Saturday, March 18, 2006

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Just in from AOL..

NOTICE: Member Generated Alerts service to be Discontinued Alert

To our valued Alerts Customers,

The Alerts Team has been busy creating the next generation free alerts service. Alerts is a free web-based content delivery service bringing you the latest information to your fingertips that you've grown to love.

Alerts has the following features:

  • information sent to your email, AIM/IM and mobile device
  • delivery options to all or specific alerts
  • snooze and quiet times
  • 1-click registration
  • over 265 different alerts
  • and more coming soon

The Daily Scores Roundup and Member-Generated alerts service are scheduled to be discontinued on March 30, 2006. The Alerts team will bring you an enhanced version of the member-generated service later this year.

To continue to receive your sports scores, we recommend you take the following steps immediately:

  1. Subscribe to Live Score alerts by going here.
  2. Select your teams.
  3. Select the settings.

To continue to send your notifications, we recommend you take one or both of the following steps:

  1. Create a group in your Address Book
    Create a private Journal by going here
  2. Once created, select "Add Readers"
  3. Choose the people with whom you want to share your journal and their privileges
  4. Once completed, request everybody chooses "Alert Me as Comments are Posted" setting and it will be added to everyone's alert subscriptions
  5. Add entries and a notification is sent to each person via the same delivery methods.

We hope you are enjoying your Alerts account. Thank you for your continued support of Alerts. We apologize for any inconvenience this transition may cause and we hope you continue enjoying our servicefrom AOL.

The Alerts Team


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  1. I am not sure what to make of this.  Hmm.  I use 'Alert Me as Comments are Posted' for most of the journals I read ... so that doesn't change.  I also keep the journals  I read in favorite places ...

    but what the heck?

    Thanks for the update!

  2. I cant understand why .......... alerts will work for a private journal and not a pulic one simply by adding readers thismakes no sens why the changes.

  3. That sounds like a real mess!


  4. I believe they are referring only to the sports scores and the alerts we can set up ourselves.......not to journal alerts.  This will effect my Sisters in Christ prayer alerts......will have to do them via email for a time.  I am hopeful that the new service won't be long in coming and that it will have enhancements that are worth the trouble. -  Barbara

  5. ???  I don't even understand this....

  6. What dose all this mean?

  7. Editor Joe just did an entry on this, worth checking out:


  8. Hi Celeste -- I just blogged about this in Magic Smoke -- the e-mail you got refers to just one specific type of Alert (Member-Generated Alerts); all other Alerts will remain as they are now.  Check it out and let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks -- Joe

  9. Thanks for putting the connection in to get the straight story. We in J-land are not going to involved in this change. So relax, and enjoy. rich


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