At first I had absolutely no idea why the majority of the stories on the front page were number related - then in about two seconds I figured it out. As you no doubt surmised quicker then me, this is all over the 32-digit decryption code for HD-DVDs. Someone posted a story with the numbers, Digg took it down. Someone else posted the numbers, Digg took it down, and then again, and again, etc.Now Digg has decided to bow to pressure from its users. It issued this statement via its blog:
What we have now, hours later is a full-on revolt. A good number of Digg users are voting anything and everything related to these numbers to the frontpage. It's actually quite incredible.
But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you’ve made it clear. You’d rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won’t delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be.