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12-13-18 04:05:01 PM

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Posted on 12-03-18 07:02:11 PM (last edited by marrub at 12-04-18 08:58:50 AM) Link | Quote
Well... Uh. Wow. Tumblr is now banning adult content, except not really because their wording is both vague enough to let them ban whoever they want but also clear-cut enough to be... terrible.

Originally posted by Tumblr

Adult Content. Don't upload images, videos, or GIFs that show real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples —this includes content that is so photorealistic that it could be mistaken for featuring real-life humans (nice try, though). Certain types of artistic, educational, newsworthy, or political content featuring nudity are fine. Don’t upload any content, including images, videos, GIFs, or illustrations, that depicts sex acts. For more information about what this guideline prohibits and how to appeal decisions about adult content, check out our help desk.

I especially like the inclusively-misogynistic "female-presenting nipples."

Algorithms are being used to mark things as inappropriate, based on user input (i.e. people reporting things), and so it'll be cleaned up by human staff afterwards when the 17th comes around. There will probably not be enough staff to actually appropriately handle this, as one may guess.

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Posted on 12-03-18 07:10:32 PM Link | Quote

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Posted on 12-03-18 07:13:03 PM Link | Quote
"It is our continued, humble aspiration that Tumblr be a safe place for creative expression, self-discovery, and a deep sense of community."

Communities formed around adult artists and sexuality outside heteronormativity and the gender binary.

"No, not like that."
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Posted on 12-03-18 07:16:27 PM Link | Quote
Seems like virtually every one of these proprietary platforms does something egregiously stupid and hostile eventually...

If only they weren't content silos and people could just move freely.

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Posted on 12-03-18 07:17:58 PM Link | Quote
there's so many layers of terrible here i don't even know where to begin

is it the part where they're using The Algorithm to censor porn and now everything is being censored. is it the part where they said it was for the purposes of preserving "self-expression" (because nothing is more pro-self-expression than banning something they find objectionable to get that advertising dosh). is it how this move disproportionately spites the userbase of queer people that made tumblr interesting whatsoever in the first place? is it "Female-Presenting Nipples"

yahoo is a joke and i cannot believe tumblr got the bright idea to sell themselves to yahoo considering they've hideously mismanaged and destroyed literally every single property they've ever come into contact with (remember geocities and how they flushed tons of internet history down the drain bc apparently hosting tons of tiny HTML pages/images that were meant to load on dialup was apparently using too much space? how bout flickr. does the name ring a bell anymore of course it doesn't)

in conclusion, $$$ big social media internet $$$ is destroying everything fun or interesting or cultured

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Posted on 12-03-18 07:26:08 PM Link | Quote
I still can't get over "female presenting nipples". Not only is it ridiculous sounding in and of itself, but it's attempting to be inclusive in the worst possible way, not to mention how arbitrary it really is.

This is such a bad move I don't even know where to begin, and given yahoo's track record I doubt the site will last much longer...
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Posted on 12-03-18 07:28:49 PM (last edited by Flygon at 12-03-18 07:29:49 PM) Link | Quote
Fuck this.

People that know me well know why I'm upset.
This's a pain in the arse for archivists. I wish them a hell of a lot of luck. They need it.

Seriously. Fuck.
Just casually nuking internet heritage. It's disgusting.

Quick Edit: Note that whilst a lot of people can move their blogs, a reminder that there's those that've either literally died, or aren't able to be around or capable of shifting their blogs.

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Posted on 12-03-18 07:51:28 PM Link | Quote
Yahoo once again proves they fuck up everything that they get their hands on.

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Posted on 12-03-18 08:54:17 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Narumi
Yahoo once again proves they fuck up everything that they get their hands on.

Correction; Verizon. (Yahoo at least when it originally obtained it admitted mature content was a large enough presence when they tried it on their initial purchase. Then they got bought by Oath/Verizon.)
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Posted on 12-03-18 08:56:58 PM Link | Quote
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Posted on 12-03-18 09:00:28 PM (last edited by Girlydragon at 12-03-18 09:00:37 PM) Link | Quote
I love how the last social media site I actually did genuinely like and enjoy decided to do just a bit more to crap its pants.


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Posted on 12-03-18 10:03:02 PM Link | Quote
It's a shame, tumblr is my biggest outlet for my art.

Also, the porn-flagging stuff is terribly executed.

Things that have been flagged as NSFW:

Things that have not been flagged as NSFW:
  • dating site spam bots

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Posted on 12-05-18 04:10:47 AM Link | Quote
porn bots on that site keep coming after me, meanwhile LGBT content keeps getting flagged as inappropriate. fucking terrible. i've never seen a site with such a terrible death wish before.
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Posted on 12-07-18 09:43:04 PM Link | Quote
It's pretty upsetting to me since Tumblr has been my main platform for my art for years, and most of my audience is on there, so greatly diminishing both my ability to post my art there (even though it's not pornographic) and to have an audience there is quite a personal loss. I'll keep posting things there as long as I can, and I've started posting things on other platforms as well, but they're just not as good for the kind of gifs I make, and it's hard to start from the beginning again.

Meanwhile, I'm pretty happy with the artists I follow on Tumblr, but many of them are getting falsely flagged and jumping ship as well, so even that will change for the worse.

Oh well. It was fun while it lasted.

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Posted on 12-07-18 10:27:28 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Rambly

I was going to say how much this picture explains one of the big problems with Yahoo (re: all opinions are valid, even if they're clearly pro-hate), but the hidden hovertext managed to top that.
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