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I remember back in the day all the crap you got, like CD's after CD's, the only the good thing about aol was the metal tins the CDS came in. Other then that AOL has always sucked!

asked Jun 08 '10 at 18:12

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edited Jun 08 '10 at 18:14

You forgot to mention the really old AOL floppy disks xD

(Apr 03 '12 at 01:03) nickjuly4 nickjuly4's gravatar image

Yes, AOL is nothing but junk.

There was a day when they offered a useful service: Making the Internet easy for noobs. Now, the Internet is easy and transitional services are no longer neccessary. So AOL just needs to go away.

answered Jun 08 '10 at 18:14

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I totally agree with you!

(Jun 08 '10 at 18:15) 602kid 602kid's gravatar image

If only we had a way to indicate a question we totally agreed with... :)

(Jun 08 '10 at 18:30) tsilb tsilb's gravatar image

that is true

answered Jun 08 '10 at 18:13

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I remember having AOL for a short time and I never liked it, the quality sucked and nothing ever worked. And those tins were the only part of it

answered Jun 08 '10 at 18:16

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AOL is complete junk. I remember using the AOL browser and getting the free CD's. It is a piece of s**t now.

answered Jun 08 '10 at 18:55

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come on now guys those AOL cds were good for more then that they made geat clocks whe nyou got a bunch you could glue together in various shapes and they would sell in the day on ebay for around $20 to $60 each..

answered Mar 31 '12 at 15:41

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Yep those cd were great for one thing analog clocks. Get a motor with the analog gages on it with the seconds hand. Just needed to put the CD in-between that and the motor and you got yourself a small cd wall clock. I don't remember seeing the tins specifically up here in Canada. They may have been just for the State I don't really know off hand. One of my relatives had a long time ago as well. LOL. Not even worth the trouble or going through the hoops for tech support there.

(Mar 31 '12 at 17:44) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

I agree this AOL thing now is just pure nonsense. I certainly don't need the AOL Desktop, I just downloaded it by the way, to see how it is, and for nostalgia. I rather that AOL just focuses on staying relevant to the new world. Sure they updated their software to work on Windows 8, but that's not enough. We need new ideas from AOL. Plus for the record, this software is complete and utter crap. I much rather use Explorer 6. Typing this on AOL Desktop 9.7, it's fine, It's based on IE, so I see. However, I couldn't upload this photo attached. So.. yeah. Uninstalling this immediately, lool. alt text

answered Mar 31 '12 at 17:08

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edited Mar 31 '12 at 17:10

aww come on now it is at least as relevent now as it was in 93 haha I know that isnt saying a whole lot though you could try to snag the old you got mail wav

(Mar 31 '12 at 19:40) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

Yeah, but you could download the You Got Mail.wav from Google or find it on Youtube. No need to waste 178MB to get it.

(Mar 31 '12 at 20:03) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I wish AOL would come back, I miss the free cd cases, I don't have any empty cd cases left and AOL offers no option to get more cd cases

answered Mar 31 '12 at 19:55

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AOL's motto should be "What happens in 1995 MUST stay in 1995", unfortunately their browser seems to have escaped 1995 and plagues people, and most believe they must still pay for it when you can get the same thing for free, i still use aol as my primary email, but their interface is junk, and there is not even a corporate/clean cut theme, and they're constantly posting "news" about celebrities and garbage that no one should care about.

answered Apr 01 '12 at 00:51

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Well the AOL disc cases were very useful for using whenever you needed a case for some CD or DVD. The oldest case I still have is one from 2000 where they said they were giving 1000 hours and it's being used for a Wheel of Fortune PS1 game. I could use some more disc cases lol

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answered Apr 03 '12 at 01:15

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WE had AOL here in the UK!!!!!! It was the first internet service we used. They had good and bad points. I loved their router as it did do a very good job. However the browser looked like something out of the 1950's and was very slow and was very large. I have now had my aol email address for several years and still continue to use it. I still love gmail but as all of my contacts were already on AOL i decided to just leave them on their.

answered Apr 03 '12 at 03:11

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