WTF Yahoo?

I’m really starting to love that company Yahoo. Those guys just don’t stop trying to bother me with censorship. Funny thing, after the disaster i experienced with tumblr last year, i take it very easy with those services (namely tumblr and flickr).

Well, i joined tumblr again for these reasons and got invited to flickr by the superb 3Dx Artist Clare3dx, so i started a new round of the “let’s see how terrible Yahoo really is” game :)

But i was careful. I’ve set my flickr account to “restricted” from the start and double-checked it. I also uploaded only soft pics so far. Anyway, i received the mail from the flickr censorship headquarter, notifying that my account has been set to “moderate”. WTF Yahoo?

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How i returned to tumblr…

…and why?

Short story: Many, if not most, 3Dx Artists are still trusting tumblr and releasing their works on that not-so-cool-than-it-seems (but it’s free, hey!) blogging platform. I want to support those artists with likes and reblogs, so i’ve created a new account, after my old one was deleted by tumblr many months ago.

Long story: I was a tumblr for many years, joined when it was brand new, and i liked it. I ran a few sexy photo blogs that were quite successful, and i really took care about proper source linking and all that right from the start. I also had my ‘smutboard’ and another blog on which i released some of my original stuff…

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Daz3D Default Render Settings Comparison

Finally i’ve installed DAZ Studio 4.7 on my new machine, quickly loaded a default scene with the new Genesis 2 model in the limelight and even could add the female parts from Genesis 1 to it.

Then i had problems to get the rendering working but luckily found some default settings: Dragon Slayer, Fiery Genesis 2 and the High/Low/Medium settings that came with the Barefoot Dancer content.

Here’s the comparison (last pic is not a render, but a pure screenshot of the viewport):

Resume:

Well, i know that i’m getting old and my eyes are getting weaker… but even with my steam-punk monocles on i cannot see any difference! Except that pics 1 & 2 are darker than the others.

The picture quality isn’t good at all. Everything’s very blurry and the resolution is a joke – if you imagine the time it takes to render.

Dragon Slayer and Fiery Genesis 2 took about 5 minutes to render on my high-end pc.

I don’t want to troll but Barefoot Dancer High/Low/Medium simply produce exactly the same results (same quality, resolution and file size) which takes about 13 minutes – not bad for a 138KB file. I double checked it if i do something wrong… no idea.

Now look at the pure screenshot (last pic). It is not perfect (i don’t know where that little white artefact at the vagina is coming from) but clearer and larger than the rendered versions – maybe enough for post-processing in Photoshop. Adding blur, changing contrast and resizing wouldn’t take 13 minutes.

But again, i confess that i didn’t understand the render department in Daz3D yet. I only was a bit frustrated because i couldn’t set up my own render settings and then did this quick test. I’m sure there is a solution hidden somewhere in the depths of Daz’s confusing menus.

On to the next try…

Goodbye tumblr – we had a nice time together!

I have no clue why my account on tumblr.com has been deleted. But it’s true, my 6 years old Precious Legs blog and all its sisters and brothers are gone.

I needed to take a break from my mxm projects but when i came back after a few weeks i found my account dead and gone. I double-checked my emails… never received a warning or other official statements from tumblr.

So i first thought my account could have been hacked! But come on, of course i had some very nice blogs and a few hundred followers (i feel very sorry for them now), but the account wasn’t that important at all. In fact, nobody will really take notice of its disappearance. Plus, i always use very strong passwords… they are way too strong to hack – only to delete a small private blog with sexy photos.

Now i believe that tumblr deleted my account simply because they can! Thank you, Yahoo!

Let’s face it…

On the 4 “Precious” blogs i reposted sexy photographs. Only tasteful imagery and no hardcore porn.  I always provided the proper source links and never led visitors in the wrong direction. In the sidebar of those tumblogs i had links to my own websites, in case someone would be interested. Since i don’t sell anything on my sites and don’t run a subscribing service or something like that, i can’t see what could be wrong here.

As far as i remember tumblr allows nudity and alike. That was once the reason i decided to become a member.

All my blogs were properly marked as “NSFW”.

I feel sorry for my “smutboard” and the “sexvillafan” blog. Both held many posts, tutorials, outtakes and thoughts, detailed information… that’s all in the trash bin now. Funny thing is that i moved with sexvillafan from blogspot to tumblr only a year ago :) The site was meant to deliver latest news about SexVilla to the German speaking folks. I also hosted the German Version of the SEXXI Magazine there. Bitter.

Since i never received a warning notice from tumblr, i don’t have backups. I know, it’s my fault. I keep on learning.

I will continue the Smutboard here on my main page and the German SEXXI will be hosted on the upcoming relaunched sexxiporn.com. Everything is going to be alright…

I also provided my affiliate links to thri.xxx and i guess that was the problem. The links were okay, no tricks, of course. But since a while i suspect that thri.xxx could be on some blacklist or so. Perhaps because of the fucking .xxx ending.  It makes filtering/censoring so easy. That’s the reason almost no porn company uses .xxx. They’re still on .com.

So what happened?

When i think about it there are three possibilities of what could have happened in the tumblr office:

  1. A 16-year old volunteer viewed my blog, saw a nipple, got shocked and hit the delete button.
  2. Somebody reported me for whatever reason. And tumblr didn’t care much.
  3. The thri.xxx affiliate link that appeared here and there.

Maybe even a mix of all of these. It doesn’t really matter. The thing i really worry about is the fact that i received no warning notice, no info at all and the whole account with all its blogs was deleted. Well…

What do we learn?

Not so long ago i would have gone ballistic. But i stay cool. Times have changed, the NSA controls each and everyone, even big companies like Yahoo/Tumblr shiver and shake and take the easy way.

I don’t want to rant, but i realize that a process is going on. I don’t know how long it will still be possible to “Free Speak” on the internet. When the time comes, porn, erotica, smut, bizarre stuff, oddities and alike will be the first in line to termination. Not the dictators, terrorists, religious freaks, atomic bombers and of course not the idiots who try to censor the media and control how we shit into our toilets.

Hahaha! Was that a bit too political? You’re right, let me focus on more practical things.

Tumblr.com is nice for fun projects. It’s a good service, i’ve been a supporter for many years. But if you’re really in love with blogging, if you create original content, run a serious business – don’t do that on tumblr. Don’t do that on any other mainstream service. Do it on your own website. When you trust a web company blindly, you simply give away your content. And you make the companies own the Internet.

I never considered to open a new account and start again. I’ve just learned my lesson and that’s okay. Tumblr don’t want me, i don’t need Tumblr :) Gotta move on.

PS: If your (insert your presence on any web service here) suddenly disappears over night, don’t say i haven’t warned you ;)