Why Is New Digg Still Unusable?

New Digg Is Broke

Two months after the release of Digg v4, the website remains largely unusable, especially for (former) heavy users like myself. Instead of writing up all the difficulties, I thought a photo gallery of the multitude of errors I encountered during one hour of surfing Digg would best illustrate why using new Digg is largely an exercise in futility.

It all started when I went to the Digg homepage and found myself logged out, though I had been logged in 20 minutes earlier:

Digg Log Out Problem

Well, better try to login again:

Digg Already Logged In Error

Apparently I can’t log in…. because I’m already logged in? A reload fixed the problem. I then tried to click on a story to join the discussion, only to be greeted with this:

Digg Story Error User Not Found

Again, another reload fixed the problem. But who wants to click reload every other page? I liked the story so I tried to Digg it, but alas, I hit another roadblock:

Digg Unable To Complete Request Picture

Sigh, another reload fixed the problem. On to another story, and I notice another problem. The story lists having 1 comment, yet there are none to be found. I add my own comment, refresh and… the other comment is still gone:

Digg Broken Comments

Little did I know this would be the first of many issues with the comments. I jump to one of my submissions to respond to someone who couldn’t find a video on the link I submitted.

Diggs Broken Comments

Apparently adding a new comment is a forbidden request now! I move on to a front page story published by Slate that has made the front page, even though it was submitted at 1 AM and mysteriously had 60 Diggs (but no comments):

Digg Disappearing Comments

Well, I’ve said my piece. A few minutes later, let’s make sure it’s still there by checking out my comments page:

Disappearing Comments on Digg

As you can see, it’s…. disappeared! Grand. In the meantime, I’ve found an article that’s been submitted to Digg recently that I want to Digg:

Digg From Page Log In Error

Digg apparently wants me to log-in again, but I’m not allowed to log-in, because I already am logged in (this is when an emoticon of a guy with steam coming out of his ears would suffice). Let’s try to go back to Digg’s front page:

Digg Broken Axle Image

The icing on the cake. Through a couple of hours of using Digg, I ran the gamut of errors: getting logged out, unable to Digg articles, unexpected system errors, disappearing comments, and the ever-annoying broken axle. Even when you want to use new Digg, it’s too broken to be enjoyable.

My advice to those still at Digg: just make the site work. Stop spending so much time trying to implement new features when the current ones barely work.

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  1. Kit says:

    It’s a good thing they fired like half their staff, I’m sure that will help things get better!

  2. TheReviewer says:

    Every time I click on some user which I don’t follow, I got internal error. They can’t fix this and even they need more people to solve this, they are firing people… strange

  3. X . Digger says:

    Kevin killed the pony. Digg v3 was apparently the pinnacle of Digg’s success. Any normal corporate management moron would jettison v4 and reinstitute V3 of Digg. Kevin being an extra ordinary moron flogs on doing the same dipshit stupidity and expecting miraculous results.

    Kevin Rose has certainly earned a name in web and business history, his failure will be widely taught and remembered. Perhaps he will become a verb, when someone fails in spite of the answer being obvious, he will be said to have pulled a Kevin.

  4. Hao Wooi Lim says:

    Came here to say I have similar experience. The difference is I didn’t even bother to do a writeup. That said, I still like Digg and I really hope they can fix Digg v4. They should focus on making the site work well! Right now I can’t get shit to work.

  5. Dig Dud says:

    Fuck the D.I.G.G.

  6. Kevin Rose says:

    Son, was that ‘fall on a sword’ comment a gay joke? Cause I am ALL MAN? HAVE YOU SEEN MY GF??? HAVE YOU????

    When I finish working the kinks out of my site I just might works some kinks into your pansy ass. I’M STRONG!

    Watch your step, bud. Tread lightly. Apologize and I just might forgo the extreme ass kicking.

  7. aedile says:

    reddit.com.

    No. Seriously.

  8. Jimmy Wing says:

    Is this just a case of “I can’t believe we’re wrong” going on at Digg? Is there someone over there with so much clout that they are perpetuating this v4 nonsense forcing a “wait, you’ll see. it’ll get better”? Is there some notion that corporate income “has to go up” with this new version? How can they misread so many of their users feelings, and then continue to do so in the daylight?
    They obviously know SOMETHING is wrong, but are unwilling to accept the undeniable.
    How could be they be so foolishly stubborn?

    So many questions.

  9. Barnacle says:

    Reedit works fine

  10. Despite Digg’s huge population of Liberals and Obamabots, there were many Ron Paul supporters who managed to create a presence for themselves on Digg, and those Ron Paul supporters used Digg as one of their many tools as they made Ron Paul a popular political figure. (Many Ron Paul supporters used Digg, appropriately and brilliantly, until they were banned and had their accounts deleted, that is.)

    Today, the people that run Digg, one of them admittedly ex-CIA [Kevin Rose] (“ex”, depending on whether you believe him or not), they obviously don’t want the power of dissent to rise so strong again — not for the Tea Party supporters, not for the Ron Paul supporters, and not for the angry personalities speaking against Obama, Globalism, or Tyranny. So, in other words, the people running Digg are intentionally sabotaging their own website and rendering it a deadzone, for they want to hinder growths/re-growths of revolutions before the next big elections.

    • I just tried googling all of the articles regarding Kevin Rose’s connection to the CIA, and I came up with nothing.

      A few years ago, the articles were all over the place. Now, they’re nowhere to be found.

      It’s strange, because they disappeared from the Internet, like the Ron Paul supporters disappeared from Digg.

  11. […] Why Is New Digg Still Unusable? – “Two months after the release of Digg v4, the website remains largely unusable, especially for (former) heavy users like myself. Instead of writing up all the difficulties, I thought a photo gallery of the multitude of errors I encountered during one hour of surfing Digg would best illustrate why using new Digg is largely an exercise in futility…” […]

  12. Icechen1 says:

    Pretty sure I speak for the rest of the Internet when I say FUCK DIGG!

  13. Ex-Digger says:

    I’m filled with mixed emotions about digg falling apart. I loved that site so much but if it didn’t fail with the V4, I’d probably wouldn’t have found reddit which has a better community along with the similar content.

    But I just want to say **** V4 and Kevin Rose.

  14. MBA$$hole says:

    Did you hear they laid off 25% of their staff?

    una palabra: Schadenfreude.

  15. MBA$$hole says:

    Anyway…Why not just use reddit?

    • Kit says:

      Reddit’s cool, but it’s nice to have multiple spots to go. Like there is a dive bar near my house I frequent, but sometimes I like to just go dance to house music all nice. It’s kind of like that. Choice is good.

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