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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:22 PM

Tumblr: How come I've never been able to access this site?

It's my understanding Tumblr is a pretty popular website, but I've never been able to access the main page or any links that people post of Facebook, etc.

Is there something obvious I'm missing? If I go to www.tumblr.com or any other links, Tumblr just displays: "We couldn't find the page you were looking for."

At first I thought Tumblr was down, but it's been happening now for years. I've never been able to check out Tumblr.

I thought maybe if I create an account those pages would let me in. The create and account page worked, but it still doesn't let me into other pages. Including the verify your email page. Tumblr still gives that error page.

I must be going crazy.

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Reply Tumblr: How come I've never been able to access this site? (Original post)
DaveJ Nov 2012 OP
PoliticAverse Nov 2012 #1
DaveJ Nov 2012 #2
PoliticAverse Nov 2012 #3
DaveJ Nov 2012 #4
PoliticAverse Nov 2012 #5
DaveJ Nov 2012 #6
PoliticAverse Nov 2012 #7
Make7 Nov 2012 #8
DaveJ Nov 2012 #10
krispos42 Nov 2012 #9
DaveJ Nov 2012 #11

Response to DaveJ (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:23 PM

1. Maybe you're just not Tumblr material. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:25 PM

2. Wow that was a fast reply!

Thanks. Does the page work for you?

Is there a hipster secret in accessing this site, that I'm not cool enough to understand?

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Response to DaveJ (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:28 PM

3. Go to this link...

http://www.tumblr.com/explore

and see if you can click and explore.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:29 PM

4. It still says not found

A Tumblr page says "Not Found" (not a browser error)

I tried 3 different browsers and same thing. I'm going to try it on a different computer....

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Response to DaveJ (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:31 PM

5. Are you are work or somewhere where certain sites are restricted from viewing ? n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:36 PM

6. Yes, but it's not restricted as far as I know

I'm work in I.T. and configure the firewall myself and have never blocked this site. This is wierd. I'm not really concerned , just very curious.

I tried on a coworkers PC and same thing. Tumble says not found.

Here is a screenshot I found on a non-english site. I'll try a translator on it:


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Response to DaveJ (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:14 PM

7. Our secret is safe... n/t

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Response to DaveJ (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:01 PM

8. I only get on with a secure link.

https://www.tumblr.com/

Although when I try a non-secure link, it gets redirected to the secure link. Perhaps your browser is not allowing pages to redirect?

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Response to Make7 (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:29 PM

10. Wierd, that link works

But https doesn't fix it for other pages. Like https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/gaming still gives me that page.

(Actually I wrote https in the link above but this site changed it to just http.)

It's also strange because I had the same problem on my previous computer. Maybe it does just happen in this network. I'll try again when I get home.

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Response to DaveJ (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:25 PM

9. Check your hosts file n/t

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:32 PM

11. Nothing in there

All the lines in the hosts files start with a # which is a comment I believe. Thanks.

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