Monday, July 17, 2006

AOL COUNTER ATTACK

Mrs. Linklater recently hooked up her counter again, in case you're wondering why she only has a few hundred hits over there. AOL doesn't have anything to let people know when the counter is going to get an attack of PMS and revert to zero or turn itself off.  If you decided to turn it off yourself "they" won't change the date when you decide to start it up again. Or remember how many hits you had before or how many you have had since. The counter always reverts to zero and the day you began your journal.

What a crock.

So after months of feeding her numbers crunching addiction which began on DAY ONE of this journal, Mrs. L took down the counter over a year ago, when it went ka-blooey and kept re-starting itself.

Soon after it began acting up, she also received a mysterious TOS violation notice for ALLEGEDLY uploading porn somewhere on her FTP space. While she was sleeping. Here at AOL Journals one is guilty until proven innocent. Nothing you can say or do makes any difference. You aren't going to win when you get accused. If you haven't already discovered that, just try cancelling your membership.

Except for Armand of Un-Common Sense, NO ONE has ever been found innocent of a TOS violation. He is a member of our armed forces.  He has weapons at his disposal -- especially one that came in handy -- using AOL's own words to trip them up.  But most of us don't have his firepower. Or perseverance.


Recently, Mrs. L realized she had a number of lurkers, so she decided to start counting hits again. Despite the risk. Right after loading up the counter again, she hit the JOURNALS front page as an editor's pick.  Has she mentioned how much she deserves to be on that list?

Looks like there's about two hundred hits for the ten or so comments in the journal. Twenty hits per comment.  Okay some of those are Mrs. Linklater coming back to see if there are any more hits.  Ah, the addiction starts again.

14 comments:

mosie1944 said...

I finally put in a free counter that AOL has nothing to do with; believe me, your AOL counter WILL mess up again.  Journalseditor tells of a way to put your own numbers in the AOL counter, but it's way too complicated for me.

suzypwr said...

Oh! Don't mind me. Just lurking.

xxoo

notyouravglady said...

My Counter is always restarting itself.  It's extrememly annoying.  Can't AOL do anything right?  I can't believe I actually asked that question.  I bet if the counter was in the ads at the tops of our Journals they'd be accurate.  Hugs, LeighAnn

ksquester said...

I am glad you mentioned the exodus. I miss them so much. I do read some of them at their new spot, but face it the community has been bombed!  YOU are a bright shinning star here.  I don't comment every time but I always read you. Oh BTW......Andi and I are in ARIZONA, heading back to OZ.  I now know what HELL is like........dust and smog and 116 degrees.  Anne

swibirun said...

I love using sitemeter for free.  Not only does it provide an accurate count, it gives you weekly reports, tells you from where people are viewing your blog, how long they stayed, and averages.  Very cool stuff.  

If you are interested, just click on the sitemeter icon on the right side of my screen.


HEY!!!!  Watch it lady.....THAT was my "easy button", not the sitemeter icon...

ha ha

Chris

pippa1116 said...

I have an addiction like that with my own journal!  LOL. i found yours through the editor's pick.  I think I will be enjoying it very much!!  Tina

sgeorge952 said...

Still lurking Mrs. L!  Congrats on the Editor's Pick!

screaminremo303 said...

You can upload porn to your FTP space?

jevanslink said...

Oh, Mr. Innocent.  You're the guy who probably got me in trouble.  Mrs. L

kaydeejay5449 said...

I didn't think that counter thing was accurate. I don't have much faith in any of the special effects AOL attaches to things.  I have a pretty new computer but it can't support the software to fix a home page so I can upload/download pictures and graphics to put in my journal.  I have to use that little add picture block at the top if I want to put a picture in.  Ahh, oh well.  Kathy

fogspinner said...

Humm and then there would be the addicts like me who come back a few times a day, hoping someone has updated their journal so I have something to do, other than the laundry, or mop, or the dishes.

mombzbe said...

If only the bathroom scale were as forgetful as the hit counter, resetting itself all the time....
I took mine out for a bit, but put it back because...well you know.  You're an addict too. lol
Anna

rust176longbch said...

Okay! Okay! I admit it! I'm a lurker! Err, I was! Oh what the heck-I'm a fan in any case Mrs L! Can't get through a day without stopping by. And yeah I read both of 'em!

Mary

jevanslink said...

Aha, got you to come out from under the bridge!   Mrs. L