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Tumblr to ban adult content starting December 17th

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29 minutes ago, Celli said:

This will censor most porn on the internet, drawn or otherwise. You won't even be able to say "I'm gay" because of the sexual connections. The law is so broad that sites will ban anything out of paranoia. All under the guise of shaky "moral decency."

Is it just me or I still find this far fetch.. "getting rid or porn on the internet" tell me if this sound ridiculous.  Well if it's true ( which it's won't be successful  within a day and everything be back to normal the next) , again porn magazines is still on the shelf if anyone is still interested. 

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13 minutes ago, TBD said:

Is it just me or I still find this far fetch.. "getting rid or porn on the internet" tell me if this sound ridiculous.  Well if it's true ( which it's won't be successful  within a day and everything be back to normal the next) , again porn magazines is still on the shelf if anyone is still interested. 

Because as I said the law is too broad, and sites will be required to vet, so most will just go the "safe" route and ban anything sexual. I hope I'm just being paranoid and nothing will happen but still.

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It doesn't bother me because I hardly ever use Tumblr and I hate seeing sexual content anyways.

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21 hours ago, Celli said:

Because as I said the law is too broad, and sites will be required to vet, so most will just go the "safe" route and ban anything sexual. I hope I'm just being paranoid and nothing will happen but still.

I think I heard a while back that the law wants to remove with people admitting their sexuality, that was four years ago. So anyone who is into NSFW shouldn't be worry at all. Because if they're going to remove any of adult content, must as well  ban the strip club.

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16 hours ago, EpicEnergy said:

It doesn't bother me because I hardly ever use Tumblr and I hate seeing sexual content anyways.

I know, right? It's worse when the website has no means to filter out undesirable content.

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17 hours ago, EpicEnergy said:

It doesn't bother me because I hardly ever use Tumblr and I hate seeing sexual content anyways.

Cool, except that the software they're using to flag porn flags everything from sfw fan art to blogs talkig about lgbt+ issues so it should bother you regardless if you like seeing sexual content or not. 

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1 hour ago, Black Sabbath said:

Cool, except that the software they're using to flag porn flags everything from sfw fan art to blogs talkig about lgbt+ issues so it should bother you regardless if you like seeing sexual content or not. 

Things will probably go well again in the end anyways, so I'm still not concerned. We'll have to see how it all turns out though.

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4 hours ago, TBD said:

I think I heard a while back that the law wants to remove with people admitting their sexuality, that was four years ago. So anyone who is into NSFW shouldn't be worry at all. Because if they're going to remove any of adult content, must as well  ban the strip club.

Everyone here should realize that any kind of deviance can be declared NSFW. Rule 34 could be wielded to turn anything into a sexual taboo and then use it as an excuse for banning. Affection for pastel ponies? Banned. They're basically trying to force Pleasantville on the internet. In fact, the very initial rise of Bronies could've been stopped dead in its tracks were it happening now, just based on assumptions on what it was "really" about. Any time something comes up that the status quo doesn't understand, they immediately jump to conclusions about sex this and sex that. Liking item X --> homosexuality --> pedophelia --> bestiality --> City of Sodom 2.0 --> we need to stop it before the Almighty nukes the country because of it. The people who decide these kind of things suffer from an acute inability to discern between one thing or another. All they know is different is automatically bad and a threat to... polite society... or something.

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So I suppose thanks to SESTA/ FOSTA, Tumblr would prefer to be a dead domain with a user base in the hundreds of thousands instead of hundreds of millions with some negative press, rather than risk their site being seized by the FBI, facing both criminal charges and more negative press. Not so much cutting off their nose to spite their face as chopping off a limb to save the body. 

Between article 13, the net neutrality bill and  SESTA/ FOSTA, it's been a rough year for the internet. 

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I can tell you from experience that a site can ban porn and still allow suggestive content without going down a slippery slope and banning harmless media. As long as it is a private organization or company making the decision, then I don’t have an ideological issue with it. Whether it’s a smart business move or not is irrelevant to me since I don’t really use their platform. 

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On 12/4/2018 at 8:53 PM, Denim&Venom said:

Well now this is being arranged. 

unu-nunium: â flargahblargh: â dbdspirit: â In response to the NSFW ban being enacted by Tumblr Staff, on December 17th 2018 I propose that we all log off of our Tumblr accounts for 24 hours.  The lack of respect and communication between staff and...

Every pony with a Tumblr account, log off in protest for the entire day on the 17th. Or longer if you want. The longer, the better. 

Welp. It has begun. We'll see what effect this has, if any. 

I've archived what sensitive blogs I could and logged out last night. All we can do is hope for the best and move on from the worst. 

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