What really gets me about these sponsored posts is that ignoring the blog doesn’t take them off my dash. Even blacklisted via xhit, they still show up, just not as an open post. And the thing is, more than one of these sponsored posts has contained things that stoke my anxiety or squick me out. Like, the ones for that Annabelle movie, for example. I have a phobia of porcelain dolls. I have “porcelain doll”, “glass eyes” etc blacklisted to avoid them. But because of the sponsored post, bam, there it was all over my dashboard. It’s just really unfair.
Sponsored posts for horror movies violate the spirit (and in some cases the letter) of Tumblr’s own Community Guidelines. So now we know how much the values expressed on that page really mean to david: They’re important when they constrain the dicks who would post gore just to be shocking, or would showcase the mutilation or torture of human beings, animals, or their remains, as long as the dicks who want to do that are not willing to pay Tumblr for the privilege.
In the latter case, though, you’re good to go, dicks. Shock away. staff will even help, in effect forcing users to follow you and disabling their ability to unfollow or block you.