Mastodon-Twitter Crossposter

🇬🇧 Hey, y'all. Guess what?
Twitter blocked writing once again. This time I'm pretty sure we're not posting mentions, so I don't know what's the issue.

🇧🇷 Oi, povo. Adivinha?
O twitter bloqueou a escrita mais uma vez. Essa vez eu tenho certeza que o crossposter não está postando mentions, então não sei qual é o galho.

-- @renatolond

@crossposter @renatolond Is the problem part of the Aug 16 API deadline given to Apps of a Feather?
I've been flabbergasted, though, by the range of problems followers around the world are reporting this week. Across devices, and not account-based.
I have a feeling the SS Twitanic has already hit the iceberg and it's slowly sinking.

@OutOnTheMoors I don't think so, I think they have been tightening their bot controls (a lot of bot makers are complaining this last few days) and the @crossposter is being caught by whatever algorithm they set up for that.
I still think this is related to the @ issue they complained about the last time, because mastodon links do contain @, so if I were to guess, that's being flagged as a mention. 🙃

@renatolond @crossposter
Nothing to do with the crossposter, but here's an example of the weirdness. Not the tweet itself, the "null retweeted" - turns out to be a 2.5k US-based account I follow.
Size and politics? Nope. After a couple that work perfectly, another "null" - this time an 80k verified follower in Australia.

🇬🇧 For now I'm still allowing for :birdsite: -> :mastodon: , I stopped the other direction. I sent them an email detailing last changes. I'll keep y'all informed.

🇧🇷 Por agora eu ainda deixei ligado a direção :birdsite: -> :mastodon: , eu parei a outra direção. Mandei um email detalhando as últimas mudanças. Vou avisando conforme for rolando.

-- @renatolond

@crossposter @renatolond ah thanks, I only go 🐦 ➡ 🐘 so thought it just wasn't working for me

🇬🇧 Hey, y'all! Sorry for the absence of news, Twitter has not responded to my requests so far. The :birdsite: -> :mastodon: direction will keep working for the foreseeable future.

🇧🇷 Oi, gente, desculpe pela falta de notícias, mas o Twitter não respondeu às minhas perguntas até agora.
A direção :birdsite: -> :mastodon: vai continuar funcionando por enquanto.

-- @renatolond

@renatolond @crossposter not a surprise I guess. They really want to force everyone in to theirs apps and their paid API. Thanks all your work in using this service! 🙂

🇬🇧 Hey, y'all! Twitter re-enabled write actions without contacting me in any way. Which probably means this won't last for long. :mastodon: -> :birdsite: is re-enabled, let's see for how long :)

🇧🇷 Oi, povo! O Twitter desbloqueou ações de escrita sem me contactar de qualquer maneira. Isso provavelmente quer dizer que isso não vai durar muito. :mastodon: -> :birdsite: está funcionando de novo, vamos ver por quanto tempo :)

-- @renatolond

🇬🇧 That was ridiculously fast. :mastodon: -> :birdsite: is disabled again :blobfacepalm:

🇧🇷 Foi ridiculamente rápido. :mastodon: -> :birdsite: está desabilitado novamente :blobfacepalm:

-- @renatolond

@linky I think @crossposter got flagged for a bug in previous versions and they don't really read my messages, so we keep being restricted every time a mastodon links is posted.

@crossposter @renatolond I would like to try running it myself, like just for me, and see if they notice. I don't actually know how, but it will be a learning experience.

@nev @crossposter There's smaller instances and I think they have been running without problems, I think crossposter got flagged by the size and now every time it gets restricted once I enable and a mastodon link is posted again.

@renatolond @crossposter by "smaller instances" do you mean other apps, or smaller instances of this app?

@renatolond @nev @crossposter Would it work better if everyone was able to make their own "app" to post with crossposter?

@renatolond @nev @crossposter I remember this used to be a thing for some services, make separate API keys for different apps. etc

@maloki @nev @crossposter Twitter is in the middle of chages to apply for developer access/API keys, so I don't know a definite answer for that. In a way, getting your own API key and setting your own crossposter makes it much more likely that they won't bother you, but this also requires setting up a crossposter yourself, which is well, not user friendly 🤷🏽‍♂️
I think if each instance set up their own crossposters (assuming they are okay with crossposting), that would be a good middle ground

@nev @crossposter Not public ones, I know of two instances that set up their own, but restricting access to their instance members 🤔

@crossposter bravissimo. I did not come here to read al those crossposted Twitter-Stuff. @renatolond

🇬🇧 Hey, y'all. Still no news. I've been trying several ways of getting in touch with Twitter and I'm waiting for their response. To clarify stuff that has been going around: this has nothing to do with the recent twitter API changes.

🇧🇷 Oi, povo! Ainda sem notícias. Eu tenho tentado entrar em contato com o Twitter de diversas formas e tô esperando pela resposta de lá. Pra esclarecer o que tem sido dito por aí: isso não tem nada a ver com as mudanças recentes de API do Twitter.

-- @renatolond

@hal Forks should work, the issue is with the @crossposter API key which is currently restricted. Some forks and other softwares like @moa_party are working normally.

@renatolond @crossposter @moa_party Oh thank you, I'll use this one in meantime. It sucks communication with Twitter is so bad.

🇬🇧 Hey, y'all. Twitter reinstated writing rights to the crossposter, but I'm still trying to get a definite policy answer from them before re-enabling it to avoid another enable-restricted situation.

🇧🇷 Oi, povo. O Twitter restaurou direitos de escrita ao crossposer, mas eu estou tentando chegar a uma resposta definitiva da política deles antes de rehabilitar pra evitar outra situação de "habilitado-e-restrito".

-- @renatolond

🇬🇧 In the meantime, if you're already using another crossposter, don't forget to disable @crossposter or revoke your tokens to avoid double postings when we are back online!

🇧🇷 Enquanto isso, se você já está usando outro crossposter, não esqueça de desabilitar o @crossposter ou revogar os tokens de acesso pra evitar postagens duplas quando a gente voltar a funcionar!


🇬🇧 Hey y'all!
Twitter can't give me a definite answer about this either by email or by their community forum. So I'm experimenting with enabling again but disabling boost posting (even if you have the option on). 🤞🏽

🇧🇷 Oi povo!
O Twitter não consegue me dar uma resposta definitiva nem por email nem pelo forum. Então tô experimentando habilitar de novo, mas desabilitando boosts de serem postados (mesmo com a opção ligada). 🤞🏽

-- @renatolond

🇬🇧 Hey peeps!
So far, so good. I'm monitoring the crossposter and let's see how this goes. 🤞🏽

🇧🇷 Oi gente!
Até agora tudo certinho. Tô monitorando o crossposter e vamos ver como isso vai ficar 🤞🏽

-- @renatolond

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