1. Post #1
    a2h
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    September 2008
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    Google is serving up what some internet users have described as "hardcore pornography" in a new feature it introduced to Google Reader earlier this year.

    On Google's support forum, user Naomi Miname said that she had clicked on the "recommended items" tab in Google Reader and was shown an RSS feed that included hardcore pornography.

    "How can this possibly be happening?" Miname said. "This stuff has nothing to do with any search interests of mine, and [I] can't believe these have been 'recommended' for me."

    Other Google Reader users said the same thing had been occurring when they logged into their Google Reader account. "I got the same garbage, and found it incredibly offensive," said user dhowe.

    Another user started a new thread on the forum and said that they were being served up gay pornography. User letsread said they subscribed to a "pretty harmless array of RSS feeds". Those feeds included pictures of "adorable animals", pictures of "pretty clothes" and home items, book blogs and general pop-culture/general interest blogs.

    "Previously, my recommended items feed was full of similar posts, and I liked looking through it while really bored at work," the user said. "[Now] every fifth item or so is at least a picture of a muscle-y dude in a wet t-shirt.

    "I tried to go into my recommended sources to say 'no thanks!' to 'best gay blogs' and 'beauty and the bum,' ... but I can't.

    "Where did all the gay porn come from? How can I make it stop? It's not that I don't think it should be included in Google Reader; let the gay porn consumers run as wild as they'd like with their own RSS feeds. I just want mine to be full of stupid FailBlog posts and pretty outfits again," letsread said.

    Google Reader engineer Mihai Parparita said on the support forum that Google was "very sorry" and blamed "growing pains" for the serving up of the pornography.

    To counter the problem, Parparita set-up a Google spreadsheet for people to refer RSS URLs to Google to prevent further recommendations.

    "I've removed this item from your recommendations, and we'll make sure that nothing from that feed gets recommended again," Parparita told user Miname.

    Oops. I guess Google's algorithms has come out of the closet.
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    Who knew their algorithms were so clever?
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  2. Post #2
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    Dennab
    July 2008
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    'beauty and the bum,'
    I'm going to have to check that one out
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  3. Post #3
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    That's so gay.
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  4. Post #4
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    March 2009
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    I wonder if any of those gay porn sites would offer up some good ingame sprays.
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  5. Post #5
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    May 2006
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    google blames a tv show for displaying gay porn to people

    more at eleven
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  6. Post #6
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    February 2008
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    I wonder if any of those gay porn sites would offer up some good ingame sprays.
    If you find any good ones, post links.

    I have some RP servers to fuck with...
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    March 2009
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    If you find any good ones, post links.

    I have some RP servers to fuck with...
    Meh most of the recommended sites are not even hardcore and just men touching men so nothing of use, the "hardcore" is just mostly lesbian porno. :frown:

    Its fine though Ive got a nice collection of sprays already.
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  8. Post #8
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    February 2010
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    If you find any good ones, post links.

    I have some RP servers to fuck with...
    I remember a good animated meatspin spray, want me to find you the link?

    Edited:

    Direct DL link:
    www.meatspin.com/meatspinspray.rar
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  9. Post #9
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    February 2008
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    Thank you good sir :patriot:
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    April Fools!!!
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  11. Post #11
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    Dennab
    February 2009
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    I guess you could say, some people got over optimistic.
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    I guess you could say, some people got over optimistic.
    what
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  13. Post #13
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    June 2006
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    The joke was the rainbow icon. :eng99:
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    January 2010
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    spoiler alert the people are gay
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    March 2008
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    What a bummer.

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    June 2009
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    Gaypril Fools
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  17. Post #17
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    November 2005
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    What a bummer.

    That was actually rather funny.
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  18. Post #18
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    February 2009
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    insert obligatory joke about "oogling" at gay porn
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  19. Post #19
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    January 2005
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    "How can this possibly be happening?" Miname said. "This stuff has nothing to do with any search interests of mine, and [I] can't believe these have been 'recommended' for me."
    Talk to your husband
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    June 2009
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    God damn, rate funny or gaybow.
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    September 2009
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    April Fool for sure.
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    August 2009
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    give this man rainbows
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  23. Post #23
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    October 2005
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    It's the other way around for me. Whenever I'm looking for some porn to download, I get straight porn adverts. If I'm downloading "Penis_plethora_6.avi", I don't think I want to see the "hottest titties" my "local area" has to offer. Nor do I care that sweetcunt69 would like to video chat with me.
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  24. Post #24
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    December 2008
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    Oh cool, this should come in handy.
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  25. Post #25
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    November 2009
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    I guess you could say, some people got over optimistic.
    I guess you could say, Adding image macros doesn't make your jokes funny..But.....
    What's the difference between your dick and your jokes? :flaccid:



    Nobody laughs at your jokes :smug:
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  26. Post #26
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    March 2007
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    Wow, that's really gay.
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  27. Post #27
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    November 2009
    356 Posts
    Looks like Google is recommending gay porn.



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    February 2010
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    Looks like Google is recommending gay porn.

    Anti-puns stopped being funny a long time ago.
    :saddowns:
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  29. Post #29
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    July 2009
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    I guess you could say, Adding image macros doesn't make your jokes funny..But.....
    What's the difference between your dick and your jokes? :flaccid:



    Nobody laughs at your jokes :smug:
    Your joke wasn't funny, either.
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  30. Post #30
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    January 2010
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    Yea it was

  31. Post #31
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    March 2010
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    google? you mean topeka?
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  32. Post #32
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    Another user started a new thread on the forum and said that they were being served up gay pornography. User letsread said they subscribed to a "pretty harmless array of RSS feeds". Those feeds included pictures of "adorable animals", pictures of "pretty clothes" and home items, book blogs and general pop-culture/general interest blogs.
    I think I found the missing link.

  33. Post #33
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    December 2006
    832 Posts
    I'm going to have to check that one out
    Wat

  34. Post #34
    dag10's Avatar
    January 2009
    1,038 Posts
    What a bummer.
    ^ This is correct, original, and funny.

    Looks like Google is recommending gay porn.
    ^ You're doing it wrong.
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  35. Post #35
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    August 2009
    652 Posts
    Looks like Google is recommending gay porn.



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    You're not very punny

  36. Post #36
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    GoldenGnome's Avatar
    November 2007
    5,149 Posts
    "Growing pains."

    Erectile dysfunction.

  37. Post #37
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    October 2007
    21,925 Posts
    Looks like Google is recommending gay porn.



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  38. Post #38
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    November 2006
    4,133 Posts
    We suppose Google has an oogling for us... teehee.