Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking platform that was founded in 2007 as a part of the blogging revolution. Users can post pictures, text, links or videos to their “dashboards” which can then be shared with other Tumblr users following them on the Internet. Despite more recent offerings from competitors such as Twitter and Facebook, Tumblr has maintained a large user base and become a favorite of many Internet-savvy people.
How to Report Blogs on Tumblr
Tumblr does not have a built-in reporting function. As this is the case, websites will need to be reported using third-party tools or contact Tumblr users through other means which are more fitting for the situation at hand.
Tools to Report Blogs on Tumblr
Tumblr Dashboard similar to those on Twitter and Facebook, as well as a third-party tool which can be used from any browser.
Tumblr Report Functionality
The Tumblr dashboard currently has a “Report” link underneath each post in line with other options such as “Share”, “Like”, “Quote” and “Reblog”.
Selecting “Report” will prompt a pop-up where users can select from one of several reasons for reporting such as “phishing link”, “illegal/offensive content”, or spam. The selected information will be sent to Tumblr’s Trust & Safety team for review.
Many third-party tools exist allowing users to report Tumblr blogs from any major browser.
How To Find The Blog Owner’s Email Address
To learn the email address of a Tumblr blog owner, a “find your email” search engine is required. Two popular services of this type are www.net-promoter.com and www.mailtester.com.
Both services are free to use and can search for an email address by entering a website or blog URL. Once the correct option is selected, it will display the results below allowing users to click “view details” beside any which appear to be correct matches.
Remember that if no email address appears, it may simply be hidden using the “Text & Image” contact option provided by Tumblr.
How To Contact Tumblr Blog Owners/Managers
If someone is feeling harassed, bullied or uncomfortable by material written on a blog found on Tumblr, they can report it to the site’s administrator for review. If they are not comfortable with sending their complaint directly to the blog’s owner, they can contact Tumblr for assistance.
Tumblr provides a “Report” link under each post which allows users to file reports with the site about any content that may violate their Terms of Service. Once submitted, these reports will be reviewed by members of the Trust & Safety team and actioned accordingly; however, only requests sent from a Tumblr account will be considered official.
How To Contact Tumblr Customer Service
If users have already attempted to report a blog and have seen no results, they may contact Tumblr’s Trust & Safety team directly using the email address provided in their Terms of Service. This team can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (415) 633-5180.
While Tumblr’s Trust & Safety team is not able to remove content written by third-party users, they can suspend or terminate an account if necessary. They can also provide assistance in contacting other websites regarding material that may violate their Terms of Service. It should be noted that once an account has been suspended or terminated, any content written by the blogger will be automatically deleted from Tumblr’s servers within a few minutes.
Users who have been made victims of cyberbullying, harassment and/or stalking may want to consider contacting their local police department in order to take legal action against the individual(s) responsible. This type of behaviour is considered a criminal offence and can result in significant penalties such as fines, community service and jail time depending on the circumstances.
While Tumblr has made great strides in recent years to protect users from cyberbullying, harassment and other inappropriate material, it is still not completely immune.
Due to this commonality, it’s important for individuals to always be aware of the type of content they are viewing on the social networking site. This will allow them to avoid any material they may find uncomfortable and will also ensure they don’t experience the negative effects associated with cyberbullying.
Children and teenagers should be particularly aware of this type of content and ensure they do not share it with others.