Try looking in the google cache.  I'm surprised it was allowed to live for
as long as it did.

It was basically a spam enabler.


On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 11:27 AM, Dewald Pretorius <> wrote:

> I cannot comment on what Jim's site did or didn't do, since he has
> pulled all descriptive information from the site.
> Nevertheless, it is highly disturbing that applications are being
> suspended without any notice. This particular site seems to have had a
> contact form, plus it was OAuth, so the owner could have been
> contacted via the email address on file for the Twitter user that owns
> the application.
> Yes, some apps do stuff that warrant suspension. But, to just suspend
> an app with no communication is bad.
> If Twitter don't want to give some sites the opportunity to correct
> transgressive behavior (I know they do communicate in some cases), at
> the very least send an email to the owner with, "Your service has been
> suspended because...", and give a clear path and instructions on how
> the situation can be remedied as soon as possible.
> I'm going to say it again, Twitter: Your rules are vague and nebulous.
> Not everyone understands and interprets the rules the way you do
> internally.
> You must realize that actions like these sometimes shout so loud that
> we cannot hear when you say, "We care about our developers."
> Rightly or wrongly, here's a developer who has lost face with his user
> base, and has been in the dark for 4 days now. The message it sends to
> us, the other developers, is a very bad message. If you properly
> communicated with Jim, he probably wouldn't even have posted about it
> here.
> On Feb 14, 3:56 pm, Jim Fulford <> wrote:
> > Hello, I need some help.  4 days ago I started getting emails from my
> > users that they could not login to our site using the Oauth service.
> > I checked my site and it said my application had been suspended.   I
> > did not get any email from Twitter, they just deactivated my
> > application so nothing works.  I have sent in two support tickets, but
> > gotten no response.  2 days ago, I took my site
> > so that I would stop getting support email from my users.
> >
> > I have had this site up for 5 months, and I have over 5000 users have
> > used the service.  I am so glad that I have never charged for the
> > service, this would be a nightmare.
> >
> > If they would let me know what our site, or one of our users did to
> > get banned, we would be glad to fix it.   We have tried to make our
> > site as Twitter API friendly as possible.
> >
> > We are 100% Oauth, we have never saved or requested any users
> > passwords.
> > We only let our users hit the Twitter API 1000 times in a 24 hour
> > period
> > We have all of our tools that follow or unfollow use individual user
> > verification, (no mass follow or unfollow)
> >
> > An email with the issue would have been great.
> >
> > Not getting a response in the last 4 days that my site has been down
> > is really not acceptable!
> >
> > Thanks

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