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    bookofbaitnate-deactivated20181

    So, who’s all on bdsmlr now? I just joined.

    torontopup

    I’m on as torontopup

    fetchthewhippingboy

    Me! I’m on there as fetchthewhippingboy

    cnyspanky

    Me. Cnyspanky.

    canesimonuk

    Yeah, I am now on BDSMLR and trying to increase the amount of punished male bottoms on there so I don’t have to see womens’ bits

    naughtyboyscorner

    Looks like critical mass? Let’s get the show on the road!

    Naughtyboyscorner.bdsmlr.com

    bdsmmly

    Bdsmmly.bdsmlr.com

    bound-indulgence

    I joined there 3 months ago, but never posted anything there, and had only 1 follower. At the beginning of Tumblr Armageddon Week , I made a couple posts, and the migration has acquired me over 400 followers, so far. From  26000 to 400…but its a start. Good site that is having to grow and accommodate quickly.  Bound-Indulgence.bdsmlr.com   Hope to see you all there!

    richyj1971

    Nakedhumiliation there

    slaveandy

    slaveandy.bdsmlr.com

    janespyder

    On bdsmlr as JaneSpyder

    staff

    Hey Tumblr–

    A couple of weeks ago we announced an update to our Community Guidelines regarding adult content, and we’ve received a lot of questions and feedback from you. First and foremost, we are sorry that this has not been an easy transition and we know we can do a better job of explaining what we’re doing. We knew this wasn’t going to be an easy task and we appreciate your patience as we work through the challenges and limitations of correctly flagging tens of billions of GIFs, videos, and photos.

    Today, December 17th, our policy begins to take effect. This means that we will start hiding not deleting – posts that contain GIFs, videos, and photos from public view that are in violation of our policy. Again, this is a complex problem, and over the coming weeks we will gradually, and carefully, flag more adult content. (Yes, we will still make mistakes, but hopefully fewer and fewer.)

    More importantly, we want to clarify the things that you, as a community, have asked about the most.

    Tumblr will always be a place to explore your identity. Tumblr has always been home to marginalized communities and always will be. We fully recognize Tumblr’s special obligation to these communities and are committed to ensuring that our new policy on adult content does not silence the vital conversations that take place here every day. LGBTQ+ conversations, exploration of sexuality and gender, efforts to document the lives and challenges of those in the sex worker industry, and posts with pictures, videos, and GIFs of gender-confirmation surgery are all examples of content that is not only permitted on Tumblr but actively encouraged.

    We also want to reiterate some important information from our Support post:

    Your content will not be deleted. If your post(s) are flagged under the new policy, they will be hidden from public view and will only be visible to you. You can appeal these flags if you feel your content was erroneously marked as adult content. Upcoming feature changes will also make appeals more manageable for those of you with multiple flagged posts. Your blog won’t be deleted if you’ve posted adult content in the past, and there is nothing you need to do if you have interacted with adult content up until now–it will just be flagged and not publicly viewable. Don’t forget too that you can download your content. It’s yours after all, and we don’t take that lightly.

    image

    What is still permitted? We’ve heard a lot of concern about what the policy does not permit, but we want to make sure that you also know what is still permitted:

    Written content such as erotica, nudity related to political or newsworthy speech, and nudity found in art, specifically sculptures and illustrations, is also stuff that can be freely posted on Tumblr. Although, photorealistic imagery or photography – images, videos, or GIFs – with real humans that include exposed genitals or female-presenting (yeah, we know you hate this term) nipples or depict sex acts is not allowed per our guidelines. 

    Examples of exceptions that are still permitted but that you may need to appeal if they are misclassified are: exposed female-presenting nipples in connection with breastfeeding, birth or after-birth moments, and health-related situations, such as post-mastectomy or gender confirmation surgery.

    The automated tools will improve. Having a post mistakenly flagged as adult totally sucks; we understand and agree that there have been too many wrongfully flagged posts since we announced the policy change. With tens of billions of GIFs, videos, and photos to review and millions of new posts every day, we really need your help to get it right.

    The more you help by reporting content that’s not permitted and by appealing content that you believe was flagged incorrectly, the better our automated tools will get at classifying your posts correctly. The more content these tools review, the more they will learn the difference between what’s permitted and what’s not. Most importantly, your content won’t be deleted if erroneously flagged and all appeals will be sent to a real, live human who can make the appropriate call. 

    We love Tumblr and the communities that call Tumblr home. You are Tumblr. This place has always been a reflection of the voices and communities that thrive here. As you’ve always done, help us continue to shape Tumblr into the community you want it to be.

    <3

    logoffprotest

    We are helping shape Tumblr into what we want. You simply aren’t listening. 

    babygirl-1972

    BDsmlr is the new Tumblr...

