Now I’ll address the automation rules. These include the following under “Do”
Build solutions that automatically broadcast helpful information in Tweets.
Well that is exactly what my app aims to do - it broadcasts when models are online, and has a picture of the model and a link to them - anyone who wants to subscribe to this information will now be able to do so if this account was allowed.
One of the issues raised in this forum is whether I was sending duplicate Tweets - the rules say under Spamming
Multiple posts/accounts: You may not post duplicative or substantially similar Tweets on one account or over multiple accounts you operate.
This seems to me to mean just repeating the same Tweet over and over again.
If I have a football app that Tweets when a team scores, the Tweets are going to be “duplicate” in structure but not in content. That is they have the same structure of “someone scored” but that isn’t what Twitter means by duplicates is it? That isn’t spam, it isn’t annoying, it is just telling someone who scored. The fact that (for example) the whole account has Tweets which say
Mohamed Salah just scored! Follow the match at ...
Harry Kane just scored! Follow the match at ...
Raheem Sterling just scored! Follow the match at ...
Romelu Lukaku just scored! Follow the match at ...
Sergio Agüero just scored! Follow the match at ...
Wayne Rooney just scored! Follow the match at ...
Álvaro Morata just scored! Follow the match at ...
Gabriel Jesus just scored! Follow the match at ...
Or if that is what Twitter are saying - which seems crazy because what is wrong with something like that? - but if they are saying don’t keep posting the same style of Tweet, then ok, that can be factored into Tweets, either the wording can be modified, or other Tweets can be added as well, but that then seems to me to spoil the purpose of such an account - if someone wants to get notified when someone scores a goal, or when a model goes online, how is that Spam? I just don’t see that this constitutes duplcation, but if it does then Twitter should be more explicit.
Other Automation rules
I’ve not created duplicate accounts
I’m not posting misleading links
"Automated Tweets and Direct Messages must comply with the Twitter media policy, and you should mark your account as potentially sensitive if you intend to post graphic, pornographic, or potentially sensitive media".
Yes I am doing this.
I’m not being abusive
I’m not posting private information
##Other Ground Rules for Automated Activity
#Don’t surprise or mislead users:
#Mature content or profanity:
“Don’t Direct Message, mention, or reply to users with potentially sensitive content (including profanity), unless they’ve clearly indicated an intent to receive it in advance”.
I’m not doing this.
#Be thoughtful about the information you request or exchange on Twitter
Yes - I’m doing this.
##Automated Actions Through Another User’s Account
This doesn’t apply - the Tweets are through the current account.
#Automated Tweets that cross-post outside information:
“You may post automated Tweets based on sources of outside information — such as an RSS feed, weather data, etc. — as long as you are sufficiently authorized to publish such information”.
Yes - FemDommeAddicts have authorized me to publish this information.
#Other automated Tweets (excluding mentions or replies): “Provided you comply with all other rules, you may post automated Tweets for entertainment, informational, or novelty purposes. As a reminder, accounts posting duplicative, spammy, or otherwise prohibited content may be subject to suspension”.
As mentioned above - the Tweets are for informational purposes, they aren’t duplicates, in fact to make sure I avoided any duplicate Tweets at all I even made sure I deleted any previous Tweets about a model being online, so the TL wouldn’t say the model was online say last night and when she comes online again tonight there would be the same Tweet saying they were online.
To avoid such a scenario (I was trying to second-guess what the problem was, obviously since I didn’t know what it was) I added code so that when the model went offline I deleted the earlier Tweet that said she was online, so there literally would never be any duplicate Tweets.
#Posting automated mentions and replies
I don’t do this.
##Automated Direct Messages
I don’t do this.
##Automated actions you take on Tweets or accounts
I don’t like, retweet, follow/unfollow or add to lists.
So - like I say - I have read the rules, I have attempted to comply with them, I have attempted to talk to Twitter about what is is they don’t like about my app, I’m not getting anything back which is crazy - if the police arrest you they have to say what you are accused of, that’s a basic right- isn’t it the sixth amendment?
And that’s where it stands, weeks of work down the drain because someone at Twitter decides that even though I’ve done my best to follow the rules and talk to Twitter about what concerns they have with this app, it seems like they just aren’t interested.
I feel very let down and disappointed by Twitter, I thought they were better than this.