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#1 Old 05-22-2007, 07:47 AM
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Please help educate people on Digg.com! Hundreds of thousands of people read Digg every day - please help represent the veg*n community!



A number of Digg users are promoting inaccurate articles to the front page, burying useful, informative comments on veg*nism, and giving misinformed and angry comments a "thumbs up".



There simply aren't enough veg*ns on Digg to address this problem. Please help by "digging" the good stories, bury the crap as inaccurate, giving a "thumbs up" to the good comments, and a "thumbs down" the stupid ones.



If you write comments, be polite. Remember, an outrageous number of people read Digg - you can really make a positive difference by helping to inform the silent masses (those who participate are a tiny minority).



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#2 Old 05-23-2007, 12:29 AM
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Wow! We actually blocked several inaccurate, anti-vegan articles from making it to the front page! Good job, everyone! Please keep an eye on the upcoming stories - make it a daily habit. :-)



Again, here's the link that'll take you right where you need to go.
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#3 Old 05-23-2007, 06:10 AM
 
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I never saw any on the front page, only after searching.

The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their neck for something they believe, never know the taste of moral struggle, and never have the thrill of victory. - Jonathan Kozol
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#4 Old 05-24-2007, 09:27 PM
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Jen, you didn't see any anti-vegan articles on the front page because enough of us buried the articles (labeled them as inaccurate) so that they wouldn't be promoted to the front page. (yay!)



In much the same way, if enough of us "Digg" (ie: vote) for positive vegan articles, then those would be promoted to the front page (and then seen by a massive number of people).



Digg is a social news site. Anyone can submit articles and anyone can vote for or against them. If an article receives enough votes within 12-24 hours, it will be pushed to the front page. New articles are being submitted every day!



This link takes you to a page that lists all articles that contain the word "vegan" or "vegetarian". (it's simply a search for "vegan vegetarian")



I encourage everyone to visit that page daily and vote!
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#5 Old 05-25-2007, 02:32 AM
 
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When I went, I thought I was looking at the most popular, because I ranked them by "most diggs", but I realize now that I was stuck in the "newly popular" section.

The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their neck for something they believe, never know the taste of moral struggle, and never have the thrill of victory. - Jonathan Kozol
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I've only read one thread on digg but decided that it would be stupid not to read 'buried' comments.

I dont want to be told that I cant read something by some stranger on the internet.

And I was right(on that one thread), an awful lot of good coments are buried.

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#7 Old 05-26-2007, 09:55 PM
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Nice idea, but there are hundreds of sites on the internet where people read inaccurate and popular misinformation about veg*ism every day.



I don't mind voting for what I believe in, but we ARE the minority so this information will always be "pushed to the background" to some degree.



I don't have time to do it on a continual, daily, web-wide basis, I'd make myself crazy.
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