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Another Call to AOL

I have spoken with "Rodney" at AOL's Customer Service Center in Virginia. He has given me more answers to clarify -- and correct -- the misinformation given to me by previous operators. The answers I am about to supply are not verbatim, but I do feel that they correctly represent...
Blogging

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...
Blogging

AOL Journal Controversy

Armand of "Un-Common Sense" has asked that I reproduce this letter he has forwarded to AOL's Journal Editors. I have recently read on another journal that a similar situation occurred to someone else. Is AOL being hacked by people who are trying to use other user's FTP space? If Armand...
Blogging

AOL J-Land Reality Check

OK, I admit it: I'm confused. You might be, too, when you get to the end of this essay! When I first heard about the removal of Amused's Journal from AOL's Editor's Weekly Picks because of "masked profanity," I almost thought it was a joke. Ironically, the furor it has...
TV & Showbiz

Censorship in Prime Time

A news story caught my eye yesterday. Producer Steven Bochco is against a proposal to cut a 15-second sex scene from an episode of NYPD Blue to create a "clean version" of the show to air in other time zones. The show will air in the Eastern and Pacific time...
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