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  1. Difference between the result of Twitter search screen and the return value of API

    In some cases, the result of a search set to include a specific word in the advanced search of twitter is slightly larger than the return value of the API. However, some tweets only appear in the return value of the API.
    Why is this? Why aren't they unified?

    This is the advanced search screen I am talking about.
    https://twitter.com/search-advanced?f=live

    We want the same result as searching for AAA in the advanced search screen, so the API rules are:
    "(AAA OR bio_name: AAA) -is: retweet"
    Please let me know if anything is wrong.

    Thank you

    3 votes
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    closed  ·  2 comments  ·  Filtered stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. "Followers you know" in Get labs/2/users expansions

    In the app or on the web, we can access to the list of "Followers you know" of another user. It could be nice to have this information in expansions too.

    8 votes
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    2 comments  ·  GET users  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Date of last activity in Get labs/2/users expansions

    It's useful to have the date of last activity of a user. Before we could deduce it from the most recent tweet but now it's gone in v2 and it become really tricky to get this information.

    4 votes
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    acknowledged  ·  0 comments  ·  GET users  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Add endpoints for muted keywords

    We need a way to manage muted keywords, similar to the existing endpoints for muted users:

    GET mutes/keywords/list
    POST mutes/keywords/create
    POST mutes/keywords/destroy

    8 votes
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    acknowledged  ·  3 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. API response should contain descriptive error messages for actions that are forbidden

    When I try to hide a Tweet in a thread that wasn’t started by the authenticating user, I get the response:

    (
    [title] => Forbidden
    [type] => about:blank
    [status] => 403
    [detail] => Forbidden
    )

    I understand that this action should actually be forbidden, but the error in the API response doesn't tell me why the action is forbidden (which is that the authenticating user is trying to hide a Tweet in a thread that wasn't started by the authenticating user)

    11 votes
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    acknowledged  ·  0 comments  ·  Hide replies  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Filters other than the rules I created

    The following is written on this page.
    "The stream leverages some of our content filtering technology where we exclude high-confidence noisy content."
    https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/labs/filtered-stream/faq

    This is a different filter than the one I created.
    To make sure that my filters work properly, I need to turn off content filtering technology.
    I want to create an option that does not use content filtering technology.
    It is up to each user to get the data to determine which tweets are noisy.

    Thank you.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Filtered stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Add the “order” of the image

    Retrieve tweets using Labs’ Recent search API.
    I referenced the images in the order included in mediakeys, but obviously not in the order displayed on twitter’s web.
    But, the order of the images is not included in media
    keys.

    How do I know the order of images if tweet has multiple images attached?

    For example, if a manga with a single story is posted with four images, like this:
    (TwitterWebURL)/shiromanta1020/status/917652272804380672
    This doesn’t make sense unless you read it in order.

    In order to reproduce this “order”, it is necessary to add the “order” of the image as a response…

    1 vote
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    acknowledged  ·  1 comment  ·  Recent search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Who to follow API

    Add an API version of the popular "Who to follow" link seen at lower right on the home page: https://twitter.com/<...>/whotofollow .
    (Currently it uses non-public APIs under the hood.)

    6 votes
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    acknowledged  ·  3 comments  ·  GET users  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Geo enrichment

    Gnip PowerTrack has a "Profile Geo" enrichment [0].

    Adding this to the filtered streams API would make migrations easier.

    [0] https://support.gnip.com/enrichments/profile_geo.html

    1 vote
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    acknowledged  ·  0 comments  ·  Filtered stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Proximity operator

    From the operator reference [0], the filtered streams appear to lack the proximity operator, that existed in Gnip PowerTrack.

    Having this in the filtered stream API would make it easier to migrate from Gnip.

    Additionally, in PowerTrack the maximum proximity value is 6. Increasing this limit would make the operator extra useful.

    [0] https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/labs/filtered-stream/operators

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Filtered stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Longer queries in filtered stream

    Queries can only contain a limited number of terms and characters. It would be very useful to increase this llimit.

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Filtered stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Wildcards in filtered stream

    Wildcards would be very nice to have in filtered streams: Customers want them, and there is no way to emulate it on our side.

    When a query term contains a * character, * would match any character in a tweet, one or more time. When a query term contains a ? character, ? would match any character, exactly one time.

    For example, Tw*ter would match Twitter, Tweeter, Twiter, Tweetter.

    3 votes
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    acknowledged  ·  1 comment  ·  Filtered stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. First Tweet containing a hashtag

    Surface is the first tweet in the hashtag, to know the founder of the hashtag, it is his right; and also there are those who use the hashtag for no purpose intended for topic of the hashtag (no objection to it), but you are tired to reach the news for which the hashtag was founded due to the large number of tweets outside the same topic.

    3 votes
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    2 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Add "name" and "screen_name" to the response data of Recent search API

    In the published standard search API, these parameters are in a single tweet object.

    ・User object

    Screen_name and name are important elements in User Object.
    Now we have to expand. This is very inconvenient.

    Please add "name" and "screen_name" to the response data.

    1 vote
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    acknowledged  ·  2 comments  ·  Recent search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Add support for "sample" operator

    Support for the sample: operator. Many use cases would benefit from random samples. For example, sample:10 would return 10% across each hour...

    3 votes
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  16. Allow to access historical replies for a depth of a year for subscribed users

    As hiding criterias tend to change over time (eg global grey-list of unwanted commenters to hide), I wish my app would be able to retroactively access (and hide/unhide) historical replies to historical tweets of subscribed users with a depth of eg at least a year from now.

    At least, to access the list of replies my app had previously hidden.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Hide replies  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback! This is not currently on our roadmap, but keeping track of the replies that have been hidden by your app should be fairly straightforward to do on your end. It would be helpful if you could give us additional insight into why this feature is important for you and tell us more about your use case.

  17. Allow to serve 10Ks-100Ks of users subscribed for a HideReplies app

    Allow a free-plan developer to serve 10Ks-100Ks of users subscribed for a "hide replies" allowing to hide tweets nearly real-time as they happen (provided that an app is capable to deal with such a firehose).

    This at least requires easy access to a stream of direct and indirect replies to the users subscribed.

    2 votes
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  18. Hide Replies and Block Users should be combined in a wiser way

    Currently, there is an easy way troll farms already circumvent the "hide replies" feature:
    1) post a disinfo/harrassmt reply to a target account
    2) then immediately block (blacklist) the target account
    3) now the abusing reply is visible for everyone, but neither attacked account nor anyone else can do anything with it.

    I don't have a solution that will surely fix this. I understand that this is actually feedback on how Hide Replies works for users, not how it should be available via API. Any better place to post feedback on user feature and to be sure it will be

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Hide replies  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Daniele responded

    Thank you for this feedback, and appreciate the level of detail. Your voice is heard here – We’re passing this to the team working on Hide replies for users so they can review.

  19. Filtered Stream monthly limits

    I read in this announcement https://twittercommunity.com/t/new-filtered-stream-endpoints-available-in-labs-and-the-future-of-statuses-filter/129888 that the new Filtered Stream endpoint, available in Labs, will be subject to monthly limits on the amount of tweets retrieved.
    Do you think that this kind of limitation will also be present in the version released in the future?

    I didn't find this kind of limitation on the old endpoint "statuses/filter".
    In this answer on stackoverflow https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34962677/twitter-streaming-api-limits
    , the idea of a limit on the endpoint "status/filter" based on the amount of tweets delivered within a certain percentage threshold compared to the totality of tweets generated on twitter was mentioned.
    I find that…

    5 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Filtered stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Need a way to manage compliance (deleted Tweets) while using Sampled stream

    I currently use the statuses/sample endpoint to stream 1% of Tweets and related compliance events for those Tweets. Having the deleted Tweet events helps me know when Tweets I've received are no longer available so that my database and application stay compliant with Twitter's policies.

    Please give me a similar compatible and convenient way to keep the data received from Sampled stream compliant.

    1 vote
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