Tumblr’s ban on adult content went into effect Monday, and it didn’t take long for users to bare their naked thoughts on the move.The blogging platform announced the change Dec. 3 in a post titled “A better, more positive Tumblr.” On Monday, a new post apologized for what the site admitted has “not been an easy transition.” Flagged content will be hidden, not deleted, the site reported.”Written content such as erotica, nudity related to political or newsworthy speech, and nudity found in art, specifically sculptures and illustrations, is also stuff that can be freely posted on Tumblr,” the post says. “Although, photorealistic imagery or photography – images, videos, or GIFs — with real humans that include exposed genitals or female-presenting (yeah, we know you hate this term) nipples or depict sex acts is not allowed per our guidelines.”Breastfeeding and nudity in art are still OK to post. Users quickly found flaws in Tumblr’s implementation of the ban. Some found tricks to get around the flagging process, others saw legitimate content hidden.Asked for comment, Tumblr referred CNET back to the Dec. 3 and Dec. 17 posts, as well as the site’s posted updates to its community guidelines. Tags Images Tumblr users said were incorrectly hidden include:Photos of cats, birds and rocks: Things that were flagged on @tumblr: -Smoke art-BNHA fanart-A field of flowers-woman in cosplay-leather boots-men kissing-A puppy-Fat sphinx catThings that weren’t flagged: -75% of the nsfw content on my side blog-Bots-Literal NAZISFIX YOUR SHIT TUMBLR.#TumblrLogOff— Snow F. (@SnowySpaceship) December 17, 2018 A pixelated Pokemon: FREE THE FEMALE PRESENTING NIPPLE #tumblrprotest pic.twitter.com/u90s08qiXc— bukkake bitch (@bipolarhippy) December 14, 2018 Post a comment #tumblrprotest if you are boycotting tomorrow make sure to pass the plan around pic.twitter.com/4pXpsp23RK— Angharad Griffiths (@Angiepose) December 16, 2018 Too late. You blew it #TumblrIsDeadParty #nsfw #tumblrpurge pic.twitter.com/PagEG2QOIr— xstumbl (@xstumbl) December 12, 2018 I’m doing #TumblrLogOff because their idiotic algorithm thought a text post with a single pixelated pokemon was NSFW. Thanks @tumblr, your already nigh-unusable site just got worse!— Duke (@laangdons) December 17, 2018 Anyways tumblr is dead to me because they flagged these set of pictures pic.twitter.com/eqjED9mVTH— 🌙 litchi 🌙 (@suicunepng) December 16, 2018 This cosplay tutorial: In a fairly meta move, some people posted their Tumblr issues on Tumblr itself.Although the ban may have been well-intentioned, many users clearly disagreed with how it was implemented. #Tumblr how’s this for female presenting nipples #tumblrlogoff pic.twitter.com/PRNm2eoTiv— Momo (@AS_Flow_MoMo) December 17, 2018 I’m officially off #Tumblr for the next 24hrs in protest of their new policy changes that do nothing to stop porn bots & child predators but do harm artists, gamers, social justice blogs, body positivy blogs & many others #TumblrLogOff— LevelUpLynn 🦄 (@LevelUpLynn) December 17, 2018 hey @tumblr maybe you might want to listen to the people using your site, and actually ban literal nazis and pedophiles instead of “female-presenting nipples” and content you’ve deemed “nsfw” (how the fuck is my aesthetic picture of a pool nsfw?) #tumblrprotest #tumblrpurge— december chrimms time babeys 🙂 (@AgentAngelace) December 17, 2018 0 Today, we mourn the loss of female presenting nipples, but celebrate their legacy.. #tumblr— 🧛🏻♀️Nicole Maines🧛🏻♀️ (@NicoleAMaines) December 17, 2018 “…female-presenting (yeah, we know you hate the term) nipples…”……well that doesn’t sound patronizing at all…. #TumblrLogOff #Tumblr https://t.co/E4mHjR4ulj— RecordRewind (@record_rewind) December 17, 2018 And even Tumblr’s own post announcing the ban: A photo of a pool: First published Dec. 17, 11:18 a.m. PT. Update, Dec. 17 at 11:57 a.m. PT: Adds response from Tumblr.Update, Dec, 17 at 12:17 p.m. PT: Adds Tumblr user posts relating to ban. Prudishness aside, can we address the hyphen? It implies the nipples are presenting the females.