Guys stop attacking @staff. They are merely victims of the machine uprising.
I’m willing to bet money that the safe mode fiasco is entirely a result of machine learning gone awry, and not because @staff suddenly has an evil homophobic agenda and wants to protect kids from the gays. Why? Well let’s look at what safe mode is supposed to do: block porn bots.
Imagine you’re a Tumblr IT person and you’re tasked with developing an algorithm to block said porn bots. You’re on your third cup of coffee for the night and you really just want to go home, so you think of the quickest, easiest, dirtiest way to detect sensitive content: set up a neural network and feed it tons upon tons of examples of typical posts porn bots make. Easy-peasy. Except not at all, because robots are stupid and never do what you want them to.
Here’s what this neural network can’t do with much effectiveness:
Identify pornographic nudity
Identify degrading content
Identify hateful rhetoric
Distinguish any of those things from things that aren’t those things
Here’s what it can do:
See that “sensitive posts” are mostly still images and gifs. Block accordingly.
See that “sensitive posts” contain curse words. Block accordingly.
See that images in “sensitive posts” are often black-and-white. There goes aesthetic blogs.
See that text in “sensitive posts” are short with an external link. Artists linking to your website? Sucks to be you.
And perhaps most importantly, see what “sensitive posts” are tagged as.
You’ve probably already guessed, but porn bots usually don’t tag their posts with “porn” or “nsfw” like a courteous person. Here’s what they do tag with:
etc. etc. etc., mixed in with things like “hot” and “sex” and “babes” and a bunch of slurs too.
Now if you were a neural network designed to look primarily at tags to identify what content to block from the kiddies and you only had this example data to work with, what would you think if you came across an lgbt positivity post that has tags that are nearly identical?
It’s not that I’m not blaming @staff. They still rolled out shitty code without doing any sort of QA on any sort of actual content people put on this site and messed things up as a result. But I really, really doubt there was any sort of malice involved. It’s just another textbook example of why you can’t rely on half-baked algorithms to do your jobs for you. Something that I really think we all should have learned by now.
Of course I can’t see a single thing but THERE ARE SYMBOLS AND THAT’S GOOD ENOUGH.
HERE ARE SOME QUICK COMPARISON SHOTS OF THE ONES I CAN MAKE OUT.
SO LIKE, THE SYMBOL OF WINDAM (aka Fai’s Kudan), one that might be Rayearth’s symbol (aka, Syaoran’s Kudan), Two books with suns on the spine (which aren’t the same as the spine of the Clow book, but DO look a lot like the symbol from the top of each card), a moon crescent, and a six pointed star (that doesn’t quite match the regular shape of stars they use but still).
SO LIKE. SUPER MAGIC BOOKS, YOU KNOW? More, they all have the matching line up the top, which usually indicates that these are a series of nonfiction books, maybe even encyclopedias?
So Fai is just casually looking right over a categorical outline of all the different types of magic in the world (and possibly, the entire multiverse) and he doesn’t even blink.
JUST IN CASE I WASN’T EXCITED ENOUGH ABOUT THE BOOKS ALREADY.
I mentioned maybe working on a series of comics focusing on themes like depression and anxiety? not really a “series” but more of a bunch of stand-alone comics… and i needed a character to follow so this is uh
she doesn’t have a name yet but I guess this is my first actual OC? I might tweak the design a little bit but if anyone has any name ideas let me know. or any thoughts about her overall design really.
i’ll edit the post once i have a name or whateverrr
Have you ever thought of a little Mobuhan or Eruhan?
I’m assuming that you’re asking this because you read the tags of my other post. Erm… I mean… maybe… there are a few mobuhan doujins that also include levihan. I was considering translating those. I would prefer to stay with just levihan content though. As for eruhan, I’d have to say the same thing. Unless for some reason my fangirl heart just can’t contain eruhan/mobuhan feels, I will be staying with levihan translations for now. Thanks for the ask.
// if the worst thing that happens to us white peeps is that we hear a POC say “i hate white people” that just shows how privileged we are. POC have a right to be angry. as an abuse survivor i’ve lashed out saying “i hate men” but does that mean I hate all men? no. i am venting a frustration with what happened. and if a dude came up and said “not all men” tumblr would be quick to crucify. its no different here. you guys are angry and have every right to be.
“—Listen!Carrots are just disgusting, alright!? I don’t like the taste or the texture of them so I won’t eat ‘em! Simple as that! And last I checked, I’m allowed to dislike something I find that weird and revolting. So everyone can just back off!”
me (a bisexual) and my (also a bisexual) friend: put our arms around each others shoulders/ use each others shoulders as arm rests in a friendly platonic way
some mean ass counselor: ummmm could u not do that here :))) sorry :)) :/
More Watertribe Lance Also avatar Lance this time because we talked about this with friends and we are lance trash we wondered what kind of pet Lance would have if he was the avatar… Like Aang has Appa and Korra has Naga.
And we ended up with a Peacock-Lion because it just suits him perfectly
(also it was supposed to be Keith’s pet -bc yeah it’s definitely more a firenation-ish beast- but things happened ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) i’ll write headcanons someday lmao)