It is true that the system has been in place since the beginning, but you point out here problems that exist. For as long as I can remember, people have been asking what exactly should be rated "Adult." Knowing that there are members who do not like to read books with profanity and/or obscenity and/or graphic violence, some of us rated these Adult. Then we receive word from several official sources that that if the book would be in an Adult bookstore or in the Adult section of a video rental place, that should be the criterion. To me, that says that only books with graphically described sex would be considered Adult. I think Kelby's idea of being more specific in the synopsis about whether there is profanity, obscenity, graphic violence, rape, torture, explicit sex is a good one. That way a would-be reader would know if he/she wants to read the book or not, or wants to allow his teenager to read the book. I've been doing that rather than rating books Adult, unless there is explicit sex. Or perhaps instead of a general Adult rating we could use the movie ratings--G, PG (is that right?), R and X. But still not disallow access to the books, i.e., allow everyone to find a book whether hey remember to log in or not. G.Cindy P.S. What is there in the Ann Coulter books that cause them to be rated Adult? Curious minds want to know. P.P.S. There's something wrong with the BS automatic rating if children's picture books are rated Adult, as some of them have been. --- robert tweedy <roberttweedy@xxxxxxx> wrote: > The system has been in place since bookshare started > and now there are a lot > of readers that don't like adult matterial and it is > up to the submitter > whether the book should be adult or not plus if the > system see a lot of > words that are consider, a certain percentage anyway > it makes the book > adult. > Skype contact bobwichitaks phone 316-524-5454 > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "kelby carlson" <kelbycarlson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Friday, December 28, 2007 9:14 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] e: Re: Accessing > Adult-rated books; was Ann > Coulter Books > > > > Thing is, they probably won't. I don't want to > read adult rated books. > > However, I do not think the Ann Coulter books (and > a few others I could > > bring up) should be adult rated. That is my real > complaint here. In my > > opinion, that system should just be discarded > entirely. If the submitter > > feels the book is adult in nature s/he should put > a note in the synopsis > > for the discerning browser. > > > > Kelby > > > > Doomed Dragon > > > > Q: What is the sound of one hand clapping? > > > > A: It is the universe exploding. > > > > "It is not what we see that determines who we are. > It is how we choose to > > see it." > > > > "Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his > name alone is exalted; his > > splendor is above the earth and the heavens." > > > > Psalm 148:13 > > > > Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee > from your presence? If I > > go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my > bed in the depths, you > > are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if > I settle on the far > > side of the sea, even there your hand will guide > me, your right hand will > > hold me fast. > > > > Psalm 139:7-10 > > > > > > > > --- http://USFamily.Net/dialup.html - $8.25/mo! -- > > > http://www.usfamily.net/dsl.html - $19.99/mo! --- > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject line. To get a list > > of available commands, put the word 'help' by > itself in the subject line. > > > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > WISH LIST (called Requested Additions To The Bookshare Collection)is available at http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/Book_Requests.htm http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ http://studentpages.alma.edu/~07jmyate/book_requests.htm www.jbrownell.com for miscellaneous and useful threads ____________________________________________________________________________________ Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your home page. http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.