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Discussion in 'Legal' started by Wildalaska, Dec 27, 2002.

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  1. Wildalaska

    Wildalaska member

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    I was just looking at my web statistics for the past month and was real happy about our traffic, but was troubled by the fact that over 50% of visitors were using AOL...

    Now Im sure it upsets the powers that be at AOL Time Warner that their users are looking at evil gun web sites, but the fact remains that it is absolutely amazing to me that gun owners throw money into the coffers of a media conglomerate that actively seeks to disarm citizens (and looks at you with contempt besides)..

    Now I myself I am sure have opinions that are far to the left of many of the opinions I see on this Board, but I have never used AOL..how many of you do??? I find it hysterical that some guys who vociferously spout off about their "rights" are doing so using AOL....

    There is no reason whatsoever to use AOL...there is an ISP in every town in the US...if you dont know how to set up a Browser there are people here to help you. Consider..if there are 500,000 guns owners who use AOL and all of them dump em...thats a nice hit...

    Lets start the boycott here...what if acess to this Board was cut off for AOL users for example..

    ANY SUGGESTIONS....???
     
  2. PDshooter

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    Dump AOL!!

    I agree! they really do SUCK!!!!!:mad:
    Got ATT now DSL. Don' think they are anymore RCBA then AOL
    But you sure can download right now!!
     
  3. GinSlinger

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    WildAlaska,

    Why I agree with your insights to AOL/Time Warner, I think that a boycott need be voluntary to make a statement. Cutting off access to AOL users is discrimination, not boycotting. BTW, try seeing a good movie that is not, in some way, connected to AOL/Time Warner. New Line Cinema is one of my favorite production companies, and producers of the Lord of The Rings Trilogy, and is an AOL affiliate. Unfortunately my boycott of AOL breaks down whenever a good movie comes out :(

    GinSlinger
     
  4. Cliff

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    Yeah, what WildAlaska said! plus AOL's browser ain't worth 2 scoops of hot steaming horse manure on a cold winter day. Ever wonder why you can't download or go to some sites? AOL's browser is why. True Internet Explorer is not all that either,but it does not restrict you in your surfing as AOL may do. Some folks may say that they have never had a problem with AOL,true,maybe not,but expand your world and experience the real internet outside of AOL, you will see the difference.

    Sorry fellas...

    Rant off.
     
  5. Standing Wolf

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    I don't do business with companies that practice both censorship and anti-Second Amendment bigotry.
     
  6. Wildalaska

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    I know how you feel I even have HBO!

    But that and New Line are also a "necessity" :) ..AOL is not..

    The easy way to keep AOL off of the Board is to help people ditch them...like make it a rule that AOL is discouraged...
     
  7. benewton

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    I dumped AOL eight years or so ago when the assisted the feds in busting a couple of child porn types. I've no objection to busting child porn idiots, but, for them to do so, they had to have been looking at all of the traffic over their system, or at least been able to do so, whenever they pleased.

    And I saw no reason why my mail should be read, regardless of content. FWIW, in my case, it would have been circuit board files, transmitted to manufacturers, schematics and software, to clients...

    They were dumped, and were told the reason.

    Since then, I've learned that there are all kinds of problems transferring .zip files to AOL users, and, so, as far as I'm concerned, the service is useless, even before we go into local access numbers, etc.

    Face it, from a techinical point of view, AOL is obsolete, and can be replaced with better service at a lesser cost. Or, in my case, a local ISP with DSL, saving an extra phone line, and probably justifying the 50% fee increase over dial up, excluding convience, of course.

    No, don't refuse to allow AOL access to the site, since I'm not all that sure everybody here has some other option.

    But, do discourage it's use.
     
  8. 2dogs

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    Dumped, about 1 yr ago.

    Went to KABA, then they folded their ISP so I went to outdoorsunlimited.net and it is excellant- I would recommend to anyone using dial up.
     
  9. Gray Fox

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    You could try

    MSN. They aren't so bad, and MSN8 has some good stuff on it, too. No POP3 email, though.
     
  10. Blackhawk

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    Never had AOL. Never would.
     
  11. clange

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    Anyone have some record of AOL's anti gun stance? I need something to show my dad so he gets rid of the 9.99 non-isp service he still uses.
     