    Reblog with your bdsmlr name…reblog! let’s all find each other over where it REALLY FEELS LIKE HOME!!! Find me….Babygirl-1972 (shocker) I have already sprinkled some glitter but the place really needs more, and Unicorns! Come on over, it’s safe!

    dominacuriosa

    dominacuriosa.bdsmlr

    brighton-one

    Brighton One 🖤

    salomes-veils

    Salomes-Veils

    mistress-k-owns-slave-d

    Mistress_K_owns_slave_d

    sinful-english-gent

    Same as here.. Sinful English Gent

    ilovewhentheycry

    ilovewhentheycry.bdsmlr.com

    whatwhoresarefor

    its basically a tumblr clone and the staff is very open about the updates they are making, so if you’re happy with the tumblr interface this is the place for you.

    https://whatwhoresarefor.bdsmlr.com/

    hisprivateslut
    rohosub

    Rohosub.bdsmlr.com

    maturelesbian

    maturelesbian.bdsmlr.com

    studentofcfnm

    Student of cfnm

    helen599

    https://bdsmlr.com/blog/helen599

    I think that is it. The blog is exactly the same as on Tumblr and don’t be surprised to find out that Tumblr owns it now orrrrrrrrr buys it in the future. Amusement is all around.

    Helen.

    femdomtrainee

    That’s the place for tumblr refugees!! Meet me there with : Femdomtrainee.

    weliketoshowoff

    Done!  ps - femdomtrainee - still love your avatar

    cdinchastity

    Cdinchastity

    handjobfantasies

    handjobfantasies

    maswartz

    WELCOME BACK! For those who logged off, this is what you missed.

    1. @staff made a post pretty much saying “Your stuff isn’t getting deleted, just hidden from everyone but you” and “Yeah we know you hate the term “female presenting nipples” but we ain’t gonna stop saying it”

    2. If a blog has a pixelated icon that means they got hit by the ban, you cannot view that blog outside the sidebar. You cannot even view their archive. Allegedly if you follow the advice in this post it’ll be fixed but only if it was an accidental flag (aka a real sfw blog)

    3. The post Staff made including examples of what was ok to post. It got flagged.

    4. Yes, the bots are still here. Yes they are still stealing posts and putting porn links on them. Yes there are still ads with stuff more sexual than they allow in posts. Yes innocent things are still getting flagged.

    5. So yes, the site is still here and staff are still morons.

    logoffprotest

    Just an update on the site! As you can see, the ban did nothing but make it harder for blogs to share their content and get views. Porn bots are still running rampant. The flagging system is still broken.

    Stay tuned for Phase 2 of the Log Off Protest. Things have got to change. 

    fiction-is-not-reality

    How to Backup your Tumblr

    I was just semi-complaining that I was still looking for a decent way to backup my +4k 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. Fo
    lder “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. 

    dadmondmiles

    There is also TumbleThree, a standalone program, if you prefer a GUI over command-line. Also seems to have more options, such as downloading your liked posts.

    fiction-is-not-reality

    Haven’t tried it myself so I can only vouch for my OP, but I’ll reblog for the alternative. 

    kedreeva

    According to Tumblr themselves, starting December 17th, NSFW material will no longer be allowed on their site at all (saw that coming since Yahoo bought them out, I’m positive they’ve just been waiting for an excuse). This includes any NSFW photos, videos, graphics, gifs, etc. They say it won’t include erotica text but honestly the former is just a step toward the latter, check our receipts for the ff.net purge and livejournal strikethrough. And since it’s an algorithm not a human coming after NSFW content, they’re using a “take down first, reconsider on appeal” method- just like LJ did, and content that IS SFW can be flagged and taken down without a human checking it first. I’ve had photos of my birds taken down because of this, so don’t assume you’re safe from this absolute nonsense because you don’t post NSFW content.

    I’ve used the above method personally and can affirm it worked fine for me. I would absolutely recommend you do it, too, and sooner rather than later.

    Storm’s coming folks. Time to get to safety. Grab the contact info of whoever you want to stay in contact with now. If you’re a content creator of NSFW material, get setup someplace else even if it’s only temporary, and tell your followers where to find you.

    Stay safe, friends. I hope to see you on the other side.

    Don’t Panic!

    The eve of the Tumblr deadline of December 17th is upon us. Here are some steps you can take to lessen the pain and anguish…

    Back up your blog if you can. Here is a great tutorial on how to do that via Tumblr:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vFc4zFcAjFusIP1TM-zSB66OTqny-YaXrgdfD_j2Ya0/edit

    If you are running windows and are handy at scripting, you can try TumblThree:

    https://www.jzab.de/content/tumblthree

    There is also TumblRipper that runs on the .NET framework:

    http://www.zark.be/software/TumblRipper.html

    Even if you have to use Chrome and save each of your webpages as a web archive, do it. Every little bit helps.

    Most download rates for people trying to rescue their blogs directly from Tumblr is 40-50 KB/sec. It is pathetic. If that wasn’t enough, there may be evidence that Tumblr is banning IP addresses. Another thing you might want to try is a VPN. Here is a good link to get you started:

    https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/how-it-works/

    Lastly, signup for MojoFire.

    MojoFire is the new micro-blogging platform for both users and communities to post their favorite media and creativity. We’re the online home for everyone to connect and share.

    http://mojofire.com

    It is gonna be OK.

    dominantlife

    If I can get an adult version of something kinda like Tumblr up and running, would you guys be interested?

