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Tumblr is giving pornographic content the boot this month

By Polycount ยท 9 replies
Dec 3, 2018
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  1. Tumblr is joining the ranks of PayPal, Patreon, and other popular websites by cracking down on NSFW posts. Unlike some of those websites, though, Tumblr isn't leaving any loopholes for its users to take advantage of.

    All images, videos, and posts containing anything from explicit sexual content to mere nudity will be off limits beginning on December 17. Tumblr says there may be a few exceptions to the latter (educational, newsworthy, or political nudity are "fine"), but for the most part, adult content is being given the boot.

    Existing content that falls under the umbrella of Tumblr's upcoming rules will be set to private, according to The Verge, which means it will not be shareable with others on the platform.

    Whether or not this is a good decision on Tumblr's part remains to be seen, but it's certainly a surprising one. Though Tumblr's community is large and remarkably varied, it's no secret that adult creators -- whether they produce pornographic art, videos, games, or something else -- have always represented a sizable portion of that user base, for better or worse.

    Regardless, Tumblr is convinced it's making the right call, and it explained its decision as follows:

    It is our continued, humble aspiration that Tumblr be a safe place for creative expression, self-discovery, and a deep sense of community. As Tumblr continues to grow and evolve, and our understanding of our impact on our world becomes clearer, we have a responsibility to consider that impact across different age groups, demographics, cultures, and mindsets.

    We spent considerable time weighing the pros and cons of expression in the community that includes adult content. In doing so, it became clear that without this content we have the opportunity to create a place where more people feel comfortable expressing themselves.

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  2. dualkelly

    dualkelly TS Enthusiast Posts: 69   +48

    The purity brigade is strong these days. Tumblr will piss off tens of thousands of users if not millions who have dedicated nsfw blogs dedicated to anything from bdsm to the medical community that typically post educational post but can have some pretty shocking NSFW images. I will simply close my account because this is clearly censorship and purity worship.
    ShObiT and Strango like this.
  3. Strango

    Strango TS Member

    I hate how everything is going in the "family friendly" direction these days, the internet just doesn't feel the same with censorship on reddit, youtube, and now tumblr. If people don't want kids to see content like this then its up to the parent to let them access parts of a website and what they see online. Thats why they have age restrictions on making accounts under a certain age.
    ShObiT likes this.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,208   +4,877

    I think you have that backwards. I hate how things left a family friendly direction decades ago. There is no need in contaminating everything with filth. You can hold some restraint and compartmentalize your impulses.
    EClyde, NightAntilli, pencea and 3 others like this.
  5. Digitalzone

    Digitalzone TS Booster Posts: 92   +45

    There should be .xxx domains, that was good iniciative.
  6. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,840   +1,351

    It's not like there aren't any other sites you can watch your degenerate kinky **** on.
    EClyde likes this.
  7. ypsylon

    ypsylon TS Booster Posts: 153   +40

    Considering that at least 70% of Tumblr content is adult material T will cease to exist in short order.

    For T it doesn't matter if you're established artist who deals with nudity (for years) in very tasteful, artistic way or you're degenerated Vatican pedophile or fake porn troll. All is going out. It sure is great feeling for great artists of all styles (painting/photography/3d) to be thrown in the same bag with most depraved and hideous entities DNA ever produced (can't call them humans).
    ShObiT likes this.
  8. ShObiT

    ShObiT TS Maniac Posts: 164   +160

    I guess I'll need to find another good gif and short videos source...
    EClyde likes this.
  9. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +3,183

    Purely from a business perspective, that's going to cost them a lot of traffic.
    LittleWing314 likes this.
  10. LittleWing314

    LittleWing314 TS Rookie

    The preteen kids writing about bukake, bdsm and snowballing are safe though. Just don't try to post Cabanel's Birth of Venus or Pandora paintings because according to Tumblr those are disgusting.

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