“Unfortunately the algorithm does not only look at submitters. Before a submission is promoted it must reach a certain number of votes within a 24 hour period. If every time User A submits a story, Users B-Z are the first to vote, the alarms are going to sound. Its likely that when this happens, User A has jumped on his instant message or microblogging client of choice and spammed his buddy list with the link to his submission or the direct like to the blog (which sequentially has a button to vote on the story embedded within the page).”
Interesting post from nethackz
Although it would be nice to back up the theory with some cold, hard, forensic facts. Simply saying a site is on the so called “autobury” list does not mean it is, proof would be nice.
Also, check out this mega failed digg from Techcrunch
On the similar subject, I haven’t had a front page in ages, it wouldn’t be beyond the realm of possibility to imagine that “do not front page”, has been added to my account. Especially with the shenanigans I have been up to. Maybe it’s time to retire Iggle Piggle?
The point being, don’t obsess over your IM network and get to work creating killer content with drop dead headlines. In fact, forget digg, build content that people will drool over, content that has them crawling over broken glass to get to their mouse and give you link.
Stop trying to game the system and give people what they really want.