Zaibatsu banned from Digg at least for now, we shall see…
Digg has been cleaning house lately, both with alot of spin doctoring and now with some heavy banning. Even the Digg top 100 have been laying low. Just look at BabyMan’s posts in the last few days, way down.
Now it seems Digg has banned Zaibatsu: “I had linked directly to the pictures of the digg user on her site. However the site owner apparently redirected the site to a spam site after my initial post.”
Digg sent Zaibatsu a friendly little note the other day:
Thanks for contacting us at Digg.com. At this time, we are unable to remove the ban on your account.
Just in case, after what happened to Zaitbatsu, at the time I added this link, there was not any porn or panty sales at the other end. Click at your own risk. Here is Jackie’s “Zaibatsu explanation” of what happened and the link.
Don’t feel bad JR, you are not the only one banned from Digg for no reason. A few hundred have been banned, many because of scripts written by DiggBoss. In the interview there, DiggBoss talks about the script and Digg.
Don Draper made me aware of the Blind Diggers Wall of Shame.
It started when a few people noticed that MrBabyMan Reads So Fast. When questioned in an interview, he responded that no, he does not use any scripts. He is able to Digg stories so quickly by opening every story in a tab, then cycling through the tabs and clicking the Digg button for each story. He freely admitted that he doesn’t have time to Digg everything, but he trusts his friend network to submit good content and he Diggs to “Support His Friends.”
Here is another I got banned from Digg bitchfest in the comments.
I at least when I got banned from Digg it by my choosing. So Digg this Kevin.
Why the sudden hasty clean up? After being left at the alter by Google, Jay Adelson and Kevin Rose have to be pulling their hair out wondering what the heck they are going to do with the $200 million sewer they have let run wild for years.
Did they think that letting 10 users run all over the rest of us and the bury brigades running rampant would not come back to bite them where they sit? So now, Digg in it’s own grip of panic is going around trying to clean up the place but instead are just frakin over poor Diggers that just want to Digg.
I have quite a few friends that use Digg and have been caught up in this. All they were really doing was what many others on Digg get away with and have for years. Many of us call these people the Digg top 100. If you talk to any extremely knowledgeable bookmarking user, they will tell you the Digg top 100 could not operate at the level they do without scripts.
I have to say, after many innocent domains being banned for no reason other than bury brigade childish tricks, I am laughing all the way to the bank on this one. Not at Zaibatsu by any means. Jay and Kevin, eat my shorts.
Could this all be in response to MrBabyMan, Saleem and Zaibatsu’s postcasts of late?