Digg bans 93 diggers + Scripts

Reports emerged that Digg has permanently banned about 93 diggers without forewarning. The Get Smart Blog published a full list of 93 users banned for running scripts that help them automatically perform certain tasks on the site: “So many brave and valiant Diggers…it is a tragedy of unspeakable proportions to see such wasted talent.” Among banned a digger named Diggboss had developed […]

Reports emerged that Digg has permanently banned about 93 diggers without forewarning. The Get Smart Blog published a full list of 93 users banned for running scripts that help them automatically perform certain tasks on the site: “So many brave and valiant Diggers…it is a tragedy of unspeakable proportions to see such wasted talent.”

Among banned a digger named Diggboss had developed a GreaseMonkey script for checking up on friends to see whether they’ve dugg the items that you’ve submitted or shouted. The script used Digg’s own APIs and didn’t automatically Digg any stories, yet Digg’s Terms of Use vaguely prohibits “automated means to access the Site” and any “organized effort that in any way artificially alters the results of Digg’s services.” [TechCrunch]