AOL Discontinuing Newsgroups.

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> ETVIDEO1 <etvideo1@aol.com> wrote:

> This seems like a good reason to discontinue AOL.

They're probably getting tired of dealing with
users who spam discussion-only newsgroups with
eBay auction ads.

:)

In any case, you can use GoogleGroups from any ISP.
<http://groups-beta.google.com/group/alt.video.laserdisc>

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ETVIDEO1 wrote:
> This seems like a good reason to discontinue AOL.

.... and probably why your posts are delayed and/or not posted at all.
-Junior
 
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On 24 Jan 2005 18:38:17 GMT, etvideo1@aol.com (ETVIDEO1) wrote:

>This seems like a good reason to discontinue AOL.

AOL itself is a good enough reason to discontinue AOL.
 
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etvideo1@aol.com (ETVIDEO1) wrote in
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> This seems like a good reason to discontinue AOL.

As if there's a good reason to continue AOL.
 
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and then there's all the newsgroups that AOL blocks -that aren'te ven
offensive.They just have to have certain words in them!Aol's filtering
causes a LOT of problems!

"ArchieLeach" <cary@grant.com> wrote in message
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> etvideo1@aol.com (ETVIDEO1) wrote in
> news:20050124133817.16666.00000231@mb-m16.aol.com:
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>> This seems like a good reason to discontinue AOL.
>
> As if there's a good reason to continue AOL.
 
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<< etvideo1@aol.com (ETVIDEO1) wrote in
news:20050124133817.16666.00000231@mb-m16.aol.com:

> This seems like a good reason to discontinue AOL. >>

complaint link

aol://4344:1227.tellus04.9376352.756584015
 
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On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 10:32:30 -0500, "Valdivar"
<rebelleader68@hotmail.com> wrote:

>and then there's all the newsgroups that AOL blocks -that aren'te ven
>offensive.They just have to have certain words in them!Aol's filtering
>causes a LOT of problems!

Aol causes a LOT of problems itself too. :-D


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>"ArchieLeach" <cary@grant.com> wrote in message
>news:Xns95E8E73E54BECArchieLeach@24.25.9.41...
>> etvideo1@aol.com (ETVIDEO1) wrote in
>> news:20050124133817.16666.00000231@mb-m16.aol.com:
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>>> This seems like a good reason to discontinue AOL.
>>
>> As if there's a good reason to continue AOL.
>
 
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<<and then there's all the newsgroups that AOL blocks -that aren'te ven
offensive.They just have to have certain words in them!Aol's filtering
causes a LOT of problems!>>

Other than the fact that I have an established e-mail account through
AOL, the only reason I ever used it was for NG reading. But I started
noticing months ago that AOL was blocking certain groups, losing my
posts without actually posting them, losing other people's posts and
delaying posts by 5 or 6 days. I've been using Google for a year or two
now as a NG search-engine, and about 2 months ago I started using it to
read and write posts. Low and behold, no more lost posts, no more
blocked groups, and *I* get to decide what to read and not read, rather
than allowing AOL to censor my content. I'm very happy. Although, as a
side note, Microsoft Outlook/Outlook Express has allowed for NG reading
for several years and now Mozilla has a news reader/mail client in the
works, so it's not as if Google is the first alternitive to AOL, it's
just the first on I've tried.
 
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On 26 Jan 2005 15:34:23 -0800, "Steven Grauman" <OneActor1@aol.com>
wrote:

> Mozilla has a news reader/mail client in the
>works, so it's not as if Google is the first alternitive to AOL, it's
>just the first on I've tried.
Mozilla's Thunderbird email/NG client is/has been available for
awhile, and works quite well.
John
 
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