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A better, more positive Tumblr


Since its founding in 2007, Tumblr has always been a place for wide open, creative self-expression at the heart of community and culture. To borrow from our founder David Karp, we’re proud to have inspired a generation of artists, writers, creators, curators, and crusaders to redefine our culture and to help empower individuality.

Over the past several months, and inspired by our storied past, we’ve given serious thought to who we want to be to our community moving forward and have been hard at work laying the foundation for a better Tumblr. We’ve realized that in order to continue to fulfill our promise and place in culture, especially as it evolves, we must change. Some of that change began with fostering more constructive dialogue among our community members. Today, we’re taking another step by no longer allowing adult content, including explicit sexual content and nudity (with some exceptions).  

Let’s first be unequivocal about something that should not be confused with today’s policy change: posting anything that is harmful to minors, including child pornography, is abhorrent and has no place in our community. We’ve always had and always will have a zero tolerance policy for this type of content. To this end, we continuously invest in the enforcement of this policy, including industry-standard machine monitoring, a growing team of human moderators, and user tools that make it easy to report abuse. We also closely partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Internet Watch Foundation, two invaluable organizations at the forefront of protecting our children from abuse, and through these partnerships we report violations of this policy to law enforcement authorities. We can never prevent all bad actors from attempting to abuse our platform, but we make it our highest priority to keep the community as safe as possible.

So what is changing?

Posts that contain adult content will no longer be allowed on Tumblr, and we’ve updated our Community Guidelines to reflect this policy change. We recognize Tumblr is also a place to speak freely about topics like art, sex positivity, your relationships, your sexuality, and your personal journey. We want to make sure that we continue to foster this type of diversity of expression in the community, so our new policy strives to strike a balance.

Why are we doing this?

It is our continued, humble aspiration that Tumblr be a safe place for creative expression, self-discovery, and a deep sense of community. As Tumblr continues to grow and evolve, and our understanding of our impact on our world becomes clearer, we have a responsibility to consider that impact across different age groups, demographics, cultures, and mindsets. We spent considerable time weighing the pros and cons of expression in the community that includes adult content. In doing so, it became clear that without this content we have the opportunity to create a place where more people feel comfortable expressing themselves.

Bottom line: There are no shortage of sites on the internet that feature adult content. We will leave it to them and focus our efforts on creating the most welcoming environment possible for our community.

So what’s next?

Starting December 17, 2018, we will begin enforcing this new policy. Community members with content that is no longer permitted on Tumblr will get a heads up from us in advance and steps they can take to appeal or preserve their content outside the community if they so choose. All changes won’t happen overnight as something of this complexity takes time.

Another thing, filtering this type of content versus say, a political protest with nudity or the statue of David, is not simple at scale. We’re relying on automated tools to identify adult content and humans to help train and keep our systems in check. We know there will be mistakes, but we’ve done our best to create and enforce a policy that acknowledges the breadth of expression we see in the community.

Most importantly, we’re going to be as transparent as possible with you about the decisions we’re making and resources available to you, including more detailed information, product enhancements, and more content moderators to interface directly with the community and content.

Like you, we love Tumblr and what it’s come to mean for millions of people around the world. Our actions are out of love and hope for our community. We won’t always get this right, especially in the beginning, but we are determined to make your experience a positive one.

Jeff D’Onofrio

Important. (we probably all screwed.)

Everything what has been sent to and or been message, post, to me maybe even tag to me will now be sent to my psychologist and probably the police and my family and people i know in real life. yes guys it has gotten that serious. <_<  now i just wanna say that whatever happens i wanna said that i told you guys. now i’m not even saying this to be rude or anything but i told you guys. i feel it alittle to much for them to get the police in to this but as you guys remember the posts i made about want to harm myself probably why they doing this. while this accident happen about almost a month ago probably almost 2 or 3 months ago. they all still very concerned. i have to do it. no if’s or but’s about it. everything that has been sent to me will be sent to them by the end of this or next week. while i’m kind of over it they not and they really wanna get involved on what’s been going on. while this a good thing i can finally delete everything and we can finally move on with our lives. it’s also sort of a bad thing. listen up. whatever happens. happens. okay? hopefully this will teach all of us a lesson. i don’t know what’s gonna happen. i’m bit worried because if they get police involved they probably gonna either try to track people down or something else. o_o  i’m very worried now. i don’t know what to say or do. anyway i don’t know will this be permeant or not but they also said something about recording my time online too. guys whatever happens. happens. i can’t do anything about it. i wanna say that for people who did try to help me thanks a lot. you guys tried to help me. i don’t know how they gonna react to this. so :\


Very important and sad news coming soon. not about tintin (maybe) but about me and this site all together.


Guys I understand that my page is an mess right now. once all of this is over and done with i will clean it up. i’m not sure when will this be over with but once it done I will clean it up. 



Should I stay? that’s the real question. if this post gets about 5-10 likes i’ll see what can I do and work on for me staying here. this only if you people really care because i’m not gonna waste my time doing this and people still break my rules and disrespect me in some kind of way. you already see what happen with the asks so if this post don’t do good get ready for another vent/rant. too much crap is going on in my real life so coming on here and have to deal with people I don’t even know in real life is a lot and make me sick mentally. most likely if no one cares. I don’t have to be here but since I wanna make friends and don’t really have to much to go since i’m disabled i’m here to keep me happy and not bored and lonely all the time. the anonymous person who said tumblr is a toxic place. I know and that’s why i’m trying to find out how can I stay on here and be happy. i’m like a child guys so I really need people to guide me on here and make sure i’m happy and safe. you see? because i’m not gonna be at some place where i’m am not happy and safe.  i’m also to point of blocking people because getting so tired of seeing things that make me upset. I been like this for almost a week or two. so speak up now we can all move on with our lives and put this to rest so I can be happy and go back posting tintin related stuff like was doing before. i want page to run smoothly again. *sighs* *facepalm* >:(  :’(