Out if interest do you have any children of say between 7 and 16?
@CDA: Please note that the Forum Rules and Reporting System dissuades the exchange of personal information. I doubt that @BoTN will answer your question and I would strongly recommend that you do not post such invitations to break Forum Rules in the future. Regards, CW.
@BoTN: I respectfully suggest you allow this thread to die. There seems to be little "new" content and posters seem to have firm and confirmed views that will not be changed via a positive and friendly "ping pong" exchange. Obviously your actions are totally up to you.
@Henry: Has there been any feedback from real Amazon customers regarding this feature update?
Yes, there are moans and groans here, but that does not seem a realistic customer base to gauge the millions of accounts affected. I would suggest that the silence/one or two posters means that this upgrade/change is a fantastic improvement.
Glad to know that this new feature is appreciated!
Hey there, @Henry!
Just to let you know, I've told all the people in my archery club about this great new feature, and several of them have got back to me with really positive feedback about it!!! They love it, and they've told all their chums about it too! The good news is spreading! Woot, woot and thrice woot! :)
If I manage to get the word spread to over 100 people please can I have a free Kindle book? Tee hee hee! Naughty hen! :)
I'm not blaming Amazon I'm requesting a feature, I really don't understand your comments. Could you possibly take the time to explain how I am blaming Amazon? The feature described at the start of this thread doesn't work with the Amazon music app so the explicit filter is not plausible on any devices apart from echos..
As to my request for information from you, I made it becuase if you had children using the service in that age group then it might influence your responses.
p.s. I have a family with 5 echos and 4 android phones. I don't really want to throw it all away and move to another provider.
Children has no effect upon my repsonse as, as you stated, you are the parent.
you bought devices that do not perform to your expectation. You acknowledge that other providers have the functionality you want.
That others have opiniions that differ to yours, their situation is irrelevant to you, only shows that the subject of consorship, because this is what it is, offers other perspectives. That a product introduces a function that you still consider to be ineffective for your needs requesting further enhancement of that function. Meanwhile, as all along, other providers have the functionality. As all along, in your words, you are the parent.
You are mistaken in that I have not said that you are blaming Amazon
If I was in your position I would simply change provider. The money is irrelevant if I wanted to protect my children. Or just not use the service if changing was not an option.
I concur with your comments about changing provider. The repeated use of 'you are the parent' is not quite as straight forward though. As alluded to before, with respect to a subtle form of social exclusion, if I removed the service. Switching is not economical thus it could only be removal of the service..
I 'could' leave but to he honest, unless there was some greater publicity about people leaving I doubt Amazon would notice / equate leaving with this issue. The spiders web inside large companies is, well, complex.
So not leaving and publically making comment I think is a better option, just as others have commented on this forum and in the wider internet.
As to your xomment: "That others have opiniions that differ to yours, their situation is irrelevant to you, only shows that the subject of consorship, because this is what it is, offers other perspectives"
I accept that others have different opinions, I just can't see the relevance with respect to a feature that they don't have to use?
What Amazon thinks about anything is irrelevant. Yours is the only decision that matters. As you rightly say it is of benefit to provide this issue with a greater audience for those who are considering purchasing the devices with similar usage in mind as part of their suitability research.
you have, rather naively, assumed that others who have opinions contrary to yours do not use nor want such a feature. For a music service, and even for broadcast radio, “fine” censorship is impossible to implement. Broader censorship can be made by the suppliers of content which only provides a very coarse filter.
Should anything be done is the provider’s reaponse to customer wishes but I strongly suspect it is simple competition that drives the feature. Whether such a feature does the job depends upon a point of view and the value placed upon the “system”
There is a great programme, still a available in iPlayer “Britain's Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned” which should interest you. Censorship is deeply eroded by time and as such maintaining that information becomes a major mess.
I believe in you are the parent. That’s where the buck stops. That’s where the buck starts.