So this potentially places the founder of Slashdot heading the Digg Team at the Washington Post.
Make of that what you will. (I'll note it is 2012, and there could be another MySpace acquisition in the works.)
The one thing that this teaches me is that if you have a web property with a decently sized user base, if you want to change things, do it incrementally and get feedback from users as you do it, rather than carpet bomb them with design and feature changes.
I marked it down to me being on a college campus at the time and my IP might have been flagged (my campus got an IP ban from GameFAQs years earlier), but I never returned to the site. In my opinion, Digg was too involved in admin-moderating their community, which leads to a Google-like "no questions asked" approach.
I'd be surprised if the WaPo (or someone else) doesn't step up to take it over.
Nah, that title probably won't sell too many magazines.
(This is a rip on BW's inflammatory, "let's ignore facts" writing style, not Rose.)
I really wish Hacker News had categories, but it would very hard to categorize things. Right now I have a massive filter on Yahoo Pipes, but of its no where near perfect. All I can work with is the title of the story to filter things and link.