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04 July 2002 @ 05:41 pm
Several Reasons aol Sucks -

1.) I just got rate-limited merely deleting old buddies off my buddylist. What the shiznit? What the hell do you think I'm doing, aol, spamming people?

2.) I can't see if I've been warned, hence -
2a. It's useless. What earthly good does it do if I can't see it?
2b. It's irritating when at least three or four, or sometimes more people come up to me and say the equivalent of "daaaang, who warned you?"

3.) "Warning" on the whole is especially irritating to me because I can't warn people back, so I'm defenseless. Like a sitting duck! What the heck do they think, that all aol and AIM users are innocent, friendly little babes in an Internet utopia?

4.) People think I'm an idiot or an asshole simply because I use aol. I'm sorry, but that's not the case. For making such generalized assumptions, I hate everyone who insults all aol users en masse. (And if you dare point out that I just made a generalization myself, I will personally drag you out and stuff your face with uncooked corn.)

5.) aol users can only select from a small pool of rather crappy aol icons, and can't select their own. I run an icon site and I can't use my own material.

6.) aol users can't see the icons of AIM users.

7.) aol users can't do file transfers or image connections with AIM users or even each other, unlike on AIM.
Current Mood: irritatedirritated
Piccolopicc on July 4th, 2002 09:20 pm (UTC)
Is this stuff from in AOL itself? Because AOL users can use AIM, which is redundant but it ought to let you do all that stuff.
One Who Wanders: utenaabiona on July 5th, 2002 08:37 am (UTC)
People get confused when I appear on both at once, and sometimes people IM me on both, which doubles my workload. ^^;;;;
SDsado_nishi on July 5th, 2002 01:58 am (UTC)
3.) As far as I could tell, AOL users aren't really affected by the warnings they get from AIM users. They're different systems, and I've never had anything happen to me while being warned up to 100% by an AIMer while I'm on AOL.

4.) Yeah, I think that's annoying to. I use AOL cause it's what I've been using ever since I got internet. But, just because they hate AOL doesn't mean they have to hate the users.

7.) I think that's because they just send stuff through email.
One Who Wanders: acceptingabiona on July 5th, 2002 08:39 am (UTC)
3.) I don't really mind actually being warned, except for when everybody comes up and asks me about it. ^^; It gets tiresome. ^^;;

7.) Still ... when you direct-connect on AIM, it allows you to get around their limit on text, so you can send longer IMs ... that would be so handy on aol. *_*
SDsado_nishi on July 5th, 2002 04:29 pm (UTC)
Hee hee, I think it's just cause my friends and I are always sending each other pictures and mp3s through email. I love the fact that there's no limit to attachment size, unlike free accounts like Yahoo or Hotmail, which only allow you to attach 1 MB max. Yeah, the direct connect thing is nifty too. That's why I use both AOL and AIM. ^_^