Twitter Says Suspended, You Tweet Too Much
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It's the end of one type of twitter era for me after two years, three weeks and three+ days. Gone are the multiple listed people tweets for my primary interests #GoPackGo Packers fans and #WritersWednesday (authors and writers) and the first basic twitter tradition I ever learned #FF for #FollowFriday which now includes #FollowSaturday through #FollowThursday. (I was using --> Follow Friday Helper ~ I will continue to use it as a resource to see who shows up there for however long it may or may not last.) <---- December 9, 2012 UPDATE ~ I'm sad to report that Follow Friday Helper has now closed for good. I want to thank their developers for always being a trustworthy application for me to have used.
I can be suspended and permanently revoked by Twitter, THEY told me so on Thursday, November 1st, 2012. Twitter briefly suspended me for too many @replies and @mentions. Twitter gave me the opportunity to be immediately unsuspended if I checked boxed two oath swearings not to do it again. Of course the only link they sent to refer to in all this is --->
What Are @replies and @mentions?
I didn't think at the very time, nor do I know how to take a photographic page shot to have it available to show you. Some verbiage, observations and personal conclusions (opinions) I need to relate to you by my own memory.
There was some suspension verbiage on how annoying to others too many @replies and @mentions are. ~ Since I very first asked and received the answer for "What is #FF?" ~ I've long been a supporter and consummate tweeter of the 'then' tradition of rallying folks together on whatever subject it would be, particularly #FollowFriday. It was an opportunity to call out names and thereby hopefully promote the twitter accounts of other human beings. It was my capacity or ability to at the very least send out that 'wee hello'. My conclusion is that since that word "annoying" even exists there is possibility I was reported aliken to being a 'spammer.'
Another word used in the suspension verbiage was unsolicited ~ used in the context as in sending out tweets, mentions, even replies to others that they did not specifically ask me to either generate or respond to. My conclusion was two fold, the first fold was 'confusion' ( HUH ???????) and the second fold was that "unsolicited" verbiage also indicated a possibility of having been reported aliken to being a 'spammer'.
The "CAPTCHAs" ~ of significant note, on the two check box oath swearings not to do it again, it used a CAPTCHA (where you must type two words to prove you are a human being). I think it was two times after being re-instated (unsuspended) signing into direct twitter "type the two words" ~ CAPTCHA came up again. My conclusion was actually a question to myself, "Am I such a prolific tweeter, Twitter absolutely believes me to be an automated account?" (The 'twittervine' has often said Twitter is not at all fond of automated accounts, see Automation Rules and Best Practices.)
Putting myself in Twitter's shoes for a moment ~ For several months now, I've realized the exponential growth of Twitter accounts and the sheer volume of particularly #FollowFriday has got to be mightily stressing on their technical platform. So rattling around in my brain for these months is could I find a better way to reach folks besides the multiple listed people tweets. I came to no possible solution. Now I have no choice but to adapt and find a better way to tweet.
The 'twittervine' has often said Twitter is not fond of users using any third party applications either. You can reference some of this to @3DogsWhite Unsuspended and that which happens when people authorize untrustworthy third parties in Update Twitter Scams.
MY MAIN CONCERNS ~ I just had a twitter friend who went through the same thing. They got the too many @replies and @mentions as I did. The next week they did not do #FF or #FollowFriday. The week following after they replied to the all the #FF they had received leaving all the multiple names in with their reply ~ they were again suspended for another six days during which they appealed and felt relieved and lucky to get their twitter account activated again.
This means that I too cannot reply to your multiple listed tweets or be suspended yet again and/or permanently revoked. I have no choice but to ignore or shun these tweets, your tweets, that you were kind enough to include me in. For now, I ask, "PLEASE FORGIVE ME, these are my circumstances."
I don't have a clue what Twitter's vision of what Twitter wants twitter to be and/or do? I can't "share their vision" as an account user if it is unknown to me.
Another main concern ~ NOW ~ there does not exist a specifically stated formula or amount from Twitter for me to gauge what are too many @replies or @mentions so that I don't meet the 'too many' mark or 'exceed' it at any given time. I'm totally at the 'mercy' of Twitter Administration. I only know I have to stay completely away from multiple listing of tweeps. I also don't know if I now reply with RT (retweet) vs. simply hit the RT (retweet) button will it count to Twitter as @reply? I just have to take it for granted that it will and sparingly RT (retweet with reply) without knowing what the Twitter Administration parameters are. Basically every time I tweet, I am tweeting in the dark.
Just so you know ~ while I am now one 'rah rah cheerleader down' ~ I am not a vengeful person. If you are still able to 'rah rah tweet rally' the tweeps from your account, I won't be hitting any report button on you. I am not angry with Twitter Administration in writing this blog. I just want you to be aware and informed of what my experience is/has been in case it would happen to you.
I'm not fully sure of how to adapt myself to all of this. My brain doesn't process as quickly or efficiently as it used to. However, if you see me tweet out at any time, please feel welcome to respond. Consider yourself solicited and welcomed to do so.
MY FINAL CONCLUSION ~ I do repeat myself. Twitter owns twitter. Everything is at their discretion and only their discretion. As an account user, I am but a guest in their Twitterverse.
So far today, at the least I am still @grammakaye on Twitter. Please feel free to leave a comment.