With your aol account, you get a differnet IP number everytime you connect with their dial-up. Unfortunately, a troublesome member that has been banned several times also uses AOL. Sadly, your IP number(s) are very similiar to his and got caught in the ban. You should be ok now.
Thats funny Jaydee...but...you have to be careful...some of those script puppies...have stronger scripts.
ps...I understand the not using AOL-oser...The only reason I continue (with just bring your own access) is that It has had my established email for over 5 years now...which I also use for my business...They piss me off too...The sad thing is that I pay for a dsl Isp at home and at work that also supply me with an email address...But...I have very many people that know my current one...and it would be a major pain to get them all the new address....+ it is on my business cards and in the yellow pages.
I know...excuses,excuses.... ;( maybe someday I will get brave and move into the new frontier.