This is something very useful. At Twaller.com we use filtering based on dictionary words, these words include http, www, com etc. and also abusive words. However the lists of such words keeps on growing and recently we have also added RT to it since there are too many retweets which dont add value. Some regex rules would be great, but I doubt we can have regex for abusive words.
Amitab Follow Twaller @mytwaller On Oct 8, 4:22 pm, Sam Street <sam...@gmail.com> wrote: > It's a nice idea. I'd go ahead with it - but also release the regex > publicly. > Apps make enough external requests as it is > > On Oct 9, 12:14 am, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > I think it might be a better idea to publish the regex code somewhere, > > so that developers can directly include it in their apps if they want > > to. > > > If you provide a web service, can I send my users to your email > > address or support system if your regexs reject their tweets as false > > positives? ;-) > > > I suck at regex. Regex is for super intelligent beings levitating on a > > much higher and different intellectual stratus than me. So, any kind > > of regex that can be copied and pasted is always very welcome. > > > Dewald > > > On Oct 8, 6:28 pm, Dave Briccetti <da...@davebsoft.com> wrote: > > > > I detest tweets like these: > > > > just joined a video chat athttp://xxxMakeyourown video chat > > > athttp://xxx#xxx > > > just joined a twibe ... > > > > I am thinking of starting a repository of regular expressions matching > > > noise-tweets like these, that Twitter clients could query via a Web > > > Service, and the public could contribute to. > > > > Is this a good idea?