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Porn aficionados, sex bloggers and perverts are up in arms after Tumblr wiped all naughty content from its search facilty - neatly erasing at least half of the cats'n'porn site's raison d'être. Fears of an imminent Pornageddon on the social network were first aroused when Yahoo! bought Tumblr earlier this year, sparking an …

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They just need 2 different search pages.

Not that I think anything is worth reading on Tumblr, but why not have a separate dedicated smut search. They've obviously already done the classifications, how hard is to keep the peace with the (usually very vocal and dramatic) smut crowd by giving them their own search page?

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Re: They just need 2 different search pages.

I think the classifications probably confusing to the computers. A search for 'baby bottle leather sofa Eiffel Tower college life' classified the results under furniture, architecture, travel, babies and college and absolutely none of those categories really met the expectations of the average user...

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Re: They just need 2 different search pages.

You mean it's too hard to label adult content as such (either voluntary or automated, preferably both), and introduce a clean and unmistakeable "no I don't want to see adult content" option, set to Default On..?

It's just a US company, (ab)using US puranitanical morals, being afraid of litigation fever. Isn't the first, won't be the last.

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Re: They just need 2 different search pages.

Or just add a check box for "Include Adult Content" to the current search engine, like everyone else does.

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Re: They just need 2 different search pages.

"Not that I think anything is worth reading on Tumblr"

You mean some of the entries actually have words on the page???

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Yeah, not happening

Either 'NSFW' is flagged on blogs with hardcore porn, or none of this is in effect. Log into tumblr, make sure "safe search" isn't set. Search for the most explicit thing you can think of, and you'll find it in tumblr search.

They've also marked the policy page that the article links as "in the process of being revised". I think they're going to walk most of this back.

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Re: They just need 2 different search pages.

It's fucking Yahoo! Did ANYONE really think that they wouldn't find some way to screw it up??

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But gun porn is a-okay

"However, we have to be sensitive to the millions of readers and bloggers from different locations, cultures, and backgrounds with different points of view concerning mature or adult-oriented content."

...and pander to the Americans, so we'll keep all the sites that are about guns and killing people, and hide all those nasty ones where people are having fun without harming anyone.

Now, that's pretty perverted.

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Re: But gun porn is a-okay

Nipples are literally the worst thing in the entire world.

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@Robert

Now you're just being mean. Guns are the ultimate expression of a fundamental *human* right called self defence. The right to bear arms and defend your home and family.

Surely you realize that nudity is something completely different. It just isn't normal, even though the whole of humanity seems to be strangely attracted to it at times.

For $deity's sake, think about the children will ya? ;-)

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@Nipples are literally the worst thing in the world...

Reminds me of that Alan Partridge clip.

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Re: But gun porn is a-okay

"However, we have to be sensitive to the millions of readers and bloggers from different locations, cultures, and backgrounds with different points of view concerning mature or adult-oriented content."

The millions who wouldn't be finding this stuff if they weren't looking for it?

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Re: But gun porn is a-okay

Gun porn is a-okay and it should be, same with people porn.

Personal liberty does not come with caveats. It doesn't mean people won't attempt to take advantage of it to suit their own ends, as governments and for-profit enterprises (as well as some Non-Profits) always do, but its hilarious to me how one can be all hot for tits and pussy or some well-hung stud with a 12 inch dick but get huffy and closed minded about someone wanting to look at, read about, or purchase a gun. You may not intend it that way, but it comes across as a viewpoint just as puritanical and blinkered as an anti-porn crusader's.

But hell, its a moot point anyway, Yahoo! ruin everything they touch (or integrate it with Bing) so I wouldn't worry much about Tumblr's future, its as bright as Geocities. At least Google didn't buy them, they'd close it down in two years.

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Re: @Robert

I'm sure it's a misquote, and should be the right to arm bears:

http://davidstang.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/stickr_17230.jpg

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Re: But gun porn is a-okay

"Personal liberty does not come with caveats. "

Um. Yes it does, unless you live in a one-person anarchy somewhere.

"its hilarious to me how one can be all hot for tits and pussy or some well-hung stud with a 12 inch dick but get huffy and closed minded about someone wanting to look at, read about, or purchase a gun."

That's pretty sick, to be honest. Getting turned on by sex is the same as being interested in and owning machines designed specifically for killing?

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Re: But gun porn is a-okay

"...but its hilarious to me how one can be all hot for tits and pussy or some well-hung stud with a 12 inch dick but get huffy and closed minded about someone wanting to look at, read about, or purchase a gun. You may not intend it that way, but it comes across as a viewpoint just as puritanical and blinkered as an anti-porn crusader's."

Well, you're a bit of an idiot then. Pornography, or more generally sex, is the most in-grained impulses in humanity, and in sexually reproducing species in general. Furthermore, sex, by and large, doesn't hurt anyone.

