Congratulations Kevin Rose.
Oh, guess what, that's 1 million registered users! As opposed to unregistered users, or banned users, or deleted users... Or is it? We may never know. It may be something as simple as Digg's database saying "We just hit USERID=1,000,000" and the staff saying, "look! One Meeeeelion registered users!"
I'd like to let this post serve as a thank you from me to you - the Digg community faithful. You've not only made it possible for the Digg team to continue the Digg concept in new and exciting ways, but you've also driven us, with a sense of pride and excitement that genuinely makes going to work a lot of fun.
So, he's thanking the faithful? Who are the faithful? He can't be talking about all those great top diggers that he dissed a few weeks back. You know, the guys he said were being accused of gaming Digg that he decided to defend by ignoring them.
Well, let me take a moment to thank you Kevin Rose, on the behalf of the 300+ duplicate accounts I have made over the last year. Oh yes... I did it. I made about 300+ duplicate accounts over the last year.
Why would I do such a thing? Well because it is so easy. Actually, you sort of forced me to do it. What with the way you have turned the friends feature into a special version of Digg Spy where diggs by friends are worth less than diggs by non-friends. You have also taken great pains to alienate your biggest supporters (the top diggers, many of whom have left digg) and make things otherwise difficult for long time diggers.
I gave digg a second chance after you removed the top diggers list and you blew it. You can now consider me a digg spammer. I will continue to use these duplicate accounts (always from different IPs, I learned that lesson already) to push junk content on digg until you accept the fact the you can not stop the gaming of digg.
One more thing, if you are going to ban sites from digg just go ahead and ban them. Don't tell us you've fixed your algorithms so that you don't need to ban sites anymore. We know the truth. The only algorithm you changed was to allow previously banned sites to be buried with less buries. Where is the democracy in that?
Good bye Digg...
PS: Next time you offer some new "digg this" buttons how about offering us a special bit of "don't digg this" code we can drop into our webpages so that they can not be submitted to digg?
Fine print: If you think I would actually waste my time gaming Digg with multiple dupe accounts you are very gullible! Instead of sticking with Digg why not check out Plime?