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Tumblr is removing all porn on December 17th

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Hey everyone,

Longtime lurker, and newbie to the forums here, not sure if this is the right subsection but here it goes.

Tumblr is banning all porn as of December 17th: https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/3/18123752/tumblr-adult-content-porn-ban-date-explicit-changes-why-safe-mode

That ain't clickbait unfortunately, you can read the post by the staff here: https://staff.tumblr.com/post/180758987165/a-better-more-positive-tumblr 

All porn, nudity, dicks, tits, are going down the drain. Considering how much of MG community had taken residence on tumblr for captions, long and short, I thought it might be of interest to forums.

Written Erotica is """allowed""" for the moment still, but since so many captions are made as reblogs on posts featuring nudity a large section of MG captions will disapear overnight. And since the rules have only gotten stricter, and they are gonna be using an automated system, there's no telling for how long written erotica is going to remain on the platform.

So, you better start backing up the works of your favourite tumblrs, the end of an era has dawned.

Also shameless plug to my own caption blog, for as long as it is up: https://adonisobsessed.tumblr.com/ (NSFW) 

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44 minutes ago, BodybuilderLuvsToTop said:

Tumbler just killed itself

That is the general concensus.  Social media platforms don't always make the best decisions for their longevity but rather get short-sighted by the frenzy of complying to cultural pressures even at the cost of their own survival.  The history of platforms surviving after adopting more aggressive policing policies isn't on their side so ultimately it will send Tumblr into decline.

On the plus side, sites like this one often get a little bump in the process.  While not as flashy as a social media site, it's also not as gimmicky and not seeking public approval in the public forum for its content or even it's existence so except for the cross-linking issue it's pretty safe to assume MGF isn't going anywhere or changing anything any time soon.

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Also a newbie here, and hoping to hear where people are moving their content.  I had been enjoying tumblr so much that last year I created a little blog of my own.  Well, so much for that.  It's no great loss--no original art or images--but I really feel for folks who've put years of their lives into their blogs. 

I'm guessing Twitter will be the main beneficiary of this.   Any other ideas?

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Since they decided to ban me back in May for porn-related reasons, THIS is not a surprise whatsoever. And frankly, I am going to love seeing them get fucked because they deserve it. I do realize that this is going to affect probably more than half of the users on here, but they are such absolute trash that I will enjoy seeing them suffer.

This is one of the worst decisions I have ever witnessed in social media. They MUST be run by morons because their revenue is going to be nothing after the 17th.

There are alternatives out there guys, we just all have to get together to promote the new site.

We can do this!

:)

(This will likely make Twitter EVEN more popular than it already was because most of Tumblr's followers will go there!)

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7 minutes ago, neuheimeer said:

Changes are on wheels, sadly but not positive. Does anybody know a Tumblr alternative????

Discord will likely be another HUGE alternative.

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6 hours ago, ravenweremuscle said:

This is one of the worst decisions I have ever witnessed in social media. They MUST be run by morons because their revenue is going to be nothing after the 17th.

Actually the whole reason they're doing this is so they can be accepted back into the app store to start making advertising revenue again. They're definitely still morons, just money hungry morons.

For those that don't know, Tumblr was taken off of both app stores because they let porn bots run rampant for years to monopolize off of them. This is the shitty 2 minute bandaid solution that they've come up with to start profiting from their users again. Ever since the site was bought out by Yahoo it seems there's been a complete disconnect from the user base and making money has been the one and only goal. Disappointing, but sadly not surprising. The best we can do is just migrate and let them shoot themselves in the foot twice 🤷‍♀️

Also, one of the worst parts about all of this is not only how it's directly attacking sex workers and their income but the bot that they're using to determine whether something is NSFW or not is a complete joke, almost everything on the site and especially anything that looks remotely fleshy is being flagged. And any post that has the words "Gay", "Trans", and "Lesbian" is also being flagged, even plain text posts.

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some sites have already gone...I was logged into 3 of them and overnight now come up with the message "There's nothing here"

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