AOL owns the Internet

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by muzikool, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    AOL wants its customers to tell it how to make the Internet better. The company's new TV ads talk about how it is making the Internet better, and how its customers can help as well. By implication, AOL owns the Internet. Now I'm going to have to stop using the Internet before it breaks.

    By the way, did Al Gore sell AOL the rights to the Internet? :p
     
  2. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    ha I've seen the ads and thought it was actually funny that AOL is trying to show that it is doing a favor for customers by adding protection but then they keep charging you when you cancel the service!
     
  3. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    so true...but the best way to get aol free is to say u r gonna cancle so then they beg u to stay with them by giving u 3 months free. I did that for a year :D
     
  4. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    lol, i wish i could know why everyone hates, aol! i also wanna know why every online site that sends u an email has two links one for normal users and one for people with aol?
     
  5. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    We used do that with NTL Cable TV.Used to get free cable for 3 months and free movies ;) Sadly they won't do it anymore :eek:
     
  6. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    lol...
     
  7. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Why do people hate AOL ??
    • The browser don't support HTML - which is why there are two links on every email you recieve ...
    • Customer support sux. You have a normal wait time of about three hours to talk to anyone ...
    • Never stay connected - You get booted about every five minutes, then it takes about two hours to reconnect ...
    • They don't cancel your service until they fell it feasable - When you cancell your service they still charge you. I know of people who got charged for six months after they cancelled the service. They refused to give a refund ...
    • The speed is slow ...
    • They raise their prices twice a year - I think it's 29.00 a mont now, if you pay with check instead of credit card. Unless you have it with another ISP, then it is $20.00. It used to be $5.00 if you had it with another isp.
    • People who first get a pc think they are cool and know everything because they have it. I call it the ISP for the computer illiterate.
    There are more, when I think of them I will let you know. That commercial is the funniest thing I have ever seen. it is a total lie lol ... I see it and realize why they are losing an everage of about one million customers a quarter lol ..

    Also Al Gore claims he did invent the invent the internet, as well as the earth lol ..
     
  8. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I hate AOL, a server I admin has been added to their mailserver blocklist so none of the users of the server can email AOL users, I spoke to AOL today about it and apparently an AOL user has to register the issue with AOL support.
    I mean ffs I am the admin there should be simple and easy methods in place for me to get this done myself.
    And dont tell me to use their postmaster@aol.com system as that just sends you an automated response to call them anyway, regardless of the information you send them.
     
  9. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    ok so if the browser doenst support html cant they use ie or mozilla?
     
  10. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    I thought their browser was based off of Netscape code and just recently they have or are thinking of going back to IE
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Ways to improve the net? Rid it of AOL users, they're effing morons.

    mafia, if you don't get it, you probably never will. Just think though, there must be reasoning for all these people to despise and detest AOL. :p
     
  12. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Market speak... There is one thing AO-Hell could do to help improve the Internet for all of us however. They could stop handing out them AO-Hell keyboards. You know, the one's with the caps lock key stuck, which makes everything their users type, come out in all caps :D

    On a more serious note though, my mail box would be happier if it didn't get so many AOL CDs in it...
     
  13. ThePatriot

    ThePatriot -=[BOHICA!]=- Political User

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    I have a friend I keep trying to ween off of AOHell, I keep sitting him at my Verizon DSL-equipped PC, which I pay the exact same amount he's paying for AOHell dialup. I think if you stay on AOHell long enough, they brainwash you with subliminal messages so you don't EVER wan't to cancel.:p
    Has to be...I just can't imagine why people would want to pay that much EVERY month for crap.
     
  14. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Well AOL uses a crippled and even less standard following version of IE. They could use IE or Mozilla but would have to cut/paste as anything inside of the AOL "portal" for lack of a better way to put it defaults to AOL's version of IE. And yes they own netscape (who founded Mozilla) but have yet to roll out a 100% Netscape version of AOL as the standard version. Anyhoo enough AOL as it makes me head spin.