"Mr. Mullenweg said his company intends to maintain the existing policy that bans adult content"
@Gargron fuckin hell
@Gargron Honestly? One of the best companies that could have acquired Tumblr. A shame they don't seem interested on improving its policies (yet).
@Gargron then what's the point of paying for it
@gargron What a waste
@Gargron these are confusing times
@Gargron "Mr. Mullenweg said his company is committed to the ignorance-driven, Puritan Crusade on adult content"
@ftl0 Because you install the software, on you own webspace and therefore have full control over it and your content.
@svenbrier Asked and answered! Thanks.
@ftl0 You're welcome.
@Gargron Seriously --' ?
@Gargron let me off this merry-go-round of horrors 🎠😬
@Gargron Matt's quote is important context: "Adult content is not our forte either, and it creates a huge number of potential issues with app stores, payment providers, trust and safety… it’s a problem area best suited for companies fully dedicated to creating a great experience there. I personally have very liberal views on these things, but supporting adult content as a business is very different.”
My take: while not a rescue for that community, this is overall good for Tumblr and the web.
@Gargron Matt's a good egg. We were in the same gang of geeky friends at the start of the century, and while we haven't stayed close, everything I know says he remains a decent human. He was certainly quietly kind and supportive with my big migration to Wordpress.com from Typepad (3500+ posts & over 8000 media files, which his team helped me move). And Automattic does a lot of really important legal work for the web (including amicus briefs).
@Calpsotoma My “overall good” refers to the acquisition not to the adult content community.
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