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What Amazon is doing is just wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

Americans are not infantile boobs to be coddled and Amazon has no business intervening on my behalf, or anyone else’s. For shame.

And don’t think it’s only those books that are affected by this. Affected books

I guess my business goes to Borders and Barnes and Noble now.

Twitter is using the hash tag #amazonfail


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6 Responses to “outrageous”

  1. Tarot By Arwen says:

    I’m right there with you, Carolyn.

  2. ranearia says:

    what the..!?
    where does amazon get off doing this????? I wouldn’t be all that surpise when amazon’s sales as a whole drops as well!

  3. ranearia says:

    hahaha I like how amazon totally saved they’re behinds by blaming a so called glitch for new adult policy

  4. Marie says:

    There is a possibility that this was indeed the work of a hacker, actually…. it just doesn’t make any sense for Amazon to do something that will so obviously blow up in their face.

    Here’s the article about the hacker: http://i.gizmodo.com/5210424/hacker-claims-he-shoved-amazon-into-the-closet-using-inappropriate-flag-exploit

  5. Carolyn says:

    Hey everyone, thanks for the comments. Some very fine writers were affected by this. I have to confess that what I’ve seen of the hacking claims has so far been underwhelming on the tech evidence. The system does not work as claimed in the hack.

    I just hope Amazon quickly reverses this nonsense.

  6. Marie says:

    Actually yeah, you’re right. The more I read about the hacker, the less I’m convinced of that route too.

    I’m probably going to give Amazon the benefit of a doubt–because I can see the tech glitch happening if they did do some sort of addle-brained categorizing on the backend and then switched something on/off based on those tags–but even if that’s true, it’s an embarrassing mistake that should not have happened. And I *am* still suspicious of why Amazon would have similar categorical markers for LGBT content and erotica content (the two don’t really overlap).