    Mostly same features but with extra features like…

    No bullying.

    No kids.

    No one under 18.

    Stronger blocking tools.

    All the female associated nipples you can handle.

    Please let me know and PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!!

    dominantlife

    We have come a long way in 11 days. Coders, designers, writers and other volunteers from around the world are working day and night to get this done by the 17th.

    We have a base site up and running in a sandbox. Today we are working on the GUI for the dash and some small items on the to-do list. 

    Visit MojoFire.com to get signed up!

    little-kitten-lotti

    MeWe DELETED!

    Please share this post.

    So last night whilst sat with my parents and boyfriend my phone rang, seems people can call you through MeWe. A random person I don’t know or have never chatted to decided he wanted to call me. This isn’t good! As bloggers we appreciate the anonymity of our private lives. I’ve deleted my account and suggest you do the same. Go to My Account and you’ll see delete. Daddy looked and there is NO way to disable that function.

    Sticking with bdmslr!

    leigha31

    Okay….within 5 minutes of posting my new account. I was warned the app is traceable and people can contact you via phone…. ugh. Sorry..delete..delete. ugh! Now what?!?

    just-like-that-please

    I’m wondering also if the person’s app is open on their phone and when they click pn the phone icon it rings up your phone… I should test this somehow interesting

    daddydomshouse

    Heads up if you’re using MeWe!!

    leadingladysworld

    Looks like I’ll be deleting this

    Rescue plan - details and FAQ

  • Overview
  • Timing and next steps
  • About the new site
  • What is allowed on the new site
  • Transfers
  • Social features
  • Future plans
  • Transfer process details
  • General
  • Overview

    What is the rescue plan?

  • To register Tumblr users on a new blogging site
  • To transfer existing content from Tumblr to the new site
  • To retain, sustain and build communities
  • To give an overall similar experience to Tumblr (the old Tumblr before 2018!)
  • To avoid the pitfalls of the current Tumblr
  • What must each user do?

  • Wait for the official announcement of the new site
  • Register on the new site (will need an email and password)
  • If the user wants, click a button to transfer blog content from Tumblr to the new site
  • Between now and December 17th, do not change your blogname or delete your blog from Tumblr
  • Timing and next steps

    When and where will the new site be announced?

    Next few days. I will announce it on https://twitter.com/rescueplan and on https://honedperfection.tumblr.com.

    Why not announce the site now?

    The site needs to be prepped for large numbers of Tumblr users to join, and for all their content to be transferred. It needs to be done in a way which does not disrupt the site’s existing community of users. New user registration on the site needs to be temporarily switched off so that only an authorised transfer from Tumblr is possible: this way, popular Tumblr user’s names cannot be taken (name squatting).

    “I need the site name now so I can check it out”

    Sorry, the site name will not be given to anyone in advance, no exceptions. It will be announced to everyone at the same time.

    “I am anxious about missing the announcement”

    Follow https://honedperfection.tumblr.com and https://twitter.com/rescueplan and you will not miss it. Also, it will be widely reblogged when it happens. You will have several days to join the new site and transfer your blog safely before December 17th, so do not worry.

    Is there an advantage to transferring early?

    Depending on user numbers transferring across, there may be an advantage in being one of the first to transfer - for example if very large numbers (millions) of people want to transfer all at the same time, the transfer process will slow down. Some people may prefer to wait until they see if other blogs they follow have transferred. Either way, do not leave it until the very last minute, for example do not wait until after midnight on Sunday December 16th. We do not know what time exactly Tumblr’s intended December 17th cut-off will apply.

    Do I need to take action before December 17th?

    If your blog contains NSFW content which you want to transfer to the new site - either for permanent community viewing or because it is too difficult for you to download it all - then you should transfer your blog to the new site before Monday, December 17th. (It is possible that in some cases transfers will still work OK even after December 17th, but we cannot be sure until after that date is already past, so better safe than sorry.)

    If your blog has no posts - or if your blog on Tumblr has no NSFW content - then you can register on the new site after December 17th without urgency. I mean, if you want to use the new site and view blogs on there, but you do not want to transfer your own Tumblr blog content across, then in this case, you can register as a user on the new site even after December 17th, so there is no rush.

    Do I need to be a registered user on the new site to preview content there?

    You can browse the whole site freely in this first week, even if not a registered user. But later in December it will be changed so that, after that time, only registered users will be able to browse the NSFW content.

    What date and time will the new site be announced, exactly?

    When it’s ready. The original hoped date was December 9th or 10th but that has had to change for technical reasons. The announcement is now expected to be on December 11th or 12th, not later than that.

    Why is it taking so long?

    I think it is taking an amazingly short time for a project of this scale. A team of very smart developers is working on it as quickly as humanly possible. Moving one user over to a new blog is easy, moving hundreds of thousands or millions is a large scale project.

    How will I know if blogs I follow have transferred?

