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Another Twitter Update?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by blackhat+er, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. blackhat+er

    blackhat+er Regular Member

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    Has anyone else noticed a change in twitter again that is making hummingbird useless again. I am not sure because the only accounts im trying it on have over 40k followers.
     
  2. Maruk

    Maruk Power Member

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    Well by useless you mean no follow possible or only a very small amount of following possible, I ask because I noticed the later on my new accounts.
     
  3. mrxinbollywood

    mrxinbollywood Elite Member

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    Yes now twitter changes the followers and followings page number to a unique number, which is unique for a particular profile. That means if you have 800 followings, then you have 40 unique page number , in each page you have 20 followings.

    If you have 800 followers, same you have 40 unique page, in each page 20 folowers.

    Due to this change hummingbirds is not workng perfectly. I do not think any software can break this uniqueness.
     
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  4. popzzz

    popzzz Supreme Member

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    Also, after using v1.0.0.75 (NOT the crack) successfully since it came out, all of a sudden I am having trouble with Hummingbird .....
    It seems to have something to do with the page number .....

    Unhandled exception has occurred in your appliction. If you click
    Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If
    you click Quit, the application will close immediately.

    Value was either too large or too small for an Int32.

    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.OverflowException: Value was either too large or too small for an Int32.
    at System.Number.ParseInt32(String s, NumberStyles style, NumberFormatInfo info)
    at System.Int32.Parse(String s)
    at Hummingbird.frmMain.GoToNextPage()
    at Hummingbird.frmMain.UnfollowAll()
    at Hummingbird.frmMain.OnFollowUnfollowClicked(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

    TIA .... :cool2: ​
     
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  5. CasinoJack

    CasinoJack BANNED BANNED

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    Yeah is all due to the change..
     
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  6. Maruk

    Maruk Power Member

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    May I ask what source you get your information from?
    Also, does this affect Hummingbird MO because the followers pages layout changed or did they restrict the number of max followers?
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    I think I got it, the ratio followers:20 makes up your pagenumber and then the hash it? That is a smart move, but I think it is workable.
     
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  7. thefish2010

    thefish2010 BANNED BANNED

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    This is yet another reason to use software that works through the API, not through web browser automation. There are too many constant changes to the website itself to be able to keep software like this running for more than a few weeks at a time.
     
  8. popzzz

    popzzz Supreme Member

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    It's reported and heating up over on the hummingbird forum but I suppose
    because of the holiday weekend the owner doesn't even know about it yet.

    He'll fix it or be out of business I'm sure .....

    We'll have to be patient til he sees the problems and gets them fixed is all .....

    HTH .... :cool2:
     
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    popzzz Supreme Member

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    Actually I think it is because twitter changed the pagination from "page 1, page two" to "?page=1313140199150915750", "?page=1313140199150941373", etc which is why it is causing the overflow.

    The error was "either too large or too small" .....

    I don't feel it should be a problem to change the field or whatever when they get to it.

    HTH .... :cool2:​
     
  10. mrxinbollywood

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    It shouldn?t have to 'pick' it but rather extend the field for it to allow for all the extra characters .....

    HTH .... :cool2:
     
  12. pyronaut

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    Amen to that :).
     
  13. thefish2010

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    Well for starters this is an error that should never occur in properly designed software. URLs in general are unpredictable and therefore no software should be treating parts of the URL as integers just because they happened to be integers the day that the programmers looked at them. What if twitter decided one day decided to put letters in that part of the URL?

    Any programmer worth their salt would look at it as a generic string, not an integer. They would then record the entire URL that the software visited so that it would know that the page had already been crawled. That way it would handle it whatever the URL is.

    That and a couple other things call into question how smart the guys behind Hummingbird really are. Hummingbird appears to be really hacked together. Their team is apparently better at graphic design than programming.

     
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