Tumblr bans nsfw content on dec 17 and some users are ticked off about it

Discussion in 'Internet and Technology' started by rockerfox, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. rockerfox

    rockerfox Enthusiast

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    Yeah,i saw some chart about Verizon,and looks like their stocks seems way down since they announced the policy. Verizon owns tumblr.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
  2. Paul M

    Paul M Dr Pepper Addict

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    Never used it (or even ever visited it) and never will.
     
  3. rockerfox

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  4. Klaatu

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    Nobody will be able to get porn now. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Ingenious

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    Good Wired article which covers a point I made earlier, about who censors the net and what we see (and the power Apple for example have over this, with their AppStore):

    https://www.wired.com/story/tumblrs-porn-ban-reveals-controls-we-see-online/

    And Vox claims to quote insiders who say that it's all about adverts and revenue (isn't it always?):

    "but the real problem was always that Verizon couldn’t sell ads next to porn."
     
  6. Lala

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    I once had a user complain about an image of an internal organ (gore) penetrated by a deadly weapon (violence); the image was similar to this:
    aimage.freepik.com_free_icon_heart_and_arrow_318_84051.jpg
    I always assumed it's the perks of running a mental health site. Interesting that mainstream organizations struggle defining explicit content as well, and that they ban things they can't define.
     
  7. I A 1

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    At least one step in the right direction. Everyone else should do the same. Porn is immoral.
     
  8. rockerfox

    rockerfox Enthusiast

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    Isn't that kinda puritanical in a Increasily Liberal society?

    Vox a Liberal site says it is bad

    https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/12/4/18126112/tumblr-porn-ban-verizon-ad-goals-sex-work-fandom

    One thing i find funny is when a gun,shooting or such is in a movie/tv show or such no one bats a eye. But anything like a nipple,then it's "think of the children"
     
  9. Ingenious

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    Well at least we managed to get to page 2 before this turned into a moral and ethical bun fight about porn :Popcorn:
     
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  10. rockerfox

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    If the stocks are any indicator, Verizon's stock went down at the time the porn ban on tumblr was mentioned.

    I wonder if being against porn could count as virtue signalling and kink shaming.
     
  11. mysiteguy

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    Almost the entire tech sector, along with the Dow Jones Industrial average and NASDAQ. went down around the same time. I don't think the announcement caused it.
     
  12. rockerfox

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    The new algorithm really isn't accurate. I saw a post of Gimli and Legolas from LOTR get flagged
     
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  13. R0binHood

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    Isn't it because most of their core userbase use it to post and share porn/erotic art?
     
  14. zoldos

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    Yeah I heard about this too. Not sure what motivated the change. Personally, I never used Tumblr, so it's no loss for me....
     
  15. rockerfox

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    Well i belong to a fandom that posts on it,so in a way. I feel betrayed.

    I wonder if anyone remembers Livejournal.

    Livejournal once allowed nsfw stuff, but after they banned nsfw stuff, they became a ghost town.
     
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  16. zoldos

    zoldos Lord Malleus

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    :(

    I used Livejournal for years. A shame, it was my very first profile....
     
  17. I A 1

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    Not sure why everyone seems to disagree with me. Would you like anyone to see your own sister or daughter's privates? It is a disturbing thought. The actresses too are someone's daughters and sisters. It is immoral and objectifies human bodies.
     
  18. zoldos

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    Do you disagree with Tumblr allowing such content, or adult content in general? Your statement seems to apply to all porn, which has been around for 100's of years and no one seems to be harmed by it.
     
  19. zappaDPJ

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    I think you've missed a few noughts :) It can be seen in cave paintings and artefacts dating back to the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic eras.
     
  20. zoldos

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    hehe But my point stands.
     
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