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Re: digg rigging?
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2006, 09:07:46 AM »
not sure if i'm really saying anything here but i've not looked at digg since the DC GTD experiment started - i've not even thought about looking at it. it doesn't feel like i'm missing out on anything either.

Only thing you are missing is how incredibly slow pages load and how many times they don't load at all unless you refresh multiple times.

Not much of a loss, if you ask me.

If you are trying to get things done, playing with digg and trying to get it to work wastes valuable time you could be spending on better things...like more fantastic Cody wallpapers.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: digg rigging?
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2006, 02:52:08 PM »
ha, got to agree with you there app.

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Re: digg rigging?
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2006, 12:02:07 AM »
Fascinating interview on siliconvalleysleuth about user/submitter:

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Are there any concerns that User/Submitter will lower the credibility of Digg and its ranking system?
Absolutely. But that stems from the notion of Digg lowering the credibility of Digg. Fact is, because of Digg's overgenerous social nature, the active participants that mold the Digg network are suffering (whether they know it or not) from a) their lack of digging privacy and b) the weight of the network. We're not at all claiming that Digg is a social failure and users should give up hope, but we're placing the spotlight on some ridiculously wide holes in their social atmosphere -- holes that need closing. The 'loose social networking' trend is over. Digg needs to regress some of its social networking features.

While it's possible that we could determine nearly every front page story on digg, that's not our goal; we desire limitations. That said, the goal of User/Submitter is to exploit but control the fundamental flaws in Digg's social network so that it can sustain. Maybe then, they'll fix these flaws.
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http://www.siliconva...digg_manipulati.html

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Re: digg rigging?
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2006, 08:24:06 AM »
a new article:
http://news.com.com/...3.html?tag=nefd.lede

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Digg executives say they are on top of the situation.


you can't fix a system like this - at the very core of it is a huge incentive to manipulate and game the system, and like google ad clicking fraud, you cannot win the war against people manipulating the system (and these companies probably don't really whole heartedly want to, since the fraud ends up helping them).  the only way to "fix" such a system is use a different system that doesn't incentivize fraud and manipulation.

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Re: digg rigging?
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2008, 07:19:23 AM »
Digg has just changed their algorithm to prevent this.
Consequence: users are on strike :)