Digg – do you know what bookmarks are?

29 Aug

So Digg just rolled out a new design. Good for them.

They also changed the URL structure. Good for them again.

What they didn’t do is transfer their old URLs to new URLs properly. What the hell?

I usually visit Digg to read their world business area. The URL: http://digg.com/view/world_business
If you type that URL in now, you end up at: http://digg.com/var/www/digg.com/html/news/world_business (page not found)
It should be sending me to: http://digg.com/news/world_business

I would imagine with all their employees at least one would occasionally type in a direct link / know how to properly forward a URL.

[b]UPDATE:[/b] Digg employee commented, they’ve fixed it.

2 Responses to Digg – do you know what bookmarks are?


Steve Williams

August 29th, 2007 at 10:58 pm

Yeah, sorry about that. Good catch!

We did take care to redirect the existing URLs. That one didn’t work, due to a missing “/” in the rewrite. Somehow it slipped through QA.

We fixed that this afternoon.



August 30th, 2007 at 4:38 pm

Excellent – I knew having a blog to whine on would be useful one day :)