I am aware that the OneRepublic quotation is incorrect. Given that I’m on vacation this weekend, however, I’m not going to fix it just yet, and there’s a chance that I’ll forget altogether.
But I wanted to tell you guys that, if you’re going to tell us that something is incorrect, we would really appreciate it if you could actually tell us the correct quotation or citation. And we have already made it public knowledge that we also appreciate it when you are polite to us.
You are the best.
Seriously, I’m pretty sure our followers are the best.
We’ve just reached another massive number of followers and we want to say thank you.
So, THANK YOU!
We love you. :)
For those of you who are one of our many thousands of new followers, you may not have seen a post like this before. Our tradition is that, every time we hit a big milestone, we publish a set of quotations that actually come from the Harry Potter books (which you may have noticed we don’t take generally); we choose one character every time and then choose quotes of theirs that we can sort. In this case, we went with McGonagall (in the past, we’ve done Dumbledore, and the Weasley twins).
Anyway, thanks! Especially to those of you who submit to us, as that’s how this blog runs, and double especially to those of you who are polite when submitting or letting us know that there has been an error in our posts.
There is a searchbox in the left sidebar of our blog page. Please use it to make sure your quote has not already been made.
You can do this by inputting the name of the person who said/wrote the quote, or by inputting the title of whatever the quote comes from.
Then, send either me (Carmen) a message personally, or send to the blog these things:
- the house you submitted to
- the quote
- at least the author if you can’t remember the whole quote
- a reminder that you are looking for a quote you submitted
We will try and find your quote for you.
THIS IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN HELP YOU.
Okay, so my assumption is that the problem with reblogging from the app has been fixed. If this is not the case, please let me know.
Some of you have told me that the problem of reblogging our quotes from the Tumblr app has been solved. Is that true for everyone?
I’ve sent an email to Tumblr Support. There isn’t much else I can do at the moment. I’ll let you know what they tell me.
As far as I can tell from all the submissions I’ve received, it’s been exclusively an issue on the app. I imagine that an update will solve this, but as that’s not in our hands, there’s nothing I can currently do.
Thanks to everyone who’s been reporting the issue. I’ll keep you updated on what I know.
However, I don’t know what more I can do tonight…information seems to be sparse and it doesn’t seem to be happening to everyone, nor for every blog.
If you’re having problems reblogging us, please send us a message. If it starts working for you again, please send us a message letting us know that, as well.
If the problem persists through the morning (and seriously, I’ve suddenly got infinite patience with technical difficulties — my phone company was down for like 5 and a half hours today), I’ll take it up with Tumblr support. Please know that this isn’t anything that Fiona or I have done, and likely we won’t be able to do anything to fix it. At the moment, it appears to me that our best option is to wait it out.
If it’s still an issue tomorrow I’ll contact Tumblr support. In the meantime, reporting what it’s looking like for you would be great, and if you can screenshot and submit the photos to my personal account (I’m having trouble with HPHQ’s submit box) that would be great too.
Thanks so much!
It’s come to my attention that some of you seem to be having trouble reblogging, although I am not sure why that is. I don’t seem to be having any trouble with it.
So I have a couple of questions Thanks for any answers you might be able to provide me with…
To those of you who politely let us know that the Black Veil Brides quote that was posted today was incorrect, I just wanted to say thanks.
I’ve changed the tag on that quote and plan to redo the photo as well so that it reflects the fact that Rebel Yell was originally recorded by Billy Idol.
And just a reminder to anybody who plans to submit that we take the flack when a quote is not properly cited, but we trust you guys to give us the proper citations. Please do a quick Google search to make sure you’ve got everything correct. If you’re submitting something from a TV show, providing us with the episode title (or number) would also be extremely helpful.
There is a guide on the submit page to show you all of the information we might need. We’d really appreciate it if you could check that out before submitting.
Thanks so much!
We would be much obliged if you would take a few minutes and make yourselves aware of the rules, especially if you plan to submit at any points.
Fiona and I have been having some queue troubles recently (mostly it’s just been taking FOREVER for us to sort the queue). We were wondering if any of you have managed to get around the drag function for moving posts.
Both of us used to be able to click on a post and hold it while we scrolled (or paged up or down). This, as you might imagine, was waaaay faster than clicking and dragging, even if we use the “move to top” function.
We’d love to hear if any of you know how to fix it. You can either answer here or head to our inbox and let us know there. Have any of you found a hack for that?
I just wanted to let you know that I’m reopening Slytherin submissions, but I would really appreciate it if you didn’t flood me all at once.
I would also really appreciate it if you could go through the submissions page when submitting. Don’t forget to read the rules!
You may have noticed some random photo post on HPHQ this morning.
I’m guessing that’s a glitch in Tumblr’s system, because if you click on the post, it takes you to a post on someone else’s blog (not to mention the fact that it seems to have been reblogged by someone who does not have posting privileges on this blog and neither Fiona nor I would have allowed that to get posted).
So, apologies for that, and apologies for the fact that, since it’s on someone else’s blog, I can’t delete it.
Anyway, carry on. :)
In case you have been having trouble with this as well: I emailed Tumblr Support and was told that it’s a problem on their end that they are attempting to fix.
Apparently others have been having this issue in a more serious fashion than HPHQ has (although the post that showed up here is serious enough in that it has nothing to do with our blog). I have reason to believe that this is an issue that Tumblr Support is quite worried about, and for good reason — imagine if something had been posted here that was highly inappropriate or triggering…Anyway, my guess is that they’re working pretty hard on trying to fix this.
In case it happens again, I apologize; and in case something triggering gets posted, I apologize for that as well. Unfortunately, while you can use Tumblr Saviour to blacklist your triggers, I am unable to control what someone else tags or does not tag when intending to post to their own blog, and clearly have no control over what might get posted on HPHQ.
If you have triggers that might be assaulted by this crossed-wires issue, my suggestion would be to take a break from Tumblr and ask a friend to let you know when the problem has been solved. I will keep an eye on the post(s?) that has appeared here in hopes that it becomes delete-able later and will be posting an announcement if and when I am aware of a fix.
In the meantime, my apologies.
Just wanted to let everyone know that this issue appears to have been resolved as I can no longer find the offending post on HPHQ.
Thanks for your patience!
Quick reminder that Fiona and I are actually people, not just Photoshop robots, and we do have feelings, and you being rude to us because a quote or citation is incorrect is really not okay.
Here’s the deal: the vast majority of the quotations that appear on this blog are submitted to us by you followers. We are usually trusting you guys to provide correct quotations to us, and don’t do a check on every single one. Everyone makes mistakes, and we are really glad when you guys let us know that things are incorrect (you may have noticed we sometimes edit the quotes in certain posts to ensure that they are correct).
But being impolite or even downright rude is really not nice for us. Obviously this isn’t going to stop everyone from being rude, but to be honest, it’s happened several times in the last two weeks or so, and I’m sick of it.
When people are rude, we don’t want to help them; we also don’t want to even look at HPHQ.
Alright? I hope I don’t have to tell you that being polite means saying ‘please,’ ‘thank you,’ and actually sending us full sentences about things that are incorrect. We’re just asking for a little bit of respect, please.
PS: I’d like to point out that a lot of you are absolutely lovely to us. Thank you for that.