Private eye: *holds up photo* Have you seen this guy around here recently?
Me: I don’t know, my memory isn’t all that great, if you know what I mean
Private eye: *slides me $50* Maybe this would help you remember?
Me, pocketing the money: Wow thanks dude, don’t know if it’ll do much to help but i’m willing to try anything at this point, by the way what was your name again? i know you told me like a minute ago but I kinda forgot
Okay, first off. I’m sorry. Everybody was in the heat of the moment and reacted terribly with the new update. I was a big part in that and I feel bad about it. But there are some new things going on with the update that they have fixed/explained to us.
#1 : Replied to my email about the issue.
(Image - Tumblr Trust and Safety replying with this:
We appreciate you writing in about this. We’ve heard from a
bunch of users that Safe Mode was filtering posts from the LGBTQ+
community even though they were completely innocuous and totally
safe-for-work. Please know that was never our intention, and we
appreciate you letting us know so quickly—and forcefully! We’re deeply
sorry. Tumblr will always be a place where everyone is welcome and
protected, so we want to explain what happened.
The major issue
was some Tumblrs had marked themselves as Adult/NSFW (now Explicit) as a
courtesy to their fellow users, and their perfectly safe posts were
getting marked sensitive unintentionally. That should never have
happened. We’re sorry.
First off, I’d like to thank them for answering so quickly and responsibly. They fully explained the issue to me in a very adult manor and I very much appreciate that.
Second, they actually gave me a explanation for the issue unlike most staff/helpers online. Which i again, very much appreciate.
#2: They are trying to fix the issue as quickly as they can without 100% removing the feature.
This, to me, is very understandable. the update on staff’s official blog is this:
We’ve heard from a bunch of you that Safe Mode
was filtering posts from the LGBTQ+ community even though they were
completely innocuous and totally safe-for-work. Please know that was
never our intention, and we appreciate you letting us know so
quickly—and forcefully! We’re deeply sorry. Tumblr will always be a place where everyone is welcome and protected, so we want to explain what happened.
major issue was some Tumblrs had marked themselves as Adult/NSFW (now
Explicit) as a courtesy to their fellow users, and their perfectly safe
posts were getting marked sensitive unintentionally. That should never
have happened. We’re sorry.
We’re making some changes that should improve things:
Changes to self-marked blogs
What was happening: Because we consider Explicit blogs to be predominantly sensitive content, we were automatically marking all their posts as sensitive. That was too broad.
What we fixed: Now each post is classified individually. As they should be.
Changes to reblog chains
What was happening: If an Explicit Tumblr reblogged a safe post, we were marking that reblog as sensitive. This was even happening to text posts. Which is silly.
What we fixed: We changed the logic so that if the OP is safe, all its reblogs will also be safe.
Changes to photosets
What’s (still) happening:
When you make a photo post, a computer algorithm classifies the image
as safe or sensitive. It’s a machine so it’s not perfect. And the
chances go up with photosets because there are multiple images. But out
of an abundance of caution we keep posts marked sensitive until the OP
requests a human review (by tapping the appeal button on their posts).
What we’re working on:
We plan to have photosets analyzed as a whole group, rather than as
individual images. That should reduce the number of mistakes the machine
Safe Mode is supposed to make sure people aren’t
surprised by things may not want to see—specifically, nudity. It might
take some time to get it perfect, but we’re committed to getting there
with your help. Our algorithms will keep getting smarter as you give
feedback on misclassified posts, and as you share your concerns and
And finally, please stop attacking staff with this issue. They are trying to help us and do not want to hurt us. You are simply putting them under much more pressure and stress than helping. They are not trying to hurt us. Stop attacking them over this.
I will email them and contact them with further issues about this, thank you.
No matter what verb tense you’re using, verbs can only ever end like:
-s, -e, -x, -ai with je
-s, -x with tu
-d,-a,-t,-e with il/elle/on
-ons with nous
-ez with vous
-ent,-ont with ils/elles
I’m aware this doesn’t tell you the full endings, but try to remember that endings with je form the word “sexai” (which I know isn’t actually a word but there’s sex in it) and endings in il/elle/on form the word “date”.
Just simple things to help you remember it can never be “ils finirons”, “nous mangeont” or “il fais”!
*i’m a native French and “sexai” and “date” have saved my life so many times when dealing with weird tenses like the passé simple
***I didn’t count the imperative with tu because then the possible endings would be -s,-e,-x but this can get confusing. Just remember that with tu the -e endingis only ever used in the imperative.