Anyone else having problems?

Anyone else having problems?

Post by GSHEPD » Fri, 21 Feb 2003 22:17:40



Hi:

For the past three days, all the answers on this board are coming up each on a
separate line starting with Re:  instead of being compiled with the original
post.
It is making for a very long list of answers to go through and difficult to
follow each thread since the answers may not appear one right after the other.

Will check my filters again but just was curious if mine was the only one doing
this.

Thanks.

Lee

 
 
 

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Post by SlinkyTo » Fri, 21 Feb 2003 22:20:38


Its probably your news server -- AOL is notorious for having such problems.


Quote:
> Hi:

> For the past three days, all the answers on this board are coming up each
on a
> separate line starting with Re:  instead of being compiled with the
original
> post.
> It is making for a very long list of answers to go through and difficult
to
> follow each thread since the answers may not appear one right after the
other.

> Will check my filters again but just was curious if mine was the only one
doing
> this.

> Thanks.

> Lee


 
 
 

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Post by GSHEPD » Fri, 21 Feb 2003 22:32:28


Quote:
>Its probably your news server -- AOL is notorious for having such problems.

Have never had this problem with AOL.  I know many people who complain about
AOL but I really have never had any problems with email delivery, loss of
service or access problems.  Have been reading this board for years without
anything like this.  

Have checked my preferences and will call AOL when I get a chance.

Thanks.
Lee

 
 
 

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Post by Opheli » Fri, 21 Feb 2003 23:10:38



Quote:
> Hi:

> For the past three days, all the answers on this board are coming up each
on a
> separate line starting with Re:  instead of being compiled with the
original
> post.
> It is making for a very long list of answers to go through and difficult
to
> follow each thread since the answers may not appear one right after the
other.

> Will check my filters again but just was curious if mine was the only one
doing
> this.

I am not having problems of that sort Lee

O xx

 
 
 

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Post by SlinkyTo » Fri, 21 Feb 2003 23:44:30


:)  YMMV of course, tho I've heard from endless AOHell users that they
routinely have news problems.  There's always an exception to the rule,
though!

I'm on RoadRunner (an AOHell subsidiary, or maybe a parent company, I've
given up trying to figure THAT out) and always have problems with my news.
I attribute my problems to inept sysadmins who don't know how to configure
an nntp feed.  Very few sysadmins do know, because very few organizations
actually run nntp so it isn't something a typical admin encounters.


Quote:
> >Its probably your news server -- AOL is notorious for having such
problems.

> Have never had this problem with AOL.  I know many people who complain
about
> AOL but I really have never had any problems with email delivery, loss of
> service or access problems.  Have been reading this board for years
without
> anything like this.

> Have checked my preferences and will call AOL when I get a chance.

> Thanks.
> Lee

 
 
 

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Post by GSHEPD » Sat, 22 Feb 2003 01:18:15


Quote:
>:)  YMMV of course, tho I've heard from endless AOHell users that they
>routinely have news problems.

Hi:

I called AOL technical support this morning and they helped me fix the problem
on my computer in less than a minute.  This particular thread is coming all up
on one line like it is supposed to.  Will watch it for a couple of days to see
if it remains fixed.  They think it was a corrupted file on my computer.  It
took four clicks of the mouse to cure the problem.

I have a brother-in-law who hates AOL  (never has used it but he doesn't like
to let the facts confuse him.) Anyway he has had nightmarish problems with his
server and still brags about it.  I think in all the years I have used AOL, I
have lost time due to server problems for about two hours total.  I get always
get a connection on the first try and usually at full speed.  The only time I
have a problem is AOL might be a little slow like during the recent snowstorm
if there is an unusually high amount of users at the same time.

JMHO
Lee

 
 
 

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Post by NoraBalc » Sat, 22 Feb 2003 09:52:43


Lee,

I did notice yesterday that I had some Re: and I didn't remember seeing the
original post either.  Would you mind telling me what the AOL tech. support had
you do to correct it.

Nora

 
 
 

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Post by GSHEPD » Sat, 22 Feb 2003 11:18:13


Hi:

Here is step-by-step directions:

1) click on Start
2) click on Programs
3) click on America Online
4) click on AOL System Information
5) click on Utilities
6) click on Clear Browser Cache
7) click on Close

It seems that sometimes the cache needs to be cleared.  My newsgroup is working
fine now.

HTH
Lee

Quote:
>I did notice yesterday that I had some Re: and I didn't remember seeing the
>original post either.  Would you mind telling me what the AOL tech. support
>had
>you do to correct it.

