Hi, I'm the guy behind http://muuter.com. It's a pretty basic service that allows users to temporarily "mute" people by unfollowing and following back after a set time passes.
The service works through a simple web interface, and I developed some simple bookmarklets to make it easy to work with the app. I recently added the option of sending DMs to the @muuter account to send a mute command (something like "d muuter someone 6 h", you can see other options in http://muuter.com/tools). Now, for this to work @muuter has to follow everyone that may send a DM command, so I started following people as soon as they (o)auth to the site. Now, @muuter has around 130 followers and follows 815 users. As this last number got stuck for the last day I started researching a bit and found that @muuter reached a following limit, and the ratios will not improve as the service ages, I suspect the contrary. Is there a way around this? I could programmatically force users to follow @muuter, and it's a VERY low traffic account, but this may freak out some specially vocal people. Any pointers/best practices about this? Thanks in advance. Best, Andres B @andresb http://andresb.net/blog/