Tumblr was never meant to be a place for artists to host their work - we have places like DA and Pixiv for that, art galleries exist for a reason. It was a blogging platform first and foremost. Yet everyone hopped on the Tumblr bandwagon, despite its horrible blog layouts (some being okay), terrible search engine, and unstable atmosphere full of dumbass SJWs and Tumblr staff that could pull the plug on your blog in a heartbeat. Bullshit hashy filenames so people are never ending asking "sauce" when someone posts an artists work they don't recognize with a tumblr file name. 1280p size limit unless you dicked around with the URL. Several more issues I won't go into, but I have loathed Tumblr for many years and what it has done to the crop of artists/fandoms I follow…or have tried to, no thanks to their site.
Even worse than Tumblr are artists (mostly the younger generation that grew up with social media) that post to Twitter…fucking oy vhey, don't get me started. >>8421>replaced with their target customers
Last time I checked a large portion of their "customers" were porn heavy blogs, both real life and artistic. I personally could see Tumblr closing up shop in a couple years because it has now lost all its appeal to a large chunk of their userbase. Or they could be completely fine, who knows.
>just out of laziness (instead of fixing the issues with real work), then fuck me they are dumb.
I feel that this is the case. Instead of fixing site problems, they are taking the incorrect route of just "BLOCK EVERYTHING NAUGHTY" in the hopes it works out. It won't, years of incompetence finally caught up with them and instead of owning up and doing what's right, they blame the perverts and horny users for their problems. The perfect scapegoats. Fuck Tumblr.
I do feel bad for artists that poured years of effort into establishing their brand on that site. If anything, this should teach people that if you want a stable host where you can post without limitation, pay for it yourself and don't rely on another company to host your content for you. Eventually, you end up getting screwed. People won't learn though, so that's that.