Deprecated: Function set_magic_quotes_runtime() is deprecated in /home/sliderul/public_html/subs/forum/common.php on line 106
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/session.php on line 885: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /common.php:106)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/session.php on line 885: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /common.php:106)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/session.php on line 885: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /common.php:106)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/functions.php on line 3391: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /common.php:106)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/functions.php on line 3393: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /common.php:106)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/functions.php on line 3394: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /common.php:106)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /includes/functions.php on line 3395: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /common.php:106)
View topic - Amazonfail www.sliderulesyou.com Slide Rules You Forum • View topic - Amazonfail
It is currently Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:39 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Amazonfail
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:19 pm 
Offline
Forum God
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:02 am
Posts: 859
Location: London/Gatwick
It's all gone horribly wrong over at Amazon this weekend. It seems that someone (or something) at the online bookstore has celebrated Easter with a censorious purge on any books that contain themes that might make Daily Mail readers uncomfortable. Anything from the biography of Ellen Degeneres to "The Well of Loneliness" by Radclyffe Hall has vanished from the rankings system on the grounds of "adult" content (Hall's steamy sex scene consists only of the line "...that night they were not divided", which is about as filthy as it got for Victorian lesbians until Sarah Waters' "Tipping the Velvet", also stripped of its ranking in the past couple of days). Non-sexual titles on such topics as gay parenting have been de-ranked, whereas bizarrely, all those dreadful religious books about "curing" homosexuality remain.

More details here.

An interesting take on it here.

Also, the slightly more sinister conspiracy theory here.

Still, whether policy-change, meta-glitch, or the successful manipulation of a software weakness by one or more right-wing nutters, it needs to be sorted out. Now.

Image


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group