Read ‘em and react.
The only thing that annoys me is that I fear Tumblr was so free and open before only because that is what brings in the users. Now that there are many many millions of us, the laws and regulations will be laid down.
I don’t care for gore, but if someone wants to run a gore blog, power to them; it isn’t illegal. Same goes for the pro-ana blogs, the self-harm blogs, and (of all the silly things to get mad about) “follow trains”. Free speech covers a lot of ground, including things that I personally find abhorrent. As long as a blog isn’t doing anything illegal, Tumblr the site should tell concerned parents everywhere to go fuck themselves.
But hey, there are now many many millions of users on Tumblr, so it’s time for responsible businessmen to draw the lines, set the standards, rule the roost. Hurray for civilization! Trust me, people, if you were making money with your starvation diets and beheaded corpses, nobody would stop you from doing your thing. Right this very minute people ARE making money off of those very subjects, and civilization can do nothing more than bitch about it on Sunday mornings.
CIVILIZATION is a hypocrite that hopes nobody notices.
Now, you’ll have to excuse me- I must go delete any giveaway-related posts that I recently reblogged. I don’t mind giveaways being regulated away from Tumblr, but I do wish they had made a bigger point of the new rule. Heaven knows they found it easy enough to harangue us about Missing E.