Please warn individuals if you are going to ban them from posting comments.
how does one know if they have been banned or if it's a technical problem with their browser?
It's easy to understand that some people don't want to hear anything that they don't agree with especially in this whitewashed pc mentality but then who are the censors? Is it their personal opinion that gets you banned? Think on that for a while and you may have your answer. Don't worry though Huff-n-Puff is but only one echo chamber to enjoy.
I don't understand why people complain about this site being too leftwing. Where have you been for 20 years?
A warning or notice that a person was banned would be good. It's just a simple heads up email. Like right now I can't see any comments. I don't know if there is a problem or I'm the problem. I can still sign in with my HuffPo account so hopefully, it isn't me.
Donal Stockman commented
Require the Spot.IM service you employ to provide some kind of indicative feedback to the user profile or email when a comment is rejected or removed. When my comment with critical but clean statements about the president is rejected, while a racist shock jock is posting about euthanizing homeless people, one gets a sense that Spot.IM has a really bad filter and some biased moderators. The situation I used as an example is not a one off incident, I've experienced it numerous times, including times when that same racist shock jock was present. The comments section on virtually all sites are emotionally charged and used as a means of venting for many, I certainly expect to be called out when I cross the line, but not when I'm commenting inside the boundaries. I enjoy Huffington Post despite all the Kardashians and pop culture peppered everywhere, but it won't change my life to leave if I can't post a clean comment on a site that matches my ideology.
Please explain your censorship rules. Seems nothing I write will be posted. Just tried to post an explanation of the 6th Amendment to the Constitution censored. That's our Constitution for the United States. What's your problem with the Constitution that you don't want comments on specific amendments that are in the news. Your censorship rules must be really convoluted to do this, or you have a bias against the Constitution. Does it contain dirty words? Does it offend your censors? Is it disrespectful? Jeesh, this website is becoming a real joke with the comments section. I always wonder about what I'm reading and what has been censored. Your reliability as a reporting agency comes into question.