— Sad Lieutenant (@unocajone) December 17, 2018 An ancient Egyptian tomb: maybe the real female-presenting nipples were the friends we met along the way pic.twitter.com/UdyMRZoCzV— Animated Text (@animatedtext) December 10, 2018 not the best look for tumblr to try cutesily distancing itself from “female-presenting nipples” while actually doubling down on it pic.twitter.com/nCQnHLLUgC— Rave Sashayed (@_sashayed) December 17, 2018 A man’s chest, but not when next to an owl: A sleepy penguin: #Tumblr just flagged as “adult” this post I published relative to the recent archaeological discovery in Egypt … pic.twitter.com/nqARBqEcMf— bittenapple (@bittenapple) December 16, 2018 YOU FLAGGED A PICTURE OF MISTER ROGERS AND A MAILMAN!That is all. #TumblrProtest— Kaylee Fuhr (@KayleeFuhr) December 17, 2018 The term “female-presenting nipples,” mentioned in the Tumblr post about images that aren’t allowed, came in for special ridicule from users, especially for the way the site acknowledged the term was problematic. the problem isn’t that We Hate That Term;), although it’s stupid and we do, it’s that the whole idea that the female body is inherently sexual is Fucked Up And Bad, yall— Rave Sashayed (@_sashayed) December 17, 2018 Hashtags including #TumblrLogOff, #TumblrPurge, #TumblrIsDeadParty and #TumblrProtest objected to the way the changes were being implemented, and some urged users to stay off the site for 24 hours in protest. My most popular #cosplay tutorial was flagged on Tumblr as inappropriate… What are they smoking over there? pic.twitter.com/OpgWOTQRoN— Quinn-tessential (@HorrorShadows) December 17, 2018 #tumblr #tumblrisdeadparty”We did it! We fixed our site by deleting all the porn!” pic.twitter.com/fu8fmkZ3eV— Takashi Shirogane (@Starry_Paladin) December 3, 2018 Signed out of @Tumblr for 24 hours. If they’re going to crash and sink their own ship, might as well make it go ALL THE WAY DOWN. #TumblrIsDeadParty— Merry Impmas (@ImperfectXIII) December 17, 2018 So here’s something. Users are testing the limits of Tumblr’s new algorithm that flags adult content (aka “censorbot”). This one found that a man’s chest was flagged, but a man’s chest next a 50% scale owl went unnoticed. Things seem to be going greathttps://t.co/FU1MudA0K9 pic.twitter.com/Tmm0JyPWJC— Chappell Ellison ٩( ᐛ )و✎ (@ChappellTracker) December 7, 2018 #tumblrpurge remember when THEIR OWN POST ANNOUNCING THE BAN WAS FLAGGEDYeahThe only people arguing that #tumblr staff know what theyre doing is the staff themselves #tumblrban #tumblrpurge #tumblrboycott pic.twitter.com/o8sAlcIP2r— Team True Alpha ⭕️ (@VOlDlAS) December 17, 2018 Share your voice Mister Rogers and a mailman (was it Mr. “Speedy Delivery” McFeely?): Pictures of my cat and photos of birds and rocks got flagged but i still had to block four porn bots yesterday #TumblrIsDeadParty #Tumblr— European Gay Disaster Girl (@kissesgrell) December 17, 2018 The items on this list, which includes “a puppy” and “leather boots”: tumblr users: “hey guys, if you could do something about the pedophiles, porn bots, and white supremacists, that would be great.”tumblr staff: “ban the female nipple but let the nazis stay. got it. 👌”users: “no, that’s not what–”staff: “w e g o t i t 👌👌👌”#TumblrLogOff— beam me up, guy (@cali4niaenglsh) December 17, 2018 this just in: porn bots on tumblr are evading being flagged/taken down by just straight up tagging their sexy posts as ‘SFW’ and it workslike, this is some Looney Tunes shit 2018 pic.twitter.com/JdnP8aoMcL— Girls and Gay (@InsomniaArrest) December 11, 2018 Online Pornography Tumblr
