Thursday, November 17, 2005


I don't know what I'm going to do yet.  As soon as I get some free time I'll decide.  Feel free to stop by and comment while I'm going through purgatory here.

Meanwhile, the banners have not only screwed up my ability to save changes on FIREFOX.  

OKAY.  SUDDENLY MY LINK ICON, FONT GENERATOR, TYPE SIZE CHOICES, etc., etc. are BACK. So that reason for leaving is temporarily not on the table.  I just know it will come back. Uh-oh.  I just clicked SAVE and I can't save again.  I accessed my AOL by typing, made changes, added color, changed typefact, increased the font size and tried to save my changes.  No dice.

If I access my journal via FIREFOX another way, I can write in it, but not make changes. That way is to Google, sign in, go to Journals, write my screenname, click on one of my journal entries links that pops up and I can go to my journal.  But not add links, etc.

Why does AOL have BETA journals, if they haven't ironed out these kinks yet?

Whatever the techs did when they were launched has now removed my ability to create links, change typefaces, font size, add graphics, pretty much anything.

I can't wait to write to editor Joe with my problem and have him treat me like he's patting me on the head and I should take some aspirin and call him in the morning.

I'm not happy.  Don't want to leave.  Don't want to stay.


suzypwr said...

You can turn the banners off.

mosie1944 said...

Just be sure and leave directions to your new home if you leave.  I need the occasional laughs you dole out.

kristeenaelise said...

that about sums it up...don't wanna leave, don't wanna stay.  I've heard rumblings about a backwards fix using popup controls, but it hasn't worked for me.  Here's the link:

I think its effectiveness depends on the version you're using.  

Yanno, life would just be so much easier if they'd just TAKE THE FLIPPING ADS DOWN!!  (grrrrr)

I'm hanging in for the meantime too, biding my time, hoping they'll do something less stupid.

=) kris

dcmeyer420 said...

Let me know where you're heading so I can drop by and visit.

bosoxblue6993w said...

don't want to leave?    don't want to stay?     SOUNDS LIKE MY EX WIFE

jevanslink said...

You can turn the banners off if you're on a PC and have AOL 9.0  I have a MAC.  We have AOL for MAC.  We don't have no fucking 9.0. That's for Windows operating systems. I have MAC OSX.    

Regardless, I still tried to change my pop up preferences per Editor Joe -- who just wrote about this easy way to remove the banners.  Nothing happened.  Mrs. L

globetrotter2u said...

It really does suck.
I have opened an international/UK blog because AOL wouldn't dare mess with the Brits! I futzed with it all day because it didn't have edit buttons but finally figured out how to do what I needed to do by logging on to aol through internet explorer. Presto! Edit buttons and other choices appeared!
Let's give it a little more time. I figure that now that the Fockers aren't making money off of my creativity (UK blogs have no banners) I can sit tight a bit longer, since I  now have a banner free blog. It broke my heart to make "My feelings are Real" private, especially since you deigned to comment in my blog not once but 3 times in one single night... but oh well, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.
Good luck, I hope very much that you'll stay.. (If I do!)

judypearllove said...

darn I just went through a month of that with my job. I hated that place with a passion but I loved it the way it was before Harrah's took over. didn't want to go didn't want to stay. so I finally got my answer

sunnyside46 said...

I am so sorry you are having a hard time. Iti s so frustrating to have a machine make you crazy

thelovetrain said...

Mrs. L, comments (below) -- "We don't have no fucking 9.0"

The Love Train, comments -- "I don't have no fucking 'will' of my own, when you trash-talk." [:P]

~Pool-Boy dancing, Brian <3 @---->---