digg to pay users? (or “should Netscape allow users to post their own stories on Netscape?”)

Someone credible just told me that digg is going to be paying contributors in the next version. They wouldn’t tell me who told them, but I thought it was interesting that there was even a rumor. I say no way, I can’t see digg going back on their position after saying for months that paying users = corruption.

Perhaps the concept is to do what Newsvine is doing in letting folks post their stories on the site and collect the revenue from those ads. I love that concept and I like the way Newsvine is doing it. However, I’m not sure it’s right for Netscape at this point.

What do Netscape folks think, should we allow users to post their own stories on Netscape?

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