We know you’re wondering, so no, it’s not a wild new succulent-based design direction, we’re just experiencing some site issues. Hold tight.— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) June 11, 2019 Comment Internet Rolling Stone, 9to5Google and VentureBeat were also hit by the outage. “Big day for succulents. #WordPress,” one person tweeted. TechCrunch tweeted about the situation, saying: “We know you’re wondering, so no, it’s not a wild new succulent-based design direction, we’re just experiencing some site issues. Hold tight.” WordPress styles being down is a reminder that old school blogs ruled— Mike Murphy (@mcwm) June 11, 2019 Ok… something’s wrong with WP[.]com… like really wrongSites were down for 30 minutes, now some of them have default themes.Check out TechCrunch’s “new” look pic.twitter.com/LfItE6G9nI— Catalin Cimpanu (@campuscodi) June 11, 2019 Big day for succulents. #WordPress pic.twitter.com/PtoyKmbKU9— Kyle Frost (@kylefrost) June 11, 2019 All VIP Go sites were back up and running after about three hours. A WordPress outage left some sites with an artsy shot of succulents. Artem Russakovskii via TwitterSucculents were front and center Tuesday after a WordPress outage led some sites to revert to default themes. The outage, which occurred on WordPress’ VIP Go platform, caused premium blogs to show 503 errors or go back to WordPress’ default themes. In many cases, sites featured artsy shots of succulents before a fix was issued.Outlets such as TechCrunch, 9to5Mac and BBC America were affected. Read more: The best website builders for 2019″Ok… something’s wrong with WP[.]com… like really wrong,” tweeted Catalin Cimpanu, a reporter at CNET’s sister site ZDNet. “Sites were down for 30 minutes, now some of them have default themes. Check out TechCrunch’s ‘new’ look.” The default themes may invoke some distant blogging memories. “WordPress styles being down is a reminder that old school blogs ruled,” tweeted Mike Murphy, tech editor at Quartz. The publication also appeared to suffer from the outage. Tags 1 Share your voice
Wikipedia CommonsBoxer and Houston native Maurice “Termite” Watkins. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:36 When Maurice “Termite” Watkins was ten, he was consistently getting into trouble with the law. So his dad introduced him to the sport of boxing.It worked.At 16 years old, Watkins, a Houston native, became the youngest ever Golden Gloves champion, the annual national amateur boxing competition.Abner Fletcher/Houston Public MediaHouston boxer Maurice “Termite” Watkins.Soon after, he turned professional and was a top-ten contender. In 1980, he challenged Saoul Mamby for the W.B.C. World Light Welterweight Championship, losing in a 15-round decision.Later in life, Watkins was tasked with coaching the Iraqi national boxing team to compete in the 2004 Olympics in Athens. One boxer was able to qualify.Watkins is now managing and training Evan Holyfield, the son of former boxing champion Evander Holyfield.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/02100250/Houston-Matters-2019-08-02-at-9.27am.mp400:0000:0000:18Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In the audio above, Watkins talks about his career and starting his Fighter Nation Boxing Gym ministry.Fighter Nation/FacebookMaurice “Termite” Watkins (back row, third from left) poses with youth from his Fighter Nation Boxing Gym. Listen Share
Gumshoe Rumpus Productions is scheduled to host a premiere screening of Dunbar: The Alchemy of Achievement, An Oral History of America’s First Black Public High School” on March 31 at 6 p.m. at E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. The screening will be about the history of Dunbar High School and its notable graduates, including interviewswith Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Former D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Pulitzer-Prize Winning Washington Post writer Colbert I. King. There will be a Q&A after the film. Tickets cost $10 and seating is limited.
