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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 3:53 pm 
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Me too. He sounds like an official name that will one day become a mod.

...or get his ass banned and all of his posts aptly acted upon.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 4:01 pm 
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lmao...love the extremes


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 Post subject: Love AOL
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2004 7:42 am 
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I love AOL cause my wife says so! We ment on AOL years ago and I can't get her to change. Keeps her happy and I have RR so what can I say? :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:03 pm 
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AOL blows. Period. AOL just installs 1 billion pieces of spyware with it, it slows you down and is a pain in the ass.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:40 pm 
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I met my wife because of AOL too, lol. Been together since May 2000, married for almost 3 years now. AOL is alot of fun, never had any serious problems with the software and never had any problems with spyware from it. Id like to see a list of the spyware everyone alleges is on there. Maybe for shits n giggles ill do a scan with AAW and SSD, reinstall AOL, then do another scan and see what all it finds. AOL is such and easy target these days. Thanks to AOL both my grandparents were able to become internet users because of how easy it is to use (browsing web/sending mail)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:43 pm 
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Heres a true story about AOL. Few years back one of my friends needed a new ISP well he wanted to go with AOL. So he gets a AOL disc installs all their software and proceeds to sign up. Well come to find out there is no local access numbers for AOL where we live. However AOL does have a 800 access line. So without thinking he decides to use the 800 number after finishing up he was required to call AOl for a activation. After speaking with a person with very little english he gets his AOL activated and got him to switch long distance carriers.

Now AOL didn't list the price of using the 800 line said you have gotta check online to find out, ok no biggie. Gets online only to find out its $6/minute plus the $21 for the subscription! Calls them up to cancel. No problem cancelled just fine. 3 months later he gets a collection notice stating that he owes AOL over 1k dollars! He calls AOL up to see what is going on and they tell him that although he did cancel there was a clause in the agreement that said if he cancels before the free trial is over he must pay for all free time un-used. Needless to say AOL got a alot of foul language and no money. That was not in his agreement and wasnt added until like a week after and then it was gone again a week or 2 later.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:02 pm 
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Wow, i have never heard of anything like that before. Ive signed up and cancelled many account before free time was up and never had a problem, sucks that he did. I sure as hell would fight it. If he would have paid attention he would have seen the disclaimer about the fee using the 800 numbers. It warns the user right there during installation about the surcharges, they make it very obvious for just that reason. I install AOL quite a bit for customers and see it each time.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:17 am 
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I still dont understand this "AOL for broadband" BS...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:51 pm 
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Ha, I work at the ITS department at my college. When someone calls in wanting tech support and they have AOL installed on their systems, these are our steps (literally!)

1) Ask why they're running AOL in the first place

2) Suggest they uninstall AOL completely, and probably re-install Windows

3) AOL is gone? Proceed to step 5.

4) Can not help customer. End of the line.

5) Ok, now we will help you solve your problem. Oh, and for getting AOL off your system we'll give you free dialup Internet (or highspeed if you are in residence) as long as you're a student at the school.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:22 pm 
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that sounds like a good deal to me


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:48 pm 
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Yeah, most people make the jump! :) They dont like the reformat of their hard drive too much... but hey, free Internet is often worth it in the end :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:03 am 
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hell....offer a $10-$15 fee for reformating and reinstall of windoze...I know many people that would pay to forgo the hassle.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:24 am 
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LoGiStIcS wrote:
AOL = Scan the AOL disk and copy it to a CD label and stick it to your favorite music CDs to prevent theft.

This technique does not work!
Maximum PC readers will oftentimes destroy your fake AOL disc on sight to protect you!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:37 pm 
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Location: Kicking the crap out of the people who lied to me about using Folding@Home and those who declined!!
:shock: uh oh :shock:

this thread = bad for me... 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:10 pm 
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they told me if I gave them my credit card number then I will send them a complimentary aol CD


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http://www.macaddict.com/forums/topic/51454

lol! looks like they like AOL too :D :D :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:05 pm 
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this thread sux


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