I’ve been getting emails from a few users over the last week wondering why I’ve been banned from Digg. I’m not exactly sure what’s going on, but sure enough, if you try and submit a Universe Today story to Digg, you get the error:
This domain has been consistently flagged as violating the Digg Terms of Service and cannot be submitted at this time. Please refer to our Terms of Service (digg.com/tos) for more information.
I found this unusual, and attempted to contact the admin folks who run Digg, trying to find out what happened and see how I can fix the problem, and I got a canned response.
Thanks for taking the time to contact us at Digg.com regarding your website.
As you know, Digg is a community-driven website – our community has consistently reported the domain to which you refer.
Because unblocking your domain would not be in line with the best interests of the larger Digg community, we will not reverse this decision.
For more information, please see http://digg.com/faq and http://digg.com/tos
So there you go. Apparently I’m not allowed to be in Digg. It wasn’t from me spamming links to Digg, I usually just let the community find the stories and submit them, so I have no idea what happened. The last story I submitted was back in July.
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Anyway, I’ve removed the links to Digg from Universe Today since they don’t really serve a purpose anymore. Also, a couple of powerusers at Digg who tried to submit stories let me know that people are moving over to Mixx.com. If anyone has any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.