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amazonfail - the homophobic glitch? really?
children of dune - leto 1
To recap the glorious adventure of this weekend: many, many books and novels, both fiction and not, were delisted and in some cases moved from a top level search on amazon under the idea that anything GLBT is also to be considered adult, along with a sampling of general erotica.

[But not Playboy! Yes, we can still get thirty years of centerfolds for our kids! Thank God.]

Amazon Possibly Using Category Metadata to Filter Rankings at Dear Author has an explanation--with spreadsheets!--on what metadata is and how it might have been used during this "glitch".

And right. Amazon Rank in a continued quest for internetz justice via the googlebomb.

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He could totally be trying to grab attention, though. (Admittedly the details are a nice touch. But if I learned anything on lj, it's Never trust a troll.)

I'm holding off 'til we get more info.

it would have helped if he'd mentioned he also went after anything in the erotica category at the same time, as those were delisted as well.

He's also a known troll - weev was featured in the NYT's piece from awhile ago.

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