Digg banning Diggers for not reading stories?
Another series of Digg banning its users, this time targeting those who digg stories but do not read them. An email is sent to users after getting banned:
Your account was banned for the rate of Digging activity youâ€™ve engaged in. Weâ€™ve determined that the time in which your Diggs happen, it isnâ€™t possible to actually read the stories. Please read each and every story before you Digg or bury a story. Once you agree that you will Digg/bury more responsibly and read the stories, we will unban your account.
I think it’s unfair. I think more than half of the people actively digging on Digg aren’t really reading them stories. I don’t always read the stories myself especially when I’m in a rush but I do digg them for later. It’s like bookmarking a story or a URL for later reading.
Besides, Digg IS a social news and bookmarking site isn’t it? So, what’s so wrong with bookmarking them stories? When you listen to the Diggnation podcast, you would hear either Kevin or Alex referring to Digg as social news and social bookmarking. However, lately they’d change it and now refer to it as just a social news website.
Hmm, maybe they don’t want people to use Digg for bookmarking. So why not add some link there which says bookmark or maybe add a link to del.icio.us instead? My account hasn’t been banned yet for not really reading them Digg stories. Or maybe I’ll get one of them emails soon, eh?