Tumblr: Develop a Comprehensive Method of Reporting Community Guideline Violations
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Tumblr: Develop a Comprehensive Method of Reporting Community Guideline Violations

    1. S. Elizabeth Beutel
    2. Petition by

      S. Elizabeth Beutel

      Aurora, CO

Right now, Tumblr has two options when reporting a blogger. These are "Spam" and "Harassment." There is no additional comment section.
These options are inadequate for demonstrating a specific violation of the community guidelines. Tumblr must develop a comprehensive method of reporting violators to the site's administrators. If this is beyond the capacity of the current team members working on this issue, perhaps more people can be hired or assigned to the task. This is not a trivial issue, and it is not under control at present. It is hazardous to individuals' mental and emotional health to allow violations to continue without warnings or punishments.
The categories of content that MUST be included in reporting are as outlined in the Tumblr Community Guidelines (as modified on 2012-03-22):
Malicious Bigotry
Harm to Minors
Promotion and Glorification of Self-Harm
Gore and Mutilation Content
Unflagged NSFW Blogs
Uploading Sexually Explicit Video
Non-Genuine Social Gesture Schemes
Impersonation, Stalking, or Harassment
Privacy Violations
It is necessary for the good of the Tumblr user community to develop a new, adequate method of reporting violations as soon as possible.
PLEASE change the current method of reporting blogs to allow for more specificity of violations.

Recent signatures


    1. Reach Out!

      S. Elizabeth Beutel
      Petition Organizer

      I am trying to reach out to prominent bloggers on Tumblr to ask for their attention and support of this petition and the post(s) about it.
      Please ask people to look into this and tell their followers about this.
      We need way more people to get Tumblr to see we're serious about this.

    2. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 12 months ago

      The engine of my entire

      Action is justice.

      Anything else would be for me

      a missed life.

      (Alice Schwarzer)

    • Ioana Staicu TORONTO, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I spend most of my time on the internet and it hurts me to see people like this get away able to do this

    • Annamarie Grafing MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      I was stalked and harassed on Tumblr last year and there was no way to do anything about it, and I find that terrible.


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