Shannon Stacey


The Smart Bitches have a link to an interesting discussion going on over at AAR.

Can I check it out? No.

I’ve been AAR-less since getting my high-speed cable modem, which was…2 years ago, maybe? I can occasionally go in through the back door—from a cached, Googled page, but it’s rare. And it’ll let me read a few threads, then BAM!

The problem is that I lose my Internet connection. It bogs down and comes to a halt while loading the page, and then my connection is gone. I can’t go anywhere without completely shutting my computer down, then restarting it to essentially reboot the modem. My cable company blamed AAR, somebody at AAR told me it was my cable company, and my cable company then countered by blaming Netscape. I use IE and Firefox, so there’s a good chance Netscape’s not to blame.

And AAR is the only site with which I have this problem. It pisses me off. While I find many of the people there quite scary, they have some wicked good conversations that I like to at least read, if not comment on. Like, for example, the conversation being referenced over at the Smart Bitches’.

Why me?

EDIT: So over at the SBs’, Angie says:

And Candy, as soon as I saw your comment on AAR, I was counting down to how long it took you to write an entry over here. I knew that had your knickers twisted big time and I thought your reply was lovely! I wanted to stand up and cheer.

This is SO unfair!

12 comments to “AAR-less”

  1. FerfeLaBat
      · July 26th, 2005 at 5:03 pm · Link

    I skimmed the SB article but I was afraid to venture into AAR boardland. :hide:

  2. Alison
      · July 26th, 2005 at 6:40 pm · Link

    I don’t lose my connection, but there are a lot of times I can’t get AAR to load. They seem to pull an external counter and when that’s down, the front page menu won’t come up. It just spins and spins and spins and never gets anywhere.

  3. Jaynie R
      · July 27th, 2005 at 4:30 am · Link

    I can’t go there without wanting to kill someone so I stay clear :devil:

  4. Karen Scott
      · July 27th, 2005 at 4:59 am · Link

    I find that too many of the AAR commentators seem to have gone to the same school of Utterly Nonsensical Statements that Elizabeth Bevarly attended, so I tend to stay away.

  5. Anna Lucia
      · July 27th, 2005 at 5:08 am · Link

    *Adds AAR to list of Places to Stay Away From To Assist The Quest For Sanity*

  6. AngieW
      · July 27th, 2005 at 7:38 am · Link

    It’s really too bad J isn’t here to see this but…

    tee hee

    And I’ll be honest, I didn’t read the whole discussion. AAR’s format is not user friendly IMO when you have a lengthy discussion going on. you have to clikc on each comment and then back out and go to the next and if there are 50 comments or more, it just gets annoying, trying to figure out how to read it so it makes sense, because there are a million sub-threads and following any type of chronological order is near impossible sometimes. But I did know that Candy was going to be posting so I looked for her post and any other names I recognized, clicked on a few of the comments to see what the arguement was about and went happily on my way. And waited for Candy to write a scathing entry on Smart Bitches. which she did. :rofl:

  7. Shannon
      · July 27th, 2005 at 8:13 am · Link

    I wonder if my problem is connected to that external counter thing, too. I loose my connection, but other than that, the problem sounds the same. Maybe that’s why I can sometimes Google into the back door—I skip the main page.

    And I know that when a conversation goes bad over there, it goes very, very bad—especially if an author’s part of the conversation—but I still wanna be able to read the boards. :rant:

    And I don’t care for that message board format, either, but I can’t think of a more efficient way to handle the content/frequency/etc they have.

  8. Anna Lucia
      · July 27th, 2005 at 8:23 am · Link


    Does anyone lip read? I wanna know what that smiley is saying….

  9. Shannon
      · July 28th, 2005 at 8:31 am · Link

    It’s saying @#$% ((*&*(^ !@#$$^ (*&*^*&^() !@#$(%^#$!!!!!


  10. Kate
      · July 28th, 2005 at 6:49 pm · Link

    It’s Shannon’s so it’s saying “ass, ass, ass”

  11. Shannon
      · July 28th, 2005 at 7:48 pm · Link


  12. Màili
      · August 2nd, 2005 at 6:56 am · Link

    Does anyone lip read? I wanna know what that smiley is saying….

    Ack. I wish you hadn’t asked because I had to look at that damn smiley until it almost hypnotised me. FWIW, it’s “Mohamed”, “Me boy”, “Big boy”, “Bit boring”, “Menogram”, — no, that’s it. I’m leaving.

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