How interesting that the phantom TOS violation which happened via my FTP space [ironically JUST mentioned in my previous entry] has happened to Armand, who writes a great journal exposing the bullshit of big business, government, politics and anyone else who deserves it. It's called Un-Common Sense and you can link to it over in my Other Journals list. Well, you used to be able to link to it. Not anymore.
Guess what? He is having the same kind of trouble finding answers
to the problem as I did. In the end, I gave up. I was talking to
a wall. I just took the TOS violation and hoped my FTP wouldn't get
hacked again. Or suffer one of the many glitches which plague our
But Armand is trained in weapons and tactics. Why do I think he
won't be deterred?
Rip them a new body part for the rest of us who have suffered at the hands of the TOS Titmice, please, Armand.
If there is anyone who would NOT commit a TOS violation, it is he.
After reading his insightful, laser sharp dissection of all things
stupid and absurd, I'm sure TOS has finally met its match.
Here is the letter he has asked us all to post -- feel free to copy it from here it you want.
Please post my letter (below) exactly as I have written it - into
AOL "Service" has gone beyond the point of ludicrous ..
LUDICROUS .. and until they give a flying-rip about their customers, this will
only get worse.
If the wheel doesn't squeak now, AOL will have no
incentive to solve the problems they are creating for the people who pay their
Also, please forward this to other journalers. I just don't have time
to run through old comments to grab-up screen names as I try to get my
journal back on line.
I did NOT take it down. Apparently, AOL has
done this over a supposed TOS violation.
I guess beach pictures from Cabo are questionable by TOS standards.
I can no longer reach my primary journal at http://journals.aol.com/armandt/sense.
I returned from vacation to find out that there was an apparent attempt to
up-load improper files to my ftp space.
I loaded cute beachand bird
pictures, not TOS violation trash.
My screenname was locked. When this was corrected, I could no longer
reach my primary journal; however, I can reach my other journals.
Attempting to deal with the Community Action Team is extremely .. EXTREMELY
Several .. SEVERAL .. times, I have to repeat .. REPEAT ..
what I had already stated in very clear and uncertain terms.
I simply want my main journal put back where it was and with all of my
past journals as they were - and I don't want to be transferred to 17 more
people who have to struggle .. STRUGGLE .. through their communication skills to
accomplish a simple task.
As I stated in my journal while I was featured at the top of your list, I
would be more than willing .. MORE THAN WILLING .. to pay extra for every single
call where I can speak to someone who understands English.
I am having to spell, re-spell, and re-spell, and re-spell my journal name
- screen name and URL to people who continually "re-assure" me that they are
going to help me... and that I should worry about anything.
This is ridiculous. RIDICULOUS.
What do I need to do to get my journal back?
Please, oh please, oh PLEASE give me a phone number where I can speak with
anyone .. ANYONE .. at AOL who speaks English and is capable of solving