The Random Crap Thread 2: It Hits the Fan.

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Ha ha ha ha, holy fuck.

In other news Tumblr to be a ghost town soon.
Tinfoil hat time. Tumblr is cutting out adult content because of pressure from porn companies. Not primarily because of piracy, but mainly because Tumblr has become a way for independent content creators to find an audience. "Big Porn" wants to squeeze every last cent out of the market, and independent creators are a threat to that, so they've put pressure on Tumblr to shut down that side of the site.

Also, all the porn on Tumblr is a huge resource drain that offers very little back in terms of revenue, while porn bots actively siphon resources away from Tumblr, and child porn and other outright illegal activities get Tumblr in trouble with law enforcement.

Oh, and the shutdown date for adult content blogs on Tumblr? Dec 17th has been, since 2003, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Coindidence, or a subtle "fuck you" from porn companies to independent creators?
 
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Tinfoil hat time. Tumblr is cutting out adult content because of pressure from porn companies. Not primarily because of piracy, but mainly because Tumblr has become a way for independent content creators to find an audience. "Big Porn" wants to squeeze every last cent out of the market, and independent creators are a threat to that, so they've put pressure on Tumblr to shut down that side of the site.

Also, all the porn on Tumblr is a huge resource drain that offers very little back in terms of revenue, while porn bots actively siphon resources away from Tumblr, and child porn and other outright illegal activities get Tumblr in trouble with law enforcement.

Oh, and the shutdown date for adult content blogs on Tumblr? Dec 17th has been, since 2003, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Coindidence, or a subtle "fuck you" from porn companies to independent creators?
I'd say that Apple's removing the tumblr app from the app store over a couple isolated incidents put a lot more pressure on tumblr than any "Big Porn" cartel.
 
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Ha ha ha ha, holy fuck.

In other news Tumblr to be a ghost town soon.
Yep Kati told me. Was gonna post a [Brazelton] thread when I got home, but you beat me to it. Her comment was, “They’re burning everything to the ground in an attempt to to get Apple to let them back onto the store.”
Word on the street is Pillowfort is where folks are gonna migrate.

You ain’t wrong. She’s also crowing about how she got in on the ground floor for only $5.

—Patrick
 
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Oh yeah, come to our new platform that has been down due to security vulnerabilities for the last two weeks and counting. :p
 
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It's been a long time coming. To get people interested in buying Tumblr, they need to remove all the fucked up child porn content and deal with the porn bots... problem is, their filters suck and it's tagging non-porn content. There is also the fact that... well... porn and porny art is the entire back bone of their service? People use tumblr because it's way, way easier to make communities and talk to people with like interests. Porn makers and consumers like to form communities. That nerds, artists, and other folks can do it too is almost incidental. To put it gently, Tumblr without porn is like DeviantArt without porn; a shadow of it's former self.

Whatever. If I have to move, I'll move.
 
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Refresh my memory, please. Not just because 90% of the time I forget Dailymotion even exists.
When Vivendi bought them a few years ago (or maybe earlier while they were still courting Vivendi), DM shed a bunch of its user-generated content, Including just about everything that had even the barest hint of porn. Also all the actual porn.

—Patrick
 

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I'd say that Apple's removing the tumblr app from the app store over a couple isolated incidents put a lot more pressure on tumblr than any "Big Porn" cartel.
That would be the "tinfoil hat" part. I strongly suspect that Apple was made aware of Tumblr's failure to filter posts because it suited the monetary interests of certain corporations to have that additional pressure to make changes to Tumblr. You can't say it's never happened in other industries. Authors are strongly discouraged from self publishing. Music labels have tried to scare artists into signing. Google and other tech companies have put huge pressure on start-ups to either sell or be forced out of the market. The porn industry does the same, and they've got the advantage that it's hard to appeal to the public because so many people at least pay lip service to the idea that porn shouldn't exist at all.

And Tumblr is already showing that their new filters need some work:


We really need to be saved from the explicit pics of sleeping puppies, flowers, and the entrance to Disney World.
 
