Smashwords added a naughty-naughty filter over the weekend

Bow-chicka-wow-wow.

Mark Coker, CEO of Smashwords, announced this past weekend that he'd taken steps to make the website more child friendly. First time visitors will now encounter a filter that hides the adult content from view.

Don't worry; it's easy to turn off. The toggle switch is clearly visible in the browser window.

The new filter was inspired by Google's "Moderate Safe Search" option, and it replaces the old Prude Filter (I didn't know they had one). The old filter was less selective and it also wasn't the default setting.

via Smashwords

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2 Comments on Smashwords added a naughty-naughty filter over the weekend

  1. Wonderful and past due.

    I did an Amazon search for scratch n’ sniff books for a blog post and was shocked to find “Adult” scratch n’ stiffs sprinkled among the kids books!

    OMG! Honestly, the “stiff” was a typo! (or at the very least a Freudian slip!) 🙂

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