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Banned From Digg

written by John Chow on November 24, 2006

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I’ve just found out from HMTKSteve that he tried to submit my Coming Full Circle story to Digg and found that Digg had banned my URL. I sent Digg an email asking for an explanation. Here’s the reply I got:

When submitted stories are consistently reported as spam and users complain via our feedback email about submission spam, we ban the domain. The domain will not be unbanned. The domain would consistently get reported as spam otherwise. Please review our FAQ (digg.com/faq) for more information.

–digg support

It seems there’s an “I hate John Chow” Digg group that is burying/reporting all my stories as spam. If a sites gets reported enough, Digg bans the URL. I ask Digg to unban the URL, but judging by the reply, it doesn’t look good.

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