Openness about abuse is generally counter-productive for everyone. For
example, opaque limits are harder to game and give better detection
signals. Also, practically, limits need to be adjusted without notice
to respond changing attacks. In the end, valid access that is
difficult to distinguish from access overwhelmingly used for invalid
purposes are sometimes, sadly, going to get caught in a low-latency
high-volume countermeasure system.

-John Kalucki
Services, Twitter Inc.

On Oct 9, 5:23 am, SuperCerial <> wrote:
> Absolutely true. on both counts...
> However, not so long ago Twitter banned many accounts by mistake
> because they used tweetlater.
> The trouble is on one hand Twitter supports, encourages the creation
> of these applications and on the other hand fails horribly to provide
> sufficient guidelines about their use. I know one of the accounts was
> purely posting quotes of a dead comedian, and this went down very well
> - had a big following of people who regularly responded positively.
> Account status today? Suspended. Why? Who knows. Who is being asked
> about this? Me.
> It is not up to the 600 individuals to contact Twitter but rather for
> Twitter to explain what is changing so people can ensure they are
> within these new parameters.
> On Oct 9, 10:07 am, Andrew Badera <> wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 11:03 PM, Abraham Williams <> wrote:
> > > Twitter's spam flagging system is an ever-changing trade secret. It is
> > > unlikely that you will get a direct answer. Have the 600 account holders
> > > contact Twitter support and hopefully they will get re-enabled quickly.
> > > Abraham
> > Or, in the event that they ARE spammers, hopefully they WON'T. People
> > writing, selling or hosting multiple-account management software need
> > to become a LOT more circumspect in who they serve as clientele, and
> > how precisely they serve them. There is a TON of abuse here, and
> > greedy people need to learn a lesson.
> > Not saying that's the case with the OP, but I'm EXTREMELY happy to see
> > more aggressive filtering going on! (And looking forward to the
> > Address Book!)
> > ∞ Andy Badera
> > ∞ +1 518-641-1280
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