DiggBar Shitheads

The current #1 bookmark on the Delicious Popular list is a link to the DiggBar version of this page.

  • Derek Powazek 6y

    If only Delicious had a DelBar, so they could frame the framers....
  • hoberion 6y

    So a site "ripping off" other peoples content (wallpapers) then gets ripped off themselfs :)
  • James John Malcolm 6y

    So Digg's getting credit for introducing a lot of people to the site. That's not a problem in my book.
  • Matt Maber 6y

    Any whats more most of the wallpapers, imho are rubbish.
  • James Dempsey 6y

    The site is "ripping off" anything. They listed a photo of each wallpaper with a link to the original author's page where it can be downloaded.

    Unfortunately, the site doesn't need Digg to introduce the site... it's wildly popular. And the problem is, the site doesn't benefit in the rankings from the page's popularity - only Digg does.
  • Joe Stevens 6y

    I like the Diggbar but this isn't cool, shortened urls are useless on delicious and I don't want a delicious full of diggbar links. Digg should make the URL shortening optional, you only need it for Twitter anyway.
  • Louije 6y

    So you switched back to Safari 3 style.
  • James John Malcolm 6y

    If the site was already so popular, *that* url would have been up there.
  • sephiroth5203 6y

    How do you make it so that you can see link destinations at the bottom of the screen in Safari 4? I miss this feature and don't see where to turn it back on.
  • Paul Mison 6y

    On the subject of popularity: the plain URL has been bookmarked by over 800 people, whereas the Digg short URL version is currently under 300. In other words, the site is popular, but the new burst of traffic (which is what gets you onto /popular/) coming from it being on Digg isn't counting against its URL, but against Digg: entirely the point of all the critics of the bar in the first place.

    sephiroth5203: View > Show Status Bar. Shortcut is ⌘/.
  • Rob Marquardt 6y

    @James John Malcom:

    The original URL is up there, and with three times the number of saved links:


    Interestingly, the DiggBar version opens with a different page title than the original page (until you dismiss the bar).

    *edit: You know, what blech​ said. : )
  • Oscar Bartos 6y

    A friend posted the Digg version of the "woman with a translucent extra arm" story on Facebook. You can imagine what happened when I clicked the link...
  • sephiroth5203 6y

    (thanks blech)
  • bhagemann 6y

    i like the diggbar. i think this is WAY overblown. but fun to watch the blogosphere go nuclear over someone doing what they do themselves but differently!
  • James John Malcolm 6y

    @someToast Taking the numbers 920&280, we see that Digg has introduced a quarter of the total people to that site (on delicious).

    My point is: if those 280 had already known about the site, they would have bookmarked the original url.
  • Matt Maber 6y

    @blech but with any change to digg's url system or if digg goes down and all those 300 delicious bookmarks are useless.
  • Rob Marquardt 6y

    @James John Malcom: And my point is, without the DiggBar taking over the browser's address field, those 280 would have bookmarked the original URL (instead of, as this writing, saving three new Digg-link variations).
  • Vortech 6y

    Also, it does nothing to prevent recursive framing so you can get a digg bar inside a digg bar. This is going to be a whipping boy in many future web theory conversations.
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