Before you “BURY” this article or mark it as “SPAM” or “LAME”, know that I really enjoy DIGG. It is a great site that has a terrific premise. DIGG has been able to scale up very nicely.
However I see a huge problem today. The problem is with its SPAM algorithm. It seems any article that receives 10 SPAM comments is marked as SPAM and removed from DIGG. Once a few articles from a URL are marked as SPAM, the entire site is banned from DIGG.
I originally found this from an individual named John Chow in his BANNED FROM DIGG post. I read John’s blog often and never have found a post of his to be spam. Regardless, this wasn’t enough to fire me and get me to make an effort to change DIGG’s spamming policies. That was until I read this article about a 2 year old in need of a bone marrow transplant. That article quickly got 200+ diggs and made it to the front page before 10 people marked it as SPAM and it got removed. I don’t think that is what DIGG is all about!
DIGG is an open podium for free speech, should 10 people be able to cancel the votes of 190 others?
I ask that you DIGG this article if you agree or BURY it is you don’t. If enough people agree, I am sure DIGG will improve their algorithm. That is the magic of DIGG, it gives all of us little people a voice when we ban together. In turn that creates something better than our separate voices and THAT is what DIGG is really all about.