Monday, November 29, 2010

Digg comment spam getting you down ?

Digg comment spam getting you down ?

1.  Simple solution, just comment with a:   :-)

2.  Fun solution: engage the script kiddies with conversation, talking to yourself, while getting your viewpoint out has never been easier. 9.99 times 10 the script returns an negative response, what better way to make your thoughts look logical and mature.

3.  Digg down and report as abuse, but make sure you are doing this for the right reason and not because you disagree with an actual persons respectful of the humans :-)



Yea, we know about Top News spam (and some good news, too)

Submitted by Jen Burton on September 30, 2010 - 11:21am

We’ve been busy over here at Digg HQ and I wanted to take some time to address some of the work we’ve done based on feedback from our community. We track all incoming emails, most Twitter mentions (we may miss a few here and there, but we do our best), and comments left on the site about the new Digg and incorporate that information into our product development plans & priorities.

Here’s some info about what we’ve been up to over here at the Digg HQ:

   1. We rolled out pagination recently across My News, Top News and Upcoming based on your requests.

   2. We’re rolling out (slowly) the ability for users to see submission history separated from Digg history (right now, only submissions from new Digg will be there; we’re porting the v3 data over as we speak,but it’s a ton of data so will take a bit).

   3. We’re continuing to iterate the internal tools we use to support the Digg site (important ingredients in the Digg sauce).

   4. We brought back Upcoming.

   5. Yes, we do have moderators who work to keep spam and other TOU violating content off of Top News. This team (Digg’s Community Management team) rocks and has an excellent ability to spot spam a mile away (yes, I’m totally biased). You can reach out to us anytime .

   6. Hides and reports and all that jazz. We collect data and raw counts of both hides and reports and use that information to evaluate submissions. This is where we need you: please hide and report content that you don’t think belongs in any of the Digg story lists: My News (also, unfollow the profile that’s sending low quality content to your My News feed), Top News and Upcoming. These signals (Diggs, too) help us learn and grow the algos and our other internal tools so your Digg experience is just what you want from us.

We’ve obviously been experiencing some growing pains over here at Digg’s HQ. Thank you all for reporting spam to us, and making sure we’re aware of what you’re experiencing on Digg. Some of the feedback has been tough to swallow, some has been great and all of it is vitally important to us as we continue to develop Please keep sending it our way.

Thanks, and feel free to reach out to me (though I may not be able to answer everything personally) at


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