Petition to remove tumblr’s nsfw filter
We’ve all been disappointed so many times by tumblr’s updates, and some of us have put up with them in the past, but their latest nsfw filter is, by far, the worst.
Whilst I can understand tumblr’s efforts in implementing this type of censoring system, it isn’t helpful at all, not to mention their algorithm is inaccurate and 99% of the posts that get marked as nsfw are in reality, SFW. Whereas images of nude photography and pornography aren’t even flagged as sensitive.
We don’t need an apology on what was happening/what tumblr is “working on” to improve things. What tumblr should really do, is remove this function. Because it’s been affecting nothing but innocent posts, for instance photos/gifs of people holding hands, hugging, a character’s face, etc; and it’s also affecting communities like lgbt folks and anime/animation fandoms, where anime/disney edits are getting flagged as NSFW for no logical reason.
If there are people who want to have a clean dash, by all means they could just easily turn on the safe mode on tumblr to avoid seeing [the real] sensitive posts. Tumblr was actually doing better before they installed this nsfw filter, which doesn’t actually serve a purpose. It’s a pain for the most of us who are over 18 as we are no longer able to enjoy reading or post content freely like we used to.
I don’t think tumblr @staff understands the severity of how it’s affecting a lot of people, especially those edits/graphics makers and tumblr artists who depend on tumblr to post their work online. On top of that, the sensitive review would take days, and it’s exasperating. Instead of launching an algorithm that doesn’t work right, they shouldn’t launch it at all until and unless it works in the right way, or find other solutions that DOES NOT affect graphic makers who post their art/edits online. Beta test your algorithms first before launching them, @staff. Tumblr users aren’t your lab rats. Rolling out such a flawed algorithm is simply unprofessional. Honestly we all love spending time on tumblr but please @staff fix this issue soon so that it doesn’t affect people like this.