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CatSword



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:42 am Reply with quote
So, uh, Tumblr is shutting down on December 17th?
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:44 am Reply with quote
It’s like Tumblr is trying to destroy its own brand on purpose.
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Scion Drake



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:53 am Reply with quote
This is hilarious and damn in only 13 days at that. Laughing

I look forward to the storm of frothing rage and hatred. Twisted Evil
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Rhys2753



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:55 am Reply with quote
So anime tiddies should be safe then, because, y'know...Art
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LvlfiveShipper



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:56 am Reply with quote
A lot of artist are moving to newgrounds, the staff are improving the servers capacity and sharing options to welcome all the new people, well, I hope it works... Being there or in any other website, artist deserve a place where they can stay safe and have liberty. Is really disgusting how tumblr prefers to throw away the users who made it grow (some of them very famous) just to get their app working on IOs.
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dany_elle1908



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:02 am Reply with quote
i havbe a feeling by doing this will lose a lot o.0 but u never know
is a blade with two cuts this move Surprised
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:15 am Reply with quote
There are age-filters on things for a reason even though those can be bypassed.
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jenthehen



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:24 am Reply with quote
Just like with HiDive getting screwed over by iOs.

WTF, Apple - I'm an adult who has paid hundreds and hundreds of dollars for your products. Please just let me live. Sometimes I want to see porn. JFC.
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Meongantuk



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:47 am Reply with quote
Rhys2753 wrote:
So anime tiddies should be safe then, because, y'know...Art


Not really. One of the artist that got banned from this wave is anime (style) artist.
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LegitPancake



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:13 am Reply with quote
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The site said the banned content "primarily includes photos, videos, or GIFs that show real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples, and any content—including photos, videos, GIFs and illustrations—that depicts sex acts

Seeing as how nipples aren’t genitals, the ban on female nipples alone seems rather silly. Why are male nipples fine but female nipples gets you flagged?
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Freyanne



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:29 am Reply with quote
LegitPancake wrote:
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The site said the banned content "primarily includes photos, videos, or GIFs that show real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples, and any content—including photos, videos, GIFs and illustrations—that depicts sex acts

Seeing as how nipples aren’t genitals, the ban on female nipples alone seems rather silly. Why are male nipples fine but female nipples gets you flagged?
That's how it is in real life, though - For example, A man walk around topless on a beach, no one bats an eye. A woman walks around topless on a beach, everyone panics, scolds her, ect.
Considering that, I am not at all surprised that Tumblr is saying no to female nipples.
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TexZero



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:39 am Reply with quote
I guess tumblr wanted a truely safespace considering the internet is already full of porn.

Either way people will move on and tumblr will die a slow and painful death as people leave the platform as it has no use and can't compete with others in the "wholesome" domain and refuses to cater to it's previous clients.
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kotomikun



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:41 am Reply with quote
LegitPancake wrote:
Why are male nipples fine but female nipples gets you flagged?


Because 'murica. The only country more terrified of public exposure of women's nipples than public carriers of uh... weaponized metaphorical genitals. In fact, the latter is often encouraged.

Much as we might wish it will die out, Tumblr will likely survive this through the same apathy and intertia that keeps Facebook alive despite constant scandals and Orwellian advertising. Some people will leave, but others will join once it gets (back?) on the iOs store, and nothing will really change. Maybe, eventually, enough people will migrate to less horrible social networks and drain the current leaders of their userbase, but in a world where big business dominates practically everywhere, I can't see that happening. In the meantime, maybe I should try Mastodon or something.
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Felicity dash



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:52 am Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
It’s like Tumblr is trying to destroy its own brand on purpose.


Well its not like anyone didn`t forsee this. Those of us, who has been around since before Yahoo! bought Tumblr all foresaw this. I mean https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Yahoo!-owned_sites_and_services#Closed/defunct_services Yahoo is very good at discontinuing
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katscradle



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:16 am Reply with quote
Tumblr should focus on improving its algorithms, which it acknowledges makes mistakes, and the review process instead. It’s almost comical how badly things work with what gets flagged incorrectly and content that should be less accessible or, just not perpetuated in the first place. I hope those that are badly affected by this new policy are able to work out solutions in a swift manner.
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