Guy Blocks Digg Due to Hate Comments

This guy writes a blog post about how his MacBook Pro’s power cable started to melt which ended up making it on Digg. Some ‘insightful’ commentary follows which the owner doesn’t like so he decides to block Digg with:

403 Go Away!

The server understood the request, but is refusing to fulfill it because you’re coming from and the proprieter of this system is frankly terrified by you people. Authorization will not help and the request SHOULD NOT be repeated.

That’s one way to prevent your server from being melted by the Digg effect!

  1. I think the situation is basically that in any given group of people there are some who take things too seriously. So, if you have a situation like Digg where suddenly there are tens of thousands of people descending on a site, the odds increase dramatically that someone is going to go nuts. I don’t think it’s anything terribly special about the Diggers in general though.

  2. I can totally see the guys point. If you ever scan the Digg comments, you’ll seriously start to worry about the future of humanity. They make Slashdot comment threads look like flame wars between Dickens and Conrad, comparatively.

    It’s the same ‘lowest common denominator’ audience that YouTube and MySpace are suceeding so well with. Sure, looks great if you’re a businessperson. Not so great if you suddenly get slammed with offensive, inappropriate comments in mangled English.

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