I'm not saying any of this is being implemented. I'm just responding
in the abstract about the scenario you were proposing.

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 11:08 AM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Marcel,
>
> You should talk to Jillian about this as well. I'm sure she will have
> a contrary opinion on the matter.
>
> Dewald
>
> On Nov 10, 2:51 pm, Marcel Molina <mar...@twitter.com> wrote:
>> But people who are added to MarketerMario's list won't get his list
>> broadcasts unless they follow him. That's their "opt-in". If they have
>> followed him for whatever reason and decide they do *not* want his
>> broadcasts, they can simply unfollow him.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:46 AM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Marcel,
>>
>> > You can circumvent the issue by making the receiving of a DM that is
>> > sent to a list dependent on two triggers:
>>
>> > a) You must follow the sender of the DM; and
>>
>> > b) You must explicitly double opt-in to receive DMs that are sent to
>> > the list.
>>
>> > Bona fide use cases will be able to acquire the double opt-ins from
>> > interested users, while most people will simply not opt-in when
>> > MarketerMario adds them to his list.
>>
>> > Dewald
>>
>> > On Nov 10, 2:34 pm, Marcel Molina <mar...@twitter.com> wrote:
>> >> As with all things, there will certainly be vectors for abuse. For
>> >> every bad use case, there are just as many or more positive use cases.
>> >> We'll certainly be thinking about many on both sides. Thanks for
>> >> pointing out some of the potential hazards.
>>
>> >> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> 
>> >> wrote:
>>
>> >> > Marcel,
>>
>> >> > How would that be different from sending bulk DMs - something I have
>> >> > been advised in the past is not something that Twitter condones.
>>
>> >> > Here's the scenario.
>>
>> >> > MarketerMario has 2,000 followers. He creates four lists and adds 500
>> >> > of his followers to each list. Now he can send, with four simple
>> >> > clicks, his tweet whitening affiliate link to all his followers.
>>
>> >> > Dewald
>>
>> >> > On Nov 10, 2:19 pm, Marcel Molina <mar...@twitter.com> wrote:
>> >> >> That is indeed an interesting idea that we've been thinking about. The
>> >> >> rules around who can send and receive DMs would continue to be
>> >> >> enforced as normal, so for talking purposes, if you DMed a list, only
>> >> >> those who follow you would receive it.
>>
>> >> >> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 9:21 AM, Marcus Better <mar...@better.se> 
>> >> >> wrote:
>>
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>> >> >> > Hi,
>>
>> >> >> > have you considered adding a mechanism for sending a sort of "direct
>> >> >> > message" to a list?
>>
>> >> >> > This would allow users to send targeted tweets to a list (provided 
>> >> >> > the
>> >> >> > user is a member of the list). It could be incredibly useful. For
>> >> >> > example tweets on a specific topic could be targeted to a selected
>> >> >> > interest group, without bothering your general followers.
>>
>> >> >> > Currently the only granularity provided is "whole world" (tweet) and
>> >> >> > "single recipient" (direct message), but this would allow new use 
>> >> >> > cases,
>> >> >> > for example something similar to a mailing list.
>>
>> >> >> > Cheers,
>>
>> >> >> > Marcus
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>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Marcel Molina
>> >> >> Twitter Platform Teamhttp://twitter.com/noradio
>>
>> >> --
>> >> Marcel Molina
>> >> Twitter Platform Teamhttp://twitter.com/noradio
>>
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>> Marcel Molina
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