The Random Crap Thread 2: It Hits the Fan.

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You name your child "Abcde" and you DON'T think this child will ever be mocked for it? What planet are you from, woman? This poor kid should have been given help when it was clear the parent couldn't handle basic parenting.
 

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Bought a truck yesterday for $6000.

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Decided to get rid of our 1999 Saturn SL1. It runs fine but has 185,000 miles on it, hasn't had a tune-up or oil change in forever, and has some problems like a cracked windshield. I put $400 because that's what the scrap yard was going to pay me. Posted it at 11:30 and it was gone by 1 pm.

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figmentPez

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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.
 
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.
 
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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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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