So I can assume that * and * word will remain unavailable for normal tweeting?
On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 7:22 PM, Matt Harris <thematthar...@twitter.com> wrote: > Hey Adam, > The status update you are sending is part of the SMS command set. > http://support.twitter.com/articles/14020-about-twitter-sms-commands > It corresponds to the FAV command and is the alias for it. It used to be > documented but for some reason isn't there at the moment. I've asked the > support team to make sure it is added. > Best, > @themattharris > Developer Advocate, Twitter > http://twitter.com/themattharris > > > On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 4:09 PM, Adam Green <140...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> There are some very strange behaviors when using the statuses/update >> API call to send a tweet with a single asterisk. >> >> 1. If you send a tweet with just a single asterisk: >> * >> >> The API returns 200 and the response string contains the previous good >> tweet in the timeline. No new tweet with an asterisk appears in the >> timeline. Repeating this API call results in the same behavior. >> >> 2. If you send a statuses/update with a single asterisk followed by a >> single word: >> * test >> >> The first time you do this, the API returns 200 and the response >> string contains the previous good tweet in the timeline. No new tweet >> with the string sent to the API appears in the timeline. If you repeat >> the same API call, the API returns 500 and the response string has an >> HTML page that something strange happened: >> <h2>Something is technically wrong.</h2> >> <p>Thanks for noticing we're going to fix it up and have things back >> to normal soon.</p> >> >> No other use of the asterisk has a problem that I can find. These bad >> tweet strings cause similar problems on Twitter.com. >> >> -- >> Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc >> API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi >> Issues/Enhancements Tracker: >> http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list >> Change your membership to this group: >> http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk > > -- > Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc > API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi > Issues/Enhancements Tracker: > http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list > Change your membership to this group: > http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk > -- Adam Green Twitter API Consultant and Trainer http://140dev.com @140dev -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk