Is Tumblr a Dead Website? - If not, when will it die?

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Syaoran Li

Let The Good Times Roll
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I think Tumblr will die off pretty soon tbh with it's revenue and relevance going down also with no one wanting to buy it it'll die but if it does the rest if those fuckers will just migrate to Twitter and officially make it the new Tumblr
Possibly, and to an extent, they already have.

Then again, Twitter might be implementing their own porn ban in January. I'm not sure if that's actually true or one of those internet rumors, but it makes sense, given the mass exodus of NSFW artists and E-Thots from Tumblr who migrated to Twitter after the porn ban.

But unlike Tumblr, Twitter can still be successful without porn.
 

GentooGuy

Bruh Momentum
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I don't think any community will ever just die -- look at 8chan, they're back up -- but they can definitely become irrelevant, and that's how I'd describe the current state of Tumblr. Most of those self-loathing tranny art-hoes have migrated to Twitter now, and it's just as insufferable as ever.
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Terrorist

Osama bin Ladkin
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Y'know, the whole porn ban thing is interesting. Correct me if I'm wrong, but IIRC the situation was tumblr couldn't just isolate the CP and delete only that; it was all or nothing. Dave Karp, or whoever is in charge there now, had 2 choices when dealing with CP: either let it proliferate or ban adult content entirely.

He chose to ban porn entirely, doing the right thing with all its consequences. Props to him. Should be a clear moral argument for a userbase who who go on and on about consenting adults, and it's not like they couldn't go to literally almost any other corner of the internet to do their disgusting shit. But the userbase couldn't give a fuck about the CP...all they cared about is their cummies being taken away.

Their brains are so broken they cared more about cooming than child abuse. Pretty fucked up if you ask me!
 

BajaBlaster

At vacation in Florida rn, see you frens
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Compared to what it was, it is very, very dead.

But now Twitter has become the new Tumblr, and with how widespread Twitter is, honestly it’s much worse than Tumblr ever was.

Twitter has turned into a cesspool of politics, LGBT circlejerking, and the major hub for outrage culture.

Trump+Tumblr porn ban was what really turned Twitter the crap hole it is today and is beyond recovery at this point.

Rest in piss Tumblr, I actually kind of miss it because of how bad Twitter got.
 

Meowthkip

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Y'know, the whole porn ban thing is interesting. Correct me if I'm wrong, but IIRC the situation was tumblr couldn't just isolate the CP and delete only that; it was all or nothing. Dave Karp, or whoever is in charge there now, had 2 choices when dealing with CP: either let it proliferate or ban adult content entirely.

He chose to ban porn entirely, doing the right thing with all its consequences. Props to him. Should be a clear moral argument for a userbase who who go on and on about consenting adults, and it's not like they couldn't go to literally almost any other corner of the internet to do their disgusting shit. But the userbase couldn't give a fuck about the CP...all they cared about is their cummies being taken away.

Their brains are so broken they cared more about cooming than child abuse. Pretty fucked up if you ask me!
I'm fairly sure Karp left a while ago, as he was on record for defending the right of Tumblr users to post legal porn.

The big problem is that moderation on the site went belly-up, which allowed CP to be posted unchecked.
 

AnOminous

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Y'know, the whole porn ban thing is interesting. Correct me if I'm wrong, but IIRC the situation was tumblr couldn't just isolate the CP and delete only that; it was all or nothing. Dave Karp, or whoever is in charge there now, had 2 choices when dealing with CP: either let it proliferate or ban adult content entirely.
Bullshit. Any remotely competent site manages it. Even fucking 4chan managed to keep porn while getting rid of CP (and cooperate with law enforcement when necessary), and recently even split the site between SFW/NSFW. And 4chan's work is mostly done by unpaid, incredibly autistic, barely functional human beings who do it for free.

That tumblr couldn't do this simply shows the site is run by incompetents, and on top of that, their userbase is such a bunch of absolutely worthless, narcissistic scumbags that they can't even get volunteers.

