TUMBLR HAS BANNED NSFW?! SIGN THIS PETITION PLS!
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Published: December 4, 2018
Hello folks!
You may know my NSFW art is my livelihood and Tumblr is my main source of income along with Patreon...
Well, for what I heard, a few days ago Tumblr decided to ban all the NSFW contents on their website because Apple has deleted Tumblr App from the Apple store due to child-pornography but Tumblr bots didn't work well and they couldn't find and remove all the kiddie porn, obviously because they are bots but still... They will probably lose millions of users.

Tumblr is going to use this bot to hunt and delete ALL porn or erotic related pictures on their site and it will forbid such contents on December 17th. Read more HERE.

So here's what you can do! Sign THIS PETITION to see if we could bring our old Tumblr back. 

Thank you so much for your little help!
Censorship is a bad thing and censorship in art, literature and information is the worst.

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ymza's avatar
ymzaHobbyist Artist
I mean I get it, but it's so dumb for the actual people who use the nsfw section!!
If people keep lying about their age, it's not their fault!!
fineide78's avatar
Signed!
I lower the censorship!
Shaleene1's avatar
Shaleene1Hobbyist General Artist
Downhill since Yahoo took over.
Musashden's avatar
MusashdenProfessional Digital Artist
Not to be blase' about it but tumblr has done this before. It was years ago and they were super strict about NSFW stuff for about... 3 weeks before they stopped caring again. So don't worry. Once they're put back in good standing with the Apple store it'll probably be allowed again. 
Tseng-Akera's avatar
Tseng-AkeraHobbyist Digital Artist
They aren't just banning and flagging NSFW.. people that don't have a single post even close to NSFW are getting banned and flagged. 
DocWendigo's avatar
DocWendigoProfessional Digital Artist
You can still ask for a review if they flagged your content, but still...
Tseng-Akera's avatar
Tseng-AkeraHobbyist Digital Artist
yeah you can but they are flagging and banning so many safe for work posts it's driving people off
Ammeg88's avatar
Ammeg88Hobbyist Digital Artist
Signed and shared.
DocWendigo's avatar
DocWendigoProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Killgara's avatar
KillgaraHobbyist Artist
Their pretty much doing what Nintendo did to flipnote. Instead of solving the problem, just nuke everything!

Signed, I'm not really a fan of nsfw content really but I HATE censorship! Especially in this case.
Saphira1334's avatar
Saphira1334Student General Artist
people keep saying its just directed at real pictures and such but i've already seen some bigger artists have most if not all of their content flagged and some have even lost their accounts entirely and they aren't getting them back so
DocWendigo's avatar
DocWendigoProfessional Digital Artist
In fact they're blockin art too. It's clearly written in the first link I shared.
People just don't want to see...
Frozenaccess's avatar
FrozenaccessHobbyist Digital Artist
From what I've read:

They banned it

They're suffering MAJORLY already

Verizon (their owners, and the reason why since Verizon is anti-porn) has their stock PLUMMETING IN VALUE

Their rule is so stupid, their post explaining what is going to be banned, ended up flagged due to the word choice.

-----

I hope they iron it all out, but as it stands, they've essentially told everyone they're stupid morons, then set themselves on fire and can't figure out why the people they hurt won't put them out.
meggyville2009's avatar
From what I read of the detailed rules that they posted about the new changes, it is going to be for realistic pictures and not writing / artwork.

Yes stuff will need ironing out.

Yes there will be mistakes and speed bumps.

But it is still a step in the right direction to get rid of the actual bad content and keep what is in actuality fair.

I hope that this will be a good change for Tumblr as a whole and artists may continue to be creative despite these hurdles that will be coming in the next few weeks.

But I for one don't really see a need for a petition on something that should be considered a "work in progress" step in the right and needed direction.

I for one wonder if we really need to get that worried before the changes have been tried and smoothed out. But that just may be my more calm and casual attitude about things.
Decora-Chan's avatar
Decora-ChanProfessional Digital Artist
Lol i get taking off all the child pron but they r cutting off a leg for a broken toe problem its way too much.
DocWendigo's avatar
DocWendigoProfessional Digital Artist
A lot of my NSFW drawings were reported so I confirm it's for artwork but writing is safe for now.
Also my NSFW blog is removed from the database, you can't even find or browse its contents.
Screenshot 2018-12-04 13.03.43 by DocWendigo  
As you can see, here's my blog full of NSFW drawings and you can't even open the blog. 
meggyville2009's avatar
Well, we can all be glad there are a LOT of other sites and places we can share art / buy good artwork from besides just Tumblr. At least until Tumblr gets the wrinkles ironed out.
Kind of why I have DeviantArt in the first place is just to view artwork and crafts. I even bought earrings from this site that I love and still wear.
I actually have never really trusted sites like Tumblr or Twitter or Facebook (shivers) for art or buying prints from. I'd rather go to here or some actual site solely just for art. Means you are getting the quality content you are paying for in my mind.
ConfusedLittleKitty's avatar
ConfusedLittleKittyHobbyist General Artist
The bots are not only failing at flagging the actual problematic posts they are flagging completely SFW posts. It's a big mess. Unfortunately the previous commenters are probably right they are a big business and don't give a poop about the users and will most likely go through with everything despite all the protesting.
Wyzzel's avatar
WyzzelHobbyist General Artist
Tumblr also deletes all "nsfw" TAGS and all porn blogs just as well as normal blogs too. No idea what's really going on, whether it's a bot or Tumblr's way. It's just more ridiculous than the censorship crap makes the DA. I have no idea where to post my NSFW stuff now. If you know something, plz tell me. But I also don´t want to go to a page with all this stupid anime shit.

I  sign the petition but I don´t think a petition will help, every page more or less go this way and it seems that we all have to make own websites to show nsfw or porn stuff. I think I will do that too if I can´t find a new place.
DocWendigo's avatar
DocWendigoProfessional Digital Artist
I post my stuff on Furaffinity and Twitter (you have to flag your Twitter as 'sensitive' though).
Plus there is Hentai-foundry but I don't use it.
Frozenaccess's avatar
FrozenaccessHobbyist Digital Artist
What's your FA username? I'm not much for Twitter but if you use FA I'll happily follow you there.
DocWendigo's avatar
DocWendigoProfessional Digital Artist
I'm SirWendigo on FA. :D 
Frozenaccess's avatar
FrozenaccessHobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! followed!
Wyzzel's avatar
WyzzelHobbyist General Artist
Well I hate Twitter and it´s only a matter of time that there will be a bann too. Hentai-foundry is wired ... but perhaps I´ll try Furaffinity ... but I don´t draw much "furr"-stuff.
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