> > If that is the reason for disallowing the source param, why is this > > policy not being applied uniformly? How would users of Tweetie, > > Twitterrific, etc. feel if all their updates now said 'from web'? How > > would the developers of those apps feel? > > those applications have been grandfathered in -- requiring oauth to set the > source parameter applies to newer applications. > > -- > Raffi Krikorian > Twitter Platform Teamhttp://twitter.com/raffi
Obviously they've been grandfathered in, but you haven't addressed the fact that the policy makes no sense and simply hurts developers and users who are using the *only system that currently fully works*. It's clearly a policy intended to coerce devs into Twitter's incomplete OAuth implementation for the sole benefit of Twitter, Inc. I can see this is going no where and says a lot about how Twitter operates now.