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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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:iconsplootz:
splootz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Hobbyist 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!!
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fineide78 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018
Signed!
I lower the censorship!
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Shaleene1 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Downhill since Yahoo took over.
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Musashden Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Professional 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. 
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Tseng-Akera Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist 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. 
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:icondocwendigo:
DocWendigo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You can still ask for a review if they flagged your content, but still...
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:icontseng-akera:
Tseng-Akera Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah you can but they are flagging and banning so many safe for work posts it's driving people off
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Ammeg88 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Signed and shared.
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:icondocwendigo:
DocWendigo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Killgara Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist General 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.
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Saphira1334 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Student 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
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:icondocwendigo:
DocWendigo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Professional 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...
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:iconfrozenaccess:
Frozenaccess Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist 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.

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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.
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meggyville2009 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist
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.
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Decora-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Professional 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.
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:icondocwendigo:
DocWendigo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Professional 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. 
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meggyville2009 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Hobbyist
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.
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ConfusedLittleKitty Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist 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.
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Wyzzel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist 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.
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:icondocwendigo:
DocWendigo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Professional 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.
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Frozenaccess Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's your FA username? I'm not much for Twitter but if you use FA I'll happily follow you there.
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:icondocwendigo:
DocWendigo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm SirWendigo on FA. :D 
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:iconfrozenaccess:
Frozenaccess Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! followed!
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Wyzzel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist 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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:icondocwendigo:
DocWendigo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Me neither but there are many 'human' artists there too, so don't worry! ^_^
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:iconwyzzel:
Wyzzel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm okay let´s see XD
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Cosmic-Corruption Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From what I read, only content featuring actual people like photographs and videos are supposed to get the hammer. Nudity in works of art and fiction should be safe so long as it's not too explicit. But I could also definitely be wrong. I guess I just don't feel the need to panic since I usually keep my tumblr set to SFW anyway. 

It does suck that things are getting flagged that aren't even unsafe. I wish they'd have actual humans going through the content instead of an automated system. 
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:iconfrozenaccess:
Frozenaccess Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're getting photos and art. They are also taking out plenty of SFW not pornographic at all blogs and images unfortunately. Art is NOT safe, only writing is so far.

The bots are so bad at their job, Tumblr staff made a post trying to explain what's going to be banned, and it was flagged by the bots because it mentioned "explicit sexual content"
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Kutty-Sark Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2018   Traditional Artist
Signed!
Something crazy going on. Lot of my posts were flagged, even considering they don't contain any NSFW content at all!!! kutty-sark.tumblr.com/post/180…
It recembles some kind of crazy witch hunt =/ It looks like tumblr is going to destroy itself.
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:icondocwendigo:
DocWendigo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I think so. :°(
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:iconrocknroler:
rocknroler Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
While I did sign the petition, I am thinking about closing all my Tumblr account as a silent protest against their shitty ways. I know one person won't change anything, but I hate how they deal with this. I'm not even a NSFW artist and I am angry for them. 
Tumblr can watch itself slowly burn and die for all I care... :/
I do however hope that you find a safe platform to post your art because you are one of the good ones that I never want to loose sight of! Heart 
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:icondocwendigo:
DocWendigo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Awww, you're the kindest! I will probably post my NSFW art on Twitter and Furaffinity for now!
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:iconrocknroler:
rocknroler Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Just went to follow you on Twitter! ;D 
Thank you for all the amazing art!! ♥
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BeefyPepe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wanted to add that actual children were selling nudes. The bots deteered tumblr from determining the irl children from bots so they decided to wipe everyone clean not only to get their app back on apple but because tumblr is in serious trouble of facing legal allegaitions.
I dont think a petition will stop them from legally protecting themselves in the only way they can which is by nuking everything lol
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:iconfrozenaccess:
Frozenaccess Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If that's true, Tumblr isn't to blame. If kids are selling their own nudes (or people are selling nudes of kids) that is the not the website's fault. They clearly would need help to catch these people and so whoever is blaming them or trying to bring legal allegations against them are idiots. Now if Tumblr welcomed these people, and defended them, that's a different story. And trust me, them smacking tumblr around for this isn't going to stop the people doing it.
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BeefyPepe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The law is the one blaming tumblr? In the laws eyes if a website provides space for that intentional or not it is their responsibility to fix that and if they cant the site needs to be shut down, thats how the law works.
I havent seen a single tumblr user blame tumblr for anything tumblr is making the executive decision to do this to protect themselves from being shut down they know they arent at fault and they know their user base is pissed but they legally are held accountable irregardless of feelings.
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:iconfrozenaccess:
Frozenaccess Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then there are a lot more websites doing a lot less that should be in a lot more trouble than Tumblr.
And I've seen plenty of tumblr users blaming tumblr for a lot of things.
And I feel like there are other, better steps they could take to prevent that issue vs. destroying their own website to avoid it being destroyed
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Aesterix Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Whilst I hate what tumblr is doing they are doing it cause there were cases of child pornography found on it )): a few bad apples ruined it for everyone 
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DarkSideDuck Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Some say this is its death knell.
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Chefia-64 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, even though I think this ban isn't a nice thing to do, they will probably never go back because they are a business afterall. Their main goal is to make money, not so much be a nice place to have such type of content. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think you guys will be so lucky :/ I've never used Tumblr but yeah, they are like any business. Even Youtube is going all nuts because of porn and gore and guns and drugs, and their sponsors.
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:icondocwendigo:
DocWendigo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, but Tumblr will probably lose over 70% of his users after this. And I'm sure it means money too.
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Chefia-64 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I signed the petition because I like the memes that come out of Tumblr hahah also I wanna help my friends.

Yeah, seeing it from your side makes so much sense too. I hope they just put a 18+ feature on there and separate the content.
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:icondocwendigo:
DocWendigo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
That would be a nice feature and I'd support it. :)
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:icongear-senpai:
Gear-Senpai Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
They want their app back on the App Store. It was removed for it's nsfw content.
I stopped using tumblr a long time ago. I've head pillowfort.io and poizen.me are going 
to be the go to places. There's also Twitter, Furaffinity, and some other places.

I wish you guys luck!
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:icondocwendigo:
DocWendigo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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