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(Telegraph)   Amazon's changed their search algorithm to exclude smut; "It's a pornocaust," said one online erotica author   (blogs.telegraph.co.uk) divider line 29
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-22 11:47:45 AM  
5 votes:
Even 50 Shades of Grey, one of the most ubiquitous books in the world right now, is caught by the filter.

No hero tag?
2013-04-22 01:27:14 PM  
4 votes:

Grables'Daughter: kid_icarus: Lady porn gives women unrealistic expectations about real life men. I should not be expected to maintain washboard abs, romance you, AND ravish you nightly with unbridled passion and ecstasy.

I'll take two of those three.


You're okay with the bridle?
2013-04-22 01:26:31 PM  
4 votes:
Treygreen13: I don't think teen gangbangs are really a successful literary market. Except for:[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x293]

I read that book. It has nothing to do with the frightening world of Information Technology.
2013-04-22 01:12:04 PM  
4 votes:
Most of their audience doesn't want porn. As someone who frequently searches for information on how to capture, sedate and lubricate goats for purely scientific purposes, I welcome this.
2013-04-22 01:06:48 PM  
3 votes:
kid_icarus: Lady porn gives women unrealistic expectations about real life men. I should not be expected to maintain washboard abs, romance you, AND ravish you nightly with unbridled passion and ecstasy.

I'll take two of those three.
2013-04-22 01:05:22 PM  
3 votes:
Lady porn gives women unrealistic expectations about real life men. I should not be expected to maintain washboard abs, romance you, AND ravish you nightly with unbridled passion and ecstasy.
2013-04-22 04:01:07 PM  
2 votes:
"Ooohh..! Oh, this Amazon search is particularly naughty! Lusty, baudy, deliciously risque! I am ravished to say, bordering on an indecent, saucy, randy, suggestively off-color tale of rrrrribaldry! Isn't it?"

i229.photobucket.com
2013-04-22 02:06:18 PM  
2 votes:
Also, this:

farm5.staticflickr.com
2013-04-22 01:46:35 PM  
2 votes:

K.B.O. Winston: I'm not sure how many people search on Amazon, accidentally get some porny results, and then buy the porn instead of what they were originally looking for.  This may be a tempest in a teacup, sales-wise.


Remember how kids used to complain that grandma bought Go-bots instead of Transformers?
You just made me think of an incredibly hilarious version of that.

"Thank you grandma, I've never seen 'Tit-tanic' before..."
"I thought maybe we could watch it together."
"Ummm.... not today grandma... It's... long? Yeah, it's really long."
2013-04-22 01:14:06 PM  
2 votes:

kid_icarus: Lady porn gives women unrealistic expectations about real life men. I should not be expected to maintain washboard abs, romance you, AND ravish you nightly with unbridled passion and ecstasy.


All that after I get out of my firefighter uniform, put up my purple heart that I earned in the war, right next to the Daytona Cup I won just for you so I could prove I was more than just the secret heir to an oil fortune my father built from his castle in Scotland.
2013-04-23 04:04:18 AM  
1 votes:

kid_icarus: Lady porn gives women unrealistic expectations about real life men. I should not be expected to maintain washboard abs, romance you, AND ravish you nightly with unbridled passion and ecstasy.


All the lady porn I read features two men.  I don't think gay men care what my expectations of them are.

/They get mad when I whisper directions from behind the curtains, though
2013-04-23 03:35:53 AM  
1 votes:
Looking forward to Amazon's upcoming "Going out of Business Sale"
2013-04-22 05:23:04 PM  
1 votes:

abhorrent1: Why is this erotica crap so popular when probably 99% of the women who read it would probably never be willing to do the things they read about  in the books?


They're willing.  Just not with you.
2013-04-22 03:27:40 PM  
1 votes:

Handsome B. Wonderful: Great, now can Amazon filter out all the recommendations it gives me for $2.99 books from multi-book series that are obviously just self-published turds.


If you enjoyed this Fark link, you might also enjoy Zombies of The Dead; Book 1 of the Ned Cromancer series.

/not all self published books are turds
//but a lot of them are
2013-04-22 03:02:39 PM  
1 votes:

Grables'Daughter: So, if they've excluded it from their search results, but are still selling it, then how can I find it?


Someone hotlinked a Hitachi device from Amazon in a fark thread, and apparently I was logged into to Amazon that day.  I had fun 'other items you might like' suggestions for the next week or so.  I'm sure if you are deliberate enough they will come up.