So in short, a site full of utterly degenerate coomers, like 4chan, can manage this issue. tumblr can't.
 

peanus weenus

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Y'know, the whole porn ban thing is interesting. Correct me if I'm wrong, but IIRC the situation was tumblr couldn't just isolate the CP and delete only that; it was all or nothing. Dave Karp, or whoever is in charge there now, had 2 choices when dealing with CP: either let it proliferate or ban adult content entirely.
This is issue for all major websites who are too big for their own good. Last year people were still finding child porn just lying around on facebook and youtube that was there for years. Wouldn't be surprised if people are right now trading child porn on Discord. It's just a matter of the size of website. Big websites have way too small workforce to deal with terabytes of date being submitted daily. Smaller websites have zero problems with that, with 20 jannies doing it for free the offending content is removed rather quickly.

Ultimately it all depends on the website goals - if website creators envision it like a tool, they will only react upon discovery and depend on the users to not use it for illegal content. If website creators envision it as a "worldwide diverse community" they're placing the burden of distributing child porn and responsibility for it on themselves.
 

I Love Beef

WHEN I GROW UP, I'M GOING TO BOVINE UNIVERSITY
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It only took a few mass shootings and misplaced manifestos to get 8chan shut down. Kiwifarms likely wouldn't endure much more, especially if there were meddling politicians advocating for its closure (and it's not like this place has a great reputation among normalfags already.)
But that's the problem already considering their "muh social justice". The human experience provides many sides to its course of history, and for the SJWs, they are way more self serving and hypocritical than the so called "Drumpf Supremacist Neo Nazi Empire Hate Group" strawman they go on and on about. And considering us, we also take a hardcore look into their mental horseshit and provide evidence of it. What the fuck do they think they are and who to say that they are "morally superior" when those baizuos treat other races like pets, overlook their own flaws, and talk shit behind closed doors? Sure, there are plenty who are racist and divisive openly here, but I can care less because it's fair game if I take the other side of the street down and respect their right to say shit as long as they aren't planning to play in the shit, not to mention how I value honesty.

And unlike the chans, their fatal flaw was their anonymity. Anonymity is not just a two way street; it's a roundabout where some asshole can direct traffic with fake construction setups to direct people to fo where they want them to go. Oh sure, sticking out like nails and reeds, sure, that will draw attention to you, but when you begin to look like a hivemind and encourage being literal betas, humans will attack what does not show apparent human nature if it begins harming people. Hell, I'm sure some FBI CIA Glowfucker brain trust was encouraged to cause 4chan and 8chan's fall with turning it into what it is today: filled with normalfags and newfags forever.

So the Farms going away anytime soon? I doubt it.
 

CivilianOfTheFandomWars

What the hell is going on here
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I’ll be real here, I haven’t used Tumblr for much since the porn ban. It was tailor-made for efficient porno delivery, you just scrolled and images would pop up. Remove that, and all that was left was people linking to their other sites and the occasional rant.
I never got into fandoms on Tumblr, so maybe those are still alive and well. I doubt it though. Porn happens to be the rock upon where fandoms build their castle.
 

GentooGuy

Bruh Momentum
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The reason Tumblr decided to ban all porn instead of just CP like any other website is due to one simple fact: money. Think about it, the owners of Tumblr knew that the site was gradually reaching total irrelevancy, and considering that the site was bought out by two different companies in the span of about a year it's not like anyone cared about fixing it so they used the "there's CP on the site so we need to get rid of all porn" excuse to make the site advertiser friendly so the new owner of the site could make any amount of profit off of that dying site. They realized the site was going to die and accelerated its death to make a quick buck. Not that I give a fuck about them, they're the same people who pretend like they're so against big companies fucking people over and yet they constantly screamed and cried for companies to silence and censor anyone with a different opinion than them (i.e "private companies don't have to abide by the 1st Amendment, get fucked conservatards!")-- and yet their accelerated downfall was the result of getting fucked over and censored by a big company. HAHAHA fucking hypocratical fags
 

