Ive reblogged so many posts about Glass Onion that tumblr thinks I’m really into onions. It’s recommended me an oil painting of onions and gifs from a documentary about garlic. Thickest algorithm in the world please never make it smarter

@onionpainter u notice an uptick recently or


… is THAT why there’s been a surge in alliumposting?!

glass onion was good but so are all the other onions. all alliumposting is valid


#food #Tumblr: a User’s Guide #I didn’t actually laugh aloud but it still amused me enough to reblog #Glass Onion #(which FTR I have not seen)




Tracking Service, as helpfully as possible: Your order is out for delivery! It should arrive by 8 PM today!

Me, sitting by the door at 8:12 AM: pakige

Me opening my apartment door anytime I hear the outside door open despite it being 10AM: Böx?



#I found out today that I’ve never actually reblogged the pakige post #thank you OP for keeping the post around and making it easier to track down a copy #also if you are reading this I think you should know that I once called this post ”a fucking gift to society” and I stand by that #language #that one post with the thing #Tumblr: a User’s Guide




Top 1.67% OF? Top 1.67% of what?

The bots are really funny to me because I only really started using Tumblr at the start of this year and y’all are so chill about it. It’s like a weather event, like I’m experiencing snow for the first time and everyone else is just “oh, it’s been a while since that happened”


#welcome to my twenty new followers who all have numbers at the end of their urls like it’s 2007 and they’re trying to name a neopet   (itsbenedict)


#Tumblr: a User’s Guide #anything that makes me laugh this much deserves a reblog #this probably deserves some warning tag but I am not sure what



Seeing more and more blogs without a [username] site which means you can only view their blogs in[username] mode, and I realized just the other day that nowadays you have to manually go to your blog settings and toggle the “enable custom theme” switch to have a browser site activated.

I REALLY recommend activating this! Especially if you’re an artist or if you have a themed blog, like if you reblog fanart for a specific fandom or ship. First and foremostly you can change the whole theme if you want to, you can really just go wild with building your personal aesthetic for your page.

But what I think is even more important, is that you NEED to “enable custom theme” to enable access to your archive! The link [username] doesn’t work if you don’t have this enabled!

If you post art or archive fanart or fandom content of any kind, letting people access your archive makes it so much easier for people (and yourself) to find older art on your blog or to look for something you drew a while ago that they remember loving and want to look at again.

We talk lots about how on Tumblr old art gets to circulate, and the archive is part of how that works. It’s a really useful tool in finding good content that isn’t brand new. And especially if you are good at tagging, it’s very easy to filter the archive to find ship content or meta or fics, whatever you want to find.

Checked on this and you have to activate it on web view – the option isn’t there in the mobile app. I didn’t have it activated, so even if you’ve been here since well before Dashcon, might want to check on that.

It looks like they’ve fixed the inability to view “/archive”, but I recommend having a browser site anyway.


#fight the slippery slope towards Internet silos #PSA #reply via reblog #Tumblr: a User’s Guide #The Great Tumblr Apocalypse #disappointed permanent resident of The Future



Tumblr now has “community labels”. When I see a description of them that only describes how they behave on the dash, not on the view, it allegedly makes me want to engage in cartoonish and unrealistic violence, such as hitting staff with a giant mallet, which I will for this purpose choose to tag with the “violence” label!

This post is in fact viewable at, even in private browsing mode.


#The Great Tumblr Apocalypse #Tumblr: a User’s Guide





Tumblr users will see a post mentioning a day if the week and just fucking black out and reblog it

Hey op what day did you make this post on

I made it on a Monday and there’s a damn version of this post for every day of the week now

happy every day of the week wednesday


#anything that makes me laugh this much deserves a reblog #Tumblr: a User’s Guide #(I don’t actually go in for the day-of-the-week thing and it’s not *super* common among people I follow) #(though I have seen *enough* to be aware of the joke context) #((what day even is it)) #((*looks up at clock on laptop’s top bar*)) #((…oh)) #((apparently it is every-day-of-the-week Wednesday)) #((well‚ so be it)) #((today happens to be when I have a chance to clear out my pile of maybe-reblog-these Tumblr tabs)) #amnesia cw?






