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innapropriate ad (offer) on fire hd today. how to change?

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Initial post: Jan 3, 2013 11:09:45 PM PST
Eve Lester says:
Usually the offers on the lock screen don't bother me at all but today, all day, eve when my daughter was in free time and had to unlock it (slide it to open) the ad was for a show called deception, a woman with lords more skin showing than I find appropriate for a 4 year old, or even for me when I opened the kindle while waiting in line to get books at the college, it was embarrassing, lol

How can I say not to show certain ads, or only family safe, fully clothed ads? Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 11:13:17 PM PST
Pay to have the Special Offers removed.

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 11:17:15 PM PST
Eve Lester says:
I will probably do that soon, until then are there any settings I can change as to what ads appear? Thanks for your help though.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 11:17:56 PM PST
Eve - No, there's not.

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 11:20:41 PM PST
Eve Lester says:
Alright, payday is coming and I know where I'm spending $15 then! Lol, totally worth it after the funny look I got from the guy behind me in line, I think he thought I had a wallpaper of the half naked woman by choice lol

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 11:21:27 PM PST
S. Prewitt says:
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Posted on Jan 3, 2013 11:41:43 PM PST
R. D. Clark says:
And never take your daughter to the beach!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 11:42:50 PM PST
What an appalling piece of racism. I hope Amazon removes it promptly.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 12:17:58 AM PST
Eve Lester says:
Goodness people, I am not a prude that is offended by skin, I just wanted to know if I could set it to not show ads with half naked women and what is supposed to be a dead woman on the lock screen when my daughter or myself opens the kindle, not that they shouldn't advertise it, just to have a setting to change to specify to only show ads for family shows, laptops, whatever, y'all took this to a whole new level of absurd....

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 3:05:37 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 4, 2013 3:11:12 AM PST
edfan says:
People have a right to be prudes, folks. It's not all that appropriate to decide for someone else how they're supposed to feel about this type of thing, is it? Any more than we'd appreciate having all our content filtered for four year old sensibilities. Tolerance goes every which way.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 3:19:14 AM PST
Eve Lester says:
Ok, I got my answer, again, I was NOT asking for it to be removed, I could care less if it was porn, I just wanted to know if there was a way to say what ads I preferred, just like you may want to see ads geared towards computer accessories and I may want to see more Dora apps lol

It wasn't about filtering everyone's stuff it as about asking to target the ads to see things I want

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 3:27:23 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 4, 2013 3:28:27 AM PST
I'm sure you can understand that "even for me when I opened the kindle while waiting in line to get books at the college, it was embarrassing, lol" sounds pretty prudish? And "Usually the offers on the lock screen don't bother me at all but today..." certainly implies that this one did bother you.

I'm not saying you are prudish, and I hear you on how nice it would be to have the special offers geared to your preferences (in the same way that recommendations for what to read are based on past purchases); I'm just pointing out what I think was in your OP that people took as prudish.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 4:02:33 AM PST
Kindryll says:
Wow, its really sad when a mom wants to protect her child from something that she deems inappropriate and gets mocked and chastised.

YOU may think its ok for a young child to see those things, she doesn't and came here to politely ask for help. Does it make people feel superior to be obnoxious? Apparently on this board it does. Very very sad.

Eve, I happen to agree that ads need to be more "family friendly" and I'm sorry you were treated so rudely.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 4:18:20 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 4, 2013 4:18:56 AM PST
Mrs J M Ball says:
Well said, Kyndryll!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 4:55:30 AM PST
How was that racist? Women do wear burqas, and are forced to walk behind men in some Islamic countries.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 6:14:44 AM PST
Kindryll says:
Thank you!


Posted on Jan 4, 2013 6:32:00 AM PST
edfan says:
I agree with Kin except that it's not just here, the type of instant punitive reaction is common all over the net. Anonymity, or the feeling of anonymity, can bring out the worst in some populations. Lack of moderation tends to invite boundary testing. If a few trial runs of crudity or rudeness go by without comment, the boundary is pushed further and further over time. A large number of threads have been taken over by aggressive users. You can see this process in a LOT of message boards. Unfortunately, one common reaction is to react with a lot of nanny type Rules And Regs, which also squelch the life out of normal adult conversations.

Amazon has many ways to handle these threads. Mostly, they just let the steam run out.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 6:33:18 AM PST
She's wearing an evening gown; she's hardly half-naked. ONLY her back shows. No crack, no cleavage, no legs. Just a gal in an evening gown.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 6:37:12 AM PST
She has more covered than a lot of people appearing on magazine covers at the checkout.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 6:37:29 AM PST
I just looked at my Fire to see that ad. Seriously. You can see her arm, her shoulders, and part of her back. "More skin showing than is appropriate for a 4 year old..."

Wow. Just wow.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 6:38:04 AM PST
May I take this moment to point out that this thread is *exactly* what was being discussed in another thread about "rating" content on Amazon, and whose sensibilities would be used?

I'm offended by the naked pelvises showing on GIANT posters in Victoria's Secret in the mall. They are FAR more revealing (like, barely NOT naked!), with pubic bones blown up to HUGE proportions, viewable right at eye-level. THAT's embarrassing.

A gal in a (high-necked, mind you) evening gown with NO boob, NO butt, no NOTHING showing but her back is FAR from "inappropriate" ... wait for it, wait for it ...

... TO ME. To the OP, sure. But this is the censorship problem. If I went to the mall people and said, "That's too naked!", they'd say "To naked for whom? They're just beautiful girls. Their hoo-has and whirly-gigs are covered. Deal with it."

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 6:43:09 AM PST
This anonymity argument is old. Your use of it here seems to be nothing more than nannying.

People disagreed with how the OP termed the ad. The OP seems to have a problem with other people expressing their opinion.
I have shut off ads on my son's Fire and have no problem with people doing likewise.

Any recommendations to Amazon about the Fire should be sent via email to Or better yet via the Help& Feedback app, the one with a ?, from the Fire itself.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 6:48:46 AM PST
It is your opinion that people were obnoxious.
Others do not agree.

Each person is responsible for their own individual post. There is no gang.

Apparently it makes you feel superior to paint the entire board as obnoxious instead of concentrating on which post bothered you and what words in the post you found problematic.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 6:52:59 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 4, 2013 6:55:07 AM PST
Dog Lover says:
Oh boy. Here is the movie/show cover - Pilot [HD]

Is it, perhaps, possible that the very dark background misled the OP into thinking that that woman was covered only from the hips down or something? (I happen to think that dress is very classy and classic.)

What a tempest in a teapot.

However, setting aside the specific image involved, the actual OP questions (ignoring the personal opinion) are: 1) can she change the image? Answer - no. 2) Can she prevent any image? Answer - yes by turning off the ads. Re the comment about Amazon being more family-friendly: Have to say "nonsense." Anything retailer more family-friendly than Amazon would need to be used as an example. I haven't seen anything. Even WalMart has, um, er, questionable posters and such near their electronics area.

It is the world in which we live. It is called freedom - not for the faint of heart.

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