Many might have noticed by now that your “Shout All” feature is not working any more. Well that is unless you happen to have less than about 20 mutual friends that is.
While Digg had everyone Cheering for the release of the long anticipated “Images” section, they took a small stab at Shout spammers as well.
If you noticed or not, Digg has limited the number of users you can shout to at one time in an effort to do away with some Shout spammers. You should be able to play with the system a little and figure out how many you can shout to at one time before it stops letting you send anything at all.
* You can safely send up to 20 Shouts at a time.
* Note that if you keep the same text message sent with the shout. They will group all the shouts as a single shout in your profile and you will not be asked to slow down.
I for one am happy to see them quietly stop some of the spammers. My shout intake has significantly reduced and I am a much happier digger.
I never used Shout All. It just seemed rude and not too smart – I get better results matching people to interests. Of course, this is coming from someone who doesn’t use Digg as often as other sites.
I loved the shout-all thing: I tried (and probably failed) not to go overboard with it, but I found that most things I shouted to all got compliments back and sizable attention.
Digg is actually too large for communities not to form around specific topics. Notice the areas of Digg where no communities of friends have formed, like “Sports.” It’s nothing but a spam repository.
The shout-all thing should be back, but maybe with a limit: only once a week?