How are you getting the replies? From the streaming or search APIs, yes,
it's to be expected. If you're getting it from your timeline, you have to
follow that user.

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 13:32, kprobe <> wrote:

> I run a game called Tweet_Words via a server app which tweets out
> clues every minute. People reply to @Tweet-Words with their guesses
> just fine to play the game. However, I just found out that if a user
> has Protect My Tweets activated, then replies to @Tweet_Words are
> being ignored.
> The user turned off the feature and played the game just fine.
> Furthermore, if @Tweet_Words becomes a follower of the person, then
> the person can reactive the Protect My Tweets feature and continue to
> play.
> Question: is this the normal behaviour of Twitter to totally ignore
> tweets sent out by protected people?

Internets. Serious business.

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