Thanks for your response Ryan.  Growing pains are painful, but communication
is the soothing sav..

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 10:46 AM, Ryan Sarver <> wrote:

> Sorry I am a little late to the thread and there are a lot of topics here
> so I'll do my best to cover them.
> 1. Email notices - we send out an email for warnings and for suspensions
> every time to the email on record for the account that is being suspended.
> If the email isn't up to date or isn't valid then you won't receive it, but
> otherwise an email goes out every time. So it would be good to make sure the
> email on record for each account is a valid one.
> 2. Dispute a warning or suspension - we've always said that emailing
> is the right path for disputing a warning or suspension.
> If you feel that you have emailed us at that address and haven't gotten a
> response, let me know, but the whole reason we use ticketing on that email
> endpoint is to make sure we follow up with each thread.
> 3. Publication of policies - we are working to make them clearer and easier
> to find. However, we disagree that posting explicit boundaries is a good
> idea. The policies are in place to help enforce the spirit of Twitter which
> cannot be broken down into explicit numbers. If you are having problems with
> living on the edges of the unpublished numbers, then you are likely doing
> something that is not within the spirit of the platform.
> 4. Hostile language - we have said over and over that we are open to
> constructive criticism. It forces us to be better and we strive to be
> better, however, we won't put up with hostile and inflammatory language on
> the list. We're all professionals here and we expect a certain level of
> professionalism from everyone on the list.
> Let me know if you have any questions. Best, Ryan
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 8:59 AM, Dewald Pretorius <>wrote:
>> Nom nom nom, say the spammers.
>> Add to that method a few proxies and/or IP addresses, or something as
>> simple as giving your users a PHP proxy pass-thru script that they can
>> upload to their servers, and there is no way that Twitter can even
>> identify the offending app, let alone suspend/ban/blackhole it.
>> On Feb 16, 12:28 pm, PJB <> wrote:
>> > Presumably to do the OAuth vanity plate, you have to do what you
>> > described in your "disgruntled developer" post above.  I.e., the user
>> > registers their own OAuth app and enters the corresponding values in
>> > your app, allowing you to masquerade as their app in tweets.  Frankly,
>> > it seems to run counter to the purposes of OAuth.  But the developer
>> > of one vanity plate app I found publishes email correspondence with
>> > "Brian" from Twitter, and says they have been personally vetted by
>> > Twitter, so I guess it is okay...

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