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bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.4 - Posts: 3300)
Sat, 10th May '08 12:26 AM

WAS ANYONE ELSE AN AOL COMMUNITY LEADER?

Apparently there is a class action suit against AOL seeking payment for all those hours CLs put in. I got a letter about it in the mail today. Was anyone else a CL? Would love to chat about whether or not you are going to sign onto the class action suit.

Alice

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Sat, 10th May '08 12:36 AM

I was a Compuserve SYSOP for years before they merged.

I wouldn't participate in that. It's ridiculous. Everyone knew they were volunteers. People will sue for anything, and its slimy.

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sat, 10th May '08 3:54 AM

All I ever saw on AOL was sleazy chatrooms and a bill for $23.95

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 10th May '08 4:59 AM

I was. Payment for me was that as a judge for Hecklers.com, I got AOL free those months. So I'm happy.

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.4 - Posts: 3300)
Sat, 10th May '08 6:46 AM

I was a tutor and room host in the Academic Assistance Center - I actually miss it! - for about 10 years. Yes, we knew we were volunteers, and I actually don't intend to sign the forms because I don't see how the suit can possibly win. And yet, some of us lived in the AAC, I guess the same way that some of us live here on Sploofus. I think I gave them about 15 hours/week, just cause the kids really needed the help. We sure felt that we deserved to be paid something other than the free AOL. AOL always treated us pretty shabbily - it was most annoying to me when they took away our private help phone number, and we had to wait on the same line as "non-staff".

Although I don't intend to sign the forms, I was wondering if anyone had received them, and saw any downside in signing them.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 10th May '08 12:02 PM

Nope. And nope.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 10th May '08 6:56 PM

Bigbird - thanks for posting this thread. My legal notice came today in the mail. Without your input, I would have tossed it unopened without knowing what it was. Now I got to toss it knowing full well what it was. Ever since I read Grisham's "The King of Torts" I have a totally different attitude toward this kind of litigation.


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