Discussion in 'The Internet' started by Uno, Dec 3, 2018.
Amazing! Thanks very much!
R.I.P. my iconic gif blog with 3000 followers.
Does anyone know what happened with this? I still see plenty of porn on my feed.
I know some accounts have this blurry icon now, but what actually did they change?
I still see the occasional "adult" image on my timeline too, but they're less explicit/graphic and it's very few compared to before these changes.
Blogs that have been marked "adult/NSFW" have a warning when you try to view them, but you can still view them when you click "View This Tumblr" (I'm not sure if that's meant to be the case because I understood the changes to mean they'd be marked as private?) but actual content that has been marked "adult" either automatically by the filters or by user reports is mostly unavailable and replaced by a white box linking to the community rules like below:
Some less "adult", but still suggestive material, seems to be getting through just fine though. I don't want to be descriptive here but you can guess the kind of material that is. The hilarious thing is the post before the one I took a screenshot of for the example above was a .gif of an explicit sex act that hasn't been blocked? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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