    Every blog transferring will tell you that on their own Tumblr blog, and will provide a link to the new blog. (If a Tumblr blog is deleted or deactivated, then you will not see this but you can maybe try searching for the same blogname on the new site - or ask other community members where it has gone.)

    SUGGESTION: It would be wise for you, today, to make a note of the exact names of all the Tumblrs you follow - maybe take a screenshot - to increase your chance of finding these blogs later if they get deleted or deactivated on Tumblr.

    About the new site

    Describe the new site

    It’s a blogging site similar to Tumblr. If you like Tumblr you will like it. It has - in my opinion - better visual design than Tumblr.

    What types of communities are on the new site?

    All types of communities are there, including general subjects such as photography, fashion, art, food as well as nudity and other NSFW. When our Tumblr communities move to the new site, you should be able to find the same commmunity there so Tumblr users should feel right at home :)

    Will the new site support minorities?

    Definitely yes, the new site strongly believes in creating a positive and open environment for all.

    How will minorities be protected from hate speech on the new site?

    Hate speech is unacceptable on the new site and will be subject to disciplinary action. Blogs themed on racism or anti-Semitism will not be tolerated on the new site.

    What is allowed on the new site

    Is the new site for BDSM, d/s or other groups?

    The new site is a general blogging site for everybody, similar to Tumblr. All groups, including the groups listed in this question, are very welcome. Importantly, the site is not only for these groups. One of the best aspects of Tumblr is that as a general blogging site, members can explore and learn about all their different interests in one place, including ‘dipping their toe’ into new areas. Human beings are not one-dimensional.

    How about LGBT?

    Blogs with LGBT content are welcome and warmly encouraged.

    Will all forms of NSFW content be allowed on the new site?

    Every type of NSFW content is allowed, except for illegal content such as child pornography and zoophilia (bestiality). Posting child pornography or zoophilia - or transferring existing posts of those things from Tumblr - will result in account bans and legal action.

    Specifically, is my blog going to be acceptable on the new site?

    Partial or full nudity and depictions of all types of human sexual acts are allowed, so long as all participators are over 18 years old. If it was allowed on Tumblr prior to December 2018, it will be allowed on the new site. (Except hate speech: racism and hate speech are not allowed on the new site.)

    Is anything not acceptable?

    As already said, child pornography and zoophilia are never acceptable and will result in takedowns and account bans. In addition, depictions of serious crime (examples: death, mutilation, rape) or incitation to crime may result in action depending on the context. For example journalist reporting of actual news or events is acceptable, art is acceptable. Imagery of hardcore BDSM between consenting adults is acceptable. Imagery of simulation or role-play by consenting adults (example: forced sex fantasies) is acceptable.

    How will you know the difference between all these things?

    Anything borderline will be reviewed by humans. Humans are good at knowing the difference between what is acceptable and what is not.

    How will you ensure there is no child pornogaphy on the site?

    We will use a combination of several methods known to be effective. Details will not be discussed: discussion will only help the perpetrators.

    Are Lolita and dd/lg relationships and erotica with these themes permitted on the site?

    Yes, so long as in all images the persons shown are in fact over 18 years old. Dressing up or role-playing a relationship where one partner is more experienced is allowed. As above, any borderline case will be reviewed by humans. Humans are good at knowing the difference between acceptable and legal art, on the one hand, and illegal child pornography, on the other hand.

    I have 1000 posts on my Tumblr and I think one of them might show a 16-17 year old

    If you know that your post shows an under-age person in a nude, suggestive or sexual context, please avoid trouble for yourself later and delete this post now. The rule is simple: over 18 is acceptable, under 18 is not.

    What about porn bots?

    Commercial and other spam is not permitted on the new site. Porn bots - of all kinds - are basically a form of spam. They are quite easily detected and blocked when found.

    Any other rules for NSFW content?

    The new site has one simple rule: all NSFW material must be flagged as NSFW by the poster. Similar to Tumblr’s “sensitive” setting, either the whole blog or one individual post can be set to NSFW by the user.

    What does NSFW mean?

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=NSFW

    Transfers

    How will the transfer to the new site work?

    The new site will have a registration page and a button to transfer your blog.. You can also choose to register your name without transferring your blog content. Click the transfer button, and your blog content will be automatically transferred. Note the content transfer is a slow process, it takes a few minutes, or longer for large blogs.

    What if I have multiple blogs on Tumblr (secondary blogs)?

    Your secondary blogs can also be transferred, you can choose which blogs are transferred and which not. You will be given a separate username and login on the new site for each blog transferred. You will need a different email address for each account, so if you have several Tumblr blogs you might want to go create some new email addresses for yourself now.

    (Pro tip: if you have a gmail account then you can add extra dots in the address to make new email addresses for yourself which all go to the exact same valid gmail account. For example, an email to me.my.se.lf@gmail.com will go to me.myself@gmail.com. Try it for yourself!)

    Can I continue to use Tumblr after transferring to the new site?

    Yes of course - though presumably, you will not be posting new NSFW content on your Tumblr?

