why have you stopped posting readers comments on news articles
Why can I not read or post comments on news story's any more
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JOSEPH WILLIAMS commented
I just commented on a news story about Thai sailors saving four cats from a sinking ship. I commented "God bless these brave and compassionate men." Like every other time I have attempted to comment for the past month, this comment was flagged. I am a 76-year-old man who has been a customer for 25 years. I resent being mistreated in this manner.
ANTHONY PANELLA commented
how can i continue to make comments on the welcome site
Joshua Hare commented
If you're going to be so bunched up about rejecting comments, why don't you just TELL US exactly what the problem with the comment is instead of punishing us for not understanding your ludicrous community guidelines standards? (No, the answer is NOT in your comm standards guidelines so don't even try to point me in that direction).
I am completely blocked on a whole article because YOU won't tell me why my TOTALLY INNOCENT comment has been rejected. Absurd. I said NOTHING WRONG. I said NO *****, no ****, no OFF TOPIC.
I FOLLOWED YOUR RULES! Gosh, you have THE WORST COMMUNITY STANDARDS ON THE ENTIRE INTERNET! There are not caps big enough to make this more apparent to you. CHANGE YOUR SYSTEM. IT IS TERRIBLE.
HAHHA, here's ANOTHER idea for you. Don't tell me to sign in when I'm already fing signed in!! How can you be THIS BAD?
PHILIPPE LOPEZ commented
All my post keep getting rejected no matter what the content........ I can post "Good Morning" and it gets REJECTED seconds later for being against Community Standards.
ANTHONY PANELLA commented
been leave yes or no comment no being posted please tell me why??????
****! It's been rather peaceful on your comment boards lately, and I thought you'd actually smoothed your feathers enough to allow your customers to actually say what they mean in their posts...
But... alas... I guess I was being too optimistic... because you came slammin' right back and rejected my following post, which is absolutely benign compared to the post I was responding to. So, KNOCK IT OFF and get back to reality!
First of all... What's up with changing your moniker from whatever it was "toyz" to this new one? Is it getting difficult to remember who you are? And seriously Wheel...? After accusing me of having "********" on my face, you have the audacity to suggest that my posts are nasty and critical? Really! And then you continue on to criticize my education and ethics... Seems to me you need to look in the mirror before you open your mouth!
D. Langer commented
Last night I was seeing current posts IRL, but today they are running 10 minutes behind. If I refresh the page or change from Newest to Best and back to Newest, there are no current posts showing under 8-10 minutes previous to that. New posts are not being loaded IRL. AND my good post was rejected last night for no reason. I posted that the FBI were inside the Capitol trying to get the rioters out. IT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN REJECTED! NO BAD WORDS, NO ATTACK ON ANOTHER POSTER, ETC. You definitely have some problems to fix!
MADELENE KOLODZIEJ commented
AOL is as bad as twitter and Facebook when it comes to censorship. It has to stop. It is harmful to America and our democracy.
MADELENE KOLODZIEJ commented
I'm sick of the *** stories on AOL and not being able to have a conversation about them. This feature was removed for no apparent reason other to censor our opinions like Twitter and Facebook.
jay ghee commented
Shadow Banning has no place in the media
jay ghee commented
Stop Shadow Banning!
Your comment has been rejected.
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA July 4 1776 Freedom Liberty George Washington November3 2020 Fraud Corruption Joe Bye-DONE GOD BLESS AMERICA REST IN PEACE
Please explain in detail why this post was rejected.
In the explanation please include the employee code of the monitor, supervisor and director
For a week if I try to comment the article blinks and refreshes. Past time to fix this.
Please be balanced in what news stories you choose. Half the country voted for President Trump. Your latest headlines are negative opinions being pushed as facts. This is unacceptable. And you give us no way to comment to fight the lies being told. I have been a member for 20 years. I am disgusted.
JAMES FRIEND commented
I posted "you better look again" now tell me what is wrong with that you jerks are out of control
AGAIN WITH THE HYPOCRITICAL MORALITY PATROL!!
THE "ONLY" QUESTIONABLE LANGUAGE OR ATTITUDE POSTED WAS A DIRECT QUOTE FROM THE POST I WAS RESPONDING TO, WHICH HAS REMAINED ON THE BOARD FOR ALMOST A FULL DAY! YET YOU REJECT MY COMMENT... WHY?
NO REALLY... I'D LIKE TO KNOW WHY!!
If you believe, Larry...
That the "bad mouthing" America has been getting In the last few months is anything compared to the injustices minorities have endured at the hands of law enforcement and others for decades... nay... centuries... then the "****" is between your ears!
And it will take a lot more than a Q-tip to get it out!
YOU SAY OUR OPINIONS ARE IMPORTANT, AND THAT YOUR POLICIES ENCOURAGE CIVIL DISCOURSE... ********!!! YOUR POLICIES CLEARLY DO NOT ENCOURAGE CIVIL DISCOURSE NOR DO THEY ALLOW FOR OUR OPINIONS!
PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW THE FOLLOWING COMMENT VIOLATES ANY OF YOUR POLICIES! BUT I'M SURE YOU WON'T... BECAUSE YOU CAN'T... BECAUSE IT DOESN'T... YET IS WAS REJECTED! ********!!
I appreciate the calm tone and manner of your comment, P & J...
As well as your reasoning for standing in respect for those who have sacrificed for our country. I believe that's an honorable thing to do.
Yet I also see that taking a knee for the reasons they do is also an honorable thing... because their actions are not about what you or I think or believe... it's about how they think and believe! And I'm Ok with that too!
I'll readily admit I think America is a pretty great country...
However, I hope you'll join me in admitting that we also do some pretty awful and evil things as well!
Just an FYI as an example... did you know that America is the number one nation in the world for criminal use, and spending on child *********** and *** trafficking? Billions of dollars and millions of children as young as 3 years-old at the hands of American perverts! That's something to really feel proud about, right?
The point is that those who take a knee are simply recognizing the very real dichotomy of the situation... and in their own way, showing respect for those they believe have also sacrificed. In this case, it is specifically racial injustice at the hands of law enforcement!
Also, in their own way, they're asking America to show respect for those victims as well, by acknowledging the mentalities behind why those sacrifices occur, and to actively change them into behaviors we as Americans can be proud of!
I'd do the same for all those children in a heartbeat... wouldn't you?
Jasmine Universe commented
Shut down the entire AOL service. It's only making people stupider, almost as stupid as AOL.
Can you hear me now???? Nope, we blocked your comments. Idiots.
CAROL WALLACE commented
You need to make sure your clients always have access to your Commentary section. They deserve that...not to be not given access for whatever reason. You should consider the thoughts of all your clientele...please fix my site now.
GARY ANDERSON commented
Probably because they are so bias against Trump. That is not freedom of speech