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Gay Left wingers angry over Amazon.com decision regarding Adult content
LaTimes ^ | April 12, 2009 | John Wray

Posted on 04/12/2009 4:01:09 PM PDT by Beowulf9

From the La Times:

"Amazon's policy of removing "adult" content from its rankings seems to be both new and unevenly implemented. On Saturday, self-published author Mark R. Probst noticed that his book had lost its ranking, and made inquiries. The response he got from Amazon's customer service explained:

In consideration of our entire customer base, we exclude “adult” material from appearing in some searches and best seller lists. Since these lists are generated using sales ranks, adult materials must also be excluded from that feature."

Probst is the author of a novel for young adults with gay characters set in the old West; he was concerned that gay-friendly books were being unfairly targeted. Amazon has not responded to the LA Times request for clarification."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrat; gay; gayporn; homoagendaalert; homosexualagenda; nambla; smut
I found this information on Mark R. Probsts Live Journal. I cannot link to that on here, and so I went through Google News, which only in part comments on the origin of this outburst. It seems Probst wrote an adult content book, from the gay perspective, and is angry it no longer being sold through Amazon. He wrote them and received notice back of their decision.

On Kos and on the Mark Probst Live Journal page, Probst is advocating the left to change their 401k's that support Amazon so they don't support it, and to otherwise 'rebel' against Amazons new policy.

Of course, Google seems to support Probst. Probst is more than likely angry he can't sell his book to a large audience and make money from his 'literature'.

There are quite a few angry comments on both websites there.

1 posted on 04/12/2009 4:01:09 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

So essentially, is Amazon indicating that the gay content is perverted, obscene and outright pornographic?


2 posted on 04/12/2009 4:28:53 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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To: Beowulf9

Rankings are largely irrelevant other than bestsellers. Who cares if your book is No. 1432685 on their rankings?

What I suspect was that the book was marketed for a mainstream audience that he planned to shock with a gay romance scene. If it won’t get ranked, fewer unsuspecting heteros will buy it.


3 posted on 04/12/2009 4:29:28 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: OrangeHoof

I think that’s prob so. I commend Amazon for their stance.

When I originally tried to put this up I was going to use the link to both the Kos and Probst websites, but got a message from Fr that the article would not be allowed to be posted using those.

Why? Did they take them to court? Is there a legal reason?


4 posted on 04/12/2009 4:40:27 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Why does everything have to be done to please the left wing?


5 posted on 04/12/2009 4:40:56 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: popdonnelly

Including the google news slanting things for the left.


6 posted on 04/12/2009 4:46:53 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Quick, someone send those guys/girls some tubes of Vagisil.


7 posted on 04/12/2009 5:02:56 PM PDT by mothball
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To: Beowulf9

I just glad books about regular porn, incest, and tourture murderers are still on the list. /s


8 posted on 04/12/2009 5:05:45 PM PDT by zaphod3000 (Free markets, free minds, free lives.)
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To: Beowulf9

Oh BOOHOO! Now if Amazon would just stop selling them all together I’d buy more from them.


9 posted on 04/12/2009 6:00:07 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Beowulf9

Oh BOOHOO! Now if Amazon would just stop selling them all together I’d buy more from them.


10 posted on 04/12/2009 6:05:16 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Beowulf9
self-published author Mark R. Probst

"Self-published" is also known as "vanity" press. You pay a company to print copies of your book and then hawk them yourself.

Editors are there for a reason. They keep a lot of absolute drek off the shelves.

11 posted on 04/12/2009 6:09:49 PM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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Amazon will cave - most big companies do when “educated” by the gaystapo.


12 posted on 04/12/2009 6:52:53 PM PDT by fwdude ("...a 'centrist' ... has few principles - and those are negotiable." - Don Feder)
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“Amazon will cave - most big companies do when “educated” by the gaystapo.”

Possibly, but as far as I am concerned this is the way adult stuff should be controlled. Amazon probably figured the loss of customers from selling this self published garbage was greater than the profits from selling it. The only way the “gaystapo” can win is if they can convince Amazon they will hurt their bottom line if they don’t sell it.


13 posted on 04/12/2009 8:15:51 PM PDT by yazoo (was)
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To: Beowulf9

Probst probably thinks gay vacarros rode side saddle.


14 posted on 04/12/2009 8:19:48 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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