Monday, 3 December 2018


quote [ Tumblr will permanently ban adult content from its platform on December 17th in a move that will eradicate porn-related communities on the platform and fundamentally alter how the service is used. ]

Yeah, I put it under obituaries, since that's what this is. RIP Tumblr :/
[NSFW] [obituaries] [+10 Sad]
[by aphex808@8:19pmGMT]


steele said @ 1:04am GMT on 4th Dec [Score:5 Underrated]
EvilNinjaX24 said @ 6:26am GMT on 4th Dec
This has been a common sentiment on Tumblr all day. It's... amazing.
EvilNinjaX24 said @ 9:10pm GMT on 3rd Dec [Score:2]
I logged into my main Tumblr this morning to see some quick random breasts (as one does), and saw the post from the Tumblr staff. I'm not sure how my main, NSFW blog will be affected - I post and reblog everything that's of interest to me, which happens to include naked women and porny imagery/gifs - but that's not all my blog is. Tumblr's post wasn't really clear as to this, so I don't know if they're just gonna delete my blog or X out all the now-banned imagery or what. I've been there for 8 damn years - that's a lot of stuff to comb through.
LurkerAtTheGate said @ 9:27pm GMT on 3rd Dec
"that will eradicate porn-related communities"

Sounds to me like a fairly aggressive and comprehensive purge.

iosef said @ 2:54am GMT on 4th Dec
Time to migrate to another platform. Archive anything you're interested in saving
Hugh E. said @ 12:41am GMT on 4th Dec [Score:1 Funsightful]
TIL there are porn-related communities on Tumblr. BRB in 15 days.
rndmnmbr said @ 4:30am GMT on 4th Dec [Score:1 Interesting]
My takeaway is that Tumblr has been trying to ditch the porn since Verizon bought Yahoo. It's awfully hard to monetize what is essentially one of the leading porn sites on the internet. This recent child porn incident led to the Tumblr app getting pulled by Apple, so it's given them the excuse they need.

Verizon will try to pivot the site into a new Livejournal, and lure advertisers with their now-clean content... and when that inevitably fails, they'll just shut it down and add it to the write-off they're having with the rest of Yahoo.

And that is that, Verizon took a sucker's bet with Yahoo, and if they can't make its pieces make money in a hurry then they're getting the axe to staunch the bleeding. The porn is getting in the way of the advertising they need to make that happen, so it has to go, and now they have their excuse.
mechanical contrivance said @ 9:56pm GMT on 3rd Dec
Why does Tumblr want to reduce their traffic?
C18H27NO3 said @ 10:52pm GMT on 3rd Dec
They want to increase their traffic and become flickr/ instagram.
mechavolt said @ 10:32pm GMT on 3rd Dec
I'm glad at least someone is thinking of the children!
lilmookieesquire said @ 11:00pm GMT on 3rd Dec
That was literally the only value I found from tumblr.
NuncEstBibendum said @ 11:08pm GMT on 3rd Dec
So long, Criptocracia.
twinkle said @ 12:26am GMT on 4th Dec
for the last 5 years I haven't seen any use for tumblr beyond porn, as it was one of the only platforms that doesn't just randomly shut down pages for adult film performers like instagram does. I dunno what user group they're looking to reconnect with- once the various types of porn are gone there isn't going to be anything left but two harry potter fan blogs.
biblebeltdrunk said @ 12:46am GMT on 4th Dec
Going through my blog is a trip, the algorithm flagging things as explicit has about 3 times as many false positives, and is is only catching a tenth of all content it looks to be targeting.
damnit said @ 1:22am GMT on 4th Dec
aphex808 said @ 1:28am GMT on 4th Dec
The question, of course, is WHERE.... ;)
damnit said @ 1:34am GMT on 4th Dec [Score:1 Informative]
For starters... Pornhub lol.

They have photo galleries.

There's also a niche following of Porn Music Videos (PMVs) with weekly/monthly contests synced to porn scenes and a sub-category called "cock hero" (It's like guitar hero, but for jerking off to see if you can last through the entire video) that uses copyrighted music, but the RIAA couldn't be bothered to copystrike them.
aphex808 said @ 7:50pm GMT on 13th Dec
Pornhub has photo galleries? Wow, I had no idea.
damnit said @ 11:42pm GMT on 13th Dec
Abdul Alhazred said @ 7:04pm GMT on 6th Dec
Well, so much for them. Tumblr becomes the new Livejournal.

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