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

  1. YWN666
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    YWN666 Freelance Beer Tester Supporting Member

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    Being an AOL refugee myself, I can tell you that the AOL message boards were so horribly designed that you had to use different color fonts to know who was saying what when there were quotes of multiple previous messages. USMB has a nice quote feature making that practice unnecessary. Old habits are hard to break though so a polite nudge should do the trick if you see anyone using huge colorful fonts.
     
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    midcan5 liberal / progressive

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    To a hammer everything is a nail, for a business everything is about the bottom line. But you raise an interesting point, consider newspapers and controversial topics about businesses that took ads out in their papers. Without a sufficient ad business the papers can't make it. So how do you balance tough reporting with you pat my back I'll pat yours?
     
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    Diuretic Permanently confused

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    Point taken.

    But my politeness stops when the poster is being an arsehole about it.
     
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    Over the past 3 or 4 years, AOL has gone downhill and at times it seems to be purely intentional. Horrible customer service, phone reps that can't speak English and a Terms of Service staff that enforces the rules inconsistently and sporadically. They are also slowly taking awy the few features that anyone visits AOL for. I had an account with AOL that I used for business emails and it was suddenly terminated. I called and got some yahoo who could barely understand my complaint. It turns out that they terminated my account based on a comment on a message board that I never made (I never even visited the board where the comment was made). They would not even hear my argument and I lost 15 years worth of bookmarks and saved emails.
    Nothing would please me more than to see AOL go down the toilet. It will be their own damned fault.
     
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    I'm with ya there.
     
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    DamnYankee No Neg Policy

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    Well gee.... THAT wasn't in the user's manual.... LOL!
     
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    Normal would be what your post looks like without any formatting on your part.
     
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    DamnYankee No Neg Policy

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    How about, you mean there's no "Press 1 for USMB, Press 2 for other"? <snicker>
     
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    Like I said, THAT wasn't in the user's manual that I very carefully read before I began using.... You know.... The manual with the dos and don'ts.... But when I DID begin using, lo and behold.... There were OPTIONS.... like a choice of colors and fonts and sizes and bold and italics and.... Well, you do get the picture, don't you? But dayum.... What the hell size is "1", "2", "3", "4", "5"? Who knew the translation was "10", "12", "14", "18", "24"? Was I close? Methinks some of you are bitching about nothing....
     
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    Now try and post in any other colour other than red and be taken seriously :D
     

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