Check if your friends / fans dugg your story
Digg has banned me (diggboss) for development of Check Friends Application / Check Friends Plus extension or the "script" as it is popularly known.
The application used Digg APIs to check if your friends were digging your submissions.
Even in the "Friends Not Dugg" shout feature the script called Digg APIs and checked the result against the friends in shout box and then selected those who had not dugg the story.
The application was developed in the spirit of features addition and not automating or rigging the digg algo.
Digg has taken a stance that this application is against the TOU.
Thank you everybody.
lengendary & mythical diggboss
Update - An email I wrote to Digg Support and awaiting a reply
Subject : Banned from Digg for developing an app using Digg APIs
Hello Digg Support -
1) My script did not digg automatically or add digg buttons.
2) My script checked if a users friend had dugg his last 15 submission and displayed them on the Digg Friends or Fans Page (see here - http://docs.google.com/File?id=dfwd5kvr_7gc3pxsdk_b)
3) My script had a feature "Friends Not Dugg" which could be used in the shout box. Please review the image - http://docs.google.com/File?id=dfwd5kvr_5cgkcwscs_b - here again I checked from Diggs API who had dugg a particular story and only selected the friends that had not dugg the story in the shout box.
4) My script optionally pre-filled the individual shout box with the friends name and his signature (http://docs.google.com/File?id=dfwd5kvr_10c6dr8bc7_b)
As you can see from the above, my script used APIs. My script was a feature's add-on to Digg site, you may call it a "widget" and not in any way used to rig the Digg Algo.
And to my credit just 2 days back I also seek permission from you to have my script reviewed on this thread - http://groups.google.com/group/diggapi/browse_thread/thread/9f5fbb6567dbc7bc?hl=en - which was declined, but before I could get necessary clearance I was banned in 48 hours.
I am a coder, the mentioned scripts were not offered to be sold but to be used by users as Widgets. The scripts used APIs - I was probably banned cause the Digg Support thought "ohh these are scripts - lets get this man."
I have deleted the scripts from the server, please check here - http://checkfriends.appspot.com/