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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Spike The Vote, Will Get You Banned from Digg, Now for Sale

SpikeTheVote, the site designed to rigg digg, is up for sale on ebay. Currently, there is only 1 bidder and the price is $1,000 but one little known fact is that SpikeTheVote will get you banned from Digg.com. After testing out the SpikeTheVote system, I went to Digg.com to check out the stories on the home page. I found a story I wanted to Digg so I logged in and was presented with "Sorry, Bad IP Address." (See screen shot) And to this day I can no longer log in from any computer as you can see here by my user profile link, I have been removed from the system. Emails to Digg's support address have gone unanswered and I suspect that will not change nor should it. I tried to exploit the digg system and got caught. Now I am doing my civic duty and letting perspective buyers of SpikeTheVote.com be aware of the negative effects of the system, while at some point it may work, it has failed to produce any of the stories I dugg to the homepage (the most being 15 diggs).

By Matt O'Hern at 12:01 PM | Comments (3)

(3) Thoughts on Spike The Vote, Will Get You Banned from Digg, Now for Sale

tried to exploit the digg system and got caught

Comments by Amit : Monday, November 20, 2006 at 09:25 AM

Just experienced this myself with digging some stories for www.usersubmitter.com. Oh well...

Comments by Chris Baker : Tuesday, December 05, 2006 at 11:45 AM

Chris, Chris, Chris - tsk, tsk, tsk. You crack me up man. You should tell your dad you got banned from his favorite Web 2.0 entrepreneur's site... wonder if he'll cut you out of his will. Of course I'm just kidding but it's good to see you posting, even if you did come in via a Google search referral (meaning you don't have the best blog in Merritt Island in your RSS aggregator).

Comments by Jason : Tuesday, December 05, 2006 at 05:15 PM

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