STXsurreal’s answer is to try and bring film talent to the party. It showed Robert and Racer Rodriguez’s “The Limit,” a high-octane action project with Michelle Rodriguez, to MipTV delegates. Rodriguez told Variety that he is already lining up his next VR projects with STX. “It will be either a sequel to this or a thriller we are working on. We could be shooting it as early as the summer.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 CANNES — MipTV closed Thursday its quietest edition in years, wracked by French air and rail strikes, dreary weather and most important market change and larger competition from February’s BBC Showcase and May’s L.A. Screenings.2018 MipTV attendance came in around 10,000, said Laurine Garaude, director of Reed Midem’s Television Division, which organizes the content trade fair. That compares to official estimates of 11,000 for 2016 and 10,500 for 2017. Some “hundreds” of participants were no-shows because of the strikes, addedJerome Delhaye, Reed Midem director of the entertainment division.In a bigger picture, however, as broadcast networks restructure as content creator-owners, not passive broadcasters of acquired product, MipTV is having to reinvent itself, launching “major strategic developments,” said Garaude, Its traditional role as a sales market less required, it is becoming ever more a production forum. The biggest structural development affecting MipTV has come from Cannes mayor David Lisnard, however: Drama series festival Canneseries, which ran parallel to MipTV.Won by Israel’s “When Heroes Fly,” Canneseries also wrapped Wednesday night after a first edition which sparked a hugely divisive range of reactions.The TV drama series industry, especially companies with titles in competition, warmed to the event.“Canneseries proved to be a great launchpad for “When Heroes Fly,” because people from around the world discovered the series for the first time on a big screen with top conditions and gave it a large ovation,” said Alon Shtruzman, CEO of Keshet Intl, which is selling the series. He added that “buyers were motivated by positive word of mouth, Keshet recently selling the series in several markets.In large contrast, however, an excoriating article in influential French newspaper Liberation slammed the new festival.“Canneseries: the first edition of a festival where one’s n0t waiting for the second,” the headline ran of an article which slammed Cannes titles as “mothballed.”Variety’s reviews of the two highest-profile titles at Canneseries, Sandra Oh’s “Killing Eve,” and Harlen Coban’s out of competition “Safe” starring “Dexter’s Michael C. Hall, were both thumbs up. Canneseries did well to score for competition the biggest new title coming out of Latin America: Gael Garcia Bernal’s Fox-backed “Here on Earth,” and “Where Heroes Fly,” a novel Israel/Colombia anti-war action thriller from one of Israeli on-the-rise showrunners Omri Given (“Hostages“).What Canneseries lacked was a huge coup of the stature of Series Mania’s last year when it world premiered the opening episodes of the third and final season of HBO’s “The Leftovers,” with Damon Lindelof in attendance as Series Mania’s jury president.Absent too at Cannes Series was the mass glamor night after night of Hollywood stars and “A”-list creators that flock to the Mays’ Cannes Festival, or the ultimate affidavit of a big new drama series festival: Huge billboards dominating the Croisette of series from the two companies which started or now drive the global drama series revolution: HBO and Netflix. HBO has chosen to support Canneseries French government backed rival, Lille’s Series Mania, where it will world premiere “Succession” in two weeks time: Netflix did indeed two series at Canneseries: “Safe” and “Undercover,” which it announced as its first Dutch-language series. Lacking French first-window rights to either, it did not advertise its involvement in either, nor have execs at In Development, where top execs at largely European companies such as Studiocanal and Federation Ent. fired off questions at producers/creators pitching projects or pr peopled (often excellent) panels.Featuring projects from often new talent rather than big TV players, Canneseries’ main industry event, In Development, drew mixed reactions. One U.S executive called it “a valiant effort and “useful” for newer producers getting into development and/or co-productions. They added, however, that they had hoped for “more buyers/decisions makers” attendance being “mainly producers and more local (i.e., EU and lots of France). “It’s definitely not Content London or Series Mania,” the executive added.It has taken Series Mania eight years of huge effort to build to position where it enjoys the