Yesterday I noticed, as I am sure a number of people noticed, that Digg was requiring me to enter a captcha to comment or shout on the site.
Now before you get upset or mad about seeing a captcha on your Digg comments or shouts, remember that captcha is not new to Digg and if they had wanted to inforce a captcha on the entire site then they could have done so from day one.
One thing that has become out of control is the mass shout spamming that has taken over on Digg.
So more likely than not, this is not a new site wide change for all user but actually a new spam prevention mechanism that has turned into one of the many Digg bugs.
I am sure you will find that if you are seen or percieved as a spammer by Digg, then this will never go away for you. However, I seriously doubt the rest of you good, rule abiding, users will see the captcha for long.
So good job Digg on attempting to attack the spam problem on Digg, but screw you for messing up a simple update again…
EDIT: Digg has popped an Admin’s message on the site.
So it was just a bug on comments… but what about the shouts?
EDIT: Bug is now fixed
Digg is lately more trouble than its worth if you ask me.
I don’t have too see the Captcha with my a/c.
ditto. lot more trouble. there are much better ways to secure your site. getting closer to returning to my bookmark news and uninstall digg and newswire.
Digg used to have a serious problem from what I remember with spammers. I have no problem entering the code to post or comment in Digg if it really helps the spammers stop. But the problem with digg is that you get human spammers who are getting paid to get articles lifted. These human spammers are humans it will be easy for them to enter the code. I don’t know how digg is going to fight this problem, but will have to wait and see.
i have just noticed the capcha thing, i had actually stopped digging stuff cause i all hear about digg lately is about popular digg users getting paid by outside companies for promoting their news