RP Pro Tip 3:
Anyone who’s used Tumblr for more than 5 minutes knows that it uses a block of lines on the left side of a text post to designate comments from different users. When these start to build up, Tumblr automatically switches to reblogging posts as links to keep the dashboard looking clean. Roleplayers know that reblogging posts as links is a no-no (or did you miss that tip?) and reblog all of their posts as text. However, this means that extensive conversation can build up.
Untrimmed posts look like this:
Not only is it an eyesore, the text is distributed one letter per line. That means they go on forever and require a tedious amount of scrolling to bypass. How do you trim posts?
Place your cursor in front of the first letter of text on one of your previous posts, two or three posts before your current one.
Select all the text above and delete it. Some people delete everything, including the URL links. I generally try to keep the URLs properly lined up with their quoted text.
It’s easy, folks. For the sake of common courtesy, do it. Everybody has their own preference for how far back to trim posts, but depending on the length of the posts in question, 2-4 is ideal for keeping the dashboard clean.
PS: Accounts pictured are not mine. These unfortunate souls were simply not trimming their posts at the time I was writing this.
Reminder, guys! This doesn’t just apply to roleplay. And it’s worse on the phone, where you can’t just use keyboard shortcuts to get past them easily.