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A New Bit of Information

Armand, formerly of “Un-Common Sense,” has a new journal. What he has uncovered about the entry on the old journal on the date of the alleged Terms of Service violation will likely leave you scratching your head.

This is a serious matter for AOL Journals.

If we are to be held accountable to a set of guidelines, we need to understand what those guidelines are; specifically, we need to know what will cause our journals to be knocked out of existence. That isn’t too much to ask.

4 Comments

  1. Thanks for backing me on this…

    There was an unbelievable amount of Bovine Scat to dredge through before I could finally reach an English speaking person at AOL. She managed to coerce someone from the executive office to call me back who basically told me ‘tough luck’ and left me to continue my plans to find another service.

    Finally, someone from Integrity Assurance calls and tells me there never was a TOS violation and they’re sorry they can not reinstate my journal, although I am free to re-create it.

    What’s a year and a half of work? Just re-post it… easy!

    The only consolation is… I lost a year and a half of work – so they’re giving me a free year and a half of service.

    I’m certain that the wave of support from other journals, like yours, must’ve caught some eyes…

    Lemme know if I can ever go to bat for you!!

    ~ Armand
    http://journals.aol.com/armandt/sense

  2. Thanks for backing me on this…

    There was an unbelievable amount of Bovine Scat to dredge through before I could finally reach an English speaking person at AOL. She managed to coerce someone from the executive office to call me back who basically told me ‘tough luck’ and left me to continue my plans to find another service.

    Finally, someone from Integrity Assurance calls and tells me there never was a TOS violation and they’re sorry they can not reinstate my journal, although I am free to re-create it.

    What’s a year and a half of work? Just re-post it… easy!

    The only consolation is… I lost a year and a half of work – so they’re giving me a free year and a half of service.

    I’m certain that the wave of support from other journals, like yours, must’ve caught some eyes…

    Lemme know if I can ever go to bat for you!!

    ~ Armand
    http://journals.aol.com/armandt/sense

  3. These are the risks you take when publishing your work on someone else’s server. Always back up your works. Better yet, spring for server space and host your own. I wouldn’t trust Blogger.com for a moment not to “lose” a post or a blog (if it’s hosted on Blogspot.com). It has happened in the past with other blogging services. Remember keeping a carbon copy of all manuscripts?

  4. Hey Patrick, I’ve been lurking and read what happened to Armand. I feel his pain. Will be watching to see how I can offer support.
    On a totally different note, cool pic!

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.