History YMMV / Twitter

31st Aug '16 12:15:09 PM LaptopGuy
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* FanHater: There was once a "Ban One Direction Fans From Twitter" trend. Yes, because a particular fandom is totally a higher priority than issues such as harassment or bigotry.

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* FanHater: Most infamously the Beliebers and Directioners. There was once a "Ban One Direction Fans From Twitter" trend. Yes, because a particular fandom is totally a higher priority than issues such as harassment or bigotry.
17th Aug '16 4:45:48 PM Elmo3000
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** 2015 and 2016 saw what some saw an increasingly obvious bias in favour of people on the political left over the political right, which manifested in multiple right-wing pundits having their accounts suspended and being forced to remove tweets, while leftists are frequently allowed to tweet what is perceived to be whatever they please. Came to a head in 2016, where [[http://heatst.com/culture-wars/conservative-writer-kassy-dillon-suspended-from-twitter-for-repