Well, the past few days have been extremely interesting to me. I'm slowly seeing the downfall of Digg.com, a social networking website where users choose the stories they want to see, or so we all thought. In the recent weeks situations have occured where multiple stories appeared on the front page of Digg.com. The odd part of this was the first 20 or so Diggers dugg each article at exactly the same time. One of those Diggers was Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg.com
Doesn't this seem just a bit too shady to be a coincidence. When this information was presented at ForeverGeek the submitter was banned from Digg and the story removed, apparently a Terms of Service violation. All similar stories and submitters were also banned or suspended. I'm far too angry to go into details, so I'll leave you here.
The FG post mentioned above should provide more than enough evidence against Digg, with numerous similar articles cited. Let me just say that I've been a faithful user of Digg for a while now, but that all stops now. I'm abandoning this service and I suggest everyone else do the same. The system is corrupted and Digg is wrong in banning people for unfounded ToS violations, especially when users chose the stories they want to see, not the editors.