• Tumblr's Clop and General NSFW Content Ban Starts Today

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    As announced back on December 3rd, Tumblr's purge of adult content officially begins today. They have been mass flagging everything from actual clop to curvy pieces of driftwood for the past half a month now, and as of today anything flagged will automatically be removed. It is still unknown how exactly they will be going about their deletion of the many NSFW blogs that people have relied on and built up over the last decade, but it is officially against the rules starting now.

    Rumor has it that this was due to their app being banned on the iOS marketplace. There are probably a host of reasons though. Even Patreon has always been a somewhat gray area with Paypal and other major money management platforms disliking adult content for whatever reason.

    Apparently the plan is to email people when they break the rule to ask for a manual appeal, but most are just leaving the platform entirely. In fact, we have a list going of artists who have already evacuated. Feel free to submit yourself if you want to be added to it.

    For now, the party seems to be moving primarily to Twitter where artists can continue to grow a following while also posting things outside of the pony spectrum. This was one of the main draws of Tumblr that fandom focused sites can't quite appeal to. Most of the big name artists have already made the switch, with both NSFW and SFW accounts.

    We will continue to cover how this whole thing plays out. Hopefully enough people will follow who they like so the artists out there aren't hurt too badly.


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