Thursday, June 28, 2007

Scandalous

Online Dating


At first I was a little proud my blog was R-rated... And then I looked at the reasons why.

This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:

gay (5x) hell (3x) ass (2x) murder (1x)

Based on this, it seems like the biggest reason for my R-rating is that I've used the word "gay" a few times... I just searched my posts to find which ones used this "horribly offensive" word. Wow. One of them all I did was refer to the "now-cliché-in-chick-lit gay best friend" device.

Does this seem right to you?

12 comments:

Eileen said...

That is absurd! You rebel.

Maureen McGowan said...

Ha! I just checked your blog, Eileen and you got a G rating. What a good girl you are!

The only black mark against you one was use of the word "hurt". (Although how using the word hurt is a "bad" thing I'm really not sure.)

Kimber said...

Ahhh...the script, I believe, is based on Google.

Which means that if your blog isn't yet out of the sandbox (its a baby blog, less than 9 months old), no bad words will be picked up.

How do I know?

My ClientK blog used a profanity about every second post and it picked up none (rated it General which is quite amusing).

Mel Francis said...

I got an R rating for:

* bitches (7x)
* sexy (2x)
* bitch (1x)

Seriously? It's not for my overuse of the F-word?

Nadine Dajani said...

Ha ha!I got PG and my topics are way more obscene than yours! I've blogged about polygamy, racism, anti-Bush rants, hot latin men... but with all these scandalous topics I managed to only say "sexy" (x2) and "ass" (x1) so I got off the hook pretty easy...

Barrie said...

I'm thoroughly annoyed. My rating was PG based on the use of dead (4X) and murder (1x). I was talking about using dead flies to power robots. Interesting stuff I picked up from....National Geographic for KIDS!!!

Maureen McGowan said...

Your rating proves how ridiculous this is, Barrie. And I guess, to be fair, I don't think the rating's are supposed to be taken too seriously.

But it is strange/worrying the words they pick out as "bad". It just shows how anything can be misinterpreted out of context and how dangerous (IMO) the movie rating rules really are.

Christine d'Abo said...

*looks at the excerpt of her book on her blog*

I'll get an NC17 rating for mine LOL! I'll have to try it to see.

Christine d'Abo said...

OMG Sorry for the second post put I just did my blog. I got a PG rating!! PG!! Something seriously wrong there.

Nadine Dajani said...

I just navigated here from your Publisher's Marketplace page... your novel concepts sound very interesting, btw. I read somewhere (could have been the latest RWR) that the trend in writing is not so much looking for Mr. Right as it is what happens... it must be true since most of my last purchases (and I didn't really do this on purpose) were about post-divorce women.

Well, there's no real point to this post other than to say good luck with that experiment, and do share the results!

Glenna said...

Hey, no way! You gan an "R" for "gay". I got an NC-17 on my persnal blog for using "hell" three times and "bitch" once. And then "crap" and "slap" but I'm not sure why those were picked up.

On the other hand, I do have lots of ranting and ravings about Paris Hilton not knowing where to buy panties...maybe that's it.

Or maybe the title of the blog "G's Spot" just for being a double entendre.

Shrug. Just like with movies, I don't really get how they think.

Mia King said...

I have never heard of this! I don't think I'm out of the sandbox yet as it found no "bad" words but, given what we all know of my book, we know that I'm due for at least a couple of hits ...

seems so arbitrary ... who are these people?!

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