So here’s a question. The big no-no on digg is not submitting duplicates. Their submit function even checks for duplicate submissions by URL and god knows what else. It’s well known that the search functionality doesn’t work all that well, but I digress. My question is this. Why is it so bad that a post that someone submits is a duplicate from one already submitted to digg? I don’t mean the 560 odd posts over a single hour, announcing Apple’s new macs. I’m talking about stories submitted 2 days ago, 64 days ago, or 200 days ago. What if I submit a story and find a duplicate submitted 56 days ago, but my title and my description is BETTER than the duplicate and the original only got 3 diggs (indicating it never made it to the front page)?? Is this so wrong?
Using digg as a social bookmarking tool doesn’t work. It’s search functionality is worthless and I really think that it’s depriving diggers of good stories by not being able to submit duplicates….