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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 10:10:11 AM PST
LOL!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 10:16:14 AM PST
Excellent! I will send out my ninjas to steal you Fire, as I do actually possess your brain. It is in a jar on my desk...

Oh, oops, this is really far behind. Carry on. Pay no attention to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 10:22:01 AM PST
Uh... cause it is a free forum?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 10:25:31 AM PST
<3

That's all.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 10:27:49 AM PST
Actually, when you make it at home with your children, to teach them something, and to interact with them? Then it is called play dough. The mass produced stuff everyone gets stuck in their carpet when they give it to their children, unattended is Play-Doh (so named because you say "D'oh" when it is in your carpet and the cat's hair...where are the parental controls!?!?!)

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 10:34:22 AM PST
Well, Amazon deleted my first post. Why? I'm not sure, but here's what I observe after 128 posts on this topic:

1. There is still no option to prevent the Kindle Fire's one-click purchase, short of disabling the device's raison d'etre: its internet access
2. There are virtual armies of Amazon apologists out there who have nothing better to do than defend even the most short-sighted design flaws of the company.

I love Amazon, and always will. It's been darn good to my family, and it's the best shopping site on the internet. I can't wait until they add an option to password protect one click purchases.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 10:39:08 AM PST
If your kid is too young/immature to understand not to accidentally purchase stuff on it then your child isn't ready for the technology. Its that simple.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 10:56:52 AM PST
If Damazon started rating books they would be gone with 6 months. No matter what "strong follower's of christ" want, I doubt we will ever see Damazon rate books. Thank god for that!

I think a certain percentage of "parental control" peeps want ratings on books, how much I don't know.

For that reason alone I always watch these type of threads closely.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 10:59:35 AM PST
TRU sell real cellphones also now. Are cellphones toys?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 11:20:30 AM PST
Yes, and the okra lovers have conspired together to have it hidden. Now that is an outrage worth talking about!

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 11:24:55 AM PST
~nospin says:
Well, it is just my personal opinion, but I think okra should definitely be kept away minors

(and everyone else).

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 11:30:00 AM PST
Chris Miller says:
Nothing needs to be rated. The only reason things are rated is because of religious zealots and soccer moms with permanent PMS.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 11:31:17 AM PST
Agreed! LOL!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 11:36:31 AM PST
Finally, a post guaranteed to create calm in a heated discussion.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 11:38:53 AM PST
Anne Shirley says:
Why you think other customers care? You think Amazon read what you say, you wrong.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 11:39:45 AM PST
Anne Shirley says:
Don't stress out then - send it back. Problem solved. Happy Times.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 12:59:50 PM PST
L. LEVERTON says:
They may not be considered toys, but I can tell you my grandkids have them. I bought them one to just call me on and they are 5,7 and 9. Toysrus didn't label the cell phones hot toys of the year either, but they did the fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 1:07:32 PM PST
Anne Shirley says:
That;s TRU's marketing error, not Amazon's. I can understand people unknowingly/mistakenly buying the Fire based on another retailer's erroneous/(deliberately) misleading information, but *Amazon* does not advertise the Fire as ideal for kids, and the TOS one has to agree to when setting up an Amazon account states it is not for minors without parental supervision. It's silly to blame Amazon for something they do not do, but others do.

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 1:16:48 PM PST
L. LEVERTON says:
I personally had no problem setting up my sons amazon account for him and telling family to give him prepaid credit cards or amazon gift cards for xmas. He now has 3 applied to his account and keeps a piece of paper with his balance remaining. It's been a great learning tool.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 1:47:28 PM PST
I make it a practice never to bait my breath. It could attract bears otherwise.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 2:04:48 PM PST
Happy New Year, Jim!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 2:30:52 PM PST
flipoid says:
L. Leverton, *Amazon* did not tell Toys R Us to call the Kindle Fire a toy. They can't control what another website does to advertise a product.

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 3:19:28 PM PST
JeremyDallas says:
25 New Posts since I stepped away...WOW! I'm not going to even try to address all of these.

@Jim LOL, I obviously meant bated there (but that was funny)...

@flipoid - Yes, companies can absolutely manage how their distributors market and even price them (Apple is a very clear example of this, but so many others do so).

@M☾☽ncat - I actually do think the product managers read the forums, as I am a product/solution director for a fortune 50 company and I have RSS Feeds, Twitter Feeds, etc setup to see what customers are saying about the products my team has developed and brought to market. I'm not sure if you are in a position to need to do this as well, but if you are then I highly suggest the tools from Radian6 (http://www.radian6.com/)...

@Maggie (Lynda) - I'm not advocating for book ratings, although I'm sure there are plenty that are (and I wouldn't necessarily be against it). Most other types of content have ratings these days, from TV to Movies to Music. If it's used to be informative and not be intrusive then I don't mind, but if implemented incorrectly it could be a real hassle for people who do want to read things that others might find objectionable.

@Fanny - If you're making it at home you can call it whatever you want, but generally when you reference a branded product in public you use that name (which in this case is Play-Doh) unless there is a common, generally accepted name for said product.

Enjoy your evening all, I'm going to go help my wife finish dinner, put my kids to bed and then watch the Fiesta Bowl...

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 3:42:06 PM PST
zanara says:
Can I just say pompous.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 3:42:18 PM PST
And do you know the person you so helpfully corrected was talking about store bought play doh?
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