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Old 04-22-2004, 06:57 PM   #1
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Any AOL Fans in the house???

not me.

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Old 04-22-2004, 07:01 PM   #2
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AOL is like the unpleasant family member I don't really like, but that I can't seem to dump because they are my family.
But in this particular case, I'm to blame. See my thread.
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Old 04-22-2004, 07:04 PM   #3
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When I first started my biz and got into the habit of emailing stuff, it soon became apparent that there was only a 60% or so chance that my emails would arrive to AOL clients...cuz I wasn't sending from AOL I assume was the problem...how dare I!!!
If I sent an art file attached to an email there was something like a 75% chance that it would be corrupted or changed into an AOL Stuff file which turns out to function more like a file compactor, as in trash compactor. I learned to prestuff any art file into WinZip or it would be killed by AOL.
A client of mine had to spend over an hour on the phone trying to reach someone to bitch them out for the sporadic delivery of non-AOL emails, then that problem seemed to go away.... ... .. . Ass hOLes
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Old 04-22-2004, 07:06 PM   #4
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Wow. I had no idea. That's pretty bad. And lame.
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Old 04-22-2004, 08:01 PM   #5
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spart is right. AOL is the internet on training wheels. We had AOL when it first came out and it was terrible. Run from it if you can!!!!
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Old 04-22-2004, 08:06 PM   #6
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there used a joke about what the difference was between herpes and AOL..it was something along the lines of : herpes ends when you die. AOL hangs onto subscribers like they are indentured slaves. I learned from other people's mistakes on this one and never signed up..It is one of the few correct choices I have made
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Old 04-22-2004, 08:40 PM   #7
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I have dsl now, but I had (still have) aol for so long that it is hard to get everything switched. I don't use it as much because it is ALOT slower, but everyone knows my email (had the same one for about 5 yrs). I just need to cut the apron strings.

geez i cant spell today!!!
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Old 04-22-2004, 08:44 PM   #8
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I have dsl now, but I had (still have) aol for so long that it is hard to get everything switched. I don't use it as much because it is ALOT slower, but everyone knows my email (had the same one for about 5 yrs). I just need to cut the apron strings.
I know what'cha mean. I've had AOL since the beginning of time (about 8 or 9 years). Like when you still paid by the hour, and it took about a half hour just to get signed on. lol.
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Old 04-22-2004, 08:49 PM   #9
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I know what'cha mean. I've had AOL since the beginning of time (about 8 or 9 years). Like when you still paid by the hour, and it took about a half hour just to get signed on. lol.
When it first came out, I used to LIVE in chatrooms. My favorite thing to do was go into a chatroom, start an uproar, then go in under a different screenname to watch the fun. Either that or just cut up, make lame jokes, crack wise and entertain by making smart remarks, always pushing it to the edge of getting TOS'ed (anybody remember that?) but never giving them enough cut-and-paste material to actually get booted.

I'm far more mature these days. I spend all my time making smartass remarks on message boards instead. *cough*
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Old 04-22-2004, 08:53 PM   #10
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there is one chat, the only one I have ever been in, and I still go in and do that..with a couple for friends...bet they are glad I spend so much time in here lol

shhhhhh don't tell anyone hahahahaha
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Old 04-22-2004, 08:54 PM   #11
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my friend collected over 1000 AOL free cd's that come in the mail and phonebooks and glues them to his wall
his den looks really cool, like a recording studio
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Old 04-22-2004, 10:51 PM   #12
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My dad got some kind of deal w/AOL through work, which is how I got this computer. It was supposed to be $3/month for one year. But of course, they charged me $24.95/month for a year, no matter how much I argued w/them.

When the year was up, I tried to cancel w/them several different times. Their customer service number where you get to talk to a real person was almost impossible to get. And when I did finally get it, the person asked me why I was leaving, tried to talk me out of it, etc. But I finally got them to cancel it.

They still send me begging letters every once in awhile, asking me to come back.
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My dad got some kind of deal w/AOL through work, which is how I got this computer. It was supposed to be $3/month for one year. But of course, they charged me $24.95/month for a year, no matter how much I argued w/them.

When the year was up, I tried to cancel w/them several different times. Their customer service number where you get to talk to a real person was almost impossible to get. And when I did finally get it, the person asked me why I was leaving, tried to talk me out of it, etc. But I finally got them to cancel it.

They still send me begging letters every once in awhile, asking me to come back.
What is it with AOL? It took me three months to finally get away from the bastards, calling periodically and arguing with them, etc. Are they, like, the Heaven's Gate cult of the internet or something? Jehovah's ISP? Key-rist!
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Old 04-23-2004, 01:50 AM   #14
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bitchez..I never thought I would see the day...but I am stranded in the desert...........kill me now............
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Old 04-23-2004, 03:03 AM   #15
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bitchez..I never thought I would see the day...but I am stranded in the desert...........kill me now............
Arrange your Aol disks on short twigs so that the mirror sides face the ground early in the morning. Then set cups under the lowest drooping edge to catch any dew that collects on them.

Actually they make better coasters than dew collectors...but the art on them sucks too.
I suppose they would make decent non-lethal warning shurikens .

Earthlink at least tried to make their coasters look cool.
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