YOU CAN turn off “based on your likes”; it’s in preferences > dashboard.

I also turned ON “timestamps on everything,” which is awesome


Thanks. That’s where I looked, and failed, to find it yesterday.

I just looked again. It’s there now! They unloaded the update on me before they unloaded the toggle for it. Thanks!

I’m still leaving Tumblr Labs off, though, I think

The toggle wasn’t in my settings when I looked yesterday, either, but it is now, and I’ve switched it off with considerable determination.

Still no toggle for the “Hey Look At This Random Post!” thingie, though.

(FWIW, I’ve had Tumblr Labs switched off the whole time, so I don’t think that’s a factor.)


#The Great Tumblr Apocalypse #Tumblr: a User’s Guide


Listen im just saying scribes ‘prev tagging’ their manuscripts is part of how we lost countless classical works but those who copied out the tags preserved fragments that r sometimes all we have so :// choose which side of history you want to be on

#this is both a joke and not a joke  #from an archiving standpoint copying out tags u want to preserve is far more effective than prev tagging!  #not that thats the point but at some level maybe it should be!a  #brother solitude referencing a work in his library is being strangled. brother gregory copy£  #copying the relevant sections ily  #tho more realistically i wish gregory had copied more not just chunks  #but that shit takes a while


#Tumblr: a User’s Guide #amnesia cw #101 Uses for Infrastructureless Computers #yes this #also yes I *am* going meta and copying out OP’s tags #they are good tags! #I went and checked because I was curious what level of seriousness she was operating on #and yeah that sounds pretty much like where I’m at #at this point my Tumblr *is* primarily an archive and if I reblog something that means I want it preserved #long after this website is dust in the wind‚ pieces of it will live on in my reblogs #and you can fucking quote me on that


Changes to Tagged and Search URLs on Tumblr

Heads up! We’re changing the way we parse URLs on tagged and search pages, to properly encode/decode them to support spaces, hyphens, plus signs, and underscores. Most of these changes will be invisible to you, but if you’ve kept bookmarks or links to tagged and search pages on Tumblr or your blog, read on!

We’re going to start this process by rolling out a new setting you can enable when customizing your blog on the web:


What does it do? Today, and with that toggle disabled, going to a blog’s tagged URL like would turn “tumblr-tuesday” into “tumblr tuesday” and you’d see posts with that tag. Same with search URLs. If you have that toggle enabled, that URL will be decoded as “tumblr-tuesday” instead. If you want to link to the “tumblr tuesday” tag on your blog, you’ll have to use “tumblr%20tuesday” in the URL. But this means that if you use certain special characters in your tags, you’ll now properly be able to link to them!

The toggle above gives you early access to figure this all out. On December 1st, 2021, we’ll be enabling this behavior for all blogs on Tumblr.

We’ll update all of the links when you click on tags in Tumblr. However, if you manually added links to your tags in your blog description, theme, somewhere off Tumblr, saved bookmarks, or in posts (like a pinned post on your blog), then you’ll need to update those links if they contain spaces, underscores, or hyphens. Spaces in tags will now be encoded as “%20” rather than “-” or “+”. To do this, turn that toggle on, and click around on your tags to see if any of the URLs changed. Having this setting enabled and updating any links you’ve saved somewhere will future-proof you for when we roll this change out site-wide.


We hope this is great news for anyone who uses tags in specific ways (we see you!) and has been frustrated that the way to link to them has been inconsistent, or just plain not working since… forever. We’re working on several fixes across Tumblr related to these inconsistencies, but the majority of them require no action on your part.

Please hit us up via Support if you have any questions or concerns about this!


#PSA #Tumblr: a User’s Guide #The Great Tumblr Apocalypse #this needed doing but it’s a shame that they spent fourteen years digging the hole first #the sooner you fix it the fewer links are lying around to break #(reminder: my Tumblr is for interaction and appearing-on-your-dashboard purposes only) #(the Tumblr-hosted archives are *not* the canonical copy of this blog and #we here at Brinens and Things disclaim responsibility for all broken links and other such issues found within them) #(please visit for a maintained version)