Tumblr’s censoring of floppy disk photos spawns hilarious reactions on Twitter
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After Tumblr’s censoring bots not only flagged the company’s official announcement as explicit but also censored its own examples of acceptable adult content, the message was loud and clear: brace yourself for a complete mess.
And as expected, Tumblr’s bots are leaving no stones unturned to annoy users. Following is an example:
THIS got flagged of all things? guess tumblr doesnt like funny drawings pic.twitter.com/9qEWJ11Gpg
— ianjq (@ianjq) December 4, 2018
Precisely because of this, Tumblr is receiving a lot of negative reactions from users. Recently, when one such instance came to light, the reaction from users were extremely funny, and we thought of highlighting them so that our readers can have a hearty laugh as well.
So here’s how it all unfolded. A Twitter user (@Foone) shared that Tumblr is flagging several of their images (containing Floppy disks) as NSFW. The user said they now want to take their blogs off Tumblr.
I really need to get my blogs off Tumblr. It's flagging lots of floppy disks as containing NSFW content! pic.twitter.com/xrcbCZA3Vf
— foone (@Foone) January 2, 2019
The kind of comments people left on this tweet are hilarious. We’ve handpicked some of them for you. Take a look:
some of those are literally insertion, foone.. smh
— surasshu (@surasshu) January 2, 2019
female presenting floppies
— trixie the ultragoff (@imperatrixfire) January 2, 2019
Look, so long as it's floppy you can say it's art. You should only have to worry about it when they're hard.
— Urthdigger Quickclaw (@Urthdigger) January 2, 2019
Maybe tumblr knows what's on those disks?👀
— Attic Trash (@Ro_hnne) January 2, 2019
not safe for work – do not use a floppy disk to store critical work data, therefore floppies are not safe for work
— Campbell Watson (@The6P4C) January 2, 2019
— Enmešarra (@Lugal_Dingirra) January 2, 2019
— TechieTiger 🇦🇺 (@Techie_Tiger) January 2, 2019
Oh o! Looks like tumblr has misspelt “Disk”. Again.
— Michael Mulhern (@the_jongleur) January 2, 2019
those saucy floppies getting pushed into slots.
— J_1_i hates fireworks (@ShineImperium) January 2, 2019
someoe mistyped the filter for "floppy dicks"
— GustafE (@gerikson) January 2, 2019
On a serious note though, Tumblr is currently in a total mess. Posts are being wrongly flagged, users are finding loopholes in the way Tumblr is censoring posts, reviews of the Tumblr app are allegedly being manipulated, and porn bots problem still persists (in fact, it has got even worse).
Let us know in the comments section below, your thoughts on Tumblr’s current situation.
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