Quick question Tumblr: we’re all for letting people wear what they want without being thought less of as a result, right? (e.g. less skin covered doesn’t equal “slut”) So why are people who wear fedoras constantly compared to MRAs?
Spent most of today in the design phase for a web project and now I’m home to do some more coding for BlueFire’s website (launch is in 2 weeks).
I’m not getting much of a break this week…
Hey guys, so I’m doing some web development work for an organisation called “BlueFire”. As part of their admin system they want to have the ability to add new users, via email.
So rather than have a generic sender address like “email@example.com” or “no firstname.lastname@example.org” I was thinking of either:
Was thinking of also making a character, but I need to pick a name first, so which do you think is best? Sorry if this seems like a stupid question!
Things we can all learn from the Dashcon train wreck: (note: all my information is second hand, gathered from a variety of sources, both Tumblr and more respected media outlets)
Yes I’m totally jumping on the bandwagon here, but I feel now is a good time for people to learn some of the lessons from Dashcon (I could add many more though)
With regards to tutorials, I’ve had to put them on hold. Between editing that video all day on Thursday and working on 2 web projects (voluntarily) and possibly a paid third one for the next 6 weeks I’ve just not had the time to sit down and record. Sorry!
Hi there, so in light of the recent 4chan raids I felt compelled to write this.
Let’s first understand the situation. I’ve read up on what’s happened, even ventured into 4chan for the first time well…ever to try to get to the truth of the matter, and it would seem that some social justice types decided it would be a good idea to spam 4chan with their ideals and then deny their involvement once they realised the consequences. Let’s be clear on one thing, 4chan is not some Tumblr blog that you can coerce and convince to think a certain way. It’s not like training a puppy, it’s like poking a bear.
This raid could also have been over in hours rather than days if people didn’t keep poking the bear. Trolls live off reactions. If people hadn’t had such a knee-jerk response and tried to fight it then it would have passed before the majority even noticed it.
So a few tips from this, for now or for whenever people are stupid enough to attack 4chan again:
And if you’re still thinking that it’s a good idea to preach extremist-feminism (as was the case here) to everyone then get a grip. Your ideals won’t be accepted by everyone. Start small, work your way up. You might be popular on Tumblr but venture outside this little bubble and you’ll find it’s a bit more difficult. And 4chan is one of most difficult, and near impossible, ones to target.
But hey, have fun guys! Just know what the consequences will be, and be prepared to take responsibility for them.
Shoutout to anyone who was at the Tumblr meet up today. I don’t have a list of your URLs, but if you see this then I’d be interested in knowing what yours is! So reblog or like it or shoot me a message or something
P.S. I was the guy with the curly hair who may or may not have introduced himself as Mark Zuckerberg a few times and was trying to talk to as many of you (newer people) as possible.
I had fun. Did you?