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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Grismonda, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Grismonda
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    Grismonda BANNED

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    Greetings other aol members...

    I've been away and took a look at some of my favorite boards to find they NO LONGER exist! Is this the end of our War Board, etc.

    Cheers!
    Choco
     
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    It appears that it's the end of all political discussion boards on AOL.
     
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    edthecynic Censored for Cynicism

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    Some have escaped to one of the Money and Finance Boards.

    17 Ways to Beat Boredom Cheaply - AOL Message Boards
     
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    Have you read some of the posts on that board?! I decided to take a pass on that kind of garbage.
     
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    crazyfish1955 Rookie

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    hi i am an aol message board refugee, but not from the us boards, all the uk message boards have gone not just the political ones. just dipping my toes in the water here lol.
     
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    DamnYankee No Neg Policy

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    Some others are trying to make the best of it here

    $363 Million Is Hedge Fund Stars' Average Pay - AOL Message Boards
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    A major corporation which fears people getting together to discuss issues of the say.

    How not too terribly surprising.

    AOL, and a whole lotta corporations in our world do NOT approve of citizens.

    They approve of consumers.
     
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    I agree. Since AOL opened its features free to the public, it makes its money selling advertising, and I note that the boards AOL retained have natural advertising tie-ins: sports, travel, finance, autos, etc.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful for the new blood here, but what happened at your prior board?
     
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    DvDud1 Dave Mac

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    AOL announced that it would be making changes in their message boards, starting 3/31/09.

    They have currently shut down all message boards about politics and current events, with the current exception of some that pertain to sports, autos, "black voices", and financial news. You can also link to TMZ boards thru AOL where you can discuss inane celebrity drama bullshit.

    They may bring some boards back after sifting thru all of their message boards, they may not...nobody knows, including AOL's "customer service" people (AOL customer service-there's a misnomer if ever there was one!)
     
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