Tim Spaulding reports that he received a letter from the Google Adsense moral hygiene robot explaining that, unless LibraryThing removed the mature content from its site, Google would terminate its enrollment in the program.
They gave one example, the LibraryThing.fr page for the Library of Congress Subject Heading (LCSH) "Erotic stories." No doubt some algorithm caught a few keywords, like "sex" or the common porn-word "Lolita."
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In other LibraryThing news, the site is sponsoring a book pile photo contest. So far, all the photos seem to depict nice neat posed stacks of books. Let's see some candids, teetering messy piles. Piles with a little character.
Don't forget about the NYRB group at LibraryThing.