Did something like that ever happen to anyone ?

My Tumblr blog disappeared (http://blog.gitwatcher.com).

I've already emailed the support, but no response at all.

(last) UPDATE ... in responce @Ciaran (see his answer)

I read Tumblr's Content Policy twice and in my understanding, there wasn't any violation. Moreover I didn't received any email from Tumblr to the address I signed up with.

(previous) UPDATE … more infos

First of all, the worst thing is that if I try to login, I get a “suspended page”: “the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete” error page.

That said, if you try to click http://blog.gitwatcher.com you get a “Not found - We couldn't find the page you were looking for.” ( 404 http error ). If you try to click http://gitwatcher.tumblr.com the same, you'll get a “Not found - We couldn't find the page you were looking for.” ( 404 http error ).

If you run nslookup on both the domains you’ll get the following:

Name:    blog.gitwatcher.com

Name:    gitwatcher.tumblr.com

where the last IP is:


Moreover, I can reach the server responsable to redirect any second level Tumblr blog domain request to a custom domain name, so that server for some reason and without any warning doesn't do the job anymore:

lsoave@ubuntu:~/rails/github/gitwatcher$ ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_req=1 ttl=50 time=147 ms
64 bytes from icmp_req=2 ttl=50 time=149 ms
64 bytes from icmp_req=3 ttl=50 time=339 ms
--- ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2003ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 147.527/212.135/339.744/90.236 ms


  • 2
    More details needed. What do you mean by disappeared? I had an issue previously where Tumblr forgot my custom domain settings and reverted to exampleblog.tumblr.com. But the blog was still available via the Tumblr dashboard.
    – Ciaran
    Commented Jan 9, 2012 at 11:06
  • see the UPDATE ...
    – BBJ3
    Commented Jan 9, 2012 at 14:05

2 Answers 2


Your blog has been suspended. Check to see if you are in violation of Tumblr's Content Policy.

If you are found to be in violation of any of the below policies, you will receive a notice via email. Unless you explain or correct your behavior within 72 hours, your account will be suspended. We will do our best to work with you and ensure a fair outcome in all cases. We reserve the right to immediately suspend, without notice, any content, account, or IP address which we determine to be systematically generated, spam, or potentially damaging to our service or infrastructure.

When your account is suspended, public access to your content is blocked, and your Tumblr URL (and custom domain if applicable) is redirected to the Tumblr home page. Access to your Tumblr Dashboard and the ability to add/edit posts is also disabled.

Additionally, check to see if you received an email from Tumblr to the address you signed up with.

  • I didn't receive any notice at all ...
    – BBJ3
    Commented Jan 9, 2012 at 14:20
  • ... and even worse, I cannot reach any Tumblr domain too, so I cannot read Tumblr's Content Policy anymore ...
    – BBJ3
    Commented Jan 9, 2012 at 14:22
  • @LucaG.Soave but can you access it/them from another IP?
    – Alex
    Commented Jan 9, 2012 at 14:29
  • is locked uot too
    – BBJ3
    Commented Jan 9, 2012 at 14:34
  • Ok I get it by trashing out all cookies coming from Tumblr ... WTF!
    – BBJ3
    Commented Jan 9, 2012 at 14:39

At the end of the day, after sending many "asking for question" around the Internet, "tweets", "e-mailing to support",

but most important, after 24 hours of downtime, I get a response from Tumblr support:

Your request (Ticket 606267) has been updated.

You can respond by replying to this email.

[anonymizer], Jan-09 11:43 (EST):

Hello Luca

There was a glitch on our end. My apologies. 
You may need to delete your cookies and cache 
but you should be able to access your blog now.

– to delete your web browser cache -


– To deleting your web browser's cookies for Tumblr.com -



All's Well That Ends Well ... and I'll give them a second chance but ...

UPDATE : I may have spoken too early, the blog is up but we can't access administrative dashboard. Even after cleaning up browser cache and cookies I cannot login, getting a suspended page ... still waiting for an answer ...

UPDATE : another ~40 hours and also administrative issue with dashboard login is solved.

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