reminders and to answer any questions/suggestions.
And please, reblog this. The only way this will work is if enough people see this post and participate to make a difference.
so tl;dr: hate the update? join the boycott of tumblr on Wednesday, September 9th from 12:00am to 11:59pm by just not using tumblr that day.
also: different timezones are a thing, so wouldnt it be ultra cool if we all agreed on 24 hours in the same timezone? so it really makes the biggest possible impact?
I realized that after I made the original post. The boycott will begin at midnight on the american east coast, which means:
9pm Sept 8th PST (US & Canada West Coast)
10pm Sept 8th MDT (US & Canada Mountain)
11pm Sept 8th CDT (US & Canada Central)
12am Sept 9th EST (US East Coast)
5am Sept 9th GMT (England)
6am Sept 9th CET (Central Europe)
1pm Sept 9th JST (Japan)
3pm Sept 9th NZST (New Zealand)
1pm, 2:30pm, and 3pm Sept 9th (Australia)
thanks to everyone who’s pointing this out, please try to reblog this with the times on it!
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The people of Ferguson have the absolute power to remove the ENTIRE city council and the mayor, and to do so within six months. They can then put into place a city council that will appoint a city manager who will fire the Chief of Police and replace that Chief with a Chief of Police who will replace the ENTIRE FORCE.
And they have more than enough numbers to make it all happen.
They just have to organize, register, and sign the
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ok kids repeat after me
vinegar and bleach makes chlorine gas, which is highly toxic
ammonia and bleach makes chloramine, which is highly toxic
rubbing alcohol and bleach makes chloroform, which is highly toxic
be careful about your cleaning products and dont get yourself injured or potentially killed ok
why it so dangerous to be clean
Actual free titles from C. M. Weller!
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These are all short stories so they need not take up your time. And since they’re e-books, you can read them anywhere that you can carry your e-reader of choice!
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Throughout 2013, author C. M. Weller wrote a story a day, every day, based on challenges submitted via Tumblr users across the globe.
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The entire trilogy available now at Smashwords.
How much would you expect to pay for a complete trilogy at a brick-and-mortar bookstore? I’ve seen trilogies selling for anywhere between $30 and $100, depending on the fame of the author.
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I got an email this morning from the very nice people at Bespoke Book Covers telling me that I can have my deposit back.
Science fiction is a little more complicated than your mainstream book covers, I guess.
I bear them no ill will. Working on the covers for the Hevun’s Child trilogy was more than a little frustrating. On both sides. I did my best to be nice about it and I completely understand why they decided to notRead more »
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So far we have a megalomaniacal Roomba and a broken robot who thinks that the Goodies made a reliable sex ed film.
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Is there anyone, anywhere who does really scientifically logical anthropomorphic art?
I’m not talking busty bunnies, here.
Let me give you an idea of what I’m after:
An anthropomorphic, female, Guinea Fowl who actually looks like a scientifically viable alien, rather than the heavily sexualised fare I usually trip over when I search for anything with fur or feathers on [Don’t get me wrong, some furry
porn art is simply dribblingly fantastic, but I’m
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At least three dead in two shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas. 15-year-old boy reported to be critically wounded; police report one person was in custody; man reportedly yelled ‘Heil Hitler’ when police arrested him.
Reblogging again to add:
Also, non-Jews, please spread this. People will forget about it otherwise. The police say they aren’t ready to call it a hate crime, despite the fact that witnesses have said that
We don’t have long to stop this.
Fucking Scabbott’s at it again.
Sign. Try to stop this shit. And encourage every Australian you know to not vote for this guy ever again.
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Ma Johnston still cooked for eighteen children. She still quietly wept at the presence of leftovers. There were seventeen children. There would be eighteen again, of course, but that did not matter to a mothers’ heart. What mattered was the empty chair. The cold bed that didn’t need making. The silly little doll made out of rag and dirt that found its way to her wall of pictures, where it rested on a bump in her wall near Sahra&
Nature hated -for various reasons- vacuums, the teeny tiny screws that keep eyeglasses together, common language assembly instructions with clear diagrams, people who asked questions with answers that tempted fate, and space vessels named Enterprise.
Hevun’s Ambassador. Available February 14th, 2014
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The long-awaited sequel to Hevun’s Rebel.
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Ok Dr. Phil's wife, Robin, (yes groan, but listen up) has this new app out (iPhone and Android) that's for people in abusive relationships. It's called Aspire News and it's disguised as a regular news app, but when you go to the "Help" section of the app, it leads you to…
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