I had said: stop telling users on Digg who has dug stories that they’ve submitted … make it harder for “friends” on Digg to just dig each others’ posts. This will help rid dig of the mob mentality that is screwing with the system.
John, most of the gaming occurs from people IMing or emailing the URL of stories to their friends they want to have dugg. Your solution doesn’t addresst that.
Well, good point. However, Kyle made a better one:
So take it a step further. Eliminate the scores and rankings that make Digg competitive. There’s no transferable value in being a “Top Digger” anyhow. When users recognize that, they’ll stop dedicating hours of their day trolling for stories to submit, and be less dissatisfied when they’re submissions aren’t promoted.
Exactly. Great point. After all, does Delicious rank people who bookmark? Nope. And it hasn’t hurt their popularity.[tags] digg, delicious, democracy, arrington, john koetsier [/tags]