Since There Isn’t Any Indication of This on Their Website, Here’s What You Need to Know About the Queue Function on Tumblr

It doesn’t work, period.

Seriously, I sent this to support after wrestling with it for hours:

These are the following things I’ve tried that have not worked:

QUEUE:

*Setting “post one post every day” with a time frame of 7am-8am.
* Same thing, midnight-8am
* Same thing, 8am-5pm

In every case, nothing posted, the queue posts are still sitting there.

SCHEDULED POSTS

Setting an image from Flickr to go at a scheduled time (preview shows
incorrect image, clicking “schedule post” results in “ERROR UPLOADING IMAGE”
even though I am grabbing the image via a URL).

I don’t see anything about this in the help section. I know it’s a free
service and I shouldn’t complain, but this is pretty basic functionality,
and a number of people I’ve talked to can’t get it to work. What are we all
overlooking?

The reply, a few minutes later:

Please know that our developers are aware of the queue issues and will fix them as soon as they can.

Now, I’m not going to grouse too much about a free service but how about a note informing people that they’re not stupid or crazy, the thing just plain doesn’t work at the moment, despite it happily letting you choose all kinds of different, equally pointless options? How about some indication of this in their online help documents (which, like so many things these days, opt for “folksy and informal” instead of “actually useful”.)

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One Response to Since There Isn’t Any Indication of This on Their Website, Here’s What You Need to Know About the Queue Function on Tumblr

  1. MaxtotheMax says:

    Dave, if you’re not posting overexposed pictures of sunsets or your favorite bands that recorded one song then disbanded, then Tumblr has no reason to care about you.