Dewald, These rules apply to third party apps. @twittersuggests is not a third party app, but an experimental feature, developed and owned by Twitter.
Now I can also understand this "Do as I Say, not as I Do" situation can be irritating. But I guess the best thing to do at this point is probably to share your thoughts on the experiment through his dedicated feedback form: https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/twitter.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHJ6UnYwdFZ6aHNRRVJoTU1mYl9FMlE6MQ Arnaud / @rno On May 5, 2011, at 11:56 AM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > Arnaud, > > That's comforting to know. With that being the case, can you please > enlighten us as to why Twitter is apparently violating its own rules, > which, as you said, are still in force and we all still are apparently > expected to adhere to? > > Let me help you and quote from your rules the appropriate text: "If > you are automatically sending @reply messages or Mentions to a bunch > of users, the recipients must request or approve this action in > advance." > > Have any of the users targeted by @twittersuggests, which is sending > automated @reply messages "to a bunch of users", explicitly requested > or approved this action in advance? > > If not, then you may have de facto invalidated that section of your > rules and by implication exempted all developers and applications from > it. > > On May 5, 12:45 pm, Arnaud Meunier <arn...@twitter.com> wrote: >> Hey Dewald, >> >> Neither our TOS nor our Automation Rules & Best Practices >> (http://support.twitter.com/articles/76915) have changed since the launch >> of @twittersuggests experimental feature :) >> >> Arnaud / @rno <http://twitter.com/rno> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 6:00 AM, TjL <luo...@gmail.com> wrote: >>> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 8:31 AM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: >>>> With reference to @twittersuggests, is other unsolicited @reply spam >>>> now also officially sanctioned by Twitter? >> >>> When has Twitter ever given you the idea that they were playing by the >>> same rules as everyone else? >> >>> -- >>> 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 -- 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