Guns have a limited number of household applications. Some people need guns, like soldiers and hunters, but almost everybody else doesn't, and shouldn't have them. It's obvious that they shouldn't, and pretty much the only country in the world that thinks it's obvious that they should is the US. But then they also think that poor people don't deserve access to healthcare, so it's indicative of a morally backward society that promotes violence and unchecked capitalism at its most feral. If you have a picture of you taken holding your favourite machine gun then you are a dangerous individual, who needs psychological help. Guns are not glamorous, they are dreadful objects that kill and murder.

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Over on Deviant Art they have a Muture Content filter. When you submit something, there's a checkbox marked "contains Mature Content". Check it, and your work is invisible to people who have not logged in and turned off the filter.

Not perfect, but better than Yahoo!'s move.

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Over on Deviant Art they have a Muture Content filter.

And Google, Bing, et al have "safe search". But this isn't the semi-sane web we know.

This! is! Yahoo!

(with apologies to anyone who has actually had to sit through 300 -- or browse via Yahoo!, for that matter)

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When I joined Deviant Art it was what it said on the tin :)

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Re: Mature content filter

I have no problem with "Mature Content", it is an "Immature Content" filter I want to see.

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They are Americans

They don't f*ck.

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Re: They are Americans

That's terrible, everyone should fsck every now and then especially after a dirty shutdown, why, if American's don't have a good fsck every now and then there could be issues!

You did mean fsck and not fuck right?

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Re: They are Americans

Actually, I think he has problems with his hard drive.

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Re: A dirty shutdown?

No good looking for one on Tumblr now.

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Re: They are Americans

Oh, so you are saying you do fuck, after all? That you are simply a bunch of hypocrites, who make and consume most porn in the world but pretend that you are all procreating by way of immaculate conception?

Ah, well, I stand corrected then...

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To misquote Robin Williams...

The management of Tumblr appear to be in more dire need of a blow job than any human in history!

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site:Tumblr.com

So just Use Google to search Tumblr for your smut... but as your already on google there are a lot better sites you could search for :)

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Re: So just Use Google

I thought they were shutting out the search engines from non-cat content. Did I misunderstand?

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Re: So just Use Google

>I thought they were shutting out the search engines from non-cat content. Did I misunderstand?

Doesn't mean the google can't find it.

Side note 1: should people who can't work around this be allowed to use the internet (I think I jest)?

2: Am I ever glad I had the forethought to DL those pics, and finally,

3: I was more pissed a few weeks ago when they changed the archive so you have have JavaScript enabled instead of paging through with all scripts off.

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"Adult"..?

I wish the compulsive categorisers of the modern world would stop using the phrase "adult content" when they mean "sex", "erotica" or "pornography". Speaking as an adult (in years if not mentality), I have many interests, and only one of them involves the kind of content under discussion here.

Small wonder that the youth are completely obsessed with sex - they think it's all that adults are supposed to be interested in.

Also, the word "adultery" is unhelpful here too.

Something should be done. By someone. Immediately.

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Also, the word "adultery" is unhelpful here too.

Something should be done. By someone. Immediately.

I think you have to have at least two people for it to be adultery.

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Re: "Adult"..?

To quote Calvin and Hobbes...

Calvin: It says this movie contains "Adult situations"... what does that mean?

Hobbes: Probably things like going to work, paying taxes.

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Re: "Adult"..?

At least three people have to be involved, surely...

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Re: At least three people

Two of whom have to be married to each other.

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Re: "Adult"..?

I've advocated for some time the replacement of 'adult' with 'grown-up'. Grown-up content. The grown-up industry. Grown-up images.

Of course, when I mentioned this on IRC, the first response I got was: "So, like 'grown-uppery'?"

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Re: "Adult"..?

"grown-up" ?!!

Hell I'm in the middle of my fourth decade on this dirtball, but if there's one thing I vehemently refuse, it is to "grow up" and become another mindless meatbag drone.

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Re: "Adult"..?

Friend of mine, new to the English-speaking world, wandered into an 'Adult Bookshop' expecting to find literature targeted at adults. Well, she got an eye-full of, well, I guess some of it may be considered 'literature' one day. And "lots of plastic penises. Lots and lots of them."

Well, she was basing the assumption on the term "children's books", of course. But the terms are not quite opposite!

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Do children enjoy childhood as much as adults enjoy adultery?

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It's called adultery because you have to be married to do it, otherwise it's just sex.

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Re: "Adult"..?

Do children enjoy childhood as much as adults enjoy adultery?

I think the main difference is that childhood is best enjoyed in retrospect but is not much fun at the time, adultery is likely to be the other way around.

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Re: "Adult"..?

