I got this really annoying message on Digg today "Slow down there partner, you almost broke an axle!", It first began when I decided to find some of my Twitter friends on Digg, so I was going down the list of my Twitter friends and adding the ones I want on my Digg account as well, which is most of them. but than it continued to append as I was digging different articles.
It was very annoying because it happened several times so I thought ok, stop digging cause I have heard of people getting banned and I would die if I got banned from Digg.
However If you go down a discussion page and read every single comment and then choose to vote on an article, you will get this message no doubt. The voting system is apparently designed so that you can only cast x amount of votes within x period of time.
The PROBLEM, though, is that this time period is completely unrealistic. Most comments are less than 100 words at most; it doesn't exactly take a long time to read them in their entirety and decide whether they are an interesting read or not. Even when people do take the time out to write longer comments, that does not necessarily mean it takes longer to read them. If a comment is mind-numbingly stupid or horribly offensive, you usually don not have to read too far before you know it deserves to be buried.
Due to these limitations, it almost seems as if the Digg peeps really do not want you to vote on comments. However if they do not want you to vote on comments, why include the functionality in the first place? It really does not seem to make sense. Either take it out, or allow people to vote at a rate that's actually consistent with how quickly they can read through all the comments.
This becomes particularly annoying whenever there are even just a few high-comment articles that you want to go through. Constantly running into that aggravating message, it can take hours just to make it through a few threads completely because you have to wait for all the timeout periods (during which you can either read ahead and now how you will want to vote, causing you to burn through your vote quota quickly, or completely interrupting your participation in the conversation). Seriously, it feels like Digg does not want you to participate in the Digg community.