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Comic Discussion => ALICE GROVE => Topic started by: thaX on 05 Feb 2019, 10:08

Title: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: thaX on 05 Feb 2019, 10:08
Seems that some of the content was deemed inappropriate and was removed, like it was a picture from some photo album instead of a continuing story.  Does Jeph know about this?
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: BenRG on 05 Feb 2019, 10:35
You can contact him on the email address given on the Questionable Content main site and tell him!
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: thaX on 05 Feb 2019, 17:14
Yeah, there is no contact info for him unless I get a Twitter account
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: cesium133 on 05 Feb 2019, 19:27
His email is [email protected]
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: traroth on 07 Feb 2019, 01:22
Is that because Tumblr changed their policies?
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: pwhodges on 07 Feb 2019, 02:59
Presumably; I've heard of other similar issues.

The children adults must be protected from smut!
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: brasca on 07 Feb 2019, 21:22
I had to wonder how long it would last on Tumblr, but it's still available at www.alicegrove.com.  Even if it disappears I still have my PDF copy, but I'd like this to be available for future readers. 
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Feb 2019, 02:16
That url is hosted on Tumblr, and has the deletions.
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: sitnspin on 08 Feb 2019, 08:55
What pages are deleted? I don't remember there being anything sexual in the comic.
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Feb 2019, 09:47
By my count just three pages.  Nothing sexual - but skin or bodysuits which the algorithm thinks is skin, I guess.  You can see which pages are missing in the archive view (http://www.alicegrove.com/archive).
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: sitnspin on 08 Feb 2019, 12:17
That's some grade A horse shit. Screw tumblr.
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: Castlerook on 08 Feb 2019, 12:46
This is just indicative of the problem that Tumblr has had for the past couple of years.

They were bought by Verizon from Yahoo last year and so to appeal to the investors, they've launched an NSFW purge with a poorly implemented algorithm. People have done experiments, including one where they've taken a photo of a Japanese water cake, copied and changed the colour in three of them, usually pink, blue and green. Guess which one got flagged? Yep, the pink one. There's been another where they did the same thing with an exposed breast and its only been the pink one that has been tagged. Its literally only looking at the colour.

My guess is, the comics were dropped because of the algorithm picked up the colours from some of the outfits.

But more importantly, its only been artists and content creators that have been hit by this. Right-wing blogs have been untouched, as have white power blogs. Basically, Tumblr has become the shithole it always said it would never be.
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: brasca on 09 Feb 2019, 06:45
By my count just three pages.  Nothing sexual - but skin or bodysuits which the algorithm thinks is skin, I guess.  You can see which pages are missing in the archive view (http://www.alicegrove.com/archive).

Yes I see and it really is quite stupid.  I figured the panels with Sedna topless would be pulled, but only one was removed while the rest was presumably Alice in her skin tight armor.  Glad I have my PDF copy.
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: hedgie on 09 Feb 2019, 09:38
I really hope that if he's not planning on selling it as either a print or electronic edition that he releases it by some other means.
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: brasca on 09 Feb 2019, 15:28
This seems to be happening every where on Tumblr.  I checked and the last picture from Blaster Nation was removed and Iím more surprised it wasnít taken down sooner.
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: pwhodges on 04 Mar 2019, 07:17
Although some Alice Grove pages have mistakenly fallen foul of their recently-introduced automated adult-content filters, the number of blocked pages has reduced, presumably as they refine their algorithms.  As of today, three images are still missing, and so here are links to copies of those pages which I have recovered from the Wayback machine:

2 Apr 2015 "Think about it"

(https://cassland.org/images/QC/2015-04 02 Think about it .png)

2 Apr 2016 "Maybe it wants to be friends"

(https://cassland.org/images/QC/2016-04-02 Maybe it wants to be friends .jpg)

9 Apr 2017 "Violence"

(https://cassland.org/images/QC/2017-04-09 Violence .jpg)
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: Theta9 on 05 Apr 2019, 11:48
Well shit. Looks like I missed the window to read AG.
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: pwhodges on 05 Apr 2019, 12:30
Not at all; it's still there.  In fact, I think some of the missing pages have been restored (though the archive display no longer shows where images have been removed by Tumblr).
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: Theta9 on 05 Apr 2019, 15:38
Not at all; it's still there.  In fact, I think some of the missing pages have been restored (though the archive display no longer shows where images have been removed by Tumblr).
There are still missing pages tho' and apparently if they can be read at all, there are hoops to jump thru.
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: cybersmurf on 05 Apr 2019, 16:07
If there was a not too hard way to host a mirror for Alice Grove, I'd be happy to do so...
Title: Re: Alice Grove comic being erased...
Post by: Cheesefondue on 11 Apr 2019, 01:32
There's an additional missing page which I found via the wayback machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20180417012305/http://www.alicegrove.com/post/162519628104/well-that-explains-everything

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/ifsjhyz88lkzsvk/tumblr_osh9gpQ5fp1tl5t55o1_1280.png?raw=1)