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That would be the "tinfoil hat" part. I strongly suspect that Apple was made aware of Tumblr's failure to filter posts because it suited the monetary interests of certain corporations to have that additional pressure to make changes to Tumblr. You can't say it's never happened in other industries. Authors are strongly discouraged from self publishing. Music labels have tried to scare artists into signing. Google and other tech companies have put huge pressure on start-ups to either sell or be forced out of the market. The porn industry does the same, and they've got the advantage that it's hard to appeal to the public because so many people at least pay lip service to the idea that porn shouldn't exist at all.

And Tumblr is already showing that their new filters need some work:


We really need to be saved from the explicit pics of sleeping puppies, flowers, and the entrance to Disney World.
The community needs to make tumblr regret that "female presenting nipples" phrase.
 
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That would be the "tinfoil hat" part. I strongly suspect that Apple was made aware of Tumblr's failure to filter posts because it suited the monetary interests of certain corporations to have that additional pressure to make changes to Tumblr. You can't say it's never happened in other industries. Authors are strongly discouraged from self publishing. Music labels have tried to scare artists into signing. Google and other tech companies have put huge pressure on start-ups to either sell or be forced out of the market. The porn industry does the same, and they've got the advantage that it's hard to appeal to the public because so many people at least pay lip service to the idea that porn shouldn't exist at all.

And Tumblr is already showing that their new filters need some work:


We really need to be saved from the explicit pics of sleeping puppies, flowers, and the entrance to Disney World.
Insert "that's my fetish" gif here.
 

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That would be the "tinfoil hat" part. I strongly suspect that Apple was made aware of Tumblr's failure to filter posts because it suited the monetary interests of certain corporations to have that additional pressure to make changes to Tumblr. You can't say it's never happened in other industries. Authors are strongly discouraged from self publishing. Music labels have tried to scare artists into signing. Google and other tech companies have put huge pressure on start-ups to either sell or be forced out of the market. The porn industry does the same, and they've got the advantage that it's hard to appeal to the public because so many people at least pay lip service to the idea that porn shouldn't exist at all.

And Tumblr is already showing that their new filters need some work:


We really need to be saved from the explicit pics of sleeping puppies, flowers, and the entrance to Disney World.
I see HAND HOLDING in there, you perverts!

 
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That aside, we just need a European counterpart to emerge. Porn is perfectly legal, violence frowned upon.
Ah but that likely won't happen. The reason the US tends to be the home* for stuff like this is because Europe has the GDPR.

—Patrick
*i.e., where the servers are based.
 

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Just a random, unconnected reminder that the best and brightest minds of the 19th century scoffed at and ridiculed the doctor who said "Doctors should probably wash their hands before they attend to patients, especially if they just came from examining cadavers in the morgue," and he died in an insane asylum. 20 years later Louis Pasteur proved he was right.
 
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The worst part of Ironic isn't that it isn't, it's that it would sound better if Geddy Lee was singing the screamy bits.
 

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There's a particularly succulent deliciousness in being able to reply to an archly-worded email that the reason someone isn't getting what they want is because of a failure on their part to perform a necessary action, and that we're just waiting on them.
 
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There's a particularly succulent deliciousness in being able to reply to an archly-worded email that the reason someone isn't getting what they want is because of a failure on their part to perform a necessary action, and that we're just waiting on them.
Are you reading my pending zendesk queue at work?
 

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It's like that movie Desk Set where something goes wrong with the newfangled computer and it gives everybody pink slips, even the president.
 
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So apparently some ex-Tumblr employees have said this is something that was mandated by Verizon when they got bought out and it's been in the works for awhile (the whole pedophile ring thing just sped it up). Basically, Verizon can't sell ads on the site as long as there is porn on it and they really want to cash in on what they view as the valuable properties; namely, the extensive fandoms and Social Justice communities.

Considering the backlash and the plans for numerous communities to switch to Pillowfort.io, it's quite apparent Verizon just shot itself in the foot.
 
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I just sent my main guitar in to either get refretted (partially or fully) or get the frets dressed. I'm so excited for it to be back but nervous that my baby is in someone else's hands. I do all my own setups and electronics repairs, but this was too much for me to handle. After 15 years too many frets were flat and buzzy.
 
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