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  • Two big reasons to hate AOL

    For the past 4 months, I have always listed my websites in my AOL profile as I had seen many many other people do. Yesterday morning, my AOL account was locked due to TOS violation. I called AOL as directed to and found out that my account had been locked because the TOS violation was that I listed my websites in my AOL member profile.... that is considered advertising and is a violation. Ok I politely told the AOL rep that I would remove them although my profile had been wiped clean already by AOL. As soon as I logged on, I added my websites again to my AOL profile.

    The second thing is that AOL's spam filters now bounce emails from my forums to AOL members. I would say 1,000 of my members are from AOL since that is where I mostly advertise my site in chat rooms though parking in chatrooms and having my away message advertise my site. Anytime anyone gets a notification from my forums that is sent to an AOL email address, I get the bounced email saying that "the URL stated in the email is one associated with a high amount of spam and will not be sent to the members AOL account"
    I had used the email members several times over the past few months so they think I am spamming.

    I have now banned AOL email addresses even though I still advertise on AOL and the members joining since are using alternate addresses.
    http://www.icecreamforum.com

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    I hate them because they send those annoying "Try AOL free for 30days" CD's. Mind you they come in a DVD case now so I pinch the case for damaged DVD cases and use the CD as a cup mat
    Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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    • #3
      I went to Burger King on Tuesday and they had them there--at Burger King! Where I go to get my subpar Internet access!

      BTW, their new spicy chicken sandwich is no good.
      --filburt1, vBulletin.org/vBulletinTemplates.com moderator
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      • #4
        They had what @ burgerking?
        Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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        • #5
          AOL Cd's

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Zachery
            AOL Cd's
            http://www.nomoreaolcds.com/

            I expected that they would have more by now.

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            • #7
              Maybe they would be cheeper if they didnt mail me 50 cd's a year

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Zachery
                AOL Cd's
                They never send me any.

                I picked up a stack of them at the post office and have had a trial account for the past two years!
                http://www.icecreamforum.com

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                • #9
                  There are only two big reasons?

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                  • #10
                    If I recall a post I made on another board a while back, I had 9.

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                    • #11
                      yeah, AOL is horrible for many reasons, BUT the CDs make a good coaster.

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                      • #12
                        I work part time for a bank, and if you only knew some of the things that AOL does, they you would never want to use them again. They act like a huge scam!

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                        • #13
                          To bad you cant re use those CDs like the diskette's they used to send.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dynamite
                            I work part time for a bank, and if you only knew some of the things that AOL does, they you would never want to use them again. They act like a huge scam!
                            Too right, when I moved into my new house I was without dsl for a coupl of weeks so had to use dialup, so i thought i would use a 30 day trial rather than be netless for 2 weeks, closed my account with them the moment I got adsl. 4 Months on and i am still paying a monthly fee, even after ringing them up twice and being assured twice I wouldnt be billed again, even my credit card expiring didnt stop them taking money out they simply changed the expiry date and carried on charging me

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                            • #15
                              AOL blocks e-mail from about anybody anymore....it's sad to be honest. There are probably well over 100 reasons not to use them or do much of anything with them .

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