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Old 12-06-18, 10:46 AM
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Tumblr purges all adult content by Dec 17

Surprised this hasn't been mentioned here. My facebook feed is blowing up from perverted friends crying about free, easy porn going away.

Tumblr's Porn Ban Is Off to a Predictably Stupid Start

Yesterday Tumblr committed to making its social network, which is full of boobs, dongs, and teens openly fantasizing about the two, a more child-friendly place. The announcement, shared via the Staff account, promised a “better, more positive Tumblr” free of things like sexual acts, genitalia, and “female-presenting nipples.”

“We won’t always get this right, especially in the beginning,” CEO Jeff D’Onofrio said in the post, “but we are determined to make your experience a positive one.”

The first part of that statement has proven very true, as evidenced by what I saw when I hopped on Tumblr after arriving home last night. Though the site won’t ban porn and other objectionable content until December 17th, it is already flagging content that could be subject to censorship. A post about the history of Milli Vanilli had been flagged, as had a gifset of the wholesome kid show She-Ra, and a dumb Star Trek meme.
"Female presenting nipples" is a really strange thing to specifically call out ... turns out the reason they used that phrase is that Instagram had some issues with a trans man (with boobs) posting a topless pic, and he was able to keep the pic up because he was technically a man. So I guess as long as the pic LOOKS like a female, you can't show nips on Tumblr.

There's no consensus of where all this porn is going to shift to, and this thread isn't about that, because I don't think that discussion would be allowed here.

Some are claiming this is all because Tumblr got their app removed from the apple store because some child porn accidently got posted on Tumblr. They are denying that's the reason. Verizon bought out Yahoo a while back (who owns Tumblr) so maybe it's just a bit of big companies being puritanical when it comes to their IP?

The complete demise of Tumblr is projected for Dec 18, 2018.
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Old 12-06-18, 10:54 AM
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Re: Tumblr purges all adult content by Dec 17

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Some are claiming this is all because Tumblr got their app removed from the apple store because some child porn accidently got posted on Tumblr. They are denying that's the reason. Verizon bought out Yahoo a while back (who owns Tumblr) so maybe it's just a bit of big companies being puritanical when it comes to their IP?

The complete demise of Tumblr is projected for Dec 18, 2018.
Yeah, there was no accidentally about it, from my understanding, Tumblr is a haven for that kind of stuff. The porn thing in general is also why it's been so hard to monetize. But even if they deny it, there's no way they're getting their app back on the apple store unless they clean it up.

They've also been flagging things using bots as adult that are... not adult at all. So this is getting the art community up in arms and if they leave, welp.


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Re: Tumblr purges all adult content by Dec 17

I don't Tumblr nor have an interest in any of the adult content there but from what I've heard there are tons of adults who make good money with adult content there, independent artists essentially, who are now having to rethink their income revenue stream. You can take the morality of how they make their living out of the equation for at least a minute to think about what a jackhammer-instead-of-a-screwdriver tactic this is. This solution appears to create a whole new set of problems and I'm curious if it actually solves what they are trying to solve in the first place.

Also, fujishig, you don't need to quote the entire post when it's literally above you, do you, I mean come on, man, you're better than thaohmygosh, a Simpsons video! ALL IS FORGIVEN!
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Had a friend post a photo that got pulled, probably due to the system "algorithm" or something. It was a woman, posing on a couch. She was showing some leg but she was wearing one of those body sweaters. Nothing was showing from her neck to her knees.
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Yeah, their porn detecting bot is clearly broken, there are tons of examples of things getting flagged that shouldn't be. They are going to have a lot of pissed off people if they go live with this broken bot.





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Tumblr is still around? Ok.
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Tumblr is still around? Ok.
Not for long! It's safe to assume any time I have DVDtalk open, I also have another tab with Tumblr running Well until the 17, I guess.
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Conservative prudes are ruining the internet!

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Also, fujishig, you don't need to quote the entire post when it's literally above you, do you, I mean come on, man, you're better than thaohmygosh, a Simpsons video! ALL IS FORGIVEN!
But I'm not better than that, plus I'm lazy. But I'll change it.
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It's all about money.

