Remove Tumblr's brand new 'safe mode' update
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As of today, Tumblr has introduced a new way of blocking sensitive media on their site, with a new "safe mode" update. This safe mode has blocked many things that don't even come close to being sensitive, and if you're under 18 there is no way to turn it off, period.
This petition aims to make Tumblr realise that this update is ,quite frankly, useless, as the multitude of Tumblr users have other, better ways to block sensitive content that they don't wish to see, such as blacklisting tags or blocking offensive blogs. Furthermore, before the update, Tumblr's safe mode was already useful for blocking sensitive content by blocking all blogs and posts that had been flagged as NSFW.
This new update, however, is seemingly blocking posts and blogs at random. It is reducing not only what content people see on Tumblr, but also what people can post. Many people can't see content their friends are reblogging, other's are being treated to a dashboard full of blocked posts, and a few can't do anything due to everything being blocked. Even the LGBT tags are being branded as NSFW, which is a horribly homophobic thing for Tumblr to do during Pride Month.
This update is useless, untested, and broken, It's not needed, and basically the entirety of Tumblr's userbase can agree that Tumblr has updated the wrong things. Something like a tag blocker for mobile would be much better, and it would be more useful too.
When this petition reaches enough signatures, it will be sent to Tumblr as a sign of how much people dislike this update. The aim is to have them backtrack the update, and hopefully get them to focus on more useful updates instead of one that breaks the entire site. Tumblr should be a site for everyone, and this update is preventing that from being a thing.
This is a letter from the users of Tumblr. Your recent "safe mode" update has caused an extreme amount of controversy due to its untested and useless method of blocking completely innocent posts, whilst continuing to let underage users see inappropriate content.
Furthermore, this update has blocked LGBT tags and posts. This is homophobic/lgbtphobic, and the community will not stand for this, especially during pride month.
We ask that you remove this update instantly, and spend your time on more useful, effective updates, with less harmful and frustrating results.
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