Tumblr users panic over planned site outage

What are Tumblr users going to do when the site goes down for maintenance on Saturday? It's pandemonium!

It's a month until Halloween, but Tumblr users are already shivering in fear.

On Saturday, the blogging platform warned users in advance that it will be performing scheduled maintenance next Saturday, Oct. 6. Still shaken from the Great Tumblr Blackout of 2010, users are coping the only way they know how: reaction photos and GIFs.

Survey the panicked Tumblr wasteland in our Storify below:

Photo via Jethelred

Meet Peter Vidani, Tumblr's director of design
It was the summer of 2007, and Peter Vidani sat in plush blue chair in the middle of a hotel hallway. Downtown Los Angeles was dead this particular evening. The only sounds to be heard were humming of the elevator, the occasional laugh from a room down the hall, and the gentle whir of a laptop he used to browse Tumblr—his latest obsession.
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