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Glitch (n.) — “an embarrassing and ham-fisted cataloging error”, from GMSV

Do I buy it? Not completely. Is it a rational, reasonable excuse? Yes.

Date: 2009-04-14 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pikacharma.livejournal.com
Yeeeah, there's a missing piece to this puzzling debacle. I believe there was some glitchiness or not-quite-intended function of something somewhere, but given this:

http://dearauthor.com/wordpress/2009/04/12/amazon-possibly-using-category-metadata-to-filter-rankings/

It seems like there was a method to the madness that was a lot more specific than just some "adult" category randomly getting flagged.

IDK. I definitely believe they're not stupid enough to commit PR suicide and make an intentional, pre-meditated, officially endorsed decision to go all no mo' homo - but I don't believe it was as totally random as they'd like us to believe or that some cheese eater in France hit one wrong button and BOOM all queer books go byebye.

Date: 2009-04-14 06:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ilpostino.livejournal.com
i think a homophobe who workED for amazon did it right before s/he got fired.

Date: 2009-04-17 07:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vultureboy.livejournal.com
Iwould believe that Some one did it without the companies approval, but that is no accident.

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