You also marked this as "Reviewed" without actually doing anything about it. Are you too good to simply answer? Even an "I don't know."
Read Comments "Before" Banning Someone
I certainly understand that comments to news articles may be offensive.
I also think AOL jumps the gun and bans people from commenting before actually reading their comment.
In a divided country, it's difficult not to offend someone without walking on eggshells. I fell victim to AOL's "overly strict" censorship and was banned. Unfairly, I believe.