Archives de décembre, 2018

In a Catastrophically Bad Move, Tumblr Will Ban All Adult Content


Publié: 4 décembre 2018 dans ...Quoi de neuf ?




Publié: 3 décembre 2018 dans ...Quoi de neuf ?


Friendly reminder that tumblr’s so called exception to the censorship of allowing “nudity in art, such as sculptures and illustrations" means fuck all, fan art is already being culled.

Tumblr has already started flagging illustrative posts, some with no nudity at all, some with partial nudity such as two men with shirts off not even touching each other and this seems to be especially happening to queer couplings. Some pictures with no nudity at all are being flagged though too, even a friggin picture of a turtle was flagged.

1. The censorship bots aren’t able to discern between a turtle and a cock. This isn’t going to go well.

2. Queer content already seems to be targeted worse than cishet.

3. “Female presenting nipples” is just a terrible way to start justifying censorship, then adding to insult telling us nips are okay but only as long as it’s in the context of females pushing out a human because hey that’s all women and their bodies are good for amiright and then also particularly targeting queer content for censorship. You must have known the uproar that would cause. Seriously. Just the wording is asking for an HR disaster. I wonder who let that get through, but then at least it shows the true colours and intent behind this.

@staff This is not good.

How to Backup your Tumblr

Publié: 3 décembre 2018 dans ...Quoi de neuf ?



I was just semi-complaining that I was still looking for a decent way to backup my +6k posts without having to use paid services or even just wordpress (which has an import from tumblr tool that asks for permission to access your blog and also make posts), when I decided to actually put some effort into my google search. 

Results were positive: I have successfully backed up my blog

*By which I mean: everything that I have ever posted
Not included: drafts, queue, likes, followers, following, comments, notes, chat. 

I followed this method (word by word), and now have a 450 MB folder on my computer with the name of my blog on it containing: 

1. Folder “Archive” (contains .html files listed by month)
2. Folder “Media” (contains gifs and images, mine has +1k files in it; might contain also audios but I have no way of confirming that because I’ve never reblogged an audio post from this blog)
3. Folder “Posts” (contains single .html files, each one a post; I have +4k files in it)
4. Folder “Theme” (contains only my avatar, but it might be a matter of if you have personalized themes or not)
5. .html file “Index” (by opening it it will give you the archive of your blog organized by month; clicking on a month will open up the archive for that month, and you’ll be able to read all the posts for that month as if you were on your blog**, except sans your theme graphic, with each page containing 50 posts)

**I can see gifs, links, embedded videos, tags, number of notes (but I can’t open up the notes, clearly), text is also correctly formatted. 

So yeah, in case anyone wants a very quick way to back up their blog, it took me less than 10 minutes. 

P.S. I didn’t have any issue, but to be on the safe side always check for spyware and virus threats before and after downloading anything. 

this is actually really useful if you have an art blog full of years of work that you otherwise no longer have access to the original files. A lot of the art I have in the early days of my art blog are in that boat. I did this process JUST for that reason and I was pretty astonished at just how many pieces of media it backs up! (literally all of it) Drawings I didn’t even realize were sitting in my archive due to having been posted to text posts or undercuts, or untagged for years! It’s worth it if just for that, even if tumblr isn’t shutting down or deleting your blog.

Publié: 3 décembre 2018 dans ...Quoi de neuf ?


From someone who’s survived MySpace, livejournal, deviantart, and fanfiction.nets’ content purges and bad policy updates, here’s some advice on how to get through tumblr’s recent bullshit:

– don’t knee jerk delete. I know it’s tempting to peace out immediately but hang on and do the other steps first. Out right ghosting and erasing everything is how fandoms die.

– archive everything on your blog you want to keep

– tell your followers how they can archive and keep your work too. A lot of fic and art were only saved from and lj because other people saved it first. If you’re cool with other people saving your work for them to personally keep, let them know this. You can absolutely discourage reposting but I really do highly recommend you allow people to personally save fic and art they like and are worried will disappear forever. Digital Dark Ages are a real thing.

– tell people where you’re jumping ship to. Give links. Keep that info up, even if you’ve left the site.

– go through who you follow and find out where else you can follow them. Save their work if they’ll allow it. It’s tedious as hell but if you want to keep up with people on here clicking on their page to check in is the best way to do it.

– support places like ao3. This is exactly why ao3 asks for donations a few times a year. They are a 100% anti-purging, judgement free, ad free non profit run by an elected board and protected by lawyers. Places like ao3 literally save fandom so please continue to support them and other similar archives. This is exactly why ao3 is so important.