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digg blog

Digg comment system

Coming soon...

- threaded
- editing
- digg comments
- bury comments (collapsable)
- friends comments turn green (posting or digging)

sneak peek (quicktime)


Developers: Upcoming RSS Change

Just wanted to give a heads up to all 3rd party digg developers (widgets, apps, etc.). Later this week we will be adding several new elements to our RSS feeds. You will now have the ability to pull submitter name, number of comments, number of diggs, friends that have dugg a story, and user icons URLs (<digg:submitter>, <digg:username>, <digg:commentcount>, <digg:diggcount>, <digg:friend>, <digg:userimage>). We have tested this and it will have no effect on users and most addons.

API is coming, but not until we launch digg v3.0.


Add Digg News / Email Story

While we are hard at work on major features we were able to turn out a couple quick ones this week:

- Add Digg News: You can now easily add digg news to your own website. When news is updated on digg, it will automatically be displayed right on your own site. You can add any of the main digg categories and stories you have dugg, submitted, commented on, even your stories that have made it to the homepage. You can additionally add your friend's activities in a single feed. Make sure to check out the live preview at the bottom to see what your code looks like before you add it.

- Email Story: For those of you that want a quick way to send stories to friends you can now use our 'email story' feature. Once a story is sent their email address is discarded - we do not store these addresses in our database. To prevent SPAM and ensure your privacy, we have added an 'opt-out' feature to the bottom of every email sent. If this is clicked we then store a one-way hash in our 'opt-out' list. If you or someone else enters your friend's email address in the future, we immediately discard it if we find its hash in the 'opt-out' table. Your privacy is very important to us.

More news coming soon..


Small update

Owen rolled out a couple new features updates last night:

Spy: Stories now start scrolling right away (no initial delay). We have also slowed down the refresh rate slightly.

Report stories as 'inaccurate': Digg now allows logged in users to bury stories as 'inaccurate'. Once enough people bury the story, it is removed from the queue and the following banner is displayed at the top:

This is similar to the way Wikipedia marks entries that are potentially inaccurate.

Profanity filter: Logged in user now have the option to turn on a comment profanity filter (http://digg.com/users/username/profile).

Digg on,