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Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby jaggedjagd » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:40 pm

So with tumblr purging all porn from its shithole of a website, are there any good alternatives to upload smut that isn't vore related?

Many people are migrating to twitter, but who knows how long that will last before twitter starts fighting sexual content as well.

I started putting my furry stuff on FA, but wondering if there are any good sites for human & non-furry erotic art. Hentai Foundry seems like a go-to for many, is it worthwhile? Seems they are pretty restrictive with their quality control... dunno if I would pass that. :T Haha nevermind, one look at random tags... yeah they allow mediocre sketches.
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby Dekkard2 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:44 pm

pixiv maybe? Surprised Tumblr's become prudish about the content they allow
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby jaggedjagd » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:48 pm

Dekkard2 wrote:pixiv maybe? Surprised Tumblr's become prudish about the content they allow

Yeah I guess Pixiv is an option. It's gotten more english user friendly but still a major hassle if you can't read kanji.... Dx
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby merlovinit » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:06 pm

Very frustrating. I'm half tempted to start my own website at this point but I'm not at the right time in my life for that.

Pixiv is alright but theres an unclear policy regarding censorship. I've been hearing talk about a site called "pillowfort" that's still in beta. Anybody know about that?
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby jaggedjagd » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:10 pm

Yeah I've seen that name float around as well -->

https://www.pillowfort.io


Aaaand currently the site seems to be down due to massive influx of new users, all fleeing in panic from the dumpster fire that was dumblr -->


http://pillowfort-io.tumblr.com
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby dodoman_1er » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:12 pm

Fuck all this shit, censorship is killing the net. Time to move to the deep web. The surface web is dead.
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby klonoa723 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:32 pm

Guess you could post your stuff also on rule34 or e-hentai/exhentai maybe?
Another site is inkbunny, kinda like furaffinity
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby RediQ » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:09 pm

Everything I've seen and heard of Pillowfort seems good, but unfortunately they're still quite new and small, and on top of that had to shut down servers a week or so ago to overhaul something or other related to account security (so it's not even the tumblr influx shutting them down... though it might be once their servers & user registration gets slammed with traffic upon re-opening in a few days)

Other people have mentioned Newgrounds, which supposedly has decent artist pages and stuff and isn't just for Flash-based content anymore, but personally I still kinda see it as a place for gross-out edgy early-2000s humor and would not be excited to go back.


I do hope people can broadly agree on a site or two to settle with, especially if pillowfort manages to get through the growing pains that are going to hit them very hard and very quickly and become the new go-to for art blogs. I'd definitely urge people to be patient with them, because it does seem like they enthusiastically want to do this, but a site of that size suddenly replacing tumblr isn't gonna be able to happen in a week and will likely be rife with technical issues (probably a lot of server crashing) for a little while.
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby GilPix » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:19 pm

RediQ wrote:Everything I've seen and heard of Pillowfort seems good, but unfortunately they're still quite new and small, and on top of that had to shut down servers a week or so ago to overhaul something or other related to account security (so it's not even the tumblr influx shutting them down... though it might be once their servers & user registration gets slammed with traffic upon re-opening in a few days)

Other people have mentioned Newgrounds, which supposedly has decent artist pages and stuff and isn't just for Flash-based content anymore, but personally I still kinda see it as a place for gross-out edgy early-2000s humor and would not be excited to go back.


I do hope people can broadly agree on a site or two to settle with, especially if pillowfort manages to get through the growing pains that are going to hit them very hard and very quickly and become the new go-to for art blogs. I'd definitely urge people to be patient with them, because it does seem like they enthusiastically want to do this, but a site of that size suddenly replacing tumblr isn't gonna be able to happen in a week and will likely be rife with technical issues (probably a lot of server crashing) for a little while.

