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pony art tumblr shut down

" Alex (Tumblr Support)

Nov 11 11:56 am (EST)

We've terminated your Tumblr account at http://lamiapones.tumblr.com/. As per the policies you agreed to when creating a Tumblr account, we do not allow inappropriate content or depictions involving minors or underage characters on Tumblr.

Trust & Safety / Tumblr Support / Photoset Support
This email is a service from Tumblr Support.

my response:

" Hello,

I am the owner of the Tumblr account for the site http://lamiaponies.tumblr.com/, and I have received this notice of termination. However, I must appeal this action as I believe the reasoning for termination is not in violation of the Terms of Service or Guidelines defined for Tumblr.com.

The content featured on the Tumblr in question does not violate the policy as stated:

Harm to Minors. Be thoughtful when posting anything involving a minor. Don't post anything relating to minors that is sexually suggestive or violent. Don't bully minors, even if you are one. Life as a teenager is hard enough without the fear, anguish, and isolation caused by online bullying.

The content contains no 'minors' under the definition of law, a person under the age of 18. Fictional characters are not defined as 'persons' and thus 'minors' as such, and by the Supreme Court decision of Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition, under the law, the acts of those in non-realistic artistic mediums that may be interpreted as 'minors' engaging in activities that would be deemed inappropriate or unlawful do not apply.

This also brings up an inconsistency with the notification in the E-mail, as I will point out:

As per the policies you agreed to when creating a Tumblr account, we do not allow inappropriate content or depictions involving minors or underage characters on Tumblr.

In the policies, there is no mention of agreeing to not post content or depictions involving underage characters, which will be interpreted to be fictional characters, and in the interest of clarity, the guidelines must be clear on this issue to prevent further misunderstanding. In the current state of the guidelines, none of the content on my Tumblr has violated any policies.

If I am still at fault, or you would prefer to shut down the Tumblr account regardless as you have that right, please respond and I will get back to you.

With respect,

I'll see what they say (if anything)

either way I'll probably put the tumblr back up soon
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Added: 5 years, 9 months ago
5 years, 9 months ago
Ouch, yeah Tumblr is hit or miss with stuff like that. =/
5 years, 9 months ago
5 years, 9 months ago
This is why I'm concerned about using Tumblr. They seem kinda FA-ish about this sort of thing. c_c
5 years, 9 months ago
Informed, intelligent, and flawlessly stated.
Like a boss.
5 years, 9 months ago
Yeah, I hear their enforcement is really inconsistent.
5 years, 9 months ago
Unfortunately calm logic and a polite demeanor won't win you any battles beyond the truly important ones (so, yeah, I'm sorry for the hassle.. a lot of my friends seem to get their tumblrs deleted by some arbitrary bullshit like that..).
5 years, 9 months ago
Ouch tumblr need some ointment for that BURN!
5 years, 9 months ago
Ok, I feel I need to say this. I am willing to bet that the reason your Tumblr blog was reported has nothing to do with it having underaged characters on it. Sounds weird, I know, but let me finish. People have been attacking NSFW pony blogs on Tumblr for months now. The report system on Tumblr is largely automated. Basically if a blog gets reported enough times (say 100 times) for the same thing, it will be deleted without anyone bothering to verify the claims. This has happened to ALOT of pony artists on Tumblr, and only to pony related NSFW blogs. The reason they are being reported for underaged characters (regardless of if they actualy have them or not) is because it's one of the report issues that is handled automatically by the system. What is happening is there is a small group of people, reporting anonymously (yes, you can report a blog anonymously on Tumblr), sitting behind proxies to change their IPs so it looks like a couple hundred people report for the same thing on one blog, when in reality it's maybe only 5 or 6 people.
5 years, 9 months ago
I already know this
5 years, 9 months ago
Theres haters; then theres furfag trolls. Theyre only purpose is cause nothing but destruction and pain. Now theyre attacking sites and accounts like tumblr. I hope theres a special place in hell for them. So you did nothing wrong in posting your stuff on your account.
5 years, 9 months ago
Sounds like bullshit to me I say fuck em
5 years, 9 months ago
Yeah, I gave up on tumblr. It is not worth it.
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5 years, 9 months ago
man, why can't i fav this? its so badass reply ^^
5 years, 9 months ago
<3 You are awesome for not taking this lying down. I agree with heropie, I want to fav this journal. xD
5 years, 9 months ago
* gathers paper and taps it on desk to straighten them out, then slowly lays them on the desk. Takes reading glasses and puts them on* Ahem... Tumblr.... THE FUCK?!
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