Digg can be fixed but some users seem to want to kill it off

Though people have said on Digg and other random websites that Digg is dying or is already dead, I disagree. In my humble opinion, it is broken and could be fixed with the proper moderation and enforcement of rules. The examples I am giving are just a few of the people I have noticed violating or bending the rules — I do not have the time or inclination to list them all.

Digg in many ways is broken: Various groups ranging from The Political Goon squad known as the Digg Patriots, Political Spamming from users with multiple accounts and general spam are ubiquitous.

Cracking down on multiple accounts would be necessary; Rastas11 who allegedly has at least 3 to 5 accounts including RyteWynger, Antsey, and Kickedback — Accounts used because there is no submission limit, thus giving him an advantageous position in the newsroom, as well as double/triple digging his own submissions in multiple accounts, and even double/triple burying submissions he doesn’t appreciate politically. The behavior of the aforementioned accounts prove to be from one person or group. Amusingly, he has serious issues with holding grudges over being outed when you call him out. Besides the Digg Patriots he is the only user that behaves as though he has a Nixon-like enemies list.

There is an abundance of people that violate the terms of use in regards to abusive behavior like Sanatana who has made at least one death threat towards another on digg.

(He or she also made the same threat on this website under the name Lakawak).




Bluto36 has repeatedly (daily) used sexually degrading comments to harass people — as well as general sexism.









As for the Digg Patriots, Digg’s Political Thought Police led by Bett (Bettverboten), who has a hypocritical and highly paranoid tendency to accuse others of doing what she has done in the past, is still repeating history. Their scorned attempt to rig Digg over the fact that their far right wing articles were not nearly as popular as the submissions generally dug by the Digg community has ruined Digg’s reputation in a major way. As far as I have seen since the Digger Gate Scandal the atmosphere there has been politically tense.

The DP goons can whine and play victim for all it’s worth, but I will point my finger at them and say that a good deal of the problems can traced back to their partisan bitterness.


  • Janine

    excellent post!

  • Del

    in regards to bluto, we made him a nice UD entry.

    Blute (blute)

    Blute·ed, Blute·ing, Blutes
    2. To discharge vapid rhetoric or other substance continuously or in Blutes.
    3. Informal To speak volubly and tediously.
    1. To cause pro ‘Jesuit-Shia’ law clone.
    2. To utter volubly and tediously.
    1. A political commenter, mouth, or Digg Patriot through which lies are released or discharged.
    2. A continuous stream of Drivil.
    3. The burst of spray from the blowhole of a whale.
    It’s a bluter! There she blutes!” as the old whalers used to shout.

    ‘Blute’ refered to the miasmic spout of filth

    that a leprous whale would release, when dying of the ‘blutations’.

    The sailors would fire their cannons in the water till
    the foul yellow scum had been erased by the clean blue waves.


    • http://www.sydneyziegler.com/ Sydneyziegler

      Tried to stumble this story but DIGG is blacklisted? Hmmm..

  • Art

    Kind of lame article. I check out Digg, but am not a member. Any articles with any political flavour are always left-leaning. I also pay no attention to who is submitting articles – this is kind of an internal memo that really didn’t need to be Dugg, IMHO…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZHXL7Y6VBBDWTMFIGJT4CL7Q3Q DavidM

    “Digg can be fixed but some users seem to want to kill it off
    Though people have said on Digg and other random websites that Digg is dying or is already dead”

    Really? Digg was dead 3 years ago. That place isn’t even a shadow of what it used to be.

  • http://gplus.to/novenator novenator

    The Digg “Patriots” have always held a core belief that if they can’t control Digg, they’d rather it die. There are hundreds of references to this here:

    A public record of Digg Patriot scheming: http://notruepatriot.org/public/messages/search.html

    I kept telling them, “if you don’t like it, just go. Nobody likes you anyways.” Like most ultra-conservatives, they seem to have this incessant need to be jackasses and seek out negative attention. I guess their mothers neglected them, or smoked crack or something like that.

  • Safin Ssmc

    Digg might be dead but its not buried yet!

    Hell, who says digg is dead?? We are here..

  • Loser

    without kevin rose i dont think it can last

  • http://profiles.google.com/avangionq AvangionQ AvangionQ

    Digg won’t be dead until the site shuts down. Until then, there are plenty of active users to post interesting worthwhile links, and a plethora more to comment and peer review by vote tally …

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H2Q2EYUU5L6HRZTXRO2YWTCK3Q SD40-2T

    Digg is still better than that home of teen-aged angst,basement dwellers and general stupidity called “reddit” !

  • CrazedLeper

    People who want to “kill it off” have the option of not visiting the page, don’t they?

  • Juwelsuninfo

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  • http://vidinterest.com/ Nirajan Bom Malla

    “some” user will not affect the site’s growth! if those “Some” users were loyal, regular users, it would definitely do .

  • Nobody

    Am I the only user who dislikes being redirected to a Digg page that frames the content? I routinely dismiss that with the little circled “x”. What a waste of time…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PYU6VVCY3XNFPWGIEKROM4WXBY MS

    I’m “new” to digg, but I use that adjective loosely because I will never visit that site again. Why would I waste my time? Who considers the content worthy of attention? The articles, the comments, it’s mostly garbage and I think many of you would agree. I’m leaving this lameness to the haters.

  • Swarnplaza

    digg always be a great choice for user.

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  • http://www.funvblog.com Funny Images @funvblog

    Digg removed my account. I have strong profile, about 1500 followers and more than 10000 diggs still they remove. Don’t what happens with digg

  • Stevetylerr