maximillianos - 12:32 pm on Sep 11, 2006 (gmt 0)
The manipulation of Digg has been going on for quite some time. The owners were probably quite aware, but it wasn't until they got bad press about it that they actually did anything. It is a tough community-type problem to solve, and I think they are starting down the right path with the randomizing of their algorithm. I think the original backlash from the top users is expected. But if these are the same users who are controlling the content, then their departure will only help Digg's cause.