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oursecretmagicalworld asked: If you put a username in a post, does the user get a notification?

Nope! You can try tagging the post with their username, and if they track their tag they will see a notification.

I’ve said this before, but I highly recommend that you track your url so that people can tag you. 

- Cheesy

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Anonymous asked: Is it ok to create a Tumblr just for re-blogging stuff? Or is that to be avoided?

Of course that’s okay!  I feel like most people’s blogs consist primarily of reblogged content.   

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Anonymous asked: Well,a friend of mine changed his username on tumblr,so i cannot search him anymore , i know only his old username.We were fighting and i unfollowed him.I really wish to follow him again so we could start talking..

If you know the e-mail he has associated with his account, you can find him that way on the Following page or Look Up page using your e-mail and/or Facebook contacts.

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Anonymous asked: I changed my username but I didn't know that all the posts on my precious username would be deleted. Is it possible for me to change it back & get all the other old posts back too.?

Changing your URL shouldn’t delete your old posts.  

If you want your old URL back, you have 24 hours to reclaim it before Tumblr releases it back into the wild for others to take and use.

New tweak the Blog Settings and changing your URL

If you follow the Tumblr Staff blog, you probably already know about this, but in case you don’t, here’s a quick low-down:

If you decide to change your URL, Tumblr will hold your old URL for 24 hours, just in case you change your mind, or you want to use it on one of your secondary blogs. After that, the old URL will be released for others to claim.  (Sources: x x)

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Anonymous asked: There is a url that I know it's free to use (the blog doesn't exist), but when I try to save it or change my current url, tumblr says it's already taken. What can I do?

From the Help pages:

Why can’t I register this URL? Can you release an unavailable/inactive URL for me?

Sorry, we don’t release taken, dormant, or terminated URLs/web addresses, nor can we put you in touch with the account owner(s). If you get an error message when trying to register an apparently unused URL, the blog may have been terminated. If you have a registered trademark or have found a clear case of impersonation, contact us at the link below. You can help us with the review process by attaching a copy of your active trademark documentation and otherwise demonstrating your connection to the trademark.

a quick guide to tagging content and trigger warnings

bebroom:

i have seen a lot of terrible tagging on my dash lately and its time to fix that up. please listen to me

WORST: 

  • "#tw" or "#trigger warning" by itself in a separate tag. there are a wide variety of triggers and putting them all under a big umbrella will either block out a lot of content that would be fine for the blacklister to view, or it just wouldn’t be caught under their tumblr savior because they dont WANT to blacklist such a broad tag. basically just… dont do this

BAD: 

  • "#tw: (trigger)", "#tw (trigger)", "#trigger warning (trigger)" etc (anything with tw in front). there are a lot of varieties of this and that’s the issue. it’s hard and tedious and stressful for the blacklister to find every variety used by the people they follow just so they dont have to see one thing. a lot of people only blacklist tags of things (e.g. "#[trigger]" WITH the hashtag) so that tumblr savior won’t block out every single mention of the word. 

GOOD: 

  • ”#(trigger) tw”, “#(trigger) content”, or just simply “#(trigger)” will allow the blacklister to simply block the trigger word itself OR the trigger word with the hashtag. both will be caught and will be equally effective for whatever purposes the blacklister desires

(via acciorvenclaw)

unwrapping:

7 Helpful HTML Entities for Tumblr (using HTML mode):
  makes a non-breaking space to keep words together.
• creates a bullet like this: •
— yields an em dash for an aside or break in thought: —
→ adds a right arrow to call out action links: →
♥ reveals a ♥ in your text, descriptions and captions.
∞ flags a permalink with an infinity symbol: ∞
’ helps with a leading apostrophe: ’13 (for 2013)

unwrapping:

7 Helpful HTML Entities for Tumblr (using HTML mode):

  •   makes a non-breaking space to keep words together.
  • • creates a bullet like this: •
  • — yields an em dash for an aside or break in thought: —
  • → adds a right arrow to call out action links: →
  • ♥ reveals a ♥ in your text, descriptions and captions.
  • ∞ flags a permalink with an infinity symbol: ∞
  • ’ helps with a leading apostrophe: ’13 (for 2013)

(via acciorvenclaw)

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Anonymous asked: How long do i have to wait to get my blog searchable and so people can follow me?

Please see the Tumblr Document linked in the FAQ

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Anonymous asked: so i have recently saved some urls but they aren't showing up as side-blogs on my account. if i type them in as if i were trying to save them again it says that the url is taken. where can i see all my saved urls??

They should appear on the drop down menu you used to get to the ‘Create a new blog’ page.  

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Anonymous asked: hi, i was wondering, is it normal that since the new mobile update i can't reblog from my secondary blog? i keep tapping the reblog button but nothing appears am i doing something wrong? thank you for your time!

I was not aware of this being a problem.  I would shoot Tumblr Support an e-mail and they will be able to better help you with this.

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Anonymous asked: How can I change my username or URL on a device like an iPhone?

I don’t think you can from the mobile app.  You would have to access Tumblr through a browser.

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Anonymous asked: When someone tries to search my name, they can't find me :( what do I do????

Are you just typing your username into the search bar?  If so, you won’t be able to find your own blog.  You will, however, find posts that have your username as a tag.  If other people try to search your username, they should be able to find you.  If they can’t, it’s probably because you’re a new account and have not been allowed to show up in searches yet.  Check our FAQ for a link to the Tumblr Document regarding posts not showing up in tag searches.  You’ll find instructions on how to make this process happen faster.

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Anonymous asked: Hi, I'm pretty sure I have no followers - but Tumblr says I have one? It won't show me who it is though, is that a bug? Thanks

Probably a bug.  I wouldn’t worry too much about it.

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Anonymous asked: Why do i have followers if i haven't posted anything ever?

Some people just blindly follow blogs in the hopes that you’ll look at their blog, like what you see, and follow it.  They may also be hopeful that you’re someone who automatically follows back, regardless of blog content.