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Twitter now added flagging.

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by GloCk99, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. GloCk99

    GloCk99 Regular Member

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    Oh dear....

    Today we?ve added another tool to our spam fighting toolbox that will give users the ability to flag bad accounts on Twitter. Folks can now help us conquer spam by calling our attention to a profile they find questionable. Click the ?Report as spam? button under the Actions section of a profile?s sidebar and our Trust and Safety team will check it out to see what needs to be done. No automated action will be taken as a result of reporting a user as spam (in other words, it can?t be used to incite an angry mob against an account you don?t like.) And once you report a profile it will automatically be blocked from following or replying to you. You nailed it!
    Our spam fighting tools will continue to evolve as new behaviors emerge, and as always, we?ll keep trust and safety at the top of our list.
     
  2. ForeverNever

    ForeverNever Power Member

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    Seems like every profitable website is cracking down on us specifically.

    Maybe the FTC is behind all of this.
     
  3. TheMadBlackHatter

    TheMadBlackHatter Newbie

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    Anyone think of making autoflagging bots just to fill their inbox with bogus reports?
     
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  4. seojumper

    seojumper Regular Member

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    Nice idea... fight antispam tool with more spam :)
    This one is actually very good idea
     
  5. SpazzyMcSpazz

    SpazzyMcSpazz Regular Member

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    kez1000 Supreme Member

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    just imagine 100000000 spam emails,that would b funny
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  7. dichotom

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    It would be awesome, but I would guess you would need a TON of twitter accounts to do it, plus they would be able to figure it out because certain accounts were flagging thousands of users. Then they would just ban those accounts instead or ignore them. Not to shoot down the idea, it would be hilarious! I would definitely help code it if someone had a viable way to go about it. Now on the other hand, a tool to only mass flag your competition... if you had a ton of twitter accounts and just wanted to assasinate one person on twitter, you could load your accounts and a proxy list into a php script and just use a foreach statement along with that curl example from spazzy's link above and maybe be able to knock out individual competitors. I would call it "Twitter Assassin" 44.95 folks, you saw it here first LOL
     
  8. kaene

    kaene Junior Member

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    wow, this changes a lot of the rules of the game with twitter ...

    and also i can see the end of revtwt and similar pages :p
     
  9. agentk007

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    This is not too bad. When you look at the page SpazzyMcSpazz mentioned, you read that each user is allowed a certain amount of spam complaints per hour.

    The question is: what is this limit?

    Also... revtwt shouldn't be too much under fire. Cause... what is spam? A link a user posts? No... its called freedom of expression (in my honest opinion anyways).

    What could be considered spam though is if you blast your ads directly at users. No? Someone got a different take or idea?
     
  10. zenerchi

    zenerchi Regular Member

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    the best thing is if you flag everything, regular twitter users will stop using twitter and twitter will lift the ban cause its bad for there business.

    turn shit to sugar

    good one rep+