AARP’s New Video Explains the Perils of the Health Care Bill in Storybook Fashion. Watch Here

Reply
Treasured Social Butterfly
Posts: 6,489
Registered: ‎09-08-2009

Re: It took 10 Minutes to Sign-in to AARP

Message 1 of 15 (34 Views)

retiredtraveler wrote:

"...This is the 21st Century - AARP is a Multi-billion Dollar Organization and They Can't Even Run a Simple 20th Century Community Forum - How Could They Possibly Be Trusted With Your Healthcare or Anything Remotely Complicated or Technical?...".

 

First. They are not a multi-billion. I've looked at their financial statement from Grant Thornton. Revenues at end of 2015 are 211 million.

   2nd, they don't do healthcare. They sponsor various health care companies. AARP foundation is not in the business of healthcare. If you look at their operating expenses, you'll see that half of their monies spent in a year go to the SCSEP programs. If you look at their statement, 80% of revenue goes into various programs. DW is an AARP tax aide. They spend about 12 million a year supporting that program. Nothing with healthcare.

   3rd, they are a non-profit (501c). Non-profits always have difficult decisions to make in where to spend their monies and putting a lot into a website is one of those difficult decisions. Any monies used to fund IT is money not used in programs. This is not a for-profit corporation who view IT in a different light.


Ok - that's Great - How About Commenting on the Topic?

 

Again, just now I attempted to Login

 

1. Firefox Browser - all updates Current - Got the Following

 

Gateway Time-out

 

The gateway did not receive a timely response from the upstream server or application.

 

Please re-enter your password along with the Security Challenge.

 

Sorry, security code did not match. Please try again.

 

Sorry, security code did not match. Please try again.

 

2. Tried Google Chrome Browser - Got this 

 

Gateway Time-out

The gateway did not receive a timely response from the upstream server or application.

Please re-enter your password along with the Security Challenge.

Sorry, security code did not match. Please try again.

Sorry, security code did not match. Please try again.

 

3. Tried Microsoft Edge Browser - Got This 

 

Gateway Time-out

The gateway did not receive a timely response from the upstream server or application.

Please re-enter your password along with the Security Challenge.

Sorry, security code did not match. Please try again.

Sorry, security code did not match. Please try again.

 

I had to re-enter my Login Info. 7 times & go through that ridiculous - pick the pictures crap - finally on the 7th Time I was allowed to Login

 

Maybe they should take at least $100,000k of the 211 Million and hire someone who understands computer Software 

 

As far as AARP being a Non-Profit - that means absolutely nothing - Non-Profit is simply a Tax Dodge in our oh so fair US Tax Code - SPCA pays their Principles 100 of thousands in salary and benefits and the rest they spend on Real Estate so they don;t show a profit -  the SPCA have more spectacular Real Estate and In-house Facilities for housing Cats & Dogs than any Homeless Shelter for Veterans or Homeless Single Moms with Children..................... 

 

 

( " Eat Tic Tacs - Grope Woman - Become President " ) " - Anonymous

Trusted Social Butterfly
Posts: 6,859
Registered: ‎02-14-2008

Re: It took 10 Minutes to Sign-in to AARP

Message 2 of 15 (105 Views)

"...This is the 21st Century - AARP is a Multi-billion Dollar Organization and They Can't Even Run a Simple 20th Century Community Forum - How Could They Possibly Be Trusted With Your Healthcare or Anything Remotely Complicated or Technical?...".

 

First. They are not a multi-billion. I've looked at their financial statement from Grant Thornton. Revenues at end of 2015 are 211 million.

   2nd, they don't do healthcare. They sponsor various health care companies. AARP foundation is not in the business of healthcare. If you look at their operating expenses, you'll see that half of their monies spent in a year go to the SCSEP programs. If you look at their statement, 80% of revenue goes into various programs. DW is an AARP tax aide. They spend about 12 million a year supporting that program. Nothing with healthcare.

   3rd, they are a non-profit (501c). Non-profits always have difficult decisions to make in where to spend their monies and putting a lot into a website is one of those difficult decisions. Any monies used to fund IT is money not used in programs. This is not a for-profit corporation who view IT in a different light.


“The world is a book. Those who do not travel read only one page.”
Posts: 1,168
Topics: 25
Kudos: 189
Registered: ‎04-07-2009

Re: It took 10 Minutes to Sign-in to AARP

[ Edited ]
Message 3 of 15 (115 Views)

Aren't your post automatically backing up, being autosaved, after a certain time? See example images below.

AARPautosaved1.JPG

 

 AARPautosaved2.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

What computer/device are you using and operating system.

 

I am on my desktop computer, Windows 10 with all updates using Microsoft Edge.

Highlighted
Treasured Social Butterfly
Posts: 6,489
Registered: ‎09-08-2009

Re: It took 10 Minutes to Sign-in to AARP

Message 4 of 15 (141 Views)

mickstuder wrote:

Again This AM - After already Logging in & out at least once without Incident I.......................

 

1. Attempted to Login

 

2. First, Got that aggravating - FORSEE SURVEY NONESENSE - WHICH IS NOTHING MORE THAN A DATA MINING OPERATION TO OBTAIN YOUR - IP ADDRESS - EMAIL ADDRESS - BROWSER TYPE - Etc.

