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News of Tumblr's purchase by Yahoo! has prompted a flood of established users to flee that social-media site, according to WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. In a blog post, Mullenweg said that around 400 to 600 Tumblr users typically import their content into WordPress every hour, with 67 exports per hour exiting the blogging …

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JDX
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prompted a flood of established users to flee

Or less politely, idiots.

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Trollface

At least

It wasn't *oogle or Faecesbook.

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Anonymous Coward

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You are the man!

What a fab name for a porn site: Oogle.

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Happy

Never used it 'till now

...but now your article has given me a reason to visit the site. Well, okay, at least TWO reasons...

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Never used it 'till now

I'm at work now, so can't really help, but would El Reg permit us to post the best (or most downright eye-popping) tumblr porn sub-domains here?

Some of them are gloriously specific, all except the most finicky porn enthusiasts can have hours of fun there.

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First they came for the Hotmailers;

But I was not a Hotmailer so I said nothing...

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Coat

For .. or On ..

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jus' wanna mention that that wordpress can be used on any PHP installed server and can contain any content, whether wordpress.com ( which of course can censor what it wishes there ) likes it or not

there is .. of course .. the Sh^d0wPr0n kingdom of Yahoo! Groups

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They couldn't object to my Sexy Goat Farts blog could they?

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Anonymous Coward

Congratulations!

You! Posted! A! Yahoo! Headline! Without! Doing! This!

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Joke

Re: Congratulations!

See the corrections link.

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Joke

" In a conference call with investors, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer suggested that those with an interest in such content have nothing to fear."

I'm guessing that, given the content, they weren't really hiding anything, so of course they have nothing to fear.

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Meh

Hmm, you can see where this is going.

Just one question then.

If everyone who can buggers off to Wordpress, leaving Tumblr as the world's first specialist blogging site for filth, is that going to make Tumblr more or less popular?

i.e. Is going long or short on Yahoo! shares the correct move?

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Holmes

and no axes were ground honest

Hardly a disinterested bystander are we Wordpress, and not trying to panic anybody to their services at all?

ooh look was that a pig flying past the window?

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