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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 you’ve engaged in. We’ve determined that the time in which your Diggs happen, it isn’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?

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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10 Responses

  1. Marie says:

    What’s with this post? You talk like a brotha! Heheh. :)

  2. Hmm yah… heheh :P the “them” and “them” :p

    I will watch my email and see if I receive the same thing :p lolz, I also digg the post of later reading, and I digg really fast… scan the title, its interesting, digg, read later formula.

    That’s against their rules? oh my…
    Move to BUMPzee then :p or netscape ;)

  3. Tiffany says:

    Lol. I digg-ed this story. ;)

  4. Chris says:

    “Digg IS a social news and bookmarking site isn’t it?”

    Wrong. Digg is NOT a bookmarking site. Never has been.


    It is clearly laid out right there what Digg is.

  5. Tiffany says:

    I don’t think that person read the post.

    “When you listen to the Diggnation podcast, you would hear either Kevin or Alex referring to Digg as social news and social bookmarking.”

  6. Jazzy says:

    Digg should see then how their users actually uses its site.

    Then they may introduce a new feature as an actual “bookmark” than “digging”, which presumably represents a vote.

  7. Erik says:

    Chris is right and I don’t think Digg is being unfair. I guess we all know that the main purpose of Digg’s recent move is to prevent abuse.

  8. jan2x says:


    Have you seen kevin rose’s reply on Digg? I think the reason for it is to prevent abuse, think about it, e.g. 50 diggs in less than 1 min raises an alarm. Don’t you think?


  9. Mike Bohol says:

    I have seen abuses at Digg site. This is one measure that may prevent more abuses.

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