Friday, August 31, 2007

Rudy bots are on the prowl on the Digg site!!!

The "Rudy bots" seem to have hit the social network website Digg about 3:00 pm or so...

121 posts in a little over 5 hours from and the same user: RudyGiuliani

Sound like abuse to you....???

Digg terms quote:

"By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services:...

5. create or submit unwanted email ("Spam") to any other Digg users or any URL;

9. with the intention of artificially inflating or altering the 'digg
count', blog count, comments, or any other Digg service, including by
way of creating separate user accounts for the purpose of artificially
altering Digg's services; giving or receiving money or other
remuneration in exchange for votes; or participating in any other
organized effort that in any way artificially alters the results of
Digg's services.

Guess the Ron Paul supporters have a challenge on their hands...

I have seen some Ron Paul spam on there, but nothing like this...

(And obviously I am a Ron Paul supporter...)

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Thane Eichenauer said...

First point: term 9 mentions "artificially inflating or altering" and then further on "artifically alters the results". 121 posts in 5 hours in possible by a human. Arguing digg TOU violation is a exercise in futility - if doesn't like a given user behavior, I am sure they have plenty of tools to find unwanted behavior and all the power they need to address it.

There are some users on who just won't admit to any Ron Paul story being legitimate. I've followed plenty of them and trust me I've tried to ask for a reasonable standard - they have none.

Let's not spread a meme of distrust - don't claim spam - the term isn't even applicable on digg for the most part as you can't get email from being a user unless you make an effort to post an email address in your profile.

I have no objection to pointing out a prolific Rudy Giuliani user but I join you in saying "Go on Rudy booster - make my day."

Thane Eichenauer
Tempe, Arizona

MmmParsley said...

Hey Dave4RPaul! Thanks for voting in my contest.

I'm not exactly sure what you are referring to when you talk about Rudy Spamming? Do you think Rudy Giuliani's campaign is spamming digg or just an avid fan.

I can't find any user called RUDYGIULIANI on digg when I search? Do you know where I can find the proof?

Thanks Dave,
From Another Dave That Likes RPaul!

Dave4RPaul said...

mmmparsley, here it is...

Maybe I spelled it wrong, but it doesn't look that way..

MmmParsley said...

Did you discover that yourself! That's crazy funny.

Dave4RPaul said...

You mean the postings?

Yeah, I was watching upcoming closely Friday and all that crap starts appearing!

Pages worth of it..

Steal these images and spread them around the web...

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