requesting update from Twitter before weekend?

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Aug 7, 2009, 9:14:46 PM8/7/09
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Hey guys:

Any chance you can fill us in on what's happening? Can we restart
crons? Is there an ETA for a solution? Will work on this continue
through the weekend?


Chad Etzel

Aug 7, 2009, 9:47:46 PM8/7/09
I'm trying to get updates from everyone to pass along....

Dewald Pretorius

Aug 7, 2009, 10:20:44 PM8/7/09
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I can tell you one thing. Any form of volume requests is still being
actively blocked.

As a test I turned on one of my cron jobs, and after making less than
200 API calls, my IP address was again completely blocked.


Dewald Pretorius

Aug 7, 2009, 10:32:58 PM8/7/09
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And by the way, this is after I have modified all my code to jump
through all the additional hoops added thus far.

I am doing cURL followlocation on all GET calls, and I am doing a
custom scripted follow on any 30x's received on POST calls, which does
a POST to the redirected URL.



Aug 7, 2009, 10:58:46 PM8/7/09
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Frustrating. The last official status update on the API issue was 10
hours ago. I would like to be able to update our app's users of
SOMETHING other than "Twitter says they are working on it". I am not
touching our code to handle all the new hoops on the assumption that
those requirements will subside when Twitter gets a handle on
things... but maybe I am wrong and there has now been yet another
major API revision that we must frantically code for over yet another

There's been lots of posts from Twitter saying they plan for better
communication. Okay, cool. But it's Friday night and I am pulling my
hair out with no new information. I am sure they are doing all they
can... but many third-party apps have been broken for 2 days now. And
just as Twitter is getting bombarded with emails from developers...
developers, too, are getting bombarded with complaints/questions from
customers. But what sucks is we have nothing to tell them other than
"we're waiting to hear from Twitter". So... please, Twitter, update
us on what's going on? Are there new permanent API changes we must
code for? What is the ETA for whitelisted IPs to work properly?

Hate to think that another 12 hours are going to go by with API calls
continuing to fail when I wake up in the morning, and no additional

(Somewhat jokingly: can we get a fund together to pay that Georgian
dude $5000 or so to hang out on Facebook instead of Twitter?!)


Aug 7, 2009, 11:02:20 PM8/7/09
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As an example, we know that the Twitter platform lead is heading out
to sushi with other Twitter folks as of 1 hour ago:

While food is important, would be helpful to also update devs what's
going on, too, before a night on the town?!?!?!

Chris Corriveau

Aug 7, 2009, 11:25:16 PM8/7/09
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Thanks for your outrage. I thought i was one of the only few that have
issues with how things are being handled. Chad in this thread had done
a great job at trying to be as honest as possible. I at least have
some respect for how he has been trying hard to help keep us in the

The issue goes far beyond the Georgian dude. The attack is apparently
serious and Gacebook and Google have been able to handle the similar
issue because they don't rely on one data/network provider like
Twitter. Also I still think there is a bigger issue that us going on
that isn't being told to us which Read Write Web has theorized.


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