A weigh-in from Twitter would certainly be appreciated.

On Oct 13, 6:39 pm, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I often wonder whether our non-API musings here on these forums have
> any effect on anything, or are we just amusing ourselves by
> rearranging deck chairs?
>
> Dewald
>
> On Oct 13, 8:03 pm, Justyn <justyn.how...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > If duplicate tweets are the concern, then why are RT's on their way to
> > being a feature?
>
> > Abuse is the concern. Not duplicate content, right?
>
> > So a local restaurant can't setup a tweet to go out on Wednesdays to
> > remind their followers of 1/2 off appetizers? There's no ill intent
> > here, and they have businesses to run. Doesn't twitter want businesses
> > to foster it's platform? There's valid uses for recurring content
> > within reason. It's not realistic to ask users to come up with 52
> > unique headlines, hunt down the associated link and fire up the laptop
> > prior to happy to hour every Wednesday at 6:00 in order to get a
> > message out to people who opted to follow them.
>
> > What's the happy-medium here?
>
> > On Oct 13, 4:00 pm, JDG <ghil...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > They already do that ... in SOME cases. Pharmacies are required (or maybe
> > > simply strongly encouraged) to sell OTC meds like Sudafed behind the 
> > > counter
> > > because some people use that to make crystal meth. The government 
> > > requires a
> > > waiting period on guns because some people use guns to murder people.
>
> > > Rightly or wrongly -- and I seriously believe you did this with no abusive
> > > intent -- you provided a tool that made it very easy for users to post
> > > duplicate tweets. They didn't shut you down. They gave you a stern 
> > > warning.
>
> > > On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 14:39, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > Now there is an excellent analogy, which begs the question, "Where is
> > > > the user's responsibility in this?"
>
> > > > I have very clearly warned my users, every time they enter a tweet,
> > > > that they must adhere to the Twitter Rules, with hyperlinks to those
> > > > rules. That was not good enough.
>
> > > > So, with your analogy in mind, should the authorities pull over
> > > > speeders, or should they shut down manufacturers that make vehicles
> > > > that can exceed the speed limit? Or, in a different analogy, should
> > > > the government shut down Home Depot because they sell chain saws and
> > > > box cutters, and some people use chain saws and box cutters to murder
> > > > other human beings?
>
> > > > Dewald
>
> > > > On Oct 13, 5:31 pm, JDG <ghil...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > Yes, and should be treated as such. I personally detest all those 
> > > > > stupid
> > > > > twitter-based games. Point is, with Twitter's userbase, some get 
> > > > > through
> > > > the
> > > > > cracks. Don't like it, report it. This is like complaining that cops 
> > > > > only
> > > > > pull over SOME speeders. Yeah, some are going to get through the 
> > > > > cracks.
>
> > > --
> > > Internets. Serious business.

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