Tumblr Bans All Porn from Its Service

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  1. cageymaru

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    The staff at Tumblr has announced a ban on all explicit sexual adult content and nudity on the website starting December 17, 2018. The explanation behind the change is to create a more diverse and welcoming community. The community guidelines can be found here.

    Over the past several months, and inspired by our storied past, we've given serious thought to who we want to be to our community moving forward and have been hard at work laying the foundation for a better Tumblr. We've realized that in order to continue to fulfill our promise and place in culture, especially as it evolves, we must change. Some of that change began with fostering more constructive dialogue among our community members. Today, we're taking another step by no longer allowing adult content, including explicit sexual content and nudity (with some exceptions).
     
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  2. Sikkyu

    Sikkyu I Question Reality

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    tumblr to shut down in 2019
     
  3. Master_shake_

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    a lot of tumblrinas gonna get triggered over this.
     
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    gxp500 Gawd

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    Is reddit next?
     
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    Ahhh Yahoo, the gift that keeps on giving.
     
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    longblock454 [H]ard|Gawd

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    CRAP, where am I supposed to cruise boob gifs?
     
  7. Soulmetzger

    Soulmetzger [H]ard|Gawd

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    Sometimes I feel so behind when it comes to social media. I've heard of Tumblr but I have no idea what it is.
     
  8. NickJames

    NickJames [H]ardness Supreme

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    Lol first they made 18+ only content registration required now they're just getting rid of it all together? You're not gonna have any pages left to monetize with your shitty ad's Tumblr.
     
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  10. DejaWiz

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    Awww, where are all the Tumblr thotties to go, now?

    The IRS is watching you.
     
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    Depends which mod is in charge that day.
     
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  12. The Mad Atheist

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    Or you could have an option to toggle if you want to see adult themed content......
     
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    Its OATH... err wait now its Verizon Media Group ... wonder what itll be next year...
     
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    So basically you ban porn, and you effectively resign your service to MySpace relevancy.
     
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    "Wow! Look at all that reclaimed drive space!" -- Tumblr Infrastructure Team... probably.
     
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    I suspect that their traffic volume is going to plummet far more then they thought.
     
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    Wait, there's stuff on Tumblr that isn't pr0nz?
     
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    That was my first thought, ha!
     
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    Haha that’s the only thing I ever used it for lol they are going to going to get like a 1/10th if there traffic.
     
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    So... is Tumblr headed for a fall?

    (No need to tell me how awesome that was. I already know.)
     
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  23. A Little Teapot

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    Well where am I supposed to go for [insert kink of choice] pics now?!
     
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    That is the only point of Tumblr. Guess I'll have to find a new place. Suggestions?? Lol
     
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    They had people that like porn and people that didn't, now they'll only have people that don't like porn. This is creating more diversity?
     
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    Tumblr still exists? That seems more newsworthy IMHO.
     
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  27. Arcygenical

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    Bing.
    And they pay you to use it.
     
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    tweeter.....
     
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    How can you spread more diversity by reducing the variants of material?
    its not like this matireal was blocking for other material
     
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    That is some bullshit, for reasons I am not obliged to disclose, bullshit I tell you.
     
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    Problem is quite a few artists create both and if one is now going to be censored they will just move elsewhere where people can view all their art.
     
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    Pornhub is next, they'll just keep it cornhub from that April fool's.
     
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    Creating a more diverse community...by banning large groups of their community?

    Who are they trying to court, devout Christians? Chinese or Arab governments?
     
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    SJW Silicon valley
     
  38. rudy

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    I think this about them getting pulled off the apple store.
     
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    so as is the norm with those infected with the Lack of Logic disease... let me get this straight... they are going to "create a more diverse and welcoming community" by banning what is most likely the largest part of the community (i wont even mention the obvious contradiction of banning=less diverse and less welcoming)?

    Smart. Go woke. Go broke.

    PS. Never used it. Never will. Not even for some good stuff! ;)
     
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