A group of Digg users organized a temporary boycott of the site because they felt the new algorithm would leave submissions from some Digg "power users" stuck in the queue.
In an open letter to Digg's executives posted this morning, four of the site's so-called top users Andy Sorcini, David Cohn , Muhammad Saleem and Reg Saddler said that they planned to stop submitting to Digg.
"The alternatives are plenty - now is the time to venture into new territory," the letter said. "Digg is, in part, a game. It always has been - and that is one of the reasons we love it. Unfortunately the rules to the game have never been under the community's full control. The latest change in the algorithm, along with rumors of secret editors, auto-buries, etc., have led us to believe it is time to break ties with Digg.com."
In addition, the group later organized a live podcast where about 125 users discussed the changes and thousands more listened in, according to Saleem.
The latest revolt is the second collective move by Digg users in less than a year. In May, many of the site's users staged an "Internet riot" by continuously posting a software key for cracking the encryption technology used to limit the copying of HD-DVD and Blu-ray discs after Digg management had removed it. The users prompted Digg to relent and allow the key to be posted.
Here we go... Need to kick up recruits for memestreams...