/First they came for the porn
//then they lost interest and fell asleep.
2013-04-22 02:21:04 PM  
1 votes:

Evil Mackerel: rzrwiresunrise: kid_icarus: Lady porn gives women unrealistic expectations about real life men. I should not be expected to maintain washboard abs, romance you, AND ravish you nightly with unbridled passion and ecstasy.

All that after I get out of my firefighter uniform, put up my purple heart that I earned in the war, right next to the Daytona Cup I won just for you so I could prove I was more than just the secret heir to an oil fortune my father built from his castle in Scotland.

Are you an astronaut?


I was accepted to the program, but had to save a litter of kittens from a burning building I passed while riding my Harley in my kilt without a helmet, my long hair trailing in the wind.
2013-04-22 02:10:50 PM  
1 votes:

Endive Wombat: When Google did away with a significant amount of porn in the image search, I was happy.  This too makes me happy.  I am not a prude, but when I search something relatively innocuous, I should not get hardcore porn.


There's a thing called safe search, maybe you've heard of it?
2013-04-22 01:59:30 PM  
1 votes:

mike_d85: abhorrent1: Why is this erotica crap so popular when probably 99% of the women who read it would probably never be willing to do the things they read about  in the books?

Because knowing SOMEONE is into something 1000x weirder makes you comfortable with your weirdness.


Why are action movies so popular when 99% of the men who see them aren't willing to be a loose cannon detective who fights giant, alien robots? It's escapism. Nobody wants their action movie to feature a cop who shoots a suspect and spends the rest of the movie with PTSD, crying, and no women want their porn to be vanilla missionary sex where the guy cums too quickly while thinking about somebody other than her, then rolls over and falls asleep.

/to be fair, somebody probably has a kink out there like that
2013-04-22 01:45:00 PM  
1 votes:

Grables'Daughter: kid_icarus: Lady porn gives women unrealistic expectations about real life men. I should not be expected to maintain washboard abs, romance you, AND ravish you nightly with unbridled passion and ecstasy.

I'll take two of those three.


You got it. No romance.
2013-04-22 01:28:56 PM  
1 votes:
Grables'Daughter:

Don't know how long you have been back but, Hey welcome back.  nice to see you on Fark again.
2013-04-22 01:23:00 PM  
1 votes:

Grables'Daughter: TheShavingofOccam123: But Amazon has no problem allowing scam artists to sell on Amazon.com. Dollar bill, dollar bill, dollar bill.

I don't understand what you mean...


The irony....it's killing me.
2013-04-22 01:12:39 PM  
1 votes:

sodomizer: Most of their audience doesn't want porn. As someone who frequently searches for information on how to capture, sedate and lubricate goats for purely scientific purposes, I welcome this.


Combined with your user name, that's fantastic.
2013-04-22 01:12:12 PM  
1 votes:
I just got an update on my phone, and the algorithm now excludes all cuss words. I need to type each one and double check it for accuracy, because someone else feels the need to force their morality on me. It's like my mother in law designed it.
2013-04-22 01:06:55 PM  
1 votes:
I have sometimes contemplated writing a hardcore story and seeing if it sells on a site like this(price it as 2.99 or something.)  If Fifty Shades of Grey can sell well despite deplorable writing perhaps it is a surprisingly lucrative market where a story involving gang bang on prom night in a church with the football team will do well.
2013-04-22 01:00:26 PM  
1 votes:

staplermofo: Hey guys, I'm trying to get my book published.  This is a huge setback.  EIP if you can help.  I'm not interested in money, I just want it out where people can appreciate it.


i.imgur.com
2013-04-22 12:55:29 PM  
1 votes:

Thoguh: Good.  All the porn for lonely housewifes made it basically impossible to find anything in the Kindle store.


My wife used to read dime store romances. At a garage sale a couple of years ago, she placed piles of them out for people to buy. I asked if she should lay them out in such a way that buyers could see the covers, so they'd know which ones they wanted. "They're all basically the same," she says. Damned if not fifteen minutes later, someone comes and buys the whole stack without even bothering to look at them.
2013-04-22 12:41:46 PM  
1 votes:
Hey guys, I'm trying to get my book published.  This is a huge setback.  EIP if you can help.  I'm not interested in money, I just want it out where people can appreciate it.
2013-04-22 12:01:51 PM  
1 votes:
"Pornocaust" could be a good band name, depending on the band.
2013-04-22 12:00:44 PM  
1 votes:
"Give me smut and nothing but
I'm a market they can't they can't glut"
 
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