I agree fully as well. Hopefully, we will all be under one rule soon enough. There will be a raise to a new haven in the smut domain,
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby Siuddithsi » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:30 pm

Dekkard2 wrote:pixiv maybe? Surprised Tumblr's become prudish about the content they allow


I heard they 'd been bought by Verizon. You know, one of the companies trying to destroy net neutrality.
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby Erastus » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:47 pm

I moved away from HF for a number of reasons, but it's an option if you like fan art, anime, and sites dedicated solely to NSFW content. I haven't been on there in a while though, so I can't say much about its current state.
I left FA also for multiple reasons, though my main issue was the fact that it's furry based and most of my art isn't furry. I've never made an inkbunny account because it's furry exclusive. Weasyl is a similar site to furaffinity which isn't meant to be furry-exclusive, though since it's basically populated by people from FA, that's the majority of what you'll find there. The rules and functionality are similar and it does allow NSFW content. However, it's not a good place to go if you like a lot of activity and conversation. Pretty dead IMO.
Never used Twitter, not really comfortable with it. But the pillowfort thing looks promising, at least. I hope to see more new sites/communities cropping up to replace the old shitty ones as they become more and more restrictive.
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby Siuddithsi » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:05 am

Already deleted my Tumblr account.
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby blessedwasthechild » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:02 am

I might be paranoid and I might be saying something stupid. Does all of this stuff going on here on Eka's and now on tumblr possibly have something to do with the net-neutrality attacks going on in the EU and the U.S?

Like what if these are the first measures, the easy ones; that they're beta-testing how much censorship they can get away with and how to respond to backlash as practice for more serious control measures? I feel like this is just the start. I've been *waiting* for shenanigans to start ever since last spring.
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby jaggedjagd » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:21 am

blessedwasthechild wrote:I might be paranoid and I might be saying something stupid. Does all of this stuff going on here on Eka's and now on tumblr possibly have something to do with the net-neutrality attacks going on in the EU and the U.S?

Not unlikely. Though I think it really was only a matter of time until bigger sites like tumblr would put their foot down on the porn situation. Patreon did it, twitter will follow soon, believe me. They got investors to please, they got ads to sell and money to make. One can only hope that sites like pillowfort will pick up the slack. I freaking wish there was an art site exclusively for drawn erotica, there are plenty sites for written erotica after all. And I don't mean just chan-like image boards, I mean an actual community driven art site with proper galleries and such.

I personally was never comfortable putting my smut on a site like tumblr which was never openly meant for smut. But I draw too much NSFW content to use regular art sites like DA, and I do a lot of long going comic stories which is difficult to find the right format for. Honestly I never was able to find a fitting site for the kinda content I make. Eka's is perfect for vore, but not so much for my story driven stuff. If I had any programming skills, I would have made my own private website ages ago.
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby Leshana » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:34 am

If you're a vore artist you can use Eka's Portal. But for others, are there not other websites for drawn pictures? I didn't know that, huh.
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby merlovinit » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:49 am

Leshana wrote:If you're a vore artist you can use Eka's Portal. But for others, are there not other websites for drawn pictures? I didn't know that, huh.


The problem is that all of these websites cater to specific niches. It would be nice to have a website with a decent categorization system that was meant for all kinks. I would also personally like to have a site that allows all content which is legal rather than just what the community thinks is tasteful.
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby jaggedjagd » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:40 am

Leshana wrote:If you're a vore artist you can use Eka's Portal. But for others, are there not other websites for drawn pictures? I didn't know that, huh.

My vore stuff I've always kept on Eka's and intend to do so.

For very specific sub-fetishes there may be websites available, but if you mix and match different kinks it's hard to find a site that's ok with all of them.

Or if you're an eccentric like me and only sometimes inject sudden explicit scenes or even just some banal nudity into otherwise mundane story-driven stuff... It's hard to find a site that won't ban you for slipping in a tentacle dick or two. I have comics that go on for 50+ pages but less than 10 of them contain vore or sex or whatever. It's too weird for normies but not weird enough for kinksters.

merlovinit wrote:It would be nice to have a website with a decent categorization system that was meant for all kinks. I would also personally like to have a site that allows all content which is legal rather than just what the community thinks is tasteful.

