If you notice me reblogging
- a repost
- stolen art
- false information
please let me know, you’re not rude or annoying and I actually do give a fuck and I will correct my mistake, thank you
Also, if you notice me reblogging things from
- anti-sj blogs
- TERFs or SWERFs
- other shitty people
please give me a heads up. I’ll never get angry at you for letting me know and I’ll actually be really glad that you kept me from giving some awful person more visibility.
maybe i just need to sound off here but posts in this vein of “if i do a bad thing please tell me” really bother me because of how directly they feed into the tumblr dynamics of guilt by association and guilt by rumor. clearly i don’t want to deal with people who are going to steal art, spew shit about trans women and the like but the parameters of what constitutes a “shitty person” seem purposefully vague here and a very easy way to criticize anyone you dislike based on disagreement. when i get an anonymous message saying someone might have said something problematic in the past and i therefore shouldn’t have reblogged their 10,000 note post, how am i supposed to respond? if i apologize and delete it, i make an assumption with no evidence, and if i ignore it, i ignore what could have been very legitimate concerns and alienated one of my followers. and ultimately im given an ultimatum, told to take a side in a fight i may know absolutely nothing about, and the moment i take issue with this im very likely to just have my concerns waved away by truisms like “neutrality is siding with the enemy” even if my position isn’t neutral as opposed to completely uninvolved and unaware of the situation. and quite frankly i don’t think anyone here is naive to think that people on this site won’t accuse one another of being “toxic” and “shitty people” on the flimsiest of evidence, for the sake of political arguments they’re still trying to win. accountability on this basis is always going to be precarious and prone to extremism.
if i reblog a post made by someone you really deeply dislike and it bothers you, send me a message and tell me why. i want people to be comfortable here and to me the best way to do that is by inviting criticism and input from people, and trying to make a safe environment on my tiny corner of the internet for everyone, especially the people who need it most. but i really want to draw a line on “please call me out” because that lends power to an enormously vague and ever shifting set of guidelines i know im probably never going to fully comprehend, and i’d rather be engaged on a case by case basis then invite myself to judgement by everyone who happens to read my blog.