I've been using Tumblr for years and I love it and I love the community. Recently (since the last update) half of the blogs I follow have been censored out. I figured some glitch happened since most of them haven't even said a bad word in their lives. I restarted the app and it was the same. So I went to settings, thinking for some reason, safety mode is on. I couldn't find anyway to turn it off even after I went to help to get a step by step instruction on where it would be. If anyone else has had this problem and figured out how to fix it, please mention it here. And if staff knows what that is please help. I'll delete this after it gets fixed. I love you Tumblr and this made me really sad.
What can I say? It's the community that has me trapped ever since. The app works, the settimgs options need overhauling - currently they seem a bit scattered. (hello staff!) Otherwise it just works. And I like it. Fast reblog option is a welcome addition to the functionality. And if you ever run into trouble, well, the staff is an amazing crew where you'll always find help. Amazing work so far. Keep it up.
Okay, so here's my prob. I wanna turn off the 'safe mode' shyt. It's freakingly annoying. I might not be over 18 but there are posts which are appropriate for my age and it's labeled unsafe or whatever you call it. It's not your right to decide what posts I can view and what I can't, you're not my parent. I noe you're doing this for a greater good but everybody has their preference. So do your job and allow us to have an option to switch off the safe mode. I'm sure you're receiving more complaints than praising from the users on this topic, I guess? Srsly, you're juz destroying your own app.
The update is ridiculously buggy. I can't reblog, I'm unable to view a specific blog without the app closing out, I can't even click on the 'person' icon without the app closing out at this point. Also, the 'following' feature is now sorted by 'most recently', ratehr than alphabetical, which basically makes it impossible to locate specific blogs. In general, the app is unusable. I do not recommend updating. Period.
Posts are randomly labelled as "NSFW" (Not Safe For Work) in the new update, even on photographs of a fully clothed cuddly toy! Also the uploading system is a mess. The system says "something goofed, please try again later", then uploads the same post 3 times! Porn bots with real NSFW images are still following me and other blogs. The porn bots are also adding links to NSFW websites to many popular posts. Selfies of ordinary people are being hijacked by porn bots too, sort THAT out too please!
Like many others, I've found myself unable to view "inappropriate" content (including LGBT+ positivity posts and also a cat) because of the newly implemented safe mode. Also like many others, I am unable to turn this feature off, despite reaching the age prerequisite. Fix your awful app, Tumblr.
Filters out sensitive content on your dash and search results. Find the on switch in your account settings.
The search page now shows recommended posts in a neat little grid. More content, less scrolling.
Done and done.