Yeah that. That would be the ideal.
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby TheVoreEngineer » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:41 am

Ok, I'm going to be devil's advocate here. Let's get this out of the way real quick I agree what Tumblr is doing and specifically how they're going about is stupid, but to give some perspective.
Dekkard2 wrote:pixiv maybe? Surprised Tumblr's become prudish about the content they allow

Siuddithsi wrote:I heard they 'd been bought by Verizon. You know, one of the companies trying to destroy net neutrality.

blessedwasthechild wrote:I might be paranoid and I might be saying something stupid. Does all of this stuff going on here on Eka's and now on tumblr possibly have something to do with the net-neutrality attacks going on in the EU and the U.S?

Let's get this out of the way real quick, this is undoubtedly a response to the Tumblr app being pulled from the Apple App store. In a world where more and more people access the internet through their phones, to have the entire subset of that population unable to access your site is a huge deal, enough to push drastic action to try and get reinstated. It could also be interpreted as Verizon planning to try and sell the service off, we've seen similar things happen before with products and services. While not as much a direct comparison, take for example when Minecraft updated it's EULA with a bunch of stuff people didn't like, it was a specific act to create a better stance for the Microsoft acquisition. Mind you take this with a grain of salt, as I would suspect the first reason is the far more likely one.

dodoman_1er wrote:Fuck all this shit, censorship is killing the net. Time to move to the deep web. The surface web is dead.

I mean, this is the inherent risk when using the service of a private corporation. When you signed their T&S, you agreed to Tumblr being able to remove any of your content and your account altogether without reason. I understand the frustration, but it's a risk that has to be taken with these services :(

Now, on to answering the actual question.
First one is obvious, for just vore content, there's here :P

For more traditional NSFW content, the sites that seem to be most talked about are the following, with pros and cons for each.
https://www.newgrounds.com/
Pro's - The site has explicitly welcomed the NSFW content from the creators of the site, features similar microblogging elements from Tumblr, seems to be some people already transitioning over there.
Con's - May destroy some childhoods :P . Currently, no real way to share written content (this may change shortly), does have an SFW community already there who may not be kind to NSFW artists, may encounter hostility especially for fetish content.

https://www.pillowfort.io
Pro's - Specifically looks to be a similar experience to Tumblr, revenue stream not tied to advertising meaning that censorship is less likely, Stronger control regarding how content is distributed.
Con's - 5$ payment required for account creation currently unsure if this will impact uploaders or viewers as well, the site mentions "Very few NSFW restrictions" meaning those looking to upload vore content involving minors may want to steer clear until further confirmation.

https://www.wattpad.com/
Pro's - Feature's microblogging elements found in Tumblr, is a popular site for written content already
Con's - Website is known for its population of minors, recommended to be careful, only for written content, is public enough that you may receive hostility.

https://piczel.tv/
Pro's - Features both art repository but streaming alongside it can CURRENTLY upload as much as you like.
Con's - After the fallout, any accounts that wish to have content amounting to over 10mb's a month must pay a 10$ monthly fee, art only

https://mastodon.social/
Pro's - a decentralised form of Tumblr with lots of mini hosts, Similar guidelines regarding etiquette to Tumblr (No hate speech and the such)
Con's - No dedicated vore host as of yet, the best place for vore content may be the furry hosts, Explicitly no children in fetish situations it will cause account termination, slightly less accessible due to the decentralised nature of the service, decentralised nature means you will be subscribing to one variety of content most likely, rather than the range Tumblr provided.

This is the list I've accrued as of current.
EDIT: In my own opinion, if we could get a host together for a Mastodon instance, I would suspect this would be the best method, however, each has their own benefits, and I assume members are capable enough of deciding which is for them.
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby testpilot24 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:23 am

Well, tumblr will deleting all porn because Apple found some questionable content in some blogs and banned IoS application. Seems tumblr have are large enough profit from this app.
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Re: Alternatives to tumblr?

Postby AlisaBlueBird » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:22 am

I can't believe that there's no one site for all NSFW artists to go. It seems like such an obvious market, it's amazing noone's filled the demand.
I imagine there's some good profits involved for whoever rises up to fill the current void.
Wish I knew anything about web design...

It'll be interesting to see where things go from here...
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