art, plants & maine coon cats (cailleuch) wrote,
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amazon nonsense!

A problematic decision by Amazon. Amazon is deleting sales rankings from LGBT books -- painting all with a brush of "adult content" but not doing the same to the "het" books. Read more at:

http://markprobst.livejournal.com/15293.html

http://community.livejournal.com/meta_writer/11369.html

Edited to read: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2009/04/amazon-responds-to-adult-queries-blames-a-glitch.html

According to the LA Times it was all just a "glitch" but Mark Probst made an inquiry. The response he got didn't sound like a glitch. It is as follows:
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In consideration of our entire customer base, we exclude "adult" material from appearing in some searches and best seller lists. Since these lists are generated using sales ranks, adult materials must also be excluded from that feature.

Hence, if you have further questions, kindly write back to us.

Best regards,
Ashlyn D
Member Services
Amazon.com Advantage
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See also: http://lisybabe.blogspot.com/2009/04/amazonfail.html
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