Although the exact reasons are unclear, Digg asserts that Reg Saddler was banned after submitted sites linking to spam:
So why was Saddler banned? It wasn’t associated with the recent bannings of other digg users over using Greasemonkey scripts. Rather the ban was handed down after Saddler submitted a website which was, in the words of an email Saddler received from Digg, “spam and a solicitation of products and/or services”.
Nevetheless, not everyone agrees with the ban and some high-ranking members of the site’s community have spoken out about the case:
It’s difficult to know what the wider Digg community thinks, but Zaibatsu is friends with a lot of other diggers and those diggers obviously want to see him back.
A user named Bianconeri4ever said:
“It’s a thorny issue to be honest. In a perfect world the whole issue would have been resolved between Digg and Zaibatsu privately. It’s just the timing of the ban was very unfortunate. In the light of the 80+ users banned, unbanning Zaibatsu would put Digg in a very bad light, that there are some users who are above the law, even if the banning of the 80 and the banning of Zaibatsu are two separate issues. It’s a real shame because Zaibatsu’s is a great guy, he is very helpful with beginners and loves the Digg community.”
What’s your take on this issue? Should Zaibatsu be exiled from Digg forever?