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Tumblr Comments Now Make Sense
By: Jessica Cherok
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Finally, Tumblr just got a whole lot easier to read.

For most of us (most, meaning those over 25), Tumblr can be a weird place to try to navigate through. Perhaps most perplexing was trying to decipher the comments section of Tumblr posts. The more comments made, the more the section became a never-ending scroll of vertical lines.

Now, Tumblr has changed the format of comments, creating one column of comments. You know, how normal people would organize comments.

According to the Tumblr blog, "Starting tomorrow, reblogs will have a new look—one that showcases all comments as equals, not buried under an impossible stack of blockquote indents. Our change to reblog captions last month laid the necessary groundwork for us to arrive here, at a place where the dashboard will be a lot easier to read and cleaner-looking."

Additionally, the change prevents blog owners from editing the text of their comment sections. This particular change has brought a lot of negative feedback from users, but Tumblr insists the change is necessary to prevent "misattribution."

The new change may not necessarily show up on the individual blogs, since appearance is determined by theme style, but will be visible to users via their dashboard.

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Jessica Cherok is an advocate for online privacy, campaigning for ethical data practices and the protection of personal privacy.
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