confidence if at least some elite U.S. companies. Backed by France’s Canal Plus, Cannes Series set out at least in its first edition to highlight drama series from largely outside the U.S.Launched by Cannes mayor David Lisnard, the future of Canneseries which was enthusiastically embraced by Cannes’ townsfolk, will most probably be determined by macro political decision.The future of MipTV revolves, ever more around premium drama and MipFormats mini-market and high-end drama events. Notably on Wednesday, when MipTV was winding down, In Development, which was housed at Cannes’ Gare Maritime, remained packed.Marking the biggest production news of the market, “The Wire’s” David Simon and Spain’s Mediapro announced they are in co-development on a new Simon series project, “A Dry Run,” about Abraham Lincoln Battalion members fighting fascism in the Spanish Civil War. In the highest-profile sales deal, France’s Canal Plus announced it had acquired Phoebe Waller Bridge’s Canneseries’ competition favorite “Killing Eve.”MipFormats was abuzz with talk of how the SVOD players are starting to reinvent unscripted in the way they have already done in scripted. “The Biggest Loser” creator David Broome said he designed his Netflix series, “Ultimate Beastmaster,” with binge-viewing in mind. “As a format creator you think about ‘how am I going to get these people to move down to the next episode?’ because it’s all about bingeing.”Several big talent shows were in evidence at MipFormats – “The Four,” “All Together Now” – as the search for the next big format continues. NBCU Alternative Studios was also shopping formats out as the U.S. becomes an exporter.But content creation in general faces challenges, Facebook and STX’s virtual reality arms both told MipTV goers.In the case of Facebook, it is that with major consolidation underway “there is more money for content than ever before but the problem is the biggest checkbook wins,” said Matthew Henick, the company’s head of content strategy and planning. at a MipTV keynote.“It is very hard for new entrants and distribution to come up and compete.” One way through the clutter is what Henick dubbed “social entertainment” – programming that engages with consumers in real-time and is distributed globally.“You will have two types of scripts when creating: One we all know about is what the actors are doing; the next one is what your audience is doing with your content.”STXsurreal said the following day the virtual reality market has not yet had its breakthrough moment.“The big question to be answered is despite the billions of dollars invested in the technology behind VR, and despite massive enthusiasm from early adopters, why hasn’t the medium broken through?” noted Rick Rey, co-president, VR & immersive entertainment, at STXsurreal, the VR arm of film-TV studio STX. 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Kolkata: The bodies of mountaineers Kuntal Karar and Biplab Baidya are expected to be brought to the base camp within a few days with the Sherpa team that had gone for the rescue operation after their bodies have been located. Both of them in an expedition to Kanchenjunga were feared dead since Thursday.”We have been able to locate the bodies of Kuntal and Biplab. We are taking all possible steps to bring down the bodies. It is a tough task but the Sherpas are trying their best. We are hopeful that we will be able to do it in a few days,” said Ujjal Ray, a member of the advisory committee of the state Youth Affairs department. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataOn the other hand, the efforts to trace Dipankar Ghosh, another Bengal mountaineer who went missing while he was coming down after scaling Mount Makalu in Nepal on Friday, has been suspended at least till May 22 with forecast of inclement weather conditions. “We have to first locate the body and then plan accordingly on how to bring it down,” said an official of the Seven Summits agency which was overseeing Dipankar’s expedition. He had successfully scaled the fifth highest peak in the world but while descending to the base camp went missing. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateA two-member team comprising an official from the state Youth Affairs department and mountaineer Debdas Adhikary has already reached Kathmandu and is supervising the search operation of Kuntal, Biplab as well as Dipankar. Mt. Makalu is considered amongst the most dangerous and challenging peaks to summit. Ramesh Ray and Rudraprasad Halder who fell sick during the Kanchenjunga expedition were airlifted and brought to the base camp on Thursday afternoon are presently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Nepal. Both of them are recovering.