 

3. Entered Login Information - Accurately 

 

4. Got - "Waiting on AARP.org" - for several minutes

 

5. Then Got -

Gateway Time-out

The gateway did not receive a timely response from the upstream server or application.

 

6. Had to re-enter Login Information and go through the entire process over & over

 

This is the 21st Century - AARP is a Multi-billion Dollar Organization and They Can't Even Run a Simple 20th Century Community Forum - How Could They Possibly Be Trusted With Your Healthcare or Anything Remotely Complicated or Technical?

 

 

 7. Last night - I spent 30 Minutes imparting my voluminous wisdom constructing a Post on the Politics & Current Events Forum - Only to PRESS Post and have the Entire Post Disappear - the Screen went through it's usual - "You Have Invalid HTML Found in Your Post" - then Blinked a few times and returned - not my Post - Posted on the Forum - but a BLANK  Posting Box - EMPTY - my Typing gone Forever and Irretrivable - it's the 50th time it's happened just in 2017

 

 


Same Thing Just Happened - AGAIN

 

Logged in - started typing a Post - hit Post - everything disappeared after receiving this Garbage On Screen Notifications  

 

1. "Correct the highlighted errors and try again"

2. "Your post has been changed because invalid HTML was found in the message body. The invalid HTML has been removed. Please review the message and submit the message when you are satisfied."

 

 

 

 

( " Eat Tic Tacs - Grope Woman - Become President " ) " - Anonymous

Treasured Social Butterfly
Posts: 6,489
Registered: ‎09-08-2009

Re: It took 10 Minutes to Sign-in to AARP

Message 5 of 15 (147 Views)

Again This AM - After already Logging in & out at least once without Incident I.......................

 

1. Attempted to Login

 

2. First, Got that aggravating - FORSEE SURVEY NONESENSE - WHICH IS NOTHING MORE THAN A DATA MINING OPERATION TO OBTAIN YOUR - IP ADDRESS - EMAIL ADDRESS - BROWSER TYPE - Etc.

 

3. Entered Login Information - Accurately 

 

4. Got - "Waiting on AARP.org" - for several minutes

 

5. Then Got -

Gateway Time-out

The gateway did not receive a timely response from the upstream server or application.

 

6. Had to re-enter Login Information and go through the entire process over & over

 

This is the 21st Century - AARP is a Multi-billion Dollar Organization and They Can't Even Run a Simple 20th Century Community Forum - How Could They Possibly Be Trusted With Your Healthcare or Anything Remotely Complicated or Technical?

 

 

 7. Last night - I spent 30 Minutes imparting my voluminous wisdom constructing a Post on the Politics & Current Events Forum - Only to PRESS Post and have the Entire Post Disappear - the Screen went through it's usual - "You Have Invalid HTML Found in Your Post" - then Blinked a few times and returned - not my Post - Posted on the Forum - but a BLANK  Posting Box - EMPTY - my Typing gone Forever and Irretrivable - it's the 50th time it's happened just in 2017

 

 

( " Eat Tic Tacs - Grope Woman - Become President " ) " - Anonymous

Posts: 1,168
Topics: 25
Kudos: 189
Registered: ‎04-07-2009

Re: It took 10 Minutes to Sign-in to AARP

[ Edited ]
Message 6 of 15 (197 Views)

@bw2221  Look here and there are several quizs on Medicare. I believe I did the Medicare Quiz.

 

http://www.aarp.org/rewards-for-good/earn-points/

Info Seeker
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-23-2016

Re: It took 10 Minutes to Sign-in to AARP

Message 7 of 15 (222 Views)

Hi! What in the world is the Medicare Giving Quiz? I've searched the site and cannot find it. Thanks!

Respected Social Butterfly
Posts: 2,452
Registered: ‎04-07-2015

Re: It took 10 Minutes to Sign-in to AARP

Message 8 of 15 (235 Views)

@cat0w OK, so you are getting the log in points without logging out of the AARP site daily. Good to know. Thanks!

 

 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving
Posts: 1,168
Topics: 25
Kudos: 189
Registered: ‎04-07-2009

Re: It took 10 Minutes to Sign-in to AARP

Message 9 of 15 (245 Views)

@EpsterHere is a screen shot showing some of my points.

AARPRewardsPoints772017.JPG

 

 

Respected Social Butterfly
Posts: 2,452
Registered: ‎04-07-2015

Re: It took 10 Minutes to Sign-in to AARP

Message 10 of 15 (262 Views)

cat0w wrote:

@EpsterI know I get points each day I visit Rewards for Good, one point for each sweepstakes item, then I can add up to 24 more for the items I want to try and win.

 

I have never signed out and back in to get this, I just visit the Rewards Catalog.

 

 

 

 


@cat0w Hm. Ok, let's compare notes. Maybe I don't need to log in and out every day to get the 75 points. Here's a screengrab of my Rewards account's earning page. This (171 points) is what I get every day but Sunday, when I earn over 2,000 points. On the First of the month I get 5,000 points, but every other day I get this:

my daily r4g points.png

 

 

 

 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving