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RoD
02-07-2003, 08:31 PM
I was watching Fastlane on Fox and heard an interesting line in an aol commercial. The aol person said something to the extent of "you can track health with aol and WebMD", and then a supposed aol user stated:

"I totally trust aol with my familys health".....

does that worry anyone else but me lol?

Travis Dane
02-07-2003, 08:36 PM
Originally posted by RoD
I was watching Fastlane on Fox and heard an interesting line in an aol commercial. The aol person said something to the extent of "you can track health with aol and WebMD", and then a supposed aol user stated:

"I totally trust aol with my familys health".....

does that worry anyone else but me lol?

AOL? Americe Online? How'd you mean track health?

Commander
02-07-2003, 08:37 PM
RoD, u'r not alone, i'm truly worried

JoeSixpack
02-07-2003, 08:39 PM
I know I won't sleep tonight.

RoD
02-07-2003, 08:40 PM
AOL, yes america online, was attempting to give the average person the impression that WebMD is only available on aol, without saying it. To backup the "follow health issues and find health related answers on AOL with WebMD" claim, they had a supposed user say that. The average joe smoe is led to beleive that WebMD is aol integrated and that they should get aol.

Commander
02-07-2003, 08:52 PM
Originally posted by RoD
... WebMD is only available on aol, without saying it. To backup the "follow health issues and find health related answers on AOL with WebMD" claim, they had a supposed user say that. The average joe smoe is led to beleive that WebMD is aol integrated and that they should get aol. The do that with a lot of sites, monster.ca for example

RoD
02-07-2003, 09:14 PM
i never noticed till today, that really scared me

alpha
02-07-2003, 09:38 PM
I have seen that commercial, it scared me...
but its advertising...

Klinerr1
02-08-2003, 12:54 AM
it kind of reminds my of a dilbert comic.

doctor>i wrote you a drug prescription in handwriting that no human can read

dilbert>what if he gives me the wrong medicine and i die

doctor>thats what i call marketing

bassicly it seems like business ethics to do things to cause people extra money (aol is very expensive for how crappy it is)

dP munky
02-08-2003, 01:16 AM
>>how crappy it is

well how can they come out and say THIS version is better and this is the 8th time ??? it's like their showing us how crappy it is...well, in version 7 we didnt do good so this is version 8 :) and on and on and on...

TravisS
02-08-2003, 03:12 AM
Hehehe...

Windows 1.0, 2.0, 3.x, 95, 98, ME, XP


:D

-KEN-
02-08-2003, 08:52 AM
Hehehe...

Linux kernel 0.1, 0.11, 0.111, 0.112, 0.113, 0.2, 0.22222222222222, 0.2222223, 0.28, 0.281, 0.282, 0.283, 0.2831, 0.284, 0.3, 0.5, 0.56, 0.57, 0.9, 0.99, 0.999, 0.9999, 0.9999999, 0.99999999991, 1.0000000000000001, et al.

:rolleyes:

Travis Dane
02-08-2003, 09:12 AM
Wasn't AOL in some serious financial trouble? At least that's
what i remember.

minesweeper
02-08-2003, 09:25 AM
>>Wasn't AOL in some serious financial trouble? At least that's
what i remember.<<

Well AOL Time Warner just reported the biggest financial loss of any American company ever, so yeah. And most of it was from AOL's side of the business. Time Warner haven't done too badly.

RoD
02-08-2003, 10:20 AM
Alot of it has to do with the juno commercials. Showing all the same things as aol, for 9.95 a month instead of 20.00 , plus even more options than aol has.

I use juno, and so does a large percentage of the poeple who used to use aol lol.

Govtcheez
02-08-2003, 10:44 AM
How many people here actually use AOL?

If you ignore the cost and most of the people who use it, it's not a bad ISP.

RoD
02-08-2003, 10:45 AM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
How many people here actually use AOL?

If you ignore the cost and most of the people who use it, it's not a bad ISP.

::SLAP::

sorry, you needed that!

Govtcheez
02-08-2003, 10:47 AM
Ha. Ha. Ha.

You ever used AOL, RoD? Around here, at least, it's almost 100% reliable. I always got good speeds and never got booted (for something that was their fault).

RoD
02-08-2003, 10:49 AM
Yea i had aol for almost three years, i had booting problems, speed problems, etc. I will say tho, aol was cool for all the tricks/bombs.

Brian
02-08-2003, 10:52 AM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
How many people here actually use AOL?

If you ignore the cost and most of the people who use it, it's not a bad ISP.

That has to be a troll. AOL is a useless ISP. You can't dial-up to it from "alternative" operating systems (i.e. not Windows), due to the fact you HAVE to use the advert-ridden piece of resource hugging #### client, the e-mail and newsgroup handling of the client is useless, and again, plastered with spam and pop up adverts, ping rates are horrendous for online games, most, if not all of their "exclusive content" is mere linkage to external websites available from any other ISP.

AOL sux.

Govtcheez
02-08-2003, 11:02 AM
Not a troll, sorry. I used AOL for about 6 years (since 3.0) without hardly any complaints besides the fact that some people didn't think I was 1337.

RoD
02-08-2003, 11:06 AM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
Not a troll, sorry. I used AOL for about 6 years (since 3.0) without hardly any complaints besides the fact that some people didn't think I was 1337.

they didn't think you were l337 because u were on aol :P

Aran
02-08-2003, 12:31 PM
there is no hope for you RoD.... You've got it all backwards :P

TravisS
02-08-2003, 02:15 PM
Hmmz, I used it for just a little over a year. For one reason and one reason only. I had that year free ;)

No, I didn't really have any problems dialing up and connecting. Well, aside from the fact that version 6.0 had some issues with Win ME so that it would dial twice everytime. But, it's not like I used the AOL "features". I used it to get online. As soon as it dialed-up, I went straight to Internet Explorer.

I would never pay for that service. For $9.95 a month I get the same thing I got with AOL plus better connection speeds and MORE local connection phone numbers to dial.

RoD
02-09-2003, 09:51 AM
juno is so l337 it roxx0r aol foo :P

lmao, i just hate aol, maybe its just me.