    Your Tumblr blog will remain (unless you deactivate it) and you can still post on Tumblr. Your new posts on Tumblr will not be transferred to the new site: the new site is a snapshot of your existing Tumblr blog on the day you click the transfer button.

    What post types are transferred?

    Photo posts, GIFs, Photosets, Text or HTML posts and Quote posts will be transferred. Bare links (with no text) will not be transferred. Videos and audio recordings will not be transferred, sorry - you will need to download those from Tumblr yourself and find a home for them elsewhere.

    What about asks, submissions, chat and user comments on my posts?

    These cannot be transferred to the new site, sorry. If these posts do not contain images, they can probably stay on Tumblr even after December 17th?

    I am a photographer, will the source be credited?

    “Source:” labels on Tumblr posts will not be transferred to the new site. This is for technical reasons and because in our experience they are not used in a consistent way - for example, some users state their own Tumblr blog as the source, for self-promoting reasons. Also, it can be said that Tumblr is the source for all transferred content on the new site.

    If you are a photographer and you want a credit or link to your own professional website (or your Instagram/500px/Flickr) please include this credit in the photo caption.

    What about all my reblogs?

    Posts which you have reblogged so that they are visible on your own blog will be transferred and visible on the new site, this is part of the transfer of your blog to the new site. If the original poster also transfers their Tumblr blog to the new site then your reblogs will be shown as reblogs on the new site. If the original poster does NOT transfer their blog to the new site then your reblog, over there, will seem like an original post.

    What about my Tumblr Queue?

    Posts in your Queue, and Drafts, will not be transferred to the new site: only actual published posts will be transferred. If you want to transfer posts in your Queue, go through your Queue on Tumblr’s dashboard and select Publish Now. Do this before transferring to the new site. Or, you could just wait a day or two for all your Queued posts to be published.

    I have 20000 posts on my Tumblr, how do I set them all to NSFW?

    Easiest for you is to set up your whole blog as NSFW when you transfer it. Or if your blog has mixed content, some SFW and some NSFW, you can set individual posts as NSFW. A lenient approach will be taken during the first month, as we know it takes time to get this right for a large amount of content.

    Can the new site automatically copy my Tumblr “sensitive content” setting for each post?

    No, sorry, that is not possible.

    Social features

    What about all my Likes?

    Other people’s posts you have liked on Tumblr (but not reblogged) will not be transferred to the new site. These cannot be transferred, because they are not your own posts - they are another blog’s posts. If you want to transfer likes, you will need to reblog them now to your own Tumblr blog before transferring your blog to the new site. Note that Tumblr has a daily post limit of 250 posts or reblogs, so this will limit your ability to reblog likes, so maybe choose only the best ones?

    Another option is for you to suggest to all the blogs you follow that they transfer to the new site :)

    What if I liked a post on xyz Tumblr blog, and the blog xyz transfers to the new site also?

    Even in this situation your ‘Like’ will not be copied across to the new site, because you did not yet Like the post on the new site. You will need to go find blog xyz on the new site, and like the post they have over there. I know it would be amazing if all your Likes can just be copied across to the new site so that it becomes exactly the same as Tumblr, but that is not possible in the short time available to December 17th.

    I have a popular blog with many likes, reblogs and followers, how will those be transferred?

    Same answer as above. It would be nice if all these connections can be transferred, but it cannot be done in the time available - users must start again with fresh likes and followers on the new site. If you have a popular blog on Tumblr and you give your followers your blog name on the new site (probably the same name as here on Tumblr, but that’s up to you) then your followers will find you over there easily enough.

    It upsets me that all my past interactions with other people here on Tumblr will be lost

    The whole community is upset, angry and dismayed about this. To take a positive approach: the people and the content you like will hopefully be transferring to the new site, and if the people are there, the community will remain and rebuild new links in future: that’s the most important thing.

    Future plans

    Will the new site offer reblogging and commenting?

    The new site - which has millions of existing users with blogs already - currently has a Like function but not a Reblog function. A Reblog function will be added as soon as possible so that Tumblr users should feel right at home. This is likely to be after December 17th. Before December 17th, the priority is simply transferring blogs safely.

    Will the new site offer Asks, Submissions, and Fanmail (messaging)?

    Not at first. In the months ahead, new community features will be added, these features may not be exactly the same as Tumblr (they may be better!)

    Will the new site offer themes?

    The new site offers layout options for your posts, but not full page themes like Tumblr. Themes are a feature that will probably be added some time in future.

    Any other plans for the new site?

    The new site is good already, and over time will be looking to add all the features needed to create a “best in class” blogging community.

    Transfer process details

    How will I know when my blog is successfully transferred to the new site?

    When the transfer process is complete, the transfer tool will automatically create a new post on your Tumblr blog, giving your followers the name of your new blog at the new site. This post will be in English. If you want this information shown in a different language, you can edit the post yourself in your Tumblr dashboard (maybe keep the English text also, for your international followers, so that there are two languages.) When this post appears in your Tumblr blog it is also a confirmation that your posts are safely stored on the new site and will become visible on the new site over the days ahead.