Meowthkip

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The reason Tumblr decided to ban all porn instead of just CP like any other website is due to one simple fact: money. Think about it, the owners of Tumblr knew that the site was gradually reaching total irrelevancy, and considering that the site was bought out by two different companies in the span of about a year it's not like anyone cared about fixing it so they used the "there's CP on the site so we need to get rid of all porn" excuse to make the site advertiser friendly so the new owner of the site could make any amount of profit off of that dying site. They realized the site was going to die and accelerated its death to make a quick buck. Not that I give a fuck about them, they're the same people who pretend like they're so against big companies fucking people over and yet they constantly screamed and cried for companies to silence and censor anyone with a different opinion than them (i.e "private companies don't have to abide by the 1st Amendment, get fucked conservatards!")-- and yet their accelerated downfall was the result of getting fucked over and censored by a big company. HAHAHA fucking hypocratical fags
Yeah, and how well did that work out for them?
 

Erica

resident shitlord
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I don’t think the child porn was 100% the issue. I think it was a big issue, but I think there were definitely qualms with having so much pornography on a website that was aiming for “normie” appeal. You can find sexual content on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, sure, but there really aren’t that many “main stream” social media platforms that straight up allow porn. Twitter is really the last one I can think of, and I suspect it will probably get rid of pornography eventually like every other giant platform has.

Without a “respectable” porn site left, what’s really left are major fandoms, but you really don’t need a powerhouse like yahoo to run dreamwidth or livejournal.

Obviously there are large platforms like 4chan and Reddit that can police their adult content, but I think tumblr wanted to be another Instagram kind of thing. Something “normies” like. And it utterly failed to understand who uses their site.

And sorry, I feel compelled to use “normie” because I am unsure of another word that can succinctly be used to describe “someone who wants to share content with their friends and get real world news but isn’t that interested in what else goes on on the internet.”
 

AnOminous

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I don’t think the child porn was 100% the issue. I think it was a big issue, but I think there were definitely qualms with having so much pornography on a website that was aiming for “normie” appeal.
The site literally never appealed to anyone except the lowest degenerates the Internet has to offer, people who make 4channers look well adjusted and sexually normal.
 
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Y'know, the whole porn ban thing is interesting. Correct me if I'm wrong, but IIRC the situation was tumblr couldn't just isolate the CP and delete only that; it was all or nothing. Dave Karp, or whoever is in charge there now, had 2 choices when dealing with CP: either let it proliferate or ban adult content entirely.

He chose to ban porn entirely, doing the right thing with all its consequences. Props to him. Should be a clear moral argument for a userbase who who go on and on about consenting adults, and it's not like they couldn't go to literally almost any other corner of the internet to do their disgusting shit. But the userbase couldn't give a fuck about the CP...all they cared about is their cummies being taken away.

Their brains are so broken they cared more about cooming than child abuse. Pretty fucked up if you ask me!
This is a ridiculous hot take.

Banning adult content because 0.0001% of it was CP is like banning KiwiFarms because one person who used KiwiFarms ended up attempting a mass shooting. Wow it's like you don't care about innocent people potentially dying and care more about the dopamine hit you get from posting irrelevant and meaningless shit on this forum.

You are the coomers you mock.
 

ducktales4gameboy

well known in this neighborhood
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Coming from the perspective of someone who only participates in a couple very small niche communities on Tumblr, it's still alive but I feel like it's on the way out and the instant something emerges that does what Tumblr does better than it does there will be a mass migration.

As much of a shitheap as the site is it still serves its purpose of letting people post pictures of the DEC mainframe they pulled out of the dumpster behind their workplace and having other people without any social ties show up and reminisce about when computers were shitty in a completely different way than they are currently, and the headlessness of it all tends to fend off the sort of dumb drama that makes similar facebook groups/subreddits fall apart. There are also a fair amount of art/aesthetic posters just trucking on like they always have (none of whom post things of interest to the shit-stirring kid crowd) but a lot of them just use the site by virtue of auto-publish plugins provided by their blogs. For a long time tumblr was a good RSS surrogate due to this, but with RSS actually making a comeback a bunch have dropped it entirely.
 
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