Don’t post something publicly and then demand privacy.






Do I need to repeat myself?

DON’T POST SOMETHING IN A PUBLIC SPACE AND THEN GET MAD WHEN PEOPLE REACT TO IT. If you didn’t want someone to see it, then you should’ve put it in your diary, not your blog.


sorry (not sorry) but this is bullshit and it wonderfully illustrates the level of entitlement on this fucking website.

//// I know you asked people not to reblog your personal post, but I care more about my own sense of entitlement than about being a fucking decent human being and respecting another person’s wishes. ////

lmao it’s great that you don’t care about people who have very valid reasons (mental illness being just one of many reasons) for not wanting their posts reblogged bye

ok since this got such a strong reaction, let me clarify: I personally will always respect the wish of a Person and do not support this ignorant behavior.

BUT just take this as a reminder. You need to prepare yourself for the above! You need to understand that People are careless, don’t see things your Way AND sometimes just don’t read properly OR feel so strong about it they just can’t hold back.

IF you, dear Internetuser, put something for everyone to see online – especially on a Blog-System like tumblr that is literally designed for that … you give it out of your Hands. Just remember that before posting something online. Especially when dealing with mental illness etc.

This is because the Interweb is a Djungle or as I like to call it:
Wild West with no working Rules and barely a Sheriff in sight.


//EDIT: don’t want to reblogg this again but Annie did have a honourable answer to that, too. <3

From the Terms which we ALL had to sign in order to create a user account on Tumblr:

“When you upload your creations to Tumblr, you’re giving us permission to make them available in all the ways you would expect us to (for example, via your blog, RSS, the Tumblr Dashboard, etc.). We never want to do anything with your work that surprises you…

An example of what it means to “make all publicly-posted Content available” to a Tumblr partner for distribution or analysis would be licensing the Tumblr “firehose,” a live feed of all public activity on Tumblr, to partners like search engines.

Note also that this license to your Subscriber Content continues even if you stop using the Services, primarily because of the social nature of Content shared through Tumblr’s Services – when you post something publicly, others may choose to comment on it, making your Content part of a social conversation that can’t later be erased without retroactively censoring the speech of others.“

Basically, they are telling everyone that posting on this website gives people the option to comment on it, share it, debate it, agree with it, critique, make derivative works from it, etc. Much as you may wish that people would respect your request NOT to comment/reply/reblog/argue/what have you, by posting it you are giving them the option. You signed an agreement saying such. If you really, truly do not want someone to create a dialogue from your content, then post in in a more locked down format–a password protected blog.

It’s called “social” media for a reason. Whether people like it or not, posts here get shared all the time. Sometimes people are disrespectful when they do that. And that’s the reality of putting your thoughts anywhere outside your own brain–other people can let you know what they think in response.

This post was created in response to people creating content and then getting upset when *specfic* users were reblogging it. The OP’s in this scenario were saying that their privacy was being infringed upon when others reblogged/replied to their content. The OP’s responded very immaturely to others reblogging their public posts, and I was tired of seeing it on my dash. So I created content in response to it, thus participating in the social aspect of this site. Some people agreed, some did not. And I’m okay with that–if I hadn’t wanted people to share or react to it, I wouldn’t have posted it publicly.

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