Sunday, June 15, 2008

My Daily Digg Disappointment (77) Monday




Good Monday morning friends of the Diggnation. Hope you had a great weekend, and now it's time for the toil of work. I did want to share with you a couple of new tools that a couple of friends shared with me. (I still like the Tinc site though).
Here is the first neat site:
Just be sure and put your name in the box for your results.

And here is a tool I haven't really had a chance to play with yet:
Looks interesting and gives info on buried stories. Hope you find them useful. Let's see what kind of shouts we have today.

60000 Incredible Websites Destroyed by Bandwidth Limits A eulogy to all those website that will die with the coming of pay by the byte internet schemes. Pay your respects to these honored members of the internet community.

Summer series, week 3
A wee bit of promise this week. See what y'all think.

Brian Patch Brian Patch is a Professional Skateboarder that was born in Logansport, Indiana. He is 36 years old and a multiple x games medalist.

District of Columbia Skateparks The District of Columbia only has a few skateparks but there are a few good ones to check out.

Troopers For Treasure Schools out and the weathers nice. Don't be stuck at work all day, this site is great for making money from home. Check it out!

Want To Stop Climate Change? Keep The Car, Go Vegetarian Many scientists now say that going vegetarian reduces your carbon footprint far more drastically than eliminating your car. From production of feed crop fertilizers to refrigeration and delivery of the end product, mass produced animal foods require tremendous petroleum input.

U.N. chief: Saudi Arabia to produce more oil RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia plans to increase its oil production by 200,000 barrels a day next month, the kingdom's oil minister told U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday, according to Ban's spokesman.

Tomatoes Are back on the Menu! foodio54.com — McDonalds says that it ’s going to start serving tomatoes again on their sandwiches after a multi-state outbreak of salmonella scared the restaurant industry away from using the popular fruit; yes fruit tomatoes are NOT vegetables.

I don't normally stick two YouTubes together, but i couldn't resist this.



17 Reasons Bicycles Are Most Popular Vehicle in the World This week, EcoWorldly authors from six continents contributed articles on bicycling in their country. With exerpts from those articles and others in the blogosphere, here are seventeen very good reasons to bicycle no matter where you live. Click the headings as you go to read more.

Why women quit technology careers computerworld.com — More than half of the women in science, engineering and IT leave the field at mid­career. Here's the reason.

5 LEGO Video Games That Will Never Happen the-minusworld.com — With the recent success of LEGO video games, we at the-minusworld decided to come up with five movies we want to see get the LEGO treatment. Enjoy, because these are definitely never going to happen.

Digg User in a Dress, Tommy Inglis! The other night our Public Relations Director Tommy Inglis went out to support a local Burning Man fund raiser. I got a picture of him in a silver dress, fur top, furry pimp hat, and a pink boa. I want to use this as an example to all of you, if your going to dress this sexy in public don't leave people your digg password!

Flood warning after Chinese rains news.bbc.co.uk — China has warned that one of its longest waterways, the Yellow River, is in danger of bursting its banks. The warning follows heavy rain in the north of China. The south has also been hit by bad weather. Dozens of people are dead after heavy storms, and more than a million have had to leave their homes.

Outsourcing hits McDonalds Drive-Thrus kitv.com — Hawaii McDonalds uses Texas call centers to take orders.

Huge Kite-Tubing Faceplant view.break.com — Pow! Right in the kisser! Pow! Right in the kisser! Pow! Right in the kisser! Pow! Right in the kisser!

So it's almost 2:30 here in Texas now. It appears we've reached our tipping point with shouts for the day on the DDD. I wish I could keep rolling along with the DDD, but alas, I do have to do some work that I'm getting paid to do. Just as an FYI, it's usually better for me, and the chances of getting included on the DDD are if you shout me first thing in the morning. Otherwise like today, there are some greatshouts I won't be able to include on the DDD until tomorrow and since we only have 24 hours for our submissions, might make it kind of tough to do any good. At any rate, I will try and still dig submissions, but the DDD is closed for the day. I wished I could just do the DDD all day because it's alot of fun. Maybe someday.
Have a great day.

UPDATE::::::::::: (7:00 PM)
Well boys and girls, it looks like this may be the last DDD. My account has been suspended/deleted. I sent an e-mail to digg to find out why, but no response as yet.
It's been a good run. In roughly 2-3 months of digging, you, my friends were able to push 62 stories to the front page for me. For that, I am deeply grateful.

Now there are a couple of ways to look at this situation. We can use it as a tool to go on and accept life as normal. I still have my blog, and I will still post earth-shattering posts for you. I will also be watching what you guys do on digg so don't think you are getting away so fast lizard breaths..lolol

If you want to send e-mail it's lewpatt@gmail.com. Drop me a line or hell, just comment on my blog here. And by the way, the offer still stands for ya'll to come to my buklletin board, the Pony Express Bulletin Board Either way, we can still stay in touch. Thanks guys, it's been fun.

After further review
Digg e-mailed me back and said that someone had complained that I left the comment "Dugg and submitted to today's DDD" and viewed it as spam. I apologized and digg said they will re-instate my account soon.

3 comments:

AmyV said...

i've been out of pocket all day and just getting through all my shouts for the day. wow. did you find out why they suspended you??

LewP said...

Yes, I spoke to digg and someone complained that my comments "Dugg and submitted to today's DDD" was spam and against the terms of service agreement. Digg said they will lift the ban soon since I apologized.

greytfriend said...

I'm really glad you won't be suspended. That would be ridiculous. What you're doing for digg is the same as what they do for news - bring attention to good content. Keep up the good work.