 
 
 

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Post by Alicekn » Sat, 15 Mar 2003 15:56:55


helloooooooo all
I've been with AOL for 6 yrs and have no problems either.
The only difficulty I have is that when I am viewing SOME sites i get a message
to say that the site is closed to me and I need parental control.
Since i am an *** and the only person using this computer, I am baffled.
Yes, I have spoken to AOL a number of times, but they can't help me.
Apart from that everything is fine.
I like the way you can get free help both over the phone and on line.
I really like that.
Some of the others that I have smpled, you need to pay for help.
Bye Alice W in England
 
 
 

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Post by Mirjam Bruck-Coh » Sat, 15 Mar 2003 18:03:18


Well Alice who knows maybe your Youth is shinig through your screen
mirjam
Quote:
>helloooooooo all
>I've been with AOL for 6 yrs and have no problems either.
>The only difficulty I have is that when I am viewing SOME sites i get a message
>to say that the site is closed to me and I need parental control.
>Since i am an *** and the only person using this computer, I am baffled.
>Yes, I have spoken to AOL a number of times, but they can't help me.
>Apart from that everything is fine.
>I like the way you can get free help both over the phone and on line.
>I really like that.
>Some of the others that I have smpled, you need to pay for help.
>Bye Alice W in England

 
 
 

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Post by Katherine Burges » Sat, 15 Mar 2003 19:33:42


"Aliceknit"  wrote >

Quote:
> The only difficulty I have is that when I am viewing SOME sites i get a
message
> to say that the site is closed to me and I need parental control.
> Since i am an *** and the only person using this computer, I am baffled.

LOL I keep getting this message: This program has performed an illegal
operation and will be shut down. If the problem persists, contact the
program vendor.
I have no idea what I am doing that is supposed to be illegal, but I think
that I should be in jail forever. <g>
Katherine
 
 
 

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Post by NoraBalc » Sun, 16 Mar 2003 01:37:35


Katherine,

LOL at that as I sometimes get that message too. Alice I've been with AOL for
about 4 years and haven't experienced too many problems. The worst was the one
a couple of months ago when no one could see the postings on the newsgroups,
only people who had AOL.

Nora

 
 
 

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Post by Els van D » Sun, 16 Mar 2003 08:03:33



Quote:

> "Aliceknit"  wrote >
> > The only difficulty I have is that when I am viewing SOME sites i get a
> message
> > to say that the site is closed to me and I need parental control.
> > Since i am an *** and the only person using this computer, I am baffled.

> LOL I keep getting this message: This program has performed an illegal
> operation and will be shut down. If the problem persists, contact the
> program vendor.
> I have no idea what I am doing that is supposed to be illegal, but I think
> that I should be in jail forever. <g>
> Katherine

Well what do you exspect....we are in *** space after al.....Have gotten
all kinds of silly messages.  Just keep on clicking them away or turn the
computer off and do something with just a paper and and pencil....very
stimulating for the mind....LOL

I have had problems trying to down load a software demo from Swiftweave.
It is a drafting program that does not come cheap so I would like to try
ot first.  I am still having problems with it, do get all kinds of no
relating messages.  Finally after telephone calls....remember we used to
phone when we wanted to buy something, they E-mailed what we thought was
the demo to my son in the States.  Now it looks like they have given me
the real stuf, but naturally, since I have not payed for it, without a
serial number I can't use it or try it.....

Sigh.....

Els

--
delete doba to email me.....:=))

 
 
 

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Post by Robbyn Kenyo » Sun, 16 Mar 2003 08:54:51


Quote:
>  Now it looks like they have given me
>the real stuf, but naturally, since I have not payed for it, without a
>serial number I can't use it or try it.....

Els -

The real thing may also be the demo version except that it may be
programmed to stop working after a certain amount of time (so you can
test it) or it may have some functions disabled until you give it the
proper registration code (for which you'd have to pay the full price).
Give it a try anyway = much software that's available to download
works this way.

Good luck -
Robbyn

 
 
 

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Post by Katherine Burges » Sun, 16 Mar 2003 09:38:29


"NoraBalcer"  wrote >

Quote:
> LOL at that as I sometimes get that message too. Alice I've been with AOL
for
> about 4 years and haven't experienced too many problems. The worst was the
one
> a couple of months ago when no one could see the postings on the
newsgroups,
> only people who had AOL.

I remember that one, Nora. That was a real nuisance, wasn't it?
Katherine