If you have 7000 people following you already it's not the 2000/1900 follow restriction it's just the daily follow limit API.
Wait until tomorrow and try again etc. This will obvious take 5 days for you to get all follow backs implemented. Regards, Dean Collins Cognation Inc d...@cognation.net <mailto:d...@cognation.net> +1-212-203-4357 New York +61-2-9016-5642 (Sydney in-dial). +44-20-3129-6001 (London in-dial). ________________________________ From: email@example.com [mailto:twitter-development-t...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Mario Menti Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 12:36 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [twitter-dev] follow limits Hi there, I have a twitter account I use for my company, which has just over 7,000 current followers. Because we're just about to launch a DM-based support service on that account, I'm trying to programmatically follow all these 7,000 users back, but am stuck at about 1,500, and am getting the "You are unable to follow more people at this time" message. The account is whitelisted, but it seems the follow limits are separate to that? Is there anything that can be done to help this - this is a legit account, and since these particular support functions (essentially reminder-type questions) require proof of a user's twitter account, a DM bot would be an ideal and quick solution, but will obviously only work if we can follow all our existing followers back. Any help/pointers appreciated, thanks, Mario.