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I appreciate the perspective, but let's be honest.

What you're essentially saying is 'Adult content is hard because the US government is willing to lean on payment providers to enforce quasi-legal, anti-free speech policies.'

Have you considered adopting a federated corporate structure that would legally firewall off a "tumblr-for-porn"?

Most of the goodwill bonfire seems to have been caused not by Tumblr treating adult content differently, but by not even putting up a fight to provide a space for it.

Having a mirror world Tumblr that adult blogs could be kicked to would earn a lot of that back, while presumably amortizing platform development and ops over a larger userbase.

Surrendering because free speech is hard is never a good look.




> Have you considered adopting a federated corporate structure that would legally firewall off a "tumblr-for-porn"?

That is literally the convoluted situation photomatt was trying to avoid.

I also think that the suggestion is hilariously naive. Presumably the founder/head of the company has considered a variety of incorporation structures.


> Presumably the founder/head of the company has considered a variety of incorporation structures

One would think, but apparently neither Yahoo nor Verizon made any effort in that direction.

To the tune of putting approx $1 billion through the corporate paper shredder.

Given that track record of handling, and an ostensibly similar approach, I thought it was a valid question.


> To the tune of putting approx $1 billion through the corporate paper shredder.

Arguably, that happened June 20th, 2013, the day the Tumblr acquisition was closed.


Arguably, it happened throug gross miss-management. Can you think of one good decision they made?


Who is they in this case? Tumblr leadership, Yahoo! leadership, Oath leadership, or Verizon leadership?


Yes.


I can think of a few good decisions the former half of that list made. Later half, not so much.




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