This has been the "next generally scheduled" user-facing feature for quite some time on the Streaming API. We've been pushing scale, operational and efficiency branches recently, and haven't exposed anything user-facing in quite some time. If we can't keep well ahead of the organic tweet growth, we're in a tough spot. I hope that we can transition back to features soon enough, and this feature should be near, if not at the top of, the list. There's a git branch that has this feature largely working, but I'm afraid that the merge back to master is going to be a very painful one. The bits, they rot.
As far as programmatic detection, there are significant policy issues in play around filtered users. Getting this feature shipped is the real solution. -John Kalucki http://twitter.com/jkalucki Infrastructure, Twitter Inc. On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 4:25 PM, Jonathan Strauss < jonat...@snowballfactory.com> wrote: > From http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Streaming-API-Documentation#ResultQuality: > "Removing the quality filter from streams with follow predicates is, > quite reasonably, an often requested feature." > > Does anyone have any ideas on the status of this feature or any > suggested workarounds? > > We are working on a new version of TweetPo.st powered by the Streaming > API. However, some of our beta testers are apparently being quality > filtered and we are trying to figure out a way to get their tweets. > They are OAuthed, so we can in theory poll their accounts directly for > updates. However, we don't have a systematic way of figuring out > whether they are being quality filtered in the first place or if that > status changes subsequently. > > So, our specific questions are: > A) Is there any update on the status of removing the quality filter > from streams with follow predicates? > B) Is there any way to programmatically check if a given user is being > quality filtered? > C) Is there any way to be notified when a given user's quality filter > status changes? > > Any help here would be greatly appreciated as we would ideally like to > use the Streaming API as much as possible and it's hard to explain to > users when their tweets don't show up. > > Thanks! > -jonathan > > ===== > Jonathan Strauss, Co-Founder > http://snowballfactory.com > > Campaign tracking for social media - http://awe.sm > A smarter way to update Facebook from Twitter - http://tweetpo.st > Sharecount button for Facebook - http://www.fbshare.me >