Recently it has been getting harder and harder for sites to hit the Digg homepage and a lot of people are getting frustrated.
The Digg moderators (the ones that everybody knows exist but Digg has always denied, kind of like MI6) make sure that only the sites & stories they like reach the homepage.
When Digg first started the algorithm was simple – the stories with most Diggs reached the homepage. Now the algorithm makes it so hard for stuff to hit the homepage it is just full of old news and content from a select band of trusted sites that are approved by the editors.
By next year this is what the homepage will look like:
The site is being killed, one step at a time.