  12. Captain Bligh

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    I've been on Prodigy, MSN, someone I don't remember, and now AOL for more years than I can count. Can someone give me a persuasive arguement backed by facts and supporting data why AOL is worthy of dumping? They let me go anywhere I want and they even run their own little gun talk board on AOL (keyword: guns). They have good parental controls for those of us with kids. They are an ISP people love to hate but so far no one has given me evidence enough to convince me--just lots of rants and innuendo. What are the facts?

    RM
     
  13. 2nd Amendment

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    Along with the car business I am riding herd on a local ISP. So, why dump AOL? Because they track where you go and what you do. Because very few places have local customer or technical support. Because their downtime is more than the average local ISP. Because the official stance of Time/Warner is anti-gun. Because they're a great big bloody conglomerate sucking dollars out of local communities which you could help to keep local AND get yourself a better product in the process.

    We refer to AOHell as the Beginners Service. They get that free disk with their nice new comp and on they go. Six months later we're explaining to them how to delete all that crap off their machine and get it working right. :D
     
  14. Diesle

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    Isnt the fact that the service is total crap enough incentive to dump AOL? Regardless of their politics..

    Diesle
     
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    Never had AOL, never will. Still, it is a personal choice. Boycott is good, banning users is not.
     
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    It's not for us at The High Road to dictate to our members which ISP they should use. If we were to get into this sort of thing, we would have ceased to keep our focus on "The High Road", and the RKBA struggle, and would have allowed other, more petty issues to tie our hands. I think that this is a choice best left to our members to make for themselves. In the meantime, let's encourage other ISP's not to make the same mistakes AOL has made, and let's reward those who help our struggle by giving them our business.
     
  17. Gordon

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    Please help me get off AOL. I am not real saavy about moving this or that. I dont use aol to get to forums I only have it because it has my name as my address for friends ect. I have DSL thru the TV cable company and I use explorer to go on line. I hate the explorer mail box and aol has filters. Please suggest I pro gun server(or what ever you call it) that will be there 5 years from now ,wont expose me to spam and I can have a simple address with my name then something dot com. Then tell me how to purge aol out of my system without destroying files and I'll do it.:confused: :confused:
     
  18. QuickDraw

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    Had AOL about 8 years ago.Canceled my account,they kept
    billing my credit card:mad: !Damn near took an act of Congress
    to get them to stop!Have Earthlink dsl now,with spam and pop-up
    filters.:p
    My friends think I'm nuts when I won't buy or won't go to a
    known gun unfriendly bussiness.Gotta start somewhere!

    QuickDraw
     
  19. Captain Bligh

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    Please show me the evidence that Time/Warner is anti-gun.

    How anti-gun can you be and still run a gun talk discussion board? :confused:

    RJ
     
  20. gryphon

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    Even if you ignore the fact that AOL may/maynot be anti-gun, AOL and it's similar packagings from other companies is only useful for complete newbs to the internet world.

    After a few months and the erasure of the "mystery" of the internet, I recommend to everyone that I know that they go with a broadband alternative or a local dial up company. There is nothing on AOL that you cannot get off the internet from somewhere and way better to boot. Just look at this forum and TFL! I doubt very seriously that you would get this kind of brotherhood and knowledge from AOL.
     
  21. Tommy.Gun

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    Americans Opressing Liberty.............
     
  22. Greg L

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    I heard these guys on a local talk show a few weeks ago. I had been saving the cd's for targets at the range but they seem to have a greater need for them..

    http://www.nomoreaolcds.com/

    Greg :D
     
  23. PATH

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    Have not and will never use AOL. AOL stinks IMHO and I would not use their service even were it free.:mad:
     
  24. Wildalaska

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    Real easy you already have DSL, internet explorer right?
    Call your DSL host and ask if they have spam filters..if they do, get an email addy from them, just make sure you update Outlook express, sign up for filters and notify everyone of your new email addy...

    If you dont like Outlook, get Eudora..

    Then just uninstall AOL....use windows to do it....

    If you hasve problems, find the nearest 12 year old....
     
  25. Gordon

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    Thanks I'm doing it. I can have $24 a month more ammo now.
     
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