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  1. Missing entitiy operator is:reply

    If I want to filter for original tweets only I can use -is:retweet and -is:quote, but then I still receive tweets which are discussion replies. I can filter them out manually as a work around by checking for inreplytouserid values in the streams data fields, but having a is:reply entitiy operator would be very useful and save traffic and processing power on both sides.

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    acknowledged  ·  1 comment  ·  Filtered stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. API endpoint for reporting counterfeit digital goods

    Please add an API endpoint for reporting accounts that are selling counterfeit digital goods. Hundreds of accounts are selling Netflix accounts, Spotify, and more. Just search "Netflix Premium Account" and see what I'm referring to. Why is this permitted? Can you please offer more through the API so we can help stop this?

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    0 comments  ·  General features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Increase of Rate Limit

    Hiding replies would be of massive value to our clients, but with the current rate limits, we wouldn't be able to meet their requirements.

    Please can you provide forecasts as to when rate limits will be increased and what they will be increased to? Would this happen once the capability goes from Labs into live service?

    Many thanks.

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    started  ·  Aurelia Specker responded

    We are actively looking into a new rate limiting configuration to better serve production use case. We will update this idea as soon as we make progress.

  4. Display to the user the day of the month the Tweet counter resets.

    I recently hit my monthly cap on the number of Tweets I consumed. I understand that this counter will reset on the day of the month I first enrolled for Labs. I can not find that date anywhere in the Labs UI. Please show me that date!

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    planned  ·  Aurelia Specker responded

    Thanks for the feedback! We plan on making this available in the UI. More details to come.

  5. Twitter and users improvements

    Adding a trial or a demo developer account would be a great and fantastic idea because it well help the users to try something new and make them very interesting and in the other hand it well help twitter seeing their actions and knowing if they are able to be responsible of the developer account or not.

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    acknowledged  ·  1 comment  ·  General features  ·  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.

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    closed  ·  Aurelia Specker responded

    Thanks for the feedback! We will not be changing this in the near future, so I am going to close this suggestion. Please continue to vote for this idea if it resonates with your needs.

  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…

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    acknowledged  ·  1 comment  ·  Recent search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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

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  9. 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

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    0 comments  ·  Filtered stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Aurelia Specker responded

    Thanks for the suggestion. We are currently considering this. Can you tell us a bit more about why this feature is important to you?

  10. 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.

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    acknowledged  ·  2 comments  ·  Recent search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

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    0 comments  ·  Sampled stream  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    planned  ·  Aurelia Specker responded

    Thanks for the feedback! As part of Twitter’s API v2, we are looking into how we can better support compliance use of our APIs. More information to come.

  12. Create hackathons to empower young people

    Identify the needs for self-improvement that young people publish, segmenting them by themes, using sentiment analysis to quantify in percentage the positive perspective they have about it (the negative or neutral could also be deduced), thereby launching collaborative training programs with non-profit organizations

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    acknowledged  ·  0 comments  ·  Documentation and resources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Ability to unfollow a private user who has not yet accepted an invitation

    This is a follow up request from https://twittercommunity.com/t/bug-unfollow-private-user/130365.

    The Twitter API currently does not offer any way to stop a follow request to a private user.
    This prevents some automation workflow from happening.

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    0 comments  ·  Follow, block, and mute  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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