Hi Paul, I asked similar questions to these in the IRC channel when Marcel (@noradio) was in there answering questions. The answers I got: If someone has added you to a list, and you want off, you need to block the list owner. If you then unblock the list owner, you remain off the list until/unless they add you again. If you block them before they add you, they can't add you.
There's no other way - api or otherwise - that you can remove yourself. This discussion took place a few days ago. It wouldn't surprise me if Twitter does add a friendlier way to remove yourself from lists in the future. Cheers, Tim. On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 10:46 PM, Paul Kinlan <paul.kin...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Guys, > > This isn't technically an API issue but a usage issue of the new to arrive > Lists API. > > Retweets (outside of the API) have had an issue where by it is pretty easy > to fake a users tweet, for instance someone could easily produce a tweet as > a RT that I have never ever said: > > RT @PaulKinlan OMG Guess who is standing for parliament >> http://somelinkto-a-rickroll.com > > > Myself and a colleague have been talking about forgery/defamation through > Twitter lists, for instance, if someone didn't like me they could create a > new user (or use their user), create a list of "Racists" and add me to that > list, or something similar that would cause me to be associated with. This > list is listed in my profile when someone looks at me in the "Lists > Following me" > > For example: http://twitter.com/PaulKinlan/example-list-of-bad-peeps (I > will delete this soon), this will also be in @ev's profile > http://twitter.com/ev/lists/memberships > > So just some quick questions: > > If I block a person, will they be able to add me to a list? > If I block a person will I be removed from their lists they have generated? > Without blocking a person, will I be able to remove myself from a list? > Through the API we be able to remove ourselves from a lists? > > Cheers, > Paul > > >