• Tumblr traffic dropped by nearly 100M views the month after it banned porn
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Tumblr traffic dropped by nearly 100M views the month after it b.. In December, we reported on news of Tumblr invoking the nuclear option and banning pornography and other adult content from the popular blogging platform. A month later, it had lost more than 100 million views — a 17 percent decline in just 30 days. [...] What’s a female-presenting nipple, anyway?
Wow who could have predicted that? I'm surprised it was only 17% of traffic.
A majority of artists moved on after the site took a hit, and without tumblr; it makes it kind of a huge pain to find artists again
Even with the new policy, my blog activity remains the same. Every 20 days or so, a piece of my art will get 1 like and thats it.
I do gamedev stuff, not art, but I've noticed a downtick in activity overall ever since Tumblr's D-Day against porn. The 17% number is just after 30 days. I'm curious what that number looks like now. Tumblr was already on a decline before December 17th, but they've greatly accelerated it. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Tumblr shuts down within a year.
I stopped using it.. n-not that I used it for porn haha it was another reason lol
To be honest, porn was the only thing it was good for
And now we have three choices left. Twitter, which is terrible for browsing an artist's works and related works in every way possible. Newgrounds, which has shit all for tag normalization but is otherwise alright. And lastly, we have Pixiv, which is the best choice out of all of them but boy howdy is it easy to inadvertently find some fucked up stuff there.
Just blacklist those tags
I'm surprised it's only 17 percent, although for a site that already struggled to break even it could be a death sentence. It's a shame cause tumblr was a great way to get all my jams from artists, find new artists, etc.
They also changed the site colour from a calm blue to a eye hurting vivid dark blue for some reason.
browsing pixiv tags is like dumpster diving for diamonds in a septic tank that also has razorblades and needles in it
I think it was supposed to be more friendly for people with epilepsy or something like that
I'd love to know what will be the effect of this on the everyday tumblr blog, will the repercussions of this be felt for the avg user or only for the NSFW areas?
You're shit out of luck if you make 3D stuff without all of the assets being 100% made by you. "Do not submit images made from public files (such as scene creators). Content created using 'scene creator' programs does not count as your creation. The artist who created the game also created the pieces, so the art is considered to be their work.  This includes art made with Source Filmmaker; if you did not create the character models, please do not share your piece in the Art Portal." Source
Well, newgrounds is easily the best then. Tom Fulp is someone easily contactable and if there's enough push for a rework or addition of a tag system he'll go for it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmrapOiyEAs
Not just porn, but pseudo taboo communities, like BDSM communities and shit. It was perfect for that sort of thing
It really wasn't. It has it has its own little alcoves of non-porn fanart, fan circles, topic discussions, etc I mean, you see tumblr screenshots on twitter/FB all the time, so there's some funny people there.
I've literally only used it for a few dev blogs. Risk of Rain 2, notably.
And that's a good thing. Right? By the way you forgot the fourth option that is using rule34.
I made my tumblr account to follow notch ._.
Always found it pretty ironic that Tumblr had by far the most seizure-inducing 404 screens of any website I've ever seen. Those animations were ridiculously annoying
Thought it wouldv'e been more. I used tumblr for posting art, but some of my stuff got flagged for being porn (while it clearly wasn't lol), so I dropped it. Know a lot of people who also dropped tumblr for this reason. Instagram and twitter are better for getting noticed anyway.
I just hate that I have to sign in to look at 90% of blogs now. I never really needed to create an account until recently and it ticked me off so much I just quit going there at all. Some of the people I follow on other art sites tended to upload to Tumblr more than anywhere else (because they DeivantART's stigma (understandably) and/or didn't feel like they were "good enough" for ArtStation), and now it's just a chore.
On my dashboard it causes a bit of a domino effect where a lot of SFW blogs were also leaving, to the point where I just didn't see the point of sticking around.
This seems to be a good tumblr browser https://www.tumbex.com/ No sign-in needed and for some reason all flagged posts are uncensored.
all tumblr needs to do now is prevent blogs from being able to redirect to websites. there's tons of artists who deleted their entire blogs because of Nipplegate, and those same pornbot creators just collectively squatted over their names the moment they became free.
Tumblr right now is one of the dumbest websites I've ever used. I only joined not long before the nipple purge because they started blocking NSFW blogs if you're not signed in. Now they give you a "Sensitive content warning" if you go to NSFW blogs even if you're following them, and the only option is to return to your dashboard. When on the dashboard you can view NSFW blogs but only in the dumb side screen thing, but clicking on it brings you to the page, which is blocked by the dumb "Sensitive content warning". I can't even find an option to allow NSFW content. Im not surprise people are fleeing the website. Even if you don't care about NSFW content it's a pain in the ass to use.
It's a high contrast meant to make it "Easier" for people with low-vision issues. Instead, it just fucked things up for people with good vision, low-vision, and was absolute hell on people with headache issues, including your's truly. It would have been better for them to do a toggle, but in true tumblr staff fashion, it was an all-or-nothing change.
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