Digg has stopped automatic feed submission service from today. They have posted a blogpost on the official blog. The have mention two major changes and a few bug fixes.
According to digg.com they have made the following major changes:
- new modules, including modules recognizing popular comments and submitter,
- displaying the number of times a story has been viewed,
- showing multiple comments per story in the user profile view,
- rolling out the new design to logged out users,
- and finally, we’ve decided to turn off using RSS feeds to automatically submit stories to Digg.
The argument behind removing auto submission is “Overall 95.5% of stories on Top News come from manual submission” Since digg.com is one of the most famous sharing and bookmarking site, so the 4.5% submission will be a big number.
This will also reduce overload on their server and thus they will be able to serve better. On the same time they have also mentioned that feed submitted automatically will not be affected.
Another major change: Now one cam make multiple comment per story, which will be useful for the users.
Visit http://about.digg.com/blog/modules-comments-views-and-rss for more details about the changes.