    IMPORTANT: this notification of successful transfer will be added as a post in your posts Queue on Tumblr, not your published posts. This is to allow you to edit the notification as you want, before your followers see it. If your Queue on Tumblr is already filled then this post will be near the end of the Queue, so you might want to move it to the top of the Queue!

    I clicked the transfer button and I have not yet received a notification of a completed transfer

    Go check your posts Queue on Tumblr. If you are not seeing the notification within a few minutes after clicking the transfer button, try refreshing the posts Queue: the notification will be at the end. If you have a very large blog please be aware it may need more than a few minutes to complete the transfer, so if you don’t see it immediately don’t worry, just check again after an hour or so.

    Will I be able to see my posts on the new site immediately?

    After you are notified of a completed transfer, the posts will still take time to become actually visible on your blog on the other site. Similar to Queued posts on Tumblr, posts take time to be published - but faster than Tumblr, it should normally be several thousand posts appearing per day. In very busy periods (large numbers of users transferring) your posts may appear at a slower rate, but if you have been notified of a complete transfer, you can be sure that your posts will appear eventually.

    What if there are too many users transferring all at the same time?

    Your blog posts transferred from Tumblr will be safely stored, even if the new site is extremely busy - we are expecting it to be busy! At peak times, posts will appear on your new blog at a slower rate, but all your transferred posts will eventually appear.

    My blog here has over 250,000 different posts, will those all be transferred?

    Blogs with large follower numbers on Tumblr will have all their posts transferred. Blogs with low numbers of followers on Tumblr, but very high numbers of posts, may be capped at a certain number of posts (the newest posts will be transferred). This is for fairness to other users: it would not be fair to spend all the transfer resources on one person’s huge blog. Again, if there was more time until December 17th, more could be done, but as things are the time available has to be allotted in the fairest way.

    How can I be sure this will all happen as described?

    Until the new site is announced and your blog is actually transferred then people may feel uncertainty. But please be assured, a team of smart and committed people, who care passionately about the survival of the Tumblr communities, is doing their damnedest to make it happen.

    General

    Are transfers of all my posts guaranteed?

    Transfers of your blog to any other site are on a ‘best efforts’ basis. There may be changes, for example formatting differences. For technical reasons, some Tumblr posts may be impossible to transfer. Video and audio posts, and 'ask’ and 'submission’ posts and other conversations on Tumblr, will not be transferred.

    Will the new site be free?

    Yes.

    What languages does the new site have?

    Registration page and settings are in English. Your own blog can be in any language.

    Will there be an app for my phone?

    The new site will be adding iPhone and Android apps some time after December 17th. For now, the new site is easy to browse in a browser on your phone such as Safari, Chrome or Firefox.

    Is there a risk that Apple will take down the new site’s iPhone app in future?

    As happened to Tumblr? We hope not. Site rules are designed to ensure the app will remain acceptable to Apple - in the same way that Twitter is acceptable to Apple even though a few Twitter users post porn. Worst case, iPhone and iPad users can always browse the site in a web browser.

    Can I help the project?

    An experienced team is already working on it, but more help is always appreciated and will allow us to do more in the time. If you are an expert web or full stack developer able to volunteer significant time in the next days, please get in touch with details of your skills and experience.

    Why have I not heard of the new site before now?

    The internet is a big place! The new site does not do heavy marketing.

    Will this FAQ change?

    This FAQ is subject to revision to keep it up to date - I may edit this post, so check back at the original honedperfection.tumblr.com to see the latest version. All intended and announced plans are on a 'best efforts’ basis.

    Is this FAQ available in other languages?

    No, but if you want to translate it to your language on your blog, you are welcome to do that. Please retain links to the original on honedperfection and the rescueplan Twitter so that people can follow updates there.

    honedperfection

    December 17th - a rescue plan

    Some good news, I’ve been talking to two developers now and got them working together, we just had a meeting with the guys behind an existing large (millions of users) site similar to Tumblr, with a vibrant and open-minded community, and more importantly, it has open-minded owners who believe in free speech. They think we can get something done here to rescue the whole community.

    I’m not allowed to reveal the site name yet. I can tell you it’s mainstream, open to everyone, open-minded and welcoming. (It’s not WordPress or any site owned by Facebook or Twitter. It’s not Pillowfort, that’s in closed beta. It’s not Ello, that’s mainly for artists. It’s not kinkspace or fetlife, those are too specialist. It’s not jux, that seems to be closed. It’s not Soup, that seems still in development and too small.)

    One of the reasons for delaying the announcement for next few days is they don’t want a “land grab” where people take the names of current popular Tumblr users over there (cyber squatting). So they are looking at ways for existing Tumblr users to keep the same names on the new site.

    More info over the days to come.

    The plan is, broadly:

    1. By December 9th, announcement of the new site and how to secure your username there

    2. By December 10th, an online tool for bloggers to copy their existing content to the new site automatically, with the same tags and captions.

    3. Bloggers will need to copy their content across between December 10th and December 17th if they want to use the automatic tool.

