what is [digg] ?

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  1. combatcolin macrumors 68020

    combatcolin

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    Getting this link after the vote options on some threads.

    Advertising clothing, anyone else get this?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    those are links to digg.com where if you're a member you can 'digg it' and thus gain more attention for the site and article. etc.
     
  3. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

    combatcolin

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    Its only on the 1st four main page threads, the rest are clear.

    Annoying really.
     
  4. arn macrumors god

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    digg is a link aggregator site that promotes stories/sites based on number of votes. It's basically a link to promote MacRumors stories more.

    I've resisted linking to such services in the past because I've always thought it to be a bit corny...

    but digg has a large readership and I've finally given in. I tried to make the link blend well, and not be too distracting. It should be easy to ignore if you don't use/like it. It will be automatically linked however from all future stories, however.

    If you do use digg, voting our stories up will help increase exposure for MacRumors.

    Feel free to ignore it otherwise.

    thanks
    arn
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    What is your method for posting the links to digg?

    When I click the MacRumors' digg links it sends me to a submit story page, which is usually already submitted.

    :confused:
     
  6. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    If the macrumors story isn't already submitted, it will take you to the submit page. if it has already been submitted, it will take you to the corresponding digg page.

    arn
     
  7. Sayer macrumors 6502a

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    Digg is proof why there are no pure Democracies anywhere in the world. Digg is routinely abused by cabals of like-minded people to bury stories they don't intellectually accept and to promote only those stories that they do. So much for open-minded and über-tolerant lefties.

    Example (not the only one, only the most current example I can find at this late hour):

    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=25305_LGF_Stalkers_Get_Active_at_Digg&only
     
  8. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    Survival of the fittest, my friend.
     
  9. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Digg started out wanting to be slashdot minus the editors and moderation... and boy I bet riiiiight about now they are questioning that ideal. ;)
     
  10. robPOD macrumors 6502

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    pfft you only need to look at the front page of digg to see its dying (hd-dvd crack storys)
     
  11. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816

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    The fires of the revolution are burning hot tonight, comrade!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. bigandy macrumors G3

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    a plague.

    :rolleyes:
     
  13. slayr-cxf50 macrumors member

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    I've believed for a while that some of the internet is just useless rubbish. This is one such site.
     
  14. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    You never know how much garbage is on the Internet until you get a high speed connection.

    I don't know who said it, but its true.
     
  15. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Seems like there's been a change in plans...in addition to the small ignorable link now we have a huge graphic to ignore. :rolleyes:
     

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  16. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ARN, CAN YOU PLEASE SORT THIS OUT?

    Re-defineing the word annoying digg is.

    You can't even block the crap out like you can with adblock or flashblock.

    :mad:
     

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