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josephdunphy on 2009-04-01Warning: Some profanity at the other end of the link, in the comments section, which should be seen at being a part of this post.
A list of some of Digg's most active users, all of them recently banned, appears, along with a message from "Jen" at Digg explaining that this is because of script usage. As somebody points out in at least one of these cases, the facts don't support the charge - the user in question had hardly been posting at all during the time when script usage was alleged.
In the audio interview on the previous site bookmarked, Zaibatsu discussed the issue of new diggers having a hard time being heard because established diggers had such an unfair advantage, going on to say that there were better ways of dealing with the problem than chasing off the users who had done so much to build that site. We are left with the impression that the Digg staff is more than willing to trump up meritless charges in order to do just that.
Of course, you get to see the obligatory troll show up and play the "I'm not listening" game, and somebody drop by to drop a little mild antisemitism, but on quick inspection I found that the reasonable users seemed to be in the majority.
That's always a pleasant surprise.