The Shadow Ban: How to Find Out if You've Been Banned and What to Do If You Have

The shadow ban is a new type of punishment for users on the blogging platform Tumblr. It's not clear what triggers it, but many people believe that it comes from reblogging without giving credit to the original source or posting excessive amounts of content in one day. This article will explore what the shadow ban is, how it works, why you might be experiencing it and if there are ways to get out of it.


1. What is the shadow ban


A shadow ban is a punishment for blogging on Tumblr in which your posts or reblogs won't show up to anyone but yourself. The only way you'll be able to see the content that was supposedly posted is by logging out from an account and checking it there. People have been claiming that this has been happening since last year, although just recently people have become more aware of what's going on when they can no longer access their own material .


Many people believe that the shadow ban occurs from either reblogging without credit or if you've been posting too many posts in a day.


2. How does it work?


There are several theories about how the shadow ban works. Some say it will automatically delete all likes and follows while others believe Tumblr would never do something like that because too many users rely on those interactions. Others think anything beyond three reblogs might trigger ita for some users.


One of the most plausible theories is that people with a certain number of followers (e.g., those who have fewer than 100) will be given this punishment if they post too much in one day . This is because it makes Tumblr look bad when so many posts go un-noticed and it's seen as spammy


The shadow ban can also be triggered by reblogging without credit, quoting images or content from other blogs, and excessive posting on multi accounts. It might even just happen randomly to punish bloggers for something that isn't clear at all


Some believe there's no way to get out of it once you're experiencing the effects - but others claim otherwise


3. Why you might be experiencing the shadow ban?


There are many reasons why you might be experiencing the shadow ban. If you're posting too much content or reblogging without giving credit, it's possible that could be triggering this punishment for your blog - especially if you have less than 100 followers. Another reason is if Tumblr feels like someone has gained an audience through spamming other blogs, they'll put a stop to it by limiting how often their posts show up on people's dashboards . You can also get banned if your content goes against what Tumblr wants its users to see (e.g., pornographic images) but don't include NSFW tags in their post which makes them seem more appropriate . And lastly, another theory suggests that those who use third party tools will be more likely to get the ban


4. Is there a way to get out of it


You can't un-do this punishment if you've already experienced it. But, some people have been able to retrieve their accounts by deleting and reblogging all of their posts which might delete any triggers that were activated on Tumblr's end . Another idea is for bloggers who believe they've been shadow banned because of third party tools (e.g., mobile applications) would be better off using computer browsers instead since Tumblr seems less aggressive about banning those users (but not always). And if none of these solutions work, your last chance at getting unbanned from the platform involves contacting someone at Tumblr directly through email or Twitter - although keep in mind even reaching out doesn't guarantee anything .


5. How to find out if you've been banned or not


Logging in from a computer is your best bet at finding out if the shadow ban has affected your account . If it does, you'll be able to see all of your old posts and reblogs. You can also try logging in through a mobile device (if possible) and checking there as well - but remember that Tumblr seems less aggressive about banning users who use third party tools like these applications so this option isn't foolproof . And lastly, another way that sounds kind of strange involves someone with over 100 followers watching every single one of your blogs until they get banned too , which will let them know whether or not their accounts have been limite


6. What are some ways people have gotten their accounts un-banned in the past


There's no surefire way to get your account completely unbanned from Tumblr. But, one idea is for bloggers who believe they've been shadow banned because of third party tools (e.g., mobile applications) would be better off using computer browsers instead since Tumblr seems less aggressive about banning those users (but not always). And if none of these solutions work, your last chance at getting unbanned from the platform involves contacting someone at Tumblr directly through email or Twitter - although keep in mind even reaching out doesn't guarantee anything . Another suggestion is to use a proxy server as a middleman between you and Tumblr so it can appear like someone else is posting on your behalf. And lastly, the most drastic solution would involve shutting down your Tumblr account altogether and starting over with a new one so you can avoid being targeted by this ban in the future .



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