It started when I read the article on this blog. http://forevergeek.com/geek_articles/digg_army_right_in_line.php
Shortly said, it shows how 2 articles came on the frontpage of Digg at that day. The first dozen of diggers are identical, in the same order and include Kevin Rose.
I went and submitted a link to the page on Digg. It was deleted and without any warnings, my account was banned.
Screenshots: http://diggabused.googlepages.com/submitted.png and http://diggabused.googlepages.com/disabled.png
I contacted the Digg website and they said following:
users of abusing digg. You have no right to accuse any user of digg
based on false facts. We have more then 250.000 users on digg that
contribute to digg. If 50 users dugg the same story from the same user
at the same time and you believe it's abuse, then you are more then
welcome to email us and we'll do our best to investigate it and not
publicly accuse digg users. We'll unban your account if you agree not to
do this again.
For more information visit: http://digg.com/tos
-The Digg Watch Team."
Afterwards, they even banned my IP Address. Can't know what they'll do next.
Questions: Why are they so afraid that this gets known in public on digg? (if they're innocent)
How to explain the "Digg Army" that dugg the same link in the same order?
(Shoutwire Article) http://www.shoutwire.com/comments/10322/Kevin_Rose_abusing_Digg
(A Digg comment by manchld to digg and show others) http://digg.com/links/How_Evil_Are_You_
(Other blogs about the issue) http://splasho.com/blog/2006/04/20/suspicious-digging/
http://digg.com/technology/Digg_Corrupted was burried although it has 60+ diggs. You can find it listed here: