Twice now today, people have reblogged some stuff I posted in the past just for the pictures that were in it and removed all the text I’d included. One had a picture of Marie-Claude Bourbonnais as Hornet and the other was a page from the Ultimate Spider-Man comics with a comment from me. I own none of these images…
If you’re going to reblog one of my posts and remove the text (and therefore the context) from the post completely just for an image I don’t even own, I honestly prefer it if you simply grab the pic and post it yourself from your blog. Seriously, I do. It’s not like I owned any of those two images so if you just wanted those without any of my input you can go ahead and save them to your computer and then upload them from there!
If the picture however is one of me, one I took, that someone took for me or that I own in any way, then yes please reblog even if you decide to remove what I wrote. (Which I’d rather not in the first place, by the way. Add your own opinions if you want but please leave the original content of my post alone.)
While I’m sure these people today meant no harm, it does remind me of that insulting blogger who grabbed the post where I linked Welshy’s critique of the Rose character from ‘Doctor Who’ and then reblogged it to complain about it without even leaving the original link in there. Yeah, make sure people can’t actually see what you were complaining about, they could (gasp!) form their own opinion about it instead of just seeing your point of view! But I digress.
This is one thing I really dislike about Tumblr, how people can grab your posts and reblog them completely out of context.
There should be some available options in Tumblr every time you post something:
1. Let people reblog and edit your post however they see fit.
2. Let people reblog your post and add their own things to it but without being able to remove or change the original content.
3. Let people reblog your post but they can’t edit it in any way.