I just read a story on John Chow Dot Com which has just been banned by Digg, just like my site. At least in John’s case, Digg had the decency to respond to his email query:
When submitted stories are consistently reported as spam and users complain via our feedback email about submission spam, we ban the domain. The domain will not be unbanned. The domain would consistently get reported as spam otherwise. Please review our FAQ (digg.com/faq) for more information.
I really think this is a daft policy and I think this is why my site has been banned. How on earth can you penalise site owners if users submit articles from their sites that aren’t good enough for the Digg homepage? I’m also convinced there are a lot of powerful digg users who are very anti-blogs, who flame any submissions they see from blogs, which eventually leads to sites being banned.
All this process is doing is allowing Digg to be abused even further. I really think it’s a shame that Digg has become too big for the current team to handle and manage effectively. Hopefully they will sell soon.
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