Automattic Acquires Tumblr Plans To Rebuild The Backend Powered By WordPress

Recently WordPress Tavern had a post about Automattic acquiring Tumblr called: Automattic Acquires Tumblr Plans To Rebuild The Backend Powered By WordPress.

I was not expecting that at all, I am not sure if this was a good idea or not to acquire a dying brand, but I am curious to see what happens.

Automattic owns WordPress and et cetera, Tumblr was one of its competitors, and so this should be interesting regardless of whether it fails or not.

The end,

-John Jr

2 replies on “Automattic Acquires Tumblr Plans To Rebuild The Backend Powered By WordPress”

Hello The Otaku Judge,

It is funny that you mentioned that because this morning before I went to sleep, I got this email from after publishing my post Luther 2- Who Is John Luther?:

“Hello goodjohnjr,

You’re receiving this email because we’ve detected new content on your Tumblr, goodjohnjr, that has been flagged as adult under our Community Guidelines.

You can review the flagged post(s) in a timeline view here. You’ll need to use a web browser or the Tumblr mobile app (iOS 13.5 or Android 13.5, or later) to see this timeline view.

Don’t worry, these posts won’t be deleted—they’re just hidden from public view. If you feel we have miscategorized your content, you can ask us to review this decision. Select “Appeal” on the post(s) in question to request a review.

Right now, you (and only you) can view these posts by visiting the link above. Mistakes happen and if we’ve made an error, your post will be reverted to its proper classification and be publicly visible on your blog again.

If you have questions, you can read more about adult content on Tumblr in our Help Center.

Please note that replies to this email will not be read.

Thank you,

Tumblr Trust & Safety”

I was not sure if this was a real email or not so I did not click on the link(s), instead I went to Tumblr myself and I logged in, but did not see anything being marked as adult content (I could have missed it); and I even went back and clicked that link after having it scanned first by VirusTotal and URLVoid and Sucuri SiteCheck, and it just took me to my most recent post(s) without any signs of them being marked as adult content and no option to appeal any possible mistake (unless I missed it) so I am not sure what that was all about.

I guess maybe someone at Tumblr decided to experiment with the algorithm to try to clean up more adult content now that Automattic owns them.

Thank you for sharing that, and for commenting.

-John Jr

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