(2019 January 1: I'm copying this over from DeviantART, and backdating it five days to match when I posted it there.)
2018 december 27
This is where I'm getting ticked off at new Tumblr—prude Tumblr?—unTumblr.Heavy cream, strawberry light
was an image I rendered in March of 2017. I posted it on Tumblr and on dA. It has nipples, but it is not a photograph. It is not sexual content. It does not seem particularly in violation of the sudden new rules. It is not something I expect to be be flagged, given other things that have passed. But it, on appeal, was arbitrarily declared "adult," and that is that. Since the appeals are allegedly judged by humans, that means it was a snap judgement call. I can't count on something passing if it's too close to the line, even if some things do.
I had an idea to censor it, to see how it would go. I have replaced the original on my tumblr with the censored version you see here. So far, Tumblr's system seems fine with that. But in the process, I found two more posts flagged, that I had already checked and thought were OK. They were restored on appeal—this time. How do I know that posts I thought were OK will be OK tomorrow?
Tumblr is over.
And yeah, this being OK and the original being blocked is really
offensive to me.( Cut because still not really safe for work )