Digg unbans nearly all domains

Digg by on February 23, 2007 at 2:32 pm

Less than 4 days after my post about banned websites at Digg made the front page of Digg (and was subsequently buried), Niel Patel points out that Digg has unbanned a significant number of those websites.

Maybe this was just a random coincidence, but I like to think that publicizing the list of banned domains actually helped bring about the change.

Thanks Rahul for pointing this out!

I reran the list of 183 banned domains and found just about all of them to be unbanned. The only remaining banned sites on the list are:


The first 4 sites were the ‘temporary ban’ type. Digg is digg. In fact, idontlikeyouinthatway is the only site from the original list that was permanently banned. It would seem likely that all the permanent bans were lifted (but not the temporary ones), and that the idontlikeyouinthatway was rebanned. Or someone accidentally deleted a db table.


  1. yan — February 23, 2007 @ 7:09 pm

    I hope it is not just a coincidence and people at digg do read what others write about them. Great analysis, by the way! How long did it take overall (write a script and write the report)?

  2. Mathpoints — February 25, 2007 @ 9:32 pm

    Digg Unbanned Sites…

    further degraded the value of the friend’s vote on a user’s friend list, which remind me of their vision of creating a friend system that is based on a user interests….

  3. davenaff — February 26, 2007 @ 10:28 am

    Yan, thanks. It took a few hours on a Sunday to get it all working end-to-end.

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