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Amazon Rank

I was having such a good day until I read about this and this.

I am fumingly apoplectic.  I was just venting about the sort of double standard employed in the current Amazon Rank situation on one of the LJ comms I belong to the other day.

*sigh*  Gay does not equal "adult."  If I want to write or read or talk about a gay or lesbian couple doing PG rated things, it's not suddenly "adult" or R or PG-13 rated just because it deals with gay people.  Similarly any LGBTQQI person discussing their daily life is not having a conversation about an "adult" topic just because they are queer.  *headdesk*  Sadly, this double standard has manifestations in every area of life, up to and including people's legal rights and interactions with the with the legal system.  But I digress, read about what Amazon did and be outraged by their misapplication of "common sense" and the hideous double standard they have employed.

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a_phoenixdragon
Apr. 13th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
This is utter bullshit and horsecrap!! They've gotten away with stupid in the past by claiming a 'glitch' in the system! Now it seems they are 'creating glitches' to hide behind while they test bigoted waters...

Fucking asshats...
paleogymnast
Apr. 13th, 2009 05:25 am (UTC)
If you're looking for the latest on this policy nightmare, check out http://community.livejournal.com/meta_writer as they have been continuously updating with all the latest. (includes a list of what books have and haven't been de-ranked, linked to blogs by authors and posts on other notable blogs, news stories, etc.) Also, if you do a search for "Amazon Rank" on google, you'll find associated press peices, the google bomb, and the site about the google bom are all currently popping up above anything by Amazon itself.

Edited at 2009-04-13 05:26 am (UTC)
a_phoenixdragon
Apr. 13th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
Thanks for this, honey...

*Smishes*
paleogymnast
Apr. 13th, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)
You're welcome :D
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