I get my kicks from the Adult cereals section at the supermarket.

Oh yeah, I love me some of those bran flakes.

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Also gays

You now cannot search for gay rights issues on tumblr using a smartphone.

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Long Past Time for Personal Responsibility...let alone "adult" behaviour.

How about this...you as a person. take care of yourself and you alone and stop inflicting your BS religious morality upon me!

While I'm at it, this includes all forms of Nannyism, especially that coming from New York State or New York City, Bloomberg or on the Federal side Obama, the Criminal in Chief, or his minions. Let's add any politician who believes that they have some god given right to tell women (or anyone) what they can and cannot do with their own bodies.

Anything that applies to women should apply to men so let's make it REALLY equal... those invasive ultrasound probes (big ones) you require for women wanting abortions are now required for all prostate examinations, Governor DICK Perry..how do you like THAT? (probably more than we'll ever know)

I hereby formally renounce and refuse to recognize the authority of any law or regulation that has a basis in religion or is administered by the religious or that has been promulgated by any self serving politician to suit their own interests to control the behaviour of other people. This is my right under the Constitution.

That includes all laws meant to discourage any form of "vice". I take full responsibility for my own actions and expect everyone else to do the same.

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Re: Long Past Time for Personal Responsibility...let alone "adult" behaviour.

I hereby formally renounce and refuse to recognize the authority of any law or regulation that has a basis in religion or is administered by the religious or that has been promulgated by any self serving politician to suit their own interests to control the behaviour of other people. This is my right under the Constitution.

That includes all laws meant to discourage any form of "vice". I take full responsibility for my own actions and expect everyone else to do the same.

All of them? Really?

What about "Thou shalt not kill" and "Thou shalt not steal"?

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Re: Long Past Time for Personal Responsibility...let alone "adult" behaviour.

Your understanding of the constitution is pretty vastly flawed from just reading that statement alone. There is nothing in the Establishment or Free Practice clauses of the 1st Amendment of the Bill of Rights which allow an individual to flout a law because they aren't religious. It doesn't work that way. Try to file a writ of Certiorari with the supreme court challening the US Code or Code of Federal Regulations because the people who wrote them were religious. You wouldn't get very far.

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@ Dan Paul

You do not get to pick and choose what laws apply to you. That's just stupid for you to even say. You can't even order cable TV a la carte, much less law.

The only people that can pick and choose what laws they follow are government types and even then the Constitution doesn't give them the right to do so.

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@Don Jefe "the only people who...........are government types......-"

Government types? Sure they do - however have you failed to notice what the private sector are willing to get up to given the slightest opening? Improperly supervised power is the issue here regardless of whether it is in the private or the public sector. About time the free-market worshipers recognised that.

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Re: Long Past Time for Personal Responsibility...let alone "adult" behaviour.

Although my comments were modified by the last part of the first sentence in that paragraph you pedants don't quite understand. So here's a better explanation.

However I'm in good company as apparently, most governments don't obey them either.

Whats good for the goose is good for the gander my friend.

Unwarranted search and seizure (stealing), taxation without representation (stealing again), murder for hire, mercinaries, drug dealing, overthrow of peaceful governments (All by CIA,NSA,FBI), apparently none of those are considered wrong for the USA or most other governments so I claim the rights of equal justice as needed even though it is my personal belief that you should not kill other people without a damn good reason.

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Re: @ Dan Paul

Don,

Sure I do, I not only have a right to practice the religion of my choice but I have the right to ignore laws that have a religious basis BECAUSE I GET TO PRACTICE MY FREEDOM FROM RELIGION as well.

FOR THE RECORD: I claim the same equal protection under the law as anyone else and if any part of my government believe they are allowed to "break the law" then I'm allowed to also.

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Re: Long Past Time for Personal Responsibility...let alone "adult" behaviour.

Frank,

Really, are you a lawyer or something? This is not court, we are not in fronyt of the "Justices" we are in a "forum" where people get to (and do) spout off their opinion on all manner of things.

However, when my government (state and federal) believes it is above the law and takes certain actions that are specifically banned by the state and federal Constitution, and they are not challenged and their illegal actions are allowed to continue then it is my belief that the principle of the "Fruit of the Poison Tree" comes into play making any and all actions, decisions, laws regulations, etc of said govenrments agencies etc "Null and Void".

We now have the "Criminal in Chief" and the Federal AG trying to start a race war so the have more reasons to try to disarm the "Amerikan" public and deprive them of their right to defend themselves.

Obviously, having a personal weapon in Detroit is now a matter of such immediate urgency that any laws against gun ownership and use of lethal force should be overthrown as there is NO POLICE PROTECTION IN DETROIT ANY LONGER! Now that Detroit are going bankrupt, the cops take hours to show up for forcible entry calls.

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