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#1: AOL Hometown Shutdown Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:18 pm
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This is a bit late in coming but AOL Hometown shut down permanently on Oct 31, 2008 so many websites and blogs are gone. I know of a few genealogy sites that have lost everything.

You can read about it here:

www.joemanna.com/blog/...be-closed/

#2: Re: AOL Hometown Shutdown Author: Cathy PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:25 pm
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MSN is also shutting down their "communities" in February.

#3: Re: AOL Hometown Shutdown Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:29 pm
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If You need to download lost files, these pages explains how that can be done. Good luck to anyone who had files there.

www.taimantis.com/get-...files.html

www.archive.org/index.php

#4: Re: AOL Hometown Shutdown Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:09 pm
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I received word about MSN but they are replacing it with www.multiply.com/

I signed up for it but haven't gone through it yet to see how it works. At least MSN gave people several months notice about the change.

#5: Re: AOL Hometown Shutdown Author: ElevenLocation: New York PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:15 pm
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Its just like aol to pull the rug out from people. They havent had a good reputation since I began using the computer in 1992. They tried to herd people in like cattle, and gave you a hell of a time, if you called to unsubscribe...offering you free months, bothering you with solicitation calls, etc. They would take control of your acct..weeding out your emails, etc. Bad. I used them twice, very early on..for a month each time. I have AIM..only because my daughter and many friends have aol and I could keep contact with them.

So the msn chat client is going out? Is that what you mean? I never even bothered with that one.

#6: Re: AOL Hometown Shutdown Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:01 pm
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No..MSN had a "groups" site. Something like google pages or yahoo's free geocities pages. They decided to move their groups section or to Multiply.com which I think gives you more storage. MSN groups only had a small amount of storage space.

#7: Re: AOL Hometown Shutdown Author: ElevenLocation: New York PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:17 pm
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Ohhh..I think I used a group there once...a long time ago



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