Yet TweetAdder and Hummingbird are still kicking around and active?

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On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 5:51 PM, Tim Haines <> wrote:
> Dewald,
> 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.
> T.
> 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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