    4. My understanding is that after December 17th there will be no public access to any “flagged” posts on Tumblr, but the original poster will still be able to see the flagged post (for a short time at least). Therefore, the original poster may still be able to manually download a post to their own PC or phone, after December 17th, and manually upload it to the other site. But if you have lots of posts that will take a long time, it will be better to use the automatic tool before December 17th.

    Please understand that these dates are approximate and may change for technical or other reasons.

    There may be a few rough edges or not so perfect looking site design on the transfer tool. Everyone is doing their best. The main goal here is to help as many people as possible preserve access to their content, in the short space of time Tumblr has allowed us, and preserve as much as possible of the Tumblr community spirit somewhere new.

    The new site will cater for photo, GIF, text and html posts. It will not offer video and audio posts, due to cost reasons - maybe in future, but for now you will need to preserve video and audio content yourself in some other place.

    If your Tumblr blog has a mixture of original content and reblogs, or all reblogs, all of that can be copied over to the new site. Reblogs will become “your” original content if nobody else posted them yet, otherwise they will be shown as reblogs. The devs are looking at ways to preserve attribution of reblogs back to the original Tumblr poster, if that person also moves to the new site.

    Important: your Likes cannot be copied from Tumblr to the new site. You will have to go find the same posts again on the new site, and like them afresh.

    (Similarly, existing reblog comments, asks, messages and other user interaction on Tumblr cannot be copied to the new site - that’s just too much to do, in the short time available.)

    If you want to preserve any of your existing Liked posts on Tumblr, you will need to either: (1) download the post to your own PC, or: (2A) reblog it now to your own Tumblr blog, and then (2B) use the automatic tool, before December 17th, to move your whole Tumblr blog across to the new site.

    If you have Liked a lot of posts here on Tumblr, the gridllr.com webapp should be able to help you do steps 1 and 2A quickly, I mean download or reblog.

    (Someone complained to me today about the appearance of Gridllr on a phone. It’s best to use Gridllr on a PC, Mac or Tablet with a large screen.)

    If you have liked a post here on Tumblr and the original poster decides to delete it, or even to delete their entire blog, some time before December 17th, then that post will be permanently lost. So if you want to be sure to preserve any of your Liked posts, you should best download or reblog as soon as possible. If it’s reblogged to your own blog it is safe from deletion, at least for next few days.

    Obviously, you will lose access, after December 17th, to all past posts you have liked, if Tumblr has flagged them as NSFW. Again, the steps (1), or (2A) and (2B) covered above will be the only way to hold on to these posts.

    fur-n-steel

    🙏🙏🙏

    marriedandfucking

    Fucking Fuck It All…

    Well, I’m late to this party of having something to say about the announcement Tumblr made today, but fuck it, I’ve still got some things to say, and I need to get this out - even if it’ll only live here for a few weeks.

    We’ve had a lot of messages today, asking for our thoughts, and for most of the day I’ve not known what to say. The shock has left me a little speechless. Now I’m home and not putting out fires at work, and I’ve had a few glasses of a really good 2001 Shiraz so fuck it - I’m feeling more inclined to put down some thoughts.

    Both Mrs. and I have a had some things come up in our lives that we’ve had to deal with that have been very difficult. As have many of you. It helps give some perspective to what this is. Is it the worst thing in the world to happen? Is it as bad as some people’s situations all over the world? No to both of those.

    I’m not trying to minimize what happened today and how many of us are feeling. It’s a fucking sucker gut punch - and it fucking hurts - it fucking hurts a lot - and it fucking sucks. It makes me angry, sad, and a lot of other emotions. It’s a huge disappointment. This is one of the most Monday things of Monday’s I’ve fucking heard of in a long fucking time.

    That being said, we’ll all find a way to move on - but most importantly we’ll hopefully find a way to move on still in contact with those we’ve met here that we’ve made genuine connections with. Tumblr can’t take that away for good.

    That’s the most important thing to us. The connections. We’ve made some amazing connections with people here. Real people just like us. Normal everyday people who found a safe place to share their desires and thoughts around sex (and many other topics). We’ve gotten to know some fellow Tumblrs very well. Some we’ve had the chance to meet in person, and some we’ve even gotten to fuck. All in all a pretty fucking great experience overall.

    This place has not just been an escape for us, but also a continuing daily lesson into our desires. We’ve learned so much more about what excites us, and it’s helped us grow so much over the last few years - as people, as a couple, as sexual human beings, as swingers - it’s been eye opening and it’s helped us be able to communicate with each other about things we see, ideas it gives us. We’ve felt accepted, and okay for our desires. Not ashamed of what we do, or what we share. Fuck you Tumblr staff for making it seem like we should be ashamed of having NSFW content.

    The header of their post about a “better, more positive Tumblr” was such a horseshit title. I mean fuck you and your self righteous moral posturing. You know what’s positive? Deciding to share with others your experience, thoughts, desires, and showing all sizes, shapes, and colors of body types. Now not only will there no longer be no adult content allowed, they’ve gone so far back with regressive pre-1950’s censorship bullshit like “female-presenting nipples” as content that won’t be allowed. Fuck that. While our blog may not completely go away - we do have a few SFW posts over the last five + years, not sure we’ll try to keep it going for very long after the 17th.

