08-20-2012 10:11 AM
Try searching The Kindle Store for Toy Story.
I have a solution (by the way I am an adult and don't want to see this crap). Just use amazon.com to search for your books. I have never had any kind of porn pop up when doing my searches there. Also, their website is so much better than B&N ie... much faster, easier to navigate (at least for me), etc...
I do most of my searches on amazon then go over to BN to make my purchases. Problem solved.
I am surprised that
BN doesn't have a better
website and better filters.
They probably have an
email address we can right
08-20-2012 10:15 AM - edited 08-20-2012 10:17 AM
Wow you're right! I stand corrected. Never had that happen to me before on amazon (that I can remember). That stinks.
08-27-2012 02:24 AM
LOL I must say I am getting quite the giggles reading all of the posts about this. No joke, I was bored out of my mind last night at work (like I am now) and was searching the "free" books! Yikes, never did I expect all that "popped" up (get it) LOL anyways... While I can just giggle and move on, I understand that it is offensive to some people. My suggestion would be to, get ready for it....remove all technology from your household that is connected to the internet. Bc this is the ONLY way you will ever avoid it. Shoot if you google "Military Escort policies" guess what you get.....that's right! Technology is rampant now a days and so is the right of B&N to not completely CENSOR the crap out of their website. Kids go to school with iPads today not textbooks, so the only way for your parental control to work, is to actually be the parent. Choose what to expose them to and what not to, also show them how to avoid stuff like this in the future (if they are old enough and you choose to do this of course) and give them reasons why it is bad. I agree with most of the posters who say to side-load your kids books, but unfortunately they will get this information from somewhere else, better to arm them with knowledge so they can better deal with it.
08-27-2012 08:59 AM
Ya know, I wish there was a filter as well. I don't have kids, I just don't like seeing that garbage when I'm browsing books. It's to the point where I don't even browse books on B&N much anymore because half of what comes up is obscene erotica tiles. I really would rather not have to look at porn while trying to find a new book. Sorry, I just don't want to. At all. Quite frankly it's disgusting.
And the prude filter that was mentioned for another site is absolutely ridiculous. There's a difference between something being for adults and porn. Yes porn is for adults, but not all adult material is porn. I shouldn't have to miss out on reading something with mature/adult themes simply because people think sex is the only thing that's adult/mature. That little rant doesn't matter much though since the filter isn't on B&N.
What WOULD work here is if when an author publishes erotica they had to apply that label. Not a tag or anything like that, but an identifying piece of information for the book that you can opt out of seeing. From a technical standpoint it wouldn't be hard to implement something like this. Like Google has the different search settings, B&N could have an option to "hide erotica" or whatever label was used to describe these books.
I agree with this- I've pretty much given up browsing B&N. I wish I could just filter out "Romance" when I'm browsing for good fiction (I mean the the Romance genre, not romance as a subject-- there is a difference!) I gave this feedback to B&N in a survey before they updated the web site, and now they do have some improved categories like the "collections" groups. But like others, I find it easier to search on Amazon.
10-26-2012 12:46 PM
I know this is an old thread but I'm tired of all of the erotica material that's pulled up when looking for free material. It's getting old!
10-26-2012 02:25 PM