@logoffprotest
The "Log Off" Protest.

The Official Blog for the "Log Off" Protest. Now archived. Thank you for your support! 

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2019-02-08 05:00:24

    The “Log Off Protest” is Over! 

    You can log back in now. You can reblog, like, or do whatever you want with posts!

    This protest was a huge success! Together, we had easily over 1,000 tweets calling action on issues ranging from the NSFW ban to the awful dashboard color change. We even dropped Verizon’s stock once again!

    Phase Three was a great success, and the Log Off Protest was an incredible milestone. Thousands of users banded together to make their voices heard on the awful treatment received by Staff. We made our way onto articles, dropped stock, and founded a community.

    I thank you all for these incredible past months. When I made the original protest, I had no idea it would be this huge. I was just some college student who worked 24 hours a week and was trying to get through the semester. But with your help, we fought hard. We fought well.

    However, I am ending the Log Off Protest.

    I only anticipated three phases from the start. The “fourth phase” would simply be deleting, or logging off forever. This is a choice you have to make for yourself. We have completed so much together, and it is time for me to focus on my studies, work, and myself.

    I have not openly spoken of myself, but I have mental illnesses. I’ve been diagnosed with depression and anxiety, and this time of the year is always difficult. My mental health has been struggling for the past months, and the stress of leading a protest only adds to this. There is no shame in speaking of your mental health and taking time for yourself.

    Despite the protest ending, it does not mean the fight is over. I highly encourage you all to fight together and continue working in unity. Make your own protest. Make your own hashtag and community. Make your voices heard! This does not end here. If anything, the Log Off Protest was merely a beginning to something much greater.

    The ‘Tumblr Thieves’ Discord will remain active, but invites will be closed. The Twitter and Tumblr blog will be archived and the ask box/submission box will be closed. I will not be replying to any tweets or dms on the protest.

    Thank you all for your support. Thank you all for fighting beside me. I am so grateful for you all, and it was an honor leading you.

    See you on the flip side. Thank you.

    Log off for an entire week NOW!

    Do not log back in until February 8, 12 am EST. Make sure to log off on ALL accounts! Do not just close out the app. Log out completely.

    Make sure to tweet to the following EVERY DAY of the protest telling them WHY you’re protesting. Tag each tweet with #phasethree2019! 

    @tumblr @tumblrsupport @verizon @yahoo @jeffdonof

    Make sure to also report the Tumblr app on the App Store and Google Play store for abusive/hateful content, namely the Nazis and White Supremacists running rampant.

    If you need something to do, hang with us on Twitter (@logoffprotest) or the Discord server -https://discord.gg/AntFbMU

    I will not be replying to any questions sent my way on here in that time. Ask me over Discord or Twitter. 

    See you guys in a week!

    anonymous

    What else can I do to help the protests without logging out? I realized how badly I need Tumblr when I logged off for a whole day, and I can't imagine an entire week. I wish I could, but I just can't... But if there's any other way I can help, I wanna know

    Please turn off ads and don’t interact with posts if you can’t log off. You can do this by downloading Adblock or getting the X-Kit extension “Anti-Capitalism.” Don’t like or reblog anything, or don’t post anything if you can’t log off.

    anonymous

    Do you have a template for reporting the app on google play? Sorry, just my brains fried after finals and cant think at all rn

    I don't want to give a specific template as it could be branded as spam, which would hurt our efforts. But basically just talk about your experiences on Tumblr and why you think it's hateful/abusive!

    logoffprotest

    Hey guys! Here’s a countdown I made for everyone to know when to log off

    Remember - log off on ALL devices! Don’t just close the app - completely log off. On each day you’re logged off, tweet to the following people telling them WHY you’re protesting and what YOU want to be done:

    @tumblrsupport @tumblr @jeffdonof @verizon @yahoo 

    Tag each tweet with #phasethree2019! 

    Also make sure to report the app on the App Store and Google Play Store for allowing hateful/abusive content, such as the growing Nazism and White Supremacy hate groups. 

    Thanks, guys! See you on the flip side. 

    logoffprotest

    Also - if have questions or want to join a community, join our Discord “The Tumblr Thieves”! We answer questions there and just hang out : )

    Here’s an invite!  Make sure to read the rules. Any trolls will be perma-banned. 

    Hey guys! Here’s a countdown I made for everyone to know when to log off

    Remember - log off on ALL devices! Don’t just close the app - completely log off. On each day you’re logged off, tweet to the following people telling them WHY you’re protesting and what YOU want to be done:

    @tumblrsupport @tumblr @jeffdonof @verizon @yahoo 

    Tag each tweet with #phasethree2019! 

    Also make sure to report the app on the App Store and Google Play Store for allowing hateful/abusive content, such as the growing Nazism and White Supremacy hate groups. 

    Thanks, guys! See you on the flip side. 

    anonymous

    So uh... the mobile update? Do you know of anyways of fixing it? I personally already needed my brightness to be very low and now it's still way too bright

    Some people have suggested a blue light filter, although I'm not too sure. Does anyone have suggestions?

    anonymous

    I feel like I'm going crazy. I rarely get strained eyes and headaches from stuff like this. How did this possibility get pass the staff? How did no one think "huh, maybe make it optional? Maybe these colours are a bit TOO bright?" It ACTUALLY hurts, how?! Can I start the protest early?

    I totally agree. It hurts my head so much and I’ve never had issues with eyestain - that’s how bad it is. And go for it! See you Feb 8 : )

    anonymous

    Im honestly afraid to logoff for the protest because durring the first one i got flagged as nsfw (i checked and it said my bird who was my profile picture at the time was inappropriate and nsfw and as funny as that is it was still not fair)

    I’m really sorry to hear that! It’s incredibly unfair that Staff targets users like that. I’ve been shadowbanned for speaking out on the ban. This time, however, the NSFW ban won’t be rolled out during the protest so hopefully people aren’t flagged.