Category: Tumblr

What Post Contains Adult Content, Tumblr?

Hello giantsorcowboys,

As outlined in our Community Guidelines, and effective as of December 17, 2018, adult content is no longer allowed on Tumblr.

You’re receiving this email because you recently uploaded content onto your Tumblr, giantsorcowboys, that has been flagged as adult content.

If you feel we have miscategorized your posts even after reviewing the Community Guidelines on adult content, please let us know by asking us to review this decision. Don’t worry, your flagged posts have not been deleted. They’re hidden from public view and are only viewable to you. If we’ve made an error, your post will be reverted to its proper classification.

While we do not judge anyone for their desire to post, engage with, or view this kind of material on other platforms, it simply no longer belongs on this platform.

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Thank you,

Tumblr Trust & Safety

Tumblr did not provide a link to the post that it claims contains adult content on my blog. Under the menu bar, I clicked on “Review flagged posts,” but the posts there are “under review” or can only be viewed by me. These posts are the same posts since December 17. 

Many of the posts that Tumblr claims are in violation of their new policy are not pornographic at all. Is Tumblr maintaining a a site for the likes of John Ashcroft, who infamously as Attorney General covered the statue of Justice in the Justice Department because he deemed it immodest?

If Tumblr deems a post to be in violation of its rules, Tumblr should provide a link to the post in question, so that we can appeal or edit the post in question. 


Nudity Is Not Obscene!

Violence Is Obscene. War Is Obscene. Racism Is Obscene. Sexism Is Obscene. Homophobia Is Obscene. Any Form Of Hatred Is Obscene.

Men in Speedos Are Not Obscene. Men Kissing Other Men Is Not Obscene. Male Nudity Is Not Obscene.

Anti-Gay Bias On Tumblr

Tumblr has marked many of my posts as inappropriate. I have appealed many of these. Tumblr has reviewed them and deemed many to be inoffensive. Therefore, these posts can be seen by all. 

Others, however, upon review Tumblr judged them to be in violation of community guidelines. I question Tumblr’s judgment. I question whether Tumblr’s standards have an anti-gay bias.

I do not post picture of full frontal male nudity. The only nudity I post are men’s bare butts. These are photos from the playing and practice fields, from the social media of athletes, and from media outlets. They are picture of athletes having fun. 

I also comment on the bodies of male athletes. At times, my comments are erotically charged but never pornographic or gratuitous. I post pictures of gay men kissing each other. How is that in violation of community standards, unless your community is anti-gay?

I understand if Tumblr wishes to remove posts due to copyright violations. I do not understand why Tumblr wishes to remove posts that are simply homoerotic.

Addendum I: Tumblr has flagged every post of openly gay athlete Simon Dunn and my posts of Charity Calendars (such as Warwick rowers) as offensive. Why are posts that are about openly gay athletes marked as violating community standards? And what does Tumblr find offensive about straight and gay athletes who strip off (but do not show full frontal nudity) to campaign against homophobia in sport and society?

Is Tumblr Anti-Gay?