AOL RRC problems (whats new?)

AOL RRC problems (whats new?)

Post by Chris » Wed, 01 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Is any other AOL member seeing ... well, pretty much next to NO posts here?

dont eat anybody,
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AOL RRC problems (whats new?)

Post by Thom » Wed, 01 Dec 1999 04:00:00

I have noticed that all posts to and connections with newsgroups on AOL has
been sporatic. There are times when there are no posts and then a few hours
later hundreds.

I have also been getting disconnected and busy signals more often.

Tom

 
 
 

AOL RRC problems (whats new?)

Post by R Jeev » Wed, 01 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>Is any other AOL member seeing ... well, pretty much next to NO posts here?

Yeah, AOL NG seems to be doing strange things this morning.  It's getting time
to look for a new ISP.

Bob

 
 
 

AOL RRC problems (whats new?)

Post by Billp » Thu, 02 Dec 1999 04:00:00

AOL newsgroup performance has been sporadic for a few weeks now. But the last
few days it has been generally good. Many posts show up but once in a while I
don't seem to see the original post, just all the replies which follow it.
Anybody else notice that or is it my imagination?
 
 
 

AOL RRC problems (whats new?)

Post by Thom » Thu, 02 Dec 1999 04:00:00

WOW - I am so glad you mentioned this -I thoght it was me missing the original
posts -eventhough the subject line usually grabs me. I don't think it's you -
maybe it's aol - but I definitly have said to myself - "how come I missed the
original post on this."

What's is up with AOL

Tom

 
 
 

AOL RRC problems (whats new?)

Post by Jeremy Thoui » Thu, 02 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Switch to a regular ISP.

:WOW - I am so glad you mentioned this -I thoght it was me missing the
original
:posts -eventhough the subject line usually grabs me. I don't think it's
you -
:maybe it's aol - but I definitly have said to myself - "how come I missed
the
:original post on this."
:
:What's is up with AOL
:
:Tom

 
 
 

AOL RRC problems (whats new?)

Post by Ron-Pmo » Thu, 02 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>Switch to a regular ISP.

   How original.

               - Ron -  

  ******************************
            GhostRider
        Best in the West!

 
 
 

AOL RRC problems (whats new?)

Post by Conner Purce » Thu, 02 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>Switch to a regular ISP.

I have a seperate ISP, and I use AOL with it. The security and familiarity of
AOL, and the service of a nice local ISP. It costs extra, but it's worth it.
Now, next topic: AT&T (TCI) cable modems. They are finally available, but do
you need a different ISP? Can I use AOL with it?

Sorry for going a bit off topic.

PS: I've been trying for a better newsreader, because AOL's sucks. But I never
did find out what my news server was >:P

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AOL RRC problems (whats new?)

Post by Jason Knutso » Thu, 02 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
> I have a seperate ISP, and I use AOL with it. The security and familiarity
of
> AOL, and the service of a nice local ISP. It costs extra, but it's worth
it.
> Now, next topic: AT&T (TCI) cable modems. They are finally available, but
do
> you need a different ISP? Can I use AOL with it?

Your provider of the service will most likely be your ISP.  You don't have a
choice as to who your ISP will be.  Yes, you could still use AOL with a
cable modem just as you are using it now with a different ISP.

Jason (very happy with his Time Warner Roadrunner cable modem service)
Knutson---Austin, TX
http://www.coasterphotos.com

 
 
 

AOL RRC problems (whats new?)

Post by BaSSiSti » Sat, 04 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>If you have another AOL, why oh why would you ever use AOL's HORRIBLE
>newsreader and HORRIBLE news server?

Gotta disagree, David. I also use the ISP/AOL combo, and I have found AOL's
newsreader to be perfectly tolerable (if not quite as good as Forte's) and
their news server to be much better than my ISP's ('tho that might just be my
ISP). I once used my ISP exclusively, but I got tired of missing posts so I
came back to AOL.

I really dislike all the dissing on AOL...it is the choice of numerous people
on here, and we have our own reasons. Many people just assume that we are using
AOL because we are newbies. I myself have been posting to Newsgroups for 4
years now and I still use AOL because I like it.

OK, rant over.

Mike Miller

"The death of a disco dancer,
well, it happens a lot 'round here.
And if you think peace is a common goal,
that goes to show how little you know."
--The Smiths

I'm going off on a liberal rage...I think I'll go shoot up a golf course...

 
 
 

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Post by Ron-Pmo » Sat, 04 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
> Many people just assume that we are using
>AOL because we are newbies. I myself have been posting to Newsgroups for 4
>years now and I still use AOL because I like it.

  Exactly. I've been posting to RRC for 2 years and have been on AOL for 4
years this month. I tried another newsreader and I found it hard to use. AOL
makes everything so easy, I don't see why that makes it so much worse than any
other ISP. And I haven't had a busy signal in over a year.

Quote:
>OK, rant over.

  Mine too. :-)

               - Ron -  

  ******************************
            GhostRider
        Best in the West!

 
 
 

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Post by Ted Ansl » Sat, 04 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>> Many people just assume that we are using
>>AOL because we are newbies. I myself have been posting to Newsgroups for 4
>>years now and I still use AOL because I like it.

>  Exactly. I've been posting to RRC for 2 years and have been on AOL for 4
>years this month. I tried another newsreader and I found it hard to use. AOL
>makes everything so easy, I don't see why that makes it so much worse than any
>other ISP. And I haven't had a busy signal in over a year.

I find AOL newsreader VERY difficult to accuratly follow the threads and it
takes much longer to read and respond to posts.  I have used probably 10
different newsreaders and AOL's is by far the worst.  There is much more to
AOL that makes it a poor Internet provider.  

Ted Ansley
**Rollercoaster Fan<atic>**

 
 
 

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Post by Bret Clanc » Sat, 04 Dec 1999 04:00:00

I don't use AOL's newsreader; I use Outlook Express 5.  I recently had a
chance to take a peek at AOL's newsreader and it's not easy.  It's just
annoying to me, actually.

AOL (IMHO of course) takes the Internet and puts it in a "box" by making
their own screens, menus, etc. etc.  They have got millions and millions of
people thinking that it can't get any better.  It can.  It's that simple.

Rant over.  ;-)

                    - Bret, who apologizes for sounding like a salesman

Quote:
> I tried another newsreader and I found it hard to use. AOL
> makes everything so easy, I don't see why that makes it so much worse than
any
> other ISP. And I haven't had a busy signal in over a year.