- Jan 27, 2024
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i did and i can. Tumblr banning porn pretty much destroyed any and all community on the site good and bad. yeah it took out all the weird fetishists and fandom people, but it also destroyed all of the gif makers, the people making manga edits and basically anyone who didn't just want to shitpost. it's definitely recovered in the years past, but the artist community that was the backbone of the site is no were near what it was. tumblr is the best social media site if you want to curate your own experience, you only see what you want and their is no algorithm, but most of the good content is hidden and you have to actively look for it.I've heard the same sentiment. Apparently pushing out the porn obsessed and literal pedophiles does wonders for userbase quality. I haven't actually used the site either so I can't confirm.
I think the staff has given up on trying to modernize the site and are just gonna let it run its course. Since 2020 they tried to create a lot of new features, a lot of which were generally either hated or ignored, the tumblr staff really thought they could modernize the site and make it super popular and profitable but its reputation and pre existing user base did not allow that, so they just gave up. I give tumblr 2 more years then it will be shut down without ceremony, it will be sad not for the users but for all the images that will be lost.They should enjoy it will it lasts, then. Tumblr's been slashing back to a skeleton staff and looking for ways to 'modernize' the social aspect of the platform. (Or at least they were, I could be out of date.)