The page for AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) currently redirects to this one, but I think there's enough to say on a dedicated page about how AIM was used by fans, with some examples of notable AIM group chats. I used to be part of one for the Clint/Coulson pairing that was very significant (though I would also give that its own page, but you get my drift). So I would like to split the AIM section off into its own page.
I also think this page needs more to say about fandom and not just the service, but I'm wondering whether that relates to AOL itself or to things like AIM, AOL Hometown, Mailing Lists, etc. What parts of fandom were to do with AOL the ISP as opposed to its services? Or to put it another way, do we need a page for AOL or do we just need pages for those services? --enchantedsleeper (talk) 13:38, 27 November 2022 (UTC)
- It's been a long time since I created this page, but I think I remember creating because we had quite a few pages with red links directed to AOL. So, I wouldn't be against splitting the page up, I just worry if we get rid of it all together the same issue will occur. Also, I don't think it is necessarily a bad thing to have an overview of how fans used the site. -- Kingstoken (talk) 16:53, 27 November 2022 (UTC)
We could of course create a page for AIM if its content is longer than a stub and perhaps we should leave the subsection of it here on AOL with a link to redirect (on click) directly to the her page as a "read more on..." --Ellakbhesse (talk) 17:14, 27 November 2022 (UTC)