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.
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.