Since when did the new kid on the block became the new bully on the block? Right about August 17th.. when the bully decided to shut down a small little site call DiggGames.com. Well, I felt bad for DiggGames.com, and its too bad that the bully had to push it weight around and squash little small innovation and creative effort to make the web better and friendly for the rest. Buzzshout has something to say there.. We still don’t see how they could have threaten the almighty “snob”

Ciao Digggames.com! Thanks for all the fish, and Good Luck!…………..

Why Digg is broke

July 28, 2006

It is sad to see the “I’m totally vested, f**k off” attribute just because you’ve been there, done it in the “We are so friendly and welcome all” blogospere. There has been quite a bit of heat directed at Webreakdigg – namely from Digg Army – what I defined as Digg “idolisers”. They have absolute belief that Digg is great. Is that really what ALL Digg users believe. A simple query on technorati with “Digg top users” brings up blog entries talking ’bout:

The Internet News Mafia
What I like and don’t like about digg.com?
Digg It – Social News & The Network Effect
Digg is great, but it’s not perfect. Here are 3 ways Digg could be improved.
Is Digg Censoring Reddit?
Digg reddit

So yes, “Digg’s great” for certain fans, but not all.

The fact that Top 100 Digg Users Control 56% of Digg’s Home Page Content is a major contradiction of Digg’s original belief – “Digg is all about user powered content. Every article on Digg is submitted and voted on by the Digg community. Share, discover, bookmark, and promote the news that’s important to you!”. It should really be “Digg is all about our top users powered content. Every article on digg is submitted and voted on by the digg community but only the ones submitted by our top 100 users get on the Front page. Share, discover, bookmark, and promote the news that’s important to you but sometimes we will bury stories linking to competitor sites or is negative towards Digg itself

Digg buries Webreakdigg

July 26, 2006

At the time of posting, Webreakdigg’s first virgin story on digg has been buried in the “You got banned” queue. Yes. The “Netscape bans “Digg”” story is missing somehow from Digg’s Tech Industry Upcoming Queue. So if you want to Digg it go directly to the story because it does not come out even using search.

Isn’t this against the motto of Digg? Why are they moderating stories? It’s an answer that we do not have. Was the story really that bad? Did our user nick violated the TOS or is it just as Netscape bans “Digg” , Digg bans “Webreakdigg”.

Worth a read here : http://paulgraham.infogami.com/blog/ about how another Digg user’s story got buried because of his link to reddit.

UPDATES:
As of now… whatever now is … The post has 97 diggs but is nowhere to be found in Digg’s queue… Help me out here, what am I missing?

This story is officially buried for no apparent reason. So Digg is afterall broke.

http://digg.com/search?area=all&age=7&sort=new&search-buried=1&s=netscape+bans+digg&submit=Search

diggnotfound

diggban

The irony of it all is the Netscape bans “Digg” story is still in their RSS feeds.

diggrss