As someone who's been a Twitter user since March 2007 or so, and a developer since late 2007, I have a hard time disagreeing with anything I've seen from Twitter on spam policies. In general, it seems to me, if you're not a douchebag, you don't get suspended. With one or two exceptions in that entire time.
∞ Andy Badera ∞ +1 518-641-1280 ∞ This email is: [ ] bloggable [x] ask first [ ] private ∞ Google me: http://www.google.com/search?q=andrew%20badera On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 2:54 PM, freefall <tehgame...@googlemail.com> wrote: > > Yes exactly - Twitter doesnt live by a coherent ruleset. It openly > promotes bots yet suspends people without any warning or information. > It opens its doors to be gamed and kicks people out randomly. > > This lack of transparant rules is working like a charm isnt it. > > > > > On Oct 9, 7:44 pm, Cameron Kaiser <spec...@floodgap.com> wrote: >> > > 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. >> >> > How about you just answer my question? >> >> > What you're saying is mankind is wrong to live by well defined and >> > concrete rules. >> >> Um, no. What John is saying is that Twitter doesn't live by them. And, >> considering that Twitter is a relatively new medium, that's pretty much >> by definition. >> >> > Of course the reality is Twitter is another laissez fair bums on seats >> > driven site and as google proved, there is nothing like the abiltiy to >> > change the rules on a whim, or hide a problem for a company of this >> > ilk. >> >> The line for Jaiku starts over there. >> >> -- >> ------------------------------------ personal:http://www.cameronkaiser.com/-- >> Cameron Kaiser * Floodgap Systems *www.floodgap.com* ckai...@floodgap.com >> -- Prediction is very difficult, especially ... about the future. -- Niels >> Bohr >