Unless I'm a total idiot, the ONE thing that really ticks me off about digg is having to hit “back” in my browser twice, after leaving a comment. Don't get me wrong, I love digg, and I digg on a daily basis, however, Digg's latest feature release is a slap in the face.
Be honest. How many of you are actually going to use “BigSpy?” Yeah, me neither. The one feature I have been waiting for from Digg for some time now is a “Keep Digging” button after you leave a comment. I'm not sure if I'm alone on this concept, but as a daily digger, this is my #1 complaint. I don't know about you, but when I find a problem with Digg or have a suggestion, I send them an email. I respectfully provide feedback, and follow that with praise for the site. I find it hard to believe that BigSpy is a feature that many diggers have been wanting for a long time, or find very useful.
Digg prides itself on being all about the “community” and the users. Well, how many users do you honestly think were bitching because there wasn't a Dynamic Undulating Title Cloud to accompany Digg Spy? I don't think the numbers are great.
Come on Digg, For Real. This is dissapointing. I just posted a story earlier today about how Digg is all about the community, but this is the first time Digg has gone down a notch in my book.
On to the Keep Digging Button:
If you are a regular digger, you've probably seen this:
Once again, I don't know how many of you agree with me, but I find this pretty annoying. You click on a story. You like the story and want to leave a comment, so you comment, and digg the story on your way out. You hit back in your browser twice, and accidentally digg a story you've already dugg (because you honestly can't remember, and it still says “digg it!”) and then you get the error. This drives me nuts. I want a “keep digging” button. So I made a mock up. It doesn't have to be like this, I would just thoroughly enjoy a feature like this anywhere on the comment page. And if Digg could make their script remember which stories you have already dugg, that would be a bonus. But I think that has to do with having to hit “back” to begin with. Correct me if I'm wrong, I really don't know anything about PHP.