I comment on aol news stories, and they wont get posted1
When I post a comment on an news article, they are only posted for half a second and then disappear, what can be done? AOL told me to contact you, that you could help.
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K M Fisher commented
I am continuously censored from the comment sections despite comments that are not inappropriate. There is no contact ability to discuss or change this and I pay for service that I am not getting. There is no avenue to get out of the AOL censorship Gulag. If this cannot ber resolved by the end of this day, then I wish to change to the free AOL mail format and stop paying AOL to abuse me.
I am so sick of AO(L's treatment of conservative thinkers. Shame on AOL for being so unfair!
Am I being ignored and rejected because I have opted out of the paid membership to AOL? I now sign in on AOL MAIL, and it's the same opening page as before. Did I lose my right to speak here?
AOL is refusing my posts. There are thousands worse than what I have to say. I get the same message every time I try to comment. Even when I haven't typed a word since the previous day, I am refused. What has happened to the First Amendment???
David G commented
You are using an outside vendor known as Openweb for the comment/conversation sections of your pages and this company is using draconian and unfair practices to block free speech and expression by basing blocking tactics on posting volume and regular participation and not on actual post content.I am a victim of this.I can no longer post anything without it requiring approval no matter what it may be,this includes the words "test","hi" and "hello" even though I generally only participate on the site one of two hours any given day and am by far a lesser offender than many others who are still allowed to participate.I have talked to your tech support for Desktop Gold,which I also have,and have left feedback,this will continue on a regular basis until something is done to restore fairness to my situation.If nothing else people being paid by AOL will regularly have to hear this story.The last person I spoke to agreed that this was an egregious situation.
Wow. "Freedom of speech is not the freedom of reach." YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!
I have been a paying customer @ AOL for 20 years! I am 77 years old, and like so many others, I have opinions of my own. Why am I being censored??? I HAVE MADE A CONCERTED EFFORT TO AVOID WHATEVER YOU FOLKS DEEM, INAPPROPRIATE ABOUT MY POSTS. CLEARLY, YOU HAVE "BLACKBALLED" ME FROM POSTING HERE, WITHOUT EXPLANATION...even knowing that others' posts are just as questionable as my own might be. EXPLAIN! Send me an explanation via email.
WHICH OF THESE "RULES" HAVE I BROKEN OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS? ANSWER: none.
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Jack Lawson commented
For some reason. I can't comment. Even if my comment is "True", it gets rejected. I just don't know why.
Stop blocking my freedom of speech !!! You have obviously blocked my IP address from posting anything in the comment section on Conversations. You will post ANYTHING anti Trump no matter how vulgar it is !! You are as bad or worse than CNN at censorship !! I will be waiting for a reply !!
TIMOTHY WRIGHT commented
As of 2 days ago I cannot take part in article discussions in any way, for any article. I do not understand why. My comments are not of the type to have been reported, certainly not when compared to some others that are on there. I dont name call, use foul language, spread misinformation, etc. I tried to get some help at your online chat, but they were useless.
axe jones commented
The moderator in charge of the board will not allow my comments which are within guidelines. He/she is discriminating against my right of free speech which is within your guidelines
Adolf Meattenderizer commented
AOL is prejudiced against Conservative's
Please unblock unlock my commenting ability at **@aol.com **@aol.com
ALAN KABAKOFF commented
It was much better before you 'improved' it. Now it is barely usable.
Thomas Jackson commented
The opinions written below news articles are always a bunch of loser CONservatives! Get the trolls off.
Is there some legitimate reason for rejecting my posts that don't violate the rules ? Please contact me and tell me why you're rejecting my posts.
please stop rejecting my posts that don't violate the rules.
MICHAEL FAULKNER commented
you can improve aol by not asking me to sign in 500 times when im ALREADY signed into my acct. the happens constantly when i try to comment at the end of reading an article.
HOW ABOUT TELLING ME WHY YOUR DELETING MY POSTS ?