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Tumblr to remove all NSFW content

Discussion in 'Random Chat' started by mutantdonut, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. mutantdonut

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    https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/3/...-porn-ban-date-explicit-changes-why-safe-mode

    Don't know if Tumblr is still popular these days, but this is an FYI for anyone here who has an account filled with adult content.

     
  2. AllieAllDay

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    I'm a Tumblr user and have had a sfw blog on there for a while. Recently I have gotten active in cam work and just started a nsfw on it as a way to grow and give another medium for my followers. It frustrates me to hear this as Tumblr is one of the few places in the past that you could post erotic art of your own and still have a more personable feel. There is also a giant trans* following on the site so it's saddens me to lose this option of expression. Looking at it today everything was flagged even fully clothed poses that were suggestive. Oddly the one that slipped through the cracks was the topless one with a filter. I wonder what will replace Tumblr as it was great to have the anonymity it provided.
     
  3. LacieLaPlante

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    I'll be honest, I had no idea that tumblr was still widely used. I thought it went the way of MySpace & Neopets. There, but as a relic of the past.
     
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  4. Lelo1

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    not any more XD

    It's probable a good idea to backup. Right now they say they're not deleting. That could change.

    If you want to backup:
    1. Account Menu (top right)
    2. Click Settings
    3. Click Backup
    wait for it to backup, then download.
     
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  5. SaffronBurke

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    They're really shooting themselves in the foot here, but hey what do I know, I just show my butt for money on the interwebs.
     
  6. Luxy Reid

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    I use it because it allows for different layout options without being so heavily focused on the social aspect like Twitter. I don't show much nudity on mine so I suppose I'll stay until it gets shut down. I really don't want to go to Twitter.
     
  7. Dan Epstein

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    Most of the harm I've seen on social media is not related to an exposed nipple, but from safe for work aggressive text posts. If there's anyone using social media in a responsible, body positive and tolerant way, it will most likely be people from our industry.
     
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  8. HiGirlsRHot

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    Excellent article on why Tumblr went down this path.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...-depressing-heres-why/?utm_term=.dadd9a99f50c

    TL: DR Tumblr was kicked out of Apple's app store, over concerns about child porn. Rather than do (expensive) hand moderation, they are using algorithmic moderation. Tumblr moderation is very primitive and very broad which is why we are seeing reports of lots of clothed posted being flagged on other weird things. So to a large extent, Tumblr decision was forced by Apple.

    The article talks about the moderators-moderator which is an interesting concept. If you get kicked out of iTune app store, or much less commonly Google app store, or Google Ad-words, or often Facebook, or Visa/Mastercard wouldn't process your payments, your business is hosed. A lot of the anger toward platform censorship is misdirected. In this case, it is really Apple, who is extremely anti-porn who is the bad guy.
     
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  9. SaffronBurke

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    The flagging system is hilarious, it's basically "is the image x% beige" which leads to things like Picard facepalm gifs and someone in a Spider-Man outfit chilling on a patio getting flagged.

    I've been going through my dash to see what's flagged, and apparently sneezing and dishwashing are Too Sexy, but the occasional dildo in puss shot is unflagged.
     
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  10. Lelo1

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    @HiGirlsRHot Well they were bought by yahoo, and then yahoo was bought by Verizon. Verizon may not be interested in being associated.
     
  11. NaomiRose

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    While I see your point, with all due respect, I disagree that our anger is misdirected. Yes, lots should be directed at Apple too. There's more going on here than most people are aware of. BUT Tumblr and its CEO are supposed to step up and fight against oppression and suppression like this. If they don't, who will? IMO, this is actually a huge issue and it is very personal to me, too. I'm planning on doing a podcast episode about this and some sort of write up, if anyone is interested.

    I haven't posted here in forever, haha. I miss it. I knew I would find a thread here about this.

    Anyway, my Tumblr is naomirose69.tumblr.com if anyone wants to check it out.

    I've only had this particular Tumblr for a few months. I've had a few over the years. But it kind of became my art and my home and the ONE place I could freely express myself, uncensored. I am one of many thousands of people who felt this way. This was the place we could find others and not be lonely. Humans do horribly when they are lonely and ostracized.

    So many other social media sites ban adult content, as anyone in this industry knows. I've hit that wall in more TOS's than I can count. Tumblr was the one place you could go and not worry about that. More than anything, it connected me with likeminded individuals and it gave me a home. It is truly sad that it will be gone and it angers me that Tumblr are being such cowards about it. They could stand up to Apple and fix their systems so child porn stays off the platform. The vast majority of us use Tumblr in a completely legal way. And to turn their backs on and punish all of us is an egregious act. NSFW content creators and consumers like myself have been the backbone of their entire site. This is what Tumblr says they are about: "Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. It's where your interests connect you with your people." And that's what it used to be. Now? No way. What a fucking joke. A sad, sad joke.
     
  12. justjoinedtopost

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    Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
     
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  13. camhappy

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    Yahoo has been in a state of desperation for a while now, and this is just their latest frantic gesture. Kind of like the way a drowning man will grab onto anything.
     
  14. camhappy

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    It could be a sign of the times, and that there will be more restrictions placed on the erotic entertainment industry. The big companies, like Apple, will continue to more aggressively pursue their profit, and more censorship is a likely outcome, as we come out of the Wild West days of the Internet.
     
  15. Lintilla

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    Nothing new here at all. This nonsense predates the internet. As long as your content is hosted somewhere beyond your control, you're vulnerable to sudden shifts in morality (always happens as soon as a company grows to a certain size), bankruptcy, or the company being bought out by Russians (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LiveJournal#Russian_jurisdiction). I've always stressed the importance of keeping control of your content. I understand wanting to publish on high traffic social media sites, but if your content is important to you, you should be crossposting to a site of your own, or at the very least keeping backups. No one should be depending on any one source of income that they have so little control over, for sure. I really hope to see a shift back to personal websites, but that's probably unrealistic.
     
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  16. AudriTwo

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    Sex has always been censored for thousands of years. This isn't anything new. Calm down Chicken Little.

    I think it was fair for Apple to remove them because Tumblr wasn't monitoring their users. Instead of spending money on ways combat pedos posting cp or pedo like material, Tumblr decided to pull the plug on all NSFW content. With FOSTA, sites will be held accountable for that sort of shit. Apple was protecting themselves.
     
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  17. Caraphernelia

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    I can't believe you put Neopets in there...so many memorie XD
     

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