Saturday, November 19, 2005

YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN.....B.S.!!

Did I act rashly leaving AOL?

I have put two years of myself on these pages to abandon them so quickly?

I have been thinking and commenting in the journals of others that I hate the fact that the AOL monster destroyed and razed the J-Land community virtually overnight.

Well, I am going to protest by remaining on AOL and not allowing them to chase me away!

I am joining Brian (aka the Love Train) and will link to all his postings! 

(P.S. needed the spell check big time)

 

22 comments:

ally123130585918 said...

So pleased you decided to stay.....two years is a long time....We must learn to ignore the ads...and boycott those who advertise........Ally

rap4143 said...

Did you leave? LOL Welcome Home.
Betty

mosie1944 said...

The trouble is, somebody will probably turn him in to AOL and he'll get TOSE'd.  Darn it.

redhotka said...

Welcome home!

my78novata said...

glad your here and yes I wont let them run me out. Im stubborn. Must be the hillbilly in me cant run me out of my home. LOL I hate hte banners too but I have over two years of my memories here nad its my home and this is how i Look at it even if i dont agree. ............


You know I kind of look at the banner issue this way.  I own my house but if I rented it the owner could put a sign in the yard anytime he wanted to. Well I dont OWN aol yes the journal is my personal home Like my rental house would be and I dont like the banners but heck Im just paying rent and they like the person who owns a rental house do all the upkeep. So I guess they can puta sign in the yard if they want to. HECK though if AOL wants to pay the up keep on my truck and put gas in I 'll even let them put a banner across the top ofmy truck adn you know how I Love my truck!!!!!!!!!!! LOL IM a bought woman. SHAME ON ME!!!!!!!!!!

xzasporated1 said...

I'm not going to let some braindead executive run me off, I'm staying with AOL (mainly because the husband couldn't find his way out of a cyber paperbag, and he finally gets around this place) so my journal cannot be touched.  So it's there for me.  However, there's no way in hell I'm spending a moment of time or a bead of effort on it just to shill their products.  I'm easy but I ain't cheap.

;o)

~~ jennifer

childebrand1968 said...

I have also kept my AOL journal, if anything, just to realy information on efforts to remove the ads.  

I have also linked to Brian at my my place :)  The only thing appearing on my journal until this mess is over is anti-ad effort.....

Glad you're still here, too!

Cat

deveil said...

I'm feeling much of the same way, just wrote about the same thing.

Derek

bannistersusan said...

Hello Alphawoman!:  Me again--have been thinking about your blog since this morning when you posted, while I am watching the OSU/UofMichigan game--may the best team win, even though I attended college in Michigan, I am an Ohio resident and know that OSU is the best, but at this point Michigan is winning--my point being, there are a lot of internet servers out there, but I still say that AOL is the BEST--I love 'em and am keepin' 'em for a while yet until something better comes along anyway, which may be one of these days soon.  I have had "family" here from Port Orange, Florida so I have been focused on my "niece" and her new husband of 4 months who are planning to attend school at Owens Technical College--she was the President of her High school in Port Orange and is bi-lingual--she was offered scholarships to Yale, Princeton, and was accepted into West Point or Anapolis and she chose schools in OHIO!!  My friend, Linda, and I suggested she try to get into OSU in Columbus--best choice for the field she wants to go into--Civil Engineering with a minor in Biology--she wants to work in Alaska on the pipelines--I have been having fun seeing them while they're in town--I believe her mother may try to talk them into going back to Florida--her mother is a special ed teacher in grade school in Port Orange Florida (and a former Miss Tennessee in Miss America) we'll see who wins--hope you have a great Saturday--take care--and keep 'em 'til you find somethin' better!!  Write when you can--Sending light--lol        

indigosunmoon said...

Mary,
I've decided to stay too.
Lovish!
Connie

suzypwr said...

Me too, I am staying. I never planned to go - I like the community and that is what was important to me. There is no guarantee that there won't be ads sprouting on the other blogs either, is there? I blocked the ads, and before that I just ignored them, same as every where else on the web. I am glad you are staying :)
xoxo

delela1 said...

Well Mary, maybe we should appoint you as our ambassador.  At least they pay attention to you..."Avid reader, terrible speller."  LOL!

Glad your staying to fight.

Dona

randlprysock said...

Glad you are staying.  I think we have what no other journal community has... a true sense of friendship, talent, sharing, caring and a very charming and witty community!  It's something I just can't leave behind.  Plus I've devoted about a year and a half into my journal.  I've put lots of time into it.  I can't just walk away.  I too despise the ads.  Maybe we can think of a way to stop them from appearing on our journals.  Hugs,
Lisa

http://journals.aol.com/randlprysock/AdventuresFromFlorida/  

sunnyside46 said...

ya! Dont let 'em run you off!
Marti

gardenmantis said...

I decided to stay with my journal here at AOL but also started a new one at  http://midnightdiaries1.blogspot.com/. I look at it as a new start. I felt some how I was losing what I had intended to do with my original journal http://journals.aol.com/gardenmantis/MidnightDiaries/. I like my new one because I can put BIG pictures in and I like the look.
Mary

lisaram1955 said...

As I commented in Robin's (oceanmrc) journal yesterdy, I have the absurd urge to throw my arms around you in a big bear hug and yell, "Welcome Home!"  Stay.  We are worth it.  Lisa  :-]

helmswondermom said...

Glad you're still here!  I'm saying, too.  At least for now.  I managed to block ads from appearing by using the little box at the bottom of the page (which AOL kindly put there for our use).  And I thought you might like the entry I made today:
http://journals.aol.com/helmswondermom/DustyPages/entries/1392
Lori

ryanagi said...

Ok...let me know if you change locations again. LOL I've got to keep my links in order long enough to load them all in to bloglines.
http://ryanagi.blogspot.com/

thelovetrain said...


(laughs...)

Mary, you cute thing, you. Shout a naughty word. Go ahead, go for it...

... "Banners of POOPINESS!"  [:O]...[:(]

I adore you, honey, and I'm so glad that you're here.  [:)]

~ BIG hugs, Brian @---->---

http://journals.aol.com/thelovetrain/tracks/

theresarrt7 said...

At first I was going to delete my journal but I decided to keep it there and to include an entry against the ads.  But I'm not going to post there anymore.  The ads are too offensive to me.  AOL does not have a right to that space because I pay for that space with my subscription:  that's how I look at it.  There are many topics that are hard enough to write about without ads flashing in my face, ads for products I don't endorse or believe in.  AOL is feeding off of our experiences, our joys and our pain, and it isn't right.  I hope you can make a difference by staying.  We all have our way of making our stand in the world.  Anybody with the name "Alphawoman" isn't backing down, that's for sure.  Are you keeping your journal at Blogspot?  Will you still visit me at blogspot?  http://theresawilliams-author.blogspot.com/

jmorancoyle said...

    Amen on the spellcheck.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

hestiahomeschool said...

I didn't leave for practical reasons, but to be honest, I realized that I would not have the heart to start another blog...it is just too much effort on my part...I am lazy, I guess, or I don't feel like learning another way to do things..