Friday, November 24, 2006

The Wrong Headstone

In the last couple days there have been a few posts with regard to digg's moderators. Mine, Muhammad's, Deep Jive Interests.....

One of the things that bother me about digg is when submitted stories are buried innappropriately. A prime example of this is an explanatory post about digg's moderators by Muhammad @ themulife. At digg, the submission was marked as inaccurate and buried. Usually I would celebrate this self-moderation by the masses, except that in this case, it was completely wrong.

This story was not inaccurate. It pointed out that digg HAS moderators. A common misconception among the digg population is that there are NO moderators. If anything this would give people a better understanding of how digg works. Kevin Rose, the creator of digg, even confirmed the existence of moderators in the comments, further showing that this story was not inaccurate.

In a side note, frustration with digg's burial process is probably at an all-time high right now. I would think that this would be a good time for the digg crew to unveil the 'buried stories bin' which has been worked on since at least April. More on the bin to come.


Muhammad Saleem said...

We all hope that as Digg gets better and better, there will be checks in the place to prevent this kind of burying in the future.

jasnmb said...

Being able to vote to have a story reinstated sounds awesome. I hope they get that in soon.