Digg bans RSS feed submissions to decrease spam
According to Mashable, Digg's product manager, Mike Cieri, just informed publishers that only 4.5% of the Top News stories on Digg were coming from RSS submissions. The numbers indicated that most submitted feeds were basically a whole lot of spam, and that f iltering the spammers was draining Digg's resources. Plus, when stories were submitted automatically via a feed, it took away Digg users' opportunities to submit the stories themselves. The obvious solution was to shut off the feed feature altogether.
Hopefully, this will lead to a resurgence of good content and user interest on Digg, and help the site become more relevant going forward.