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Can you guys help me?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by The Mentalist, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. The Mentalist

    The Mentalist Power Member

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    I really want the twitter handle @memories, as you can see it is inactive. A good one word handle has value. There are hundreds of quality handles like this that are inactive, so I would like to see if somehow we can all work together and report the user as spam, as well as some of their tweets. If we can get a lot of people or different accounts on different IPs, the account may get suspended, then the username released after X days.

    Then if this works, even if I don't end up getting the @, I believe we could set up a group where we try this to get all of the good usernames, I've seen some usernames themselves sell for $300+.

    But first has anyone tried this? Or been successful?
    I at least would like to test this and see if it is even possible...
     
  2. Alpha.

    Alpha. Power Member

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    Don't twitter handles get blocked for a period of time after the current user gets banned? I remember reading that somewhere...
     
  3. The Mentalist

    The Mentalist Power Member

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    but should be released eventually... I have old accounts that were suspended but the @'s are now available.
     
  4. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    So you want to get someone banned just because you want their username. Man, that is shitty.
    Just reach out to the guy and make him an offer for the name.
     
  5. The Mentalist

    The Mentalist Power Member

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    He hasn't tweeted since 2011 lol. We aren't doing this to real accounts, only old/inactive ones. I wouldn't consider doing this if that person had tweeted in the last year.

    Twitter has their own policy where they claim to release usernames of inactive accounts (6 months of inactivity), but they don't hold to it.
     
  6. heartofgold

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    Just because a username gets suspended doesn't mean it becomes open. Also reporting a username doesn't work unless that account is either following you or sent you a message.
     
  7. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    It's not right to take someones username but if they only have like 1000 followers and they haven't tweeted in 3 years than I guess that's justified.
     
  8. The Mentalist

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    That's the idea, Twitter is saying at some undisclosed date they will be releasing inactive usernames, but they've been saying that for years now.
     
  9. lalit_burma

    lalit_burma Senior Member

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    Do you know after how many days they will release this username, if its get banned ?

    You mention X days is that mean max 9 days ? or x no of days
     
  10. Beven

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    Still you're banning their account that they may someday want to come back to and use.
     
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    jimmylegs Senior Member

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    If they haven't tweeted since 2011, screw em. Give him a offer and chances are he will take it for $50.