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Head to Head
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This head-to-head headline showdown between two tech sites, called digg vs dot, is sublime. Why does this not exist for, say, the WaPo vs. the NYT?

Of course I actually hate the scoop-obsessed part of news culture, but hey, if it’s gonna persist, why not actually keep score?

November 11, 2005 / Uncategorized

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An interesting concept, but I think it would be cooler if, as you suggest, it were the WaPo vs. NYT. This implementation seems more intended to reflect digg’s recent, well, digs at slashdot.

If, their purpose is truly the reason that their about section states (“crossposting across the two most popular sites online is stupid! digg vs dot exposes that stupidity.”) then why don’t so called weak posts have more of a penalty? I’d rather see +3 FP, -2 Weak, +1 Tie.

In the end, a nifty idea, even if I disagree with their supposed raison d’etre; I read /. and not digg, so I have no trouble with crossposting.

And what’s with all the anti-slashdot sentiment that’s been building lately? Bunch of johnny-come-lately’s with six digit user all up in arms…

superfancy88 says…

FT vs. WSJ would be riveting

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