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I think everyone needs to see this, but especially tumblr. It’s a powerful argument for free speech and shows that no matter how much you disagree or how bigoted a person is it’s always better if you approach them with compassion and understanding instead of anger. If a member of the WBC deserves the benefit of the doubt, everyone does.

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what happens when tumblr minds put their heads together…with @doctorwhisky

anonymous asked:

what happened to her to avoid meet & greets? she made a tumblr account and the read all the werid stuff about her? lmao

has she ever done an actual meet and greet? p sure she jettisoned out of the venue immediately after the encore when i saw her….. and i’m pretty sure she enjoys reading weird fan blogs about her. WHY ELSE WOULD SHE VISIT MINE REGULARLY. (jk why would she be a fan of my blog but then ignore my existence MAKES NO SENSE) which is why that was a joke and i was just kidding) jk. but anyway, i’m not worried about a meet and greet because i’d just stand in the corner and avoid eye contact anyway

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.

❤️

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What do you get when you merge Giant Pants Guy and Dan’s Instagram outfit? You get a bad idea. A very bad idea.

  • Elizabeth The 3rd: *meows*
  • Jumin: Oh wow really?
  • Elizabeth The 3rd: *meows*
  • Jumin: And then what?
  • Elizabeth The 3rd: *meows*
  • Jumin: He did that?
  • Elizabeth The 3rd: *meows*
  • Jumin: Damn it, Seven!

Nessian to celebrate ACOWAR releasing today and my sadness cause I won’t be able to read it until the end of May *cries*

anonymous asked:

Look who is on the radar...AGAIN!!! :)

oh gosh it happened again didnt it

UHHHHH // /// HI EVERYONE!!!

if you’re new here…uh …welcome….to my ~ art blog ~ make yourself at home…you can find me here as well as on twitter too!! bathroom is down the hall to the left and  uh …feel free to help urself to some chip n dip or whatev. i draw lots of things here!! hopefully i can maybe even draw somethin you like!! glad to have ya… aaa ////

“i saw the way he was looking at you,” her friend smiled softly.

“what are you talking about?” she asked, eyebrows knitted together in confusion.

“earlier today, in the hallway. i was watching him talk to his friends… but he wasn’t looking at them. he was looking over their shoulders at you down the hall. he wouldn’t stop looking at you, dude. it was like… it was like he wanted to talk to you and not them.”

she laughed, “you’re insane.” but the truth was, her heart started beating faster while her face began to turn crimson in colour. because deep down, she was glad to know that he looked at her the same way she did him.

—  excerpt from a book i’ll never write #3