    I know some people consider what we do “not classy” - frankly I don’t give a fuck and won’t feel ashamed for sharing what we decided to share. It’s who we are, it’s real, it’s honest. It’s positive and Tumblr can quite frankly fuck off they don’t see it as such.

    We won’t disagree that child pornography is completely abhorrent and not something we support either. I find it hard to believe they don’t have a way to monitor that better, but still allow consenting adults to post adult content. But let’s be honest, with all their high moral posturing, this is also about money and their ability to monetize a platform and turn this into another Instagram.

    Five + years - that’s how long we’ve had this blog.

    Over 328,000 followers, and over 122,000 posts - over 4,420 of them our own personal content posts.

    We’ve taken ninety eight different photo sets and shared them here.

    This is what it comes down to?!?

    I said it before - this fucking hurts. I hate having the rug pulled out from under me and that’s exactly what this feels like. We’re grateful for so much here - the people we’ve connected with, what we’ve learned about ourselves, what we’ve been able to share that’s been appreciated - there’s a long list of what to be thankful for - and we genuinely are.

    Where to go next for us? I don’t know. It’ll take some time over the next few days to find the best options. Open to suggestions. Again, most importantly, we’ll find a way to keep connected to those we’ve made friendships with. That will outlast the bullshit of this decision.

    As I’m writing this, listening to some music to help process this, these words came across my headphones to my ears and heart…

    “I have lost a hero, I have lost a friend, but for you darling, I’d do it all again” because “You’re the only motherfuckers in the city who can handle me.” - St. Vincent

    marriedandfucking

    Update 12/4

    Ok… a brief update and also some serious gratitude. We’ve gotten some super nice messages over the last day or so. This is all so fucked up, but also overwhelming in both good and bad ways. Appreciate all the kind comments and how we’re coming together to help each other to find other platforms.

    So far… we’ve reserved a Twitter, a MeWe profile, and a Sharesome. We’ll be checking these out the next few days and then hopefully can make an announcement soon about where we’re moving to and appropriate links by the end of this week. 

    Also, for clarification, am I to understand that our actual blogs won’t be shut down, but just the “explicit” content removed? Haven’t had time to fucking sort this all out. We actually have some posts that aren’t “female presenting nipples”… feeling torn as to whether we stay here or not. Part of me says “fuck tumblr” and we’re gone for good because of all this, and also I’ve seen some are staying - at least for now. 

    Again, we haven’t had a fuck ton of time to deal with all of this. 

    Which also begs the question why the fuck would Tumblr do this at this time during the year - during a super busy holiday season? While no time I’m sure would be good - this is like the extra slap in the face of this “jelly of the month club” gift they’ve chosen to give us. 

    Anyone know where Cousin Eddie is?

    cfnm-private-party

    Under the stairs?

    wide-awaaaaake

    Alternatives to Tumblr if Yahoo goes any further

    • Soup.io - well-known alternative to Tumblr. Reblogging, post types, themes, collab blogs, dashboard, artsy, great community already there.Soup can auto-import everything you’ve posted on Tumblr.
    • TypePad - Includes reblogging. Dashboard and post types similar to Tumblr.
    • Jux - Artful posts, beautiful blogging experience
    bollymusings

    Reblogging cause one day it just may be neccessary.

    arubbishmedic

    It became necessary

    fiction-is-not-reality

    How to Backup your Tumblr

    I was just semi-complaining that I was still looking for a decent way to backup my +4k 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. Fo
    lder “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. 

    dadmondmiles

    There is also TumbleThree, a standalone program, if you prefer a GUI over command-line. Also seems to have more options, such as downloading your liked posts.

    fiction-is-not-reality

    Haven’t tried it myself so I can only vouch for my OP, but I’ll reblog for the alternative. 

    kedreeva

    According to Tumblr themselves, starting December 17th, NSFW material will no longer be allowed on their site at all (saw that coming since Yahoo bought them out, I’m positive they’ve just been waiting for an excuse). This includes any NSFW photos, videos, graphics, gifs, etc. They say it won’t include erotica text but honestly the former is just a step toward the latter, check our receipts for the ff.net purge and livejournal strikethrough. And since it’s an algorithm not a human coming after NSFW content, they’re using a “take down first, reconsider on appeal” method- just like LJ did, and content that IS SFW can be flagged and taken down without a human checking it first. I’ve had photos of my birds taken down because of this, so don’t assume you’re safe from this absolute nonsense because you don’t post NSFW content.

    I’ve used the above method personally and can affirm it worked fine for me. I would absolutely recommend you do it, too, and sooner rather than later.

    Storm’s coming folks. Time to get to safety. Grab the contact info of whoever you want to stay in contact with now. If you’re a content creator of NSFW material, get setup someplace else even if it’s only temporary, and tell your followers where to find you.

    Stay safe, friends. I hope to see you on the other side.