Let me boil it down to the simplest case. I have a protected account that I want to use to provide notifications to my users (but only my users). I have oauth completely set up to let my users authorize me to their twitter accounts. I can then make their twitter account follow me. Except, since I'm protected, that following request isn't honored until I accept the pending follow requests. Currently there is no 'friendships/accept' type API method so I have effectively done nothing until a human presses the accept button.
So since this isn't going to work any time soon via the api, am I likely to get myself banned if I write a bot that periodically logs in and 'clicks' the accept all pending follower requests link that I as a human can see? And by periodically I think I mean once an hour or less. On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 6:22 PM, Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com> wrote: > The breadth of functionality we have right now is, unfortunately: > GET friendships/incoming http://dev.twitter.com/doc/get/friendships/incoming > GET friendships/outgoing http://dev.twitter.com/doc/get/friendships/outgoing > and the rest of the friendship methods on the API. > Now, there may be a way to use these methods in combination with each other > to accomplish your goals, but I haven't yet connected the dots to ascertain > that. I can take a close look, or if someone else on the list has more > experience in this arena, they might have a suggestion. > Otherwise, I'd recommend going on with your workaround. The v1 API is going > to be around for awhile, and I don't think we have this feature on our > immediate roadmap; that said, sometimes a new feature that's been requested > like this "just pops up." We'll announce when/if that happens. > Taylor > > On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 3:03 PM, Robert Van Dam <rvanda...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> Then perhaps I should ask my real question. I'm working on a system >> for broadcasting messages to subsets of our users and we have set up >> separate accounts for each subset. However, the company I work for >> does not want these tweets to be fully public (they are not overly >> sensitive but nonetheless...) but if I make the accounts protected, >> then I can not automatically have our customers follow us since there >> is no function in the api for accepting pending friend requests. >> >> So my two options are to make a human login and periodically click the >> 'Accept all' link on several different accounts or I can write a bot >> to do it (which I'm sure someone will tell me is a bad idea). I >> noticed that there were a couple bug reports about this issue but they >> were closed with links to the now apparently defunct V2-Roadmap page >> and obviously no solution in the last two years since the first bug >> was filed. >> >> Is there any chance this functionality will be coming to the api any >> time soon or will I be forced to code around it indefinitely? >> >> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Taylor Singletary >> <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com> wrote: >> > Hi Rob, >> > Over time the v2 Roadmap became less and less relevant. We're currently >> > rethinking what V2 might look like with fresh eyes. >> > Taylor >> > >> > On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 9:28 AM, Rob <rvanda...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> >> >> I've seen many references to http://apiwiki.twitter.com/V2-Roadmap, >> >> particularly with regards to a current api issue I have (accepting >> >> pending follow requests on protected accounts) but when I go to that >> >> page I get a mostly empty page that just says "You don't have >> >> permission to look at V2 Roadmap." Is that intentional and if so is >> >> there some place I can go to request access? I don't see any obvious >> >> way to signup and login into the necessary workspace on pbwiki. >> > >> > > >