Thanks for the response, Taylor. I do appreciate it. There is some irony in the fact that I have to inject some superfluous drivel into a perfectly legitimate non-duplicate tweet to appease the Twitter spam filters - more collateral damage hitting innocent, legitimate users - very indicative of the state of the Twitterverse.
Thanks again. On May 26, 9:39 am, Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com> wrote: > We're always working to improve our duplicate tweet detection > routines, and as such there's no hard equation you can follow for > issuing duplicate tweets reliably. I'm a big advocate for expressing > these kind of limits in a way you can interpret programatically but in > this case the target is moving. By indicating the time window when a > duplicate of the recently submitted tweet could be resubmitted, we > would be opening an abuse vector. > > Including something unique in the string might be your best bet to get > around this. > > On May 22, 11:19 pm, Mr Blog <mrblogdot...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > My GaragebBot tweets when doors are opened or > > closed:http://twitter.com/connectedthings > > > The tweets are of the form: > > > tweet 1: Door 2 opened > > tweet 2: Door 2 closed manually > > tweet 3: Door 1 opened > > tweet 4: Door 2 opened > > tweet 5: Door 2 closed automatically > > tweet 6: Door 1 closed manually > > > The behavior up until a few days ago was duplicates were defined as > > tweet N+1 being identical to the prior tweet N, but now there appears > > to be some kind of cache where "tweet 4" above fails with a "403 > > duplicate tweet" error even though it is not a duplicate of the most > > recent tweet (but is the same message as tweet 1, but a different in > > time, so thus meaningful). > > > In this case, the garage only tweets about 6 different messages and it > > has been doing so for several years, with great success, but now > > almost all tweets are being rejected as duplicates. > > > I could change it to put some random garbage at the end of each new > > tweet, but that doesn't seem very elegant.