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Stephan Locher [PersonRank 9]

Friday, June 30, 2006
14 years ago5,262 views

Why do they list booze(If I translate it right into german it's "alkohol") seperatly when it's already included in the therm drugs?

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Traditionally, in English the term 'drugs' tends to refer to either prescribed or illegal drugs.

Alchohol (and tabbacco) are generally referred to separately – more for clarity than for accuracy. So yeah, it is redundant but people in US/UK/Aus generally don't think of them in the same context.

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

So Google seems to target minors. Anything that an adult would want to buy (po*n, cigarettes, alcohol) is ruled out.

Andrea Pilotti [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I hope that Google Checkout have good succes in Italy, i traslate in italian Google Checkout system at this page andreapilotti.com/shopping/pro
grammi/google-checkout/googl
e-checkout.html

sasha.kunis@gmail.com [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Oh, well,... if I can't buy my porn...

Phillip, aren't you just EXCITED about the match today?? Most of the sports columnists that I've read are predicting that Germany will win by one goal.

::crosses fingers::

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> So Google seems to target minors.

But you need to be 18+ to use Google Checkout, I've read!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> Phillip, aren't you just EXCITED about the match today??

Yep :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> Why do they list booze(If I translate it right into
> german it's "alkohol") seperatly when it's already
> included in the therm drugs?

Listing "Illegal goods" and "Child porn" or "body parts" separately is also redundant, I think.

Elias KAI [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

what about poke r and gamblin g ?

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

oww no porn.
Is caffeine classed as a non-buyable drug?

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> But you need to be 18+ to use Google Checkout, I've read!

Oh, so they want it really clean. Kind of like Disney Land. It seems that here is the second major problem with Google Checkout. If they acquire such huge influence as with search and push such a puritan agenda the future of the internet does not look that bright.

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

In fairness, by excluding things like drugs and pornography they've effectively eliminated 90% of the inevitable spam based merchants that would appear within seconds of the release :)

Plus, every report on Checkout would talk about Google being a perveyor of filth and drugs – not good press at release time.

That said, hopefully once Checkout becomes established they will relax their guidelines to theoretically provide the service for any company providing anything legal. There's no reason you shouldn't be able to pay your online pharmcist with Google Checkout in the future.

Personally, I'm hoping Google improve GoogleBase / Checkout so I can sell my software online using these services!

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

a "puritan agenda"? Most of these things are *illegal* or are tandamount to being illegal.

Elias KAI [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Try google videos and choose Gpick like google pick and the first video you get is google checkout demo video, well done.
video.google.com/videoplay?doc ...

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