Banned From Digg
URL Banned From Digg
Digg is one of those communities that seem to be a good thing but like any thing it can be abused and a little confusing if not unfair. So I have been a member of Digg since November of 2007 and have increasingly participated in submissions and getting and receiving shouts and digging friends’ submissions on a regular basis through out the day. I have accumulated 617 friends mostly by being notified that I had a fan and making them a friend.
I have increasingly submitted news items and have always been careful not to duplicate content. I have put up some news reports before they even get picked up by the wire services and I have put a lot of my own content up which I know is not duplication. I carefully check the possible duplicates presented before I submit and bury those which have been submitted already.
Basically trying to be a good member and participating in the process. I get lots of comments from members saying they Dugg my story and it was great and they often request I dig theirs. Most stories are not submitted form news wires but come form the personal blogs or websites of other members. I also put my submissions on my website and upload and submit them. This appears to me to be common practice. So to my surprise, I get this quote when I try to submit my latest submission.
This URL has been widely reported by users as being regularly used to spam Digg’s submission process and cannot be submitted at this time.
I don’t know who reported spam but I know I don’t have to receive shouts and as a matter of fact as you submit a shout the page tells you they only submit shouts to people who choose to receive them.
Spam I understand very well. I don’t understand how you can spam someone who tells you to send it to them. I did get a comment form someone who said to only send them market related news shouts. Well excuse me but I don’t usually have any interest in the market but I removed that person as a friend. Less than thirty minutes later, I received a request from that individual to make him a friend again. Go figure.
I guess the moral is be careful what you dig and shout and be careful how much you submit because people who don’t like you can get your URL banned and of course the dig staff has not responded to my email about more details.