Huge user revolt on Digg by its users

World's most famous Social Bookmarking site Digg is all over the blogsphere now after it removed a story featuring the HD DVD Processing Key. HD DVD is a Digg sponsor and told Digg to remove the story.Digg did remove that and that caused the fury of its users making them revolt against it.

The Digg key :

This key caused all the mess.On their request Digg removed the story and in very short time,1000's of stories featuring this key popped up all over the blogsphere making the situation worse.Digg threatened its users to ban them if they continued to write about this key.This made Bloggers start claiming their freedom of speech all over the world and the situtation became serious for digg
Different titles of this key on the Digg pages are
"Give’em hell diggers! Mr. Dirt is behind you! Digg revolt! Internet History!!"
"Omittance of 16-bit key sparks violent protests"
"How a 16-bit code changed the internet? "
Not only this I just did a search in technorati about this and I found 1300 results :
Technorati Results

Some bloggers even report it's a kevin Rose game plan.Check this article
Some bloggers claim that they will digg any article showing this key now. Johnchow also wrote about this key.

Seeing all this mess,Digg has put a update on its blog as follows :
Today was an insane day. And as the founder of Digg, I just wanted to post my thoughts…

In building and shaping the site I’ve always tried to stay as hands on as possible. We’ve always given site moderation (digging/burying) power to the community. Occasionally we step in to remove stories that violate our terms of use (eg. linking to pornography, illegal downloads, racial hate sites, etc.). So today was a difficult day for us. We had to decide whether to remove stories containing a single code based on a cease and desist declaration. We had to make a call, and in our desire to avoid a scenario where Digg would be interrupted or shut down, we decided to comply and remove the stories with the code.

But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you’ve made it clear. You’d rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won’t delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be.

If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying.

Digg on,


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