Blender got dugg...

… and the digging caused it to catch some drama due to comment spammers.

link: http://digg.com/software/Blender_2.40_Released_

enjoy and discuss.

what is so special about that forum? never seen it, and what is it about?

Also featured on digg is the blender 2005 animation festival:

http://digg.com/linux_unix/Blender_Animation_Festival_2005_(Open_Source_3d_modeling)

(the forum code is giving me trouble with hyperlinking to the site)
The poster singles out Jacob “Weirdhat” Kafka’s “Beagle” for special mention: “I like the one with snoopy.”, whereas the first poster is wowed by Enrico “env” Valenza’s Penguoen spoof: “Holy crap! New Penguoen is insane!”

It was submitted 1 week ago (so a little before 2.40 was released) and is now on the 17th page (though it was at around the 4th or 5th page when I first saw it a few days ago).

digg is one of the newer social-software type sites, where people submit news stories and also promote other peoples’ stories that they like, and the most popular stories go to the front page. So it’s a decentralized way to get an interesting list of sites online. I first heard about it in Paul Graham’s essay about Web 2.0:

Also, it played a big role in popularizing weirdhat’s page about his experience watching all 6 Star Wars movies at the same time: