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2 minutes ago, One percent said:

Yes, what is it. I’m not going to google it just in case 

Photo hosting in some form.

I heard a question on one quiz last week about how long something remains on Snapchat / Instagram / WhatsApp (I genuinely don't remember which).

This is not knowledge; it's like asking how many cigarette coupons you get in a packet of JPS.

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Just now, Frank Hovis said:

Photo hosting in some form.

I heard a question on one quiz last week about how long something remains on Snapchat / Instagram / WhatsApp (I genuinely don't remember which).

This is not knowledge; it's like asking how many cigarette coupons you get in a packet of JPS.

xD

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Tumblr is one of those internet sites that never really worked out how to make money.  It was taken over for gazillions  during the boom and has worked out to be a millstone around its successive owners, that keep on hoping that it'll be a great way to make money sometime soon, but that keep on being disappointed.

Anyway, I believe that in this instance the decision is really a means to cut costs by about 25% without actually having to do anything.  I suppose it might work out, in that the removal of porn will result in everyone thinking that it's now the place to be.  Probably won't though.

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13 minutes ago, dgul said:

Tumblr is one of those internet sites that never really worked out how to make money.  It was taken over for gazillions  during the boom and has worked out to be a millstone around its successive owners, that keep on hoping that it'll be a great way to make money sometime soon, but that keep on being disappointed.

Anyway, I believe that in this instance the decision is really a means to cut costs by about 25% without actually having to do anything.  I suppose it might work out, in that the removal of porn will result in everyone thinking that it's now the place to be.  Probably won't though.

It might actually do that.

Where pron is allowed it tends to swamp a site making it unusable even if you are tolerant or such things; and as you can often find yourself in the position where somebody might look over your shoulder you wouldn't want them to see you looking at something dodgy.

If DOSBODS had pron pictures turning up on every thread then I wouldn't read it anywhere near as often as I do.

This is one thing I think that the otherwise dire Facebook has got right in refusing to allow even topless pictures since it means that anyone of any age can be on it without concern on that score.  Widespread gloablist indoctrination however it handles less well.

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19 minutes ago, dgul said:

Tumblr is one of those internet sites that never really worked out how to make money.  It was taken over for gazillions  during the boom and has worked out to be a millstone around its successive owners, that keep on hoping that it'll be a great way to make money sometime soon, but that keep on being disappointed.

Anyway, I believe that in this instance the decision is really a means to cut costs by about 25% without actually having to do anything.  I suppose it might work out, in that the removal of porn will result in everyone thinking that it's now the place to be.  Probably won't though.

Don't disagree with them banning the pron, that's entirely up to them. I just don't see what it has to offer otherwise and I think you are spot on about it being nothing more than 'hoping' one day it will make money. And I can understand that to some extent, I can remember when Twitter first started and thinking, wow, this is crap who would use this?

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A few months ago they started requring you to login to visit adult tumblr sites. Very odd as, up until then, there appeared to be no means of them actively getting your information to sell on. Nor were there any adverts on it. I have no idea how it survived so long.

I rarely visited it as it was so awful. Like something down in Frontpage back in the mid-90's. Seemingly whoever owned it had given up on it a long time ago.

The site could have aimed to compete with FB or twitter but nothing. Now they appear to be about to kick-off a big chunk of their user base. Surely the thing would have been to turn the site around. Bring in some FB and twitter features and then kick people off in a few years.

But why kick people off at all. Adults are adults and surely there is a market out there for sites that have adult content.

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37 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

A few months ago they started requring you to login to visit adult tumblr sites. Very odd as, up until then, there appeared to be no means of them actively getting your information to sell on. Nor were there any adverts on it. I have no idea how it survived so long.

I rarely visited it as it was so awful. Like something down in Frontpage back in the mid-90's. Seemingly whoever owned it had given up on it a long time ago.

The site could have aimed to compete with FB or twitter but nothing. Now they appear to be about to kick-off a big chunk of their user base. Surely the thing would have been to turn the site around. Bring in some FB and twitter features and then kick people off in a few years.

But why kick people off at all. Adults are adults and surely there is a market out there for sites that have adult content.

You won't be surprised to see it's owned by Yahoo (now owned by another larger company).

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1 minute ago, spunko said:

You won't be surprised to see it's owned by Yahoo (now owned by another larger company).

 

No, not at all. How that once great company got incredibly arrogant, became swamped by non-techies in senior positons who were all making fortunes and was then run into the ground should be a lesson to all. Should be taught about in business schools.

Yahoo, HP and Norweigan warships? Is there a connection in their demise?

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4 hours ago, Frank Hovis said:

It might actually do that.

Where pron is allowed it tends to swamp a site making it unusable even if you are tolerant or such things; and as you can often find yourself in the position where somebody might look over your shoulder you wouldn't want them to see you looking at something dodgy.

If DOSBODS had pron pictures turning up on every thread then I wouldn't read it anywhere near as often as I do.

This is one thing I think that the otherwise dire Facebook has got right in refusing to allow even topless pictures since it means that anyone of any age can be on it without concern on that score.  Widespread gloablist indoctrination however it handles less well.

Would anyone want a topless picture of me?xD

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2 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

Topless men are allowed on Facebook; somebody on here complained when Facebook took down their Macron with gangstas photo and Facebook put it back up.

Even the algorithms known that something is wrong.

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