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AOL gold welcome screen new version stinks. Half screens/icons on left NO Good.

The AOL Gold new welcome screen stinks. Half screens from the previous article or ad showing. Icons for maail and others on the left side. I liked it the old way without all the clutter and a picture (which was larger) of the article by itself. Stop changing things all the time.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The ads are so annoying on the welcome screen. You cannot read the story without all the ads popping up. Makes me not want to read the stories on this site.l

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You are so correct. It is so annoying to read anything with all of the Ads.
        II do not like this welcome screen at all!!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Nearly nothing is news feeds on the welcome pages, just suspicious weblinks to phony companies. Have some integrity.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You stupid incompetent village idiots have been told to get rid of the expanding Progressive Insurance ads on the Welcome Screen. When we say No to **** like this what part of NO don't you ******** morons understand?
        Why don't address any of the many complaints sent to you? What is your excuse, can't read English or are you just totally incompetent in your jobs? AOL has been a piece of **** since day one but you are getting worse over the years.
        For the last time we don't want or need any expanding ads on the Welcome Screen or any of the stupid **** that you pull. Get it morons?

      • Lorraine commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Fix the split screen on your scrolling headline banner! This has been going on for months now and it still hasn't been fixed. I don't want to see half a photo on both sides of the screen! Get it together AOL. You were once the head of the pack and now you've fallen to the bottom by letting issues linger on for months. Hire some decent programmers!!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree totally. You can't even read a news story because it is covered with ads, sometimes one ad appears on top of another ad, half the time the news story captioned isn't the news story that appears when opened, over half the news story's are months old, the huge 4" x 4" black video to the right of every page highlighting news stories previous & next is unnecessary & covers all news stories. So many video ads loading stops the actual news story from loading. AOL is no longer a forum for news or story's but pages and pages of advertisements that make AOL money. I've been with AOL forever & its the worst ever. If i want to actually read News Stories I will go to Firefox.

      • Wayne Saunders commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have noticed that when I open up the Welcome page on full size the News Article image shows into split wherein you can see what previous news that you have on the left & right side of the page. It's not something good to view other page at the same time. If you can make it as one image at the same time that will be great idea. Thanks AOL

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What's with the split screen and the new list of links at the left side of the Welcome Screen.

        a. Despite the aggravating "next page" approach to headline stores, the visual of the previous Welcome screen was preferred
        b. Once again, AOL introduces one-way changes/upgrades without providing either advance notice to desktop customers or a method to choose to use the new or keep the "legacy".

        Continuing, increasing client insensitivies in the interest of apparent marketing and obvious disinterest in AOL Desktop customers.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Oh if were only just the welcome screen! Gold isn't even gold-plated. Want to return to previous trouble-free version.

      • Garry Neimark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am getting a split screen with 1/2 screens on each side of the smaller next screen. Is this an error in programming or is it by design? If it is by design, I DON'T LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • bob k. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        BIASED -- OUTDATED - USER UNFRIENDLY - NOT WHAT USERS WANT OR NEED - ANOTHER GOLD NON IMPROVEMENT _ TOTAL STEP BACKWARDS

      • JJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Main screen has no purpose to split the view between 3 different subjects. Black & white icons on left of main screen is redundant and not needed because tool bar has same icons.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You have some interesting news bits, but they are mixed in with a cluttter of ads to the extent that I give up on both. How can your advertisers get any value if many people do this?

      • Lorraine commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Stop changing something that doesn't need changing. The new layout on my AOL cuts the top stories in half and the rest of the home page is so crowded I don't even bother seeing if there is something I want to read. Also, please stop recycling OLD freaking news!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        formatted + programmed by incompetent amateurs - any 5 year old can do better - ANOTHER GOLD NON IMPROVEMENT -

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Bring back the old full picture of the news around the world and not the split screen that has the partial background of the news before it and the news after the main picture.

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