do you think that your blog will be affected by the new ban? do you support it?
I doubt this blog will be affected. Do I support it? No. The only good thing about this is that 99% of all the bots will be gone. The new guidelines mainly target porn. Smut, art of people kissing in bed etc is still allowed the way I interpret the guidelines, as long as you don’t draw dicks? Anyway, blogs are automatically deleted and SFW content gets flagged as sensitive by an algorithm? I think Tumblr is one of the first websites getting to experience what is yet to come: Article 13. All content aggregating websites will get this problem sooner or later.
Only .1% of Tumblr’s porn is original content. All the rest is reuploaded by bots. 22.5% is a lot. But it’s very likely that a lot of that activity comes from bots. There are porn posts out there with 43k notes, all reblogs. What are the odds? (Flickr’s ratio seems a bit more realistic)
Anyway, it’s 3am, don’t really know where I am going with this so…
The bot purge worked too well amigo, it's all coming down now
@purgethebots can barely take any credit for this. Apple drove Tumblr into a corner by removing the app from the app store leaving Tumblr with two options. 1) not adjust to Apple’s rules, losing a: new sign-ups,and b: inability to update the app OR 2) comply with the rules but lose existing users. Continuity is key for any business so this is a logical choice. But they should have stated things are they are and not this bs.
How much of an epidemic are these bots? Every time a porn blog follows me, most likely a bot, I block them. Does reporting them before blocking help?
Yes, you MUST report them. Blocking does nothing for the community! And very!!! Usually a post with 10k notes has 10 comments from bots. Right now I dare say it’s 100 bot-comments per 10k notes. Thank you for asking, amigo! (:
Do you ever get tired of people who point out that the prompts are similar to things already produced?
No, not at all. It does worry me a bit though. I hope such comments don’t discourage writers to take up on a prompt. It’s pretty safe to say that almost every prompt has already been elaborated upon. May that be a written work by an established author or a unknown fanfinction writer who used a certain plot in 2002, way before another writer, author x, got famous for it in 2010. You see, prompts are merely vague ideas. It’s the writer who brings them to life. I don’t really care if people say ‘already been done’, then you go through the comments and you see three different book titles and animes where said plot has already been used. Most of the time the titles don’t ring a bell. But sometimes, sometimes they do. And often I find myself wishing that someone would write the prompt because the already existing story could be written so differently. There is a myriad of possibilities a prompt could be written. It makes me think of the saying: ‘It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it’ that is important. Same goes for writing.