Since Friday night I have been having trouble with the PopPhoto website. I can get to the list of forums with no difficulty, but my ability to access the first page of topics for the Snapshot Cafe, Gear Guide, How To and Respond to PopPhoto forums is hit-or-miss. Today I have been unable to see the list of recent topics for any of these forums, but I was able to see Page 2 of the How To. All I get is the PopPhoto logo, ad for another HFM publication, and the line with Popular Photography Forums>>Snapshot Cafe (etc.). Yesterday, using a different browser, I could get only partial lists of topics, the rest being some HTML gibberish instead of the icon in the first column and one black line representing all other topics on the page where the titles should be. What gives? Am I the only one having this problem? Have I given offense? Is it my paranoia, or is someone trying to tell me something? Waaaaahhhhh!!!!!
Well, it's a week later and it's not my paranoia or somebody trying to tell me something. The problems persist. I have one ISP and two browsers. Since I am having problems with both browsers when accessing this website and I am having problems with neither browser when accessing any other website, I have to conclude that the problem is with PopPhoto's site.
Today, minutes ago, using first Netscape Communicator and then Internet Explorer I went to the Snapshot Cafe and tried to see the replies that have been posted to the thread "Instant Gratification" since last night. I have posted twice to that thread and cannot access my answers, let alone those that have come after my last. The best that I have done all day is to get Chris Crawford's (member #3114) first post, the 11th in the thread, and that only partially. The full text of the last paragraph as it shows up on my screen is "Where I live, one is right lucky to make 30K a year. It's laughable to look through the job ads in the paper here and find every job re". Clicking on the "Refresh" icon results in fewer posts being visible.
I don't know what you fixed the last time that you revised the programming of the site, but you have certainly made my participation in it much more difficult. Please help! Please undo the damage that has been done.
Hi Anton...Welcome back.....My solution for you is too......Complain...complain...and complain some more...when I was having my log-in troubles...I whined and complained until...someboby got sick of hearing me..and fixed it [IMG]/ibb/skins/default/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/IMG]
Three or four months ago Time magazine had an article essentially sobbing that AOL's buyout of Time Inc. wasn't working out so tremendously as they originally hoped.
In the course of the article it mentioned TWICE that at $24.95 a month for AOL subscription, 40% (yes FORTY) of the take was PROFIT for the company. That's a high margin in anybody's book.
When I bought my computer, three months worth of AOL came with it. I quickly found out that they had no local phone number, and I instantly dropped it for another ISP. They have been bugging me ever since to come back. No, thanks.