After what just happened, I am VERY wary of AOL’s new takeover of Fleaflicker due to the screenname issue.
I sent my buddy an invite to a league I created on fleaflicker. No big deal. He logs in, creates his new “AOL screen name” thing, and voila, he’s in, just like that.
Except…he was now logged into my account. He had access to all of my teams, leagues and commssioner settings. The invite you send to someone as a league owner ended up inviting him right into my account!
Let’s make sure we understand that one. I sent my bro invite to join a league I created. He accepted the invite (4 other people had already accepted the invite into that league successfully), created his account, but when he created his AOL screen name on my computer, his account overwrote mine, and I lost ALL of my leagues.
But hey, at least he had access to them all, including my teams and my commissioner settings! What was really interesting was clicking on the “Adjust account settings”. Sometimes it took me to my settings, sometimes it took me to his settings. You just never knew. We wiped cookies/internet temp files clean, started over from scratch, rebooted, and then guess what?
He was stuck in my account, and I was locked out of it. I could access MY account using HIS username/password, but there was no way to change it.
After spending several hours on the phone and speaking with tech support, I got the bottom line:
1) You should always clear your cookies before creating new usernames (WTF?) and that might be what caused the problem
2) There are bound to be some problems with the port over of AOL’s fantasy site to fleaflicker and to be patient
3) Because I’m not a “subscribing AOL member” I was
-outta-luck and there wasn’t anything she was going to do about it (she was more polite, but that was the bottom line)
We did this on multiple different computers (his at his house, me at my house, then him coming over with me on my system, him on my son's system, then I tried my wif'e ssystem, etc, each with a cookie/temp file wipe/reboot
So let the buyer beware. AOL hasn't begun to port over their leagues to fleaflicker and they will be requiring everyone to create an AOL "screen name account"
Personally, I'm just worried that I'll lose my leagues to someone else if I create another league and send out invites!mod edit - please watch the language