Arnaud, Know what I totally cannot understand? Why is it that Twitter, through various spokespersons, continually reinforces the impression that they pay scant lip service to the alleged notion that they value the third party developer ecosystem?
Under any circumstances, "Do as I say, not as I do," is disrespectful and demonstrates that the intended audience of that approach is viewed by the perpetrators of the approach as occupying a lower and less privileged strata of society. It is disrespectful when you treat your kids that way. It is disrespectful when you treat your life partner that way. It is disrespectful when you treat your business partners that way. Does Twitter like pointing a loaded gun at its own foot and pulling the trigger, again and again? On May 6, 4:38 am, Arnaud Meunier <arn...@twitter.com> wrote: > 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?fo... > > 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