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Massive update on safe mode

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:

Hello,

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.

We invite you to check out the post on our Staff blog for more details on what happened and what were doing to improve things: https://staff.tumblr.com/post/162178688374/safe-mode-update

Thanks again,
Tumblr Trust & Safety )


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:


Hi Tumblr—

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.

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.

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 makes.

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 suggestions.

❤️


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.

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anastasia-goddess-of-drama  asked:

I know for a fact that Tumblr is keeping me from my Katie McGrath and LBGT comic characters and I want to know how to get off the sensitive content 'safe' mode?

That’s just rude isn’t it?! I believe you have to go into your settings and turn ‘Safe Mode’ off.

I have had mine off for a while because for some reason, a few members of the fandom were having issues with their Lena Luthor Appreciation Week posts not showing in the tags. As a test, I turned Safe Mode off and viola! 

Apparently I forgot to switch it back on, and I don’t seem to be missing out on content, so I believe that is the issue. 

If you have any other questions about the ‘Sensitive Content’ check out this FAQ. The above is for the website but there are instructions on how to do it on mobile in the FAQ as well. Hope this helps! 💗

I think people have a lot of misconceptions about me and making new friends. Tbh, there’s a lot of shit I don’t like w meeting new people (but I think when you’re an outgoing person and are good at socializing, people just expect you to be up in energy at all times), like when people are clingy, people expecting you to babysit them at social events even tho you’re meeting for the first time or have only met recently, people expecting you to spend all your emotional energy into helping them figure themselves out when you’re not that deep yet or have already been there done that 🙄, quiet / shy folks expecting you to keep the conversation lively, boring people…y'all, plz! I’ve had people message me on here before that don’t even follow me like, “Hey.” This isn’t OKC where you have thirst convos w me and have nothing to say 🙄 I give y'all this good talk, and when I ask you where you’re from, it’s like, “the west coast.” People give you nothing to go on sometimes (been done w all that tbh) 🙄🙄🙄🙄

at the same time, I’m also rly selective on who I wanna get to know, not bc of wanting to gain anything, but I’ve wasted a lot of time on small talk, acquaintances idc about, and just general bullshitting to suck up to men or white people just to get ahead, and I’m over all that, and rly y'all! Love yourself enough to know when you’re better than everybody. Y'know you got your own agenda. Y'know you’re more important than this or that. So you might as well own up to it, right? I’m a rly caring person, but there’s simply a lot that I truthfully don’t care about. lol every post I write on here is like, “Wow, Ray is such a jerk, who knew,” but literally all my close friends know the above stuff about me and still wanna be friends w me, so I guess it’s fine 😂 I just know what I like and dislike more than most 😂