Stop by Flo's place and read about her FTP space escapades with AOL. Basically all her files in there are GONE.
She's being patient, trying to deal with the help-is-just-a-phone-call-away folks [in INDIA].
For starters, I think they want her to delete her screen name. Hmmmm.
Instead of that, she wrote to Scalzi and Editor Joe for help. Good luck there, Flo.
It's an AOL f**k up. No doubt about it. We should have a name for these things, something to call it when AOL screws up and blames the snafu on US.
While you're thinking up names, here's my thought.
Last year, during the anniversary celebration, we talked about having a convention for AOL journalers. It would have been scheduled for June or July this year, but the idea never seemed to get off the ground. Unless I missed a memo.
My thought is we all ought to fly up to AOL corporate and have a rally out in their front yard. Do it this fall, say in September. With signage and music, the usual stuff you have at rallies. Armandt should speak. So should anybody else with a grievance. The networks should cover it.
See if AOL will have a sit down with us. Serve us some meals. Make some promises. Come to some agreements. Fix their mistakes. Apologize profusely. Give us some perks for all the aggravation they put us through.
Or just have a great party. And leave the mess on their lawn.