Like others have said, you have to wonder if the drop in views is going to be worth the cowtowing to the advertisers.
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Sucks. It's a war of Adult Expression so they can make Money. I get it, but it still sucks.

There is some great Legit Porn on Tumblr. I see people migrating over to paid Patreon and Snapchat accounts. But even on Patreon they are fucking with people who post their Adult content. Instagram is full of shit because it's common for people to get a huge following, then have the pages deleted by IG and they have to start all over getting followers. People are also reporting pics/videos to fuck with people who post stuff on their pages.

Hell, even PayPal is fucking with Adult Content provider's money.
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It's all about money.

Like others have said, you have to wonder if the drop in views is going to be worth the cowtowing to the advertisers.
Especially when that drop in views will affect how much advertisers are willing to pay.
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We've seen firsthand what happens when adult content is removed. This site has been dwindling in member count ever since. Any other reasons presented for this decline is nonsense.

I'm not very familiar with tumblr, but aside from the adult content, does it do anything that instagram and deviantart don't do?
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We've seen firsthand what happens when adult content is removed. This site has been dwindling in member count ever since. Any other reasons presented for this decline is nonsense.

I'm not very familiar with tumblr, but aside from the adult content, does it do anything that instagram and deviantart don't do?

I know you said "aside from the adult content" but...IG is a lot more restrictive than Tumblr. I've seen "artistic nudes"(nothing really showing)" get tagged on IG while I've watched Adults doing XXX stuff on Tumblr.

I've never joined Devianart but I'm aware of it. And while I know they allow full on nudity, I'm not sure how far they allow their content providers(mostly horny Goth girls and Suicide Girls wannabes. Just kidding) go.

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Re: Tumblr purges all adult content by Dec 17

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We've seen firsthand what happens when adult content is removed. This site has been dwindling in member count ever since. Any other reasons presented for this decline is nonsense.

I'm not very familiar with tumblr, but aside from the adult content, does it do anything that instagram and deviantart don't do?
Instagram has a 60 second limit on videos, I believe, Tumblr is unlimited. Also Tumblr allows any time of media uploads, and also has the ability to reblog things from other sites.

The writing has been on the wall with Tumblr for a while ... they added this rule maybe a year or so ago, saying that if you ran an adult Tumblr, you had to check this box in your settings identifying your tumblr as adult. If you didn't, and they found out about it, they'd close down your tumblr. But if you DID, they no longer allowed you to upload videos.
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Isn't this just how the internet works? Everything has porn at first, because you get a lot of memebers that way. Then, just before the sale to a big tech company, the porn gets yanked. It happened right here on dvdtalk.

Heck, this has been around since before the internet. Porn is how VHS beat beta.
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I didn't know there was anything on Tumblr besides porn.
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Looks like Tumblr blew the load on this one.
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Isn't this just how the internet works? Everything has porn at first, because you get a lot of memebers that way. Then, just before the sale to a big tech company, the porn gets yanked. It happened right here on dvdtalk.

Heck, this has been around since before the internet. Porn is how VHS beat beta.
And how HD-DVD beat... oh.

But yeah, you're right. This is how this always goes. They can't use the most popular ad networks if that stuff is there.
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Porn drives the success of new technology like nothing else.

As long as Xvideos doesn't purge it's porn then I'm good.
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There’s stuff on Tumblr that isn’t porn?
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Damn. Is there a bunch of amateur porn on there? I never knew what it is.

Also: RIP Tumblr.
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I didn't know there was anything on Tumblr besides porn.
This.

Also in other news, I guess my phone will have one less app in 10 days.
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Isn't this just how the internet works? Everything has porn at first, because you get a lot of memebers that way.
There will definitely be a loss of members.
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I'm seeing articles saying that when LiveJournal banned adult content, the users went to Tumblr, which was created for porn. Who's on LiveJournal today?

https://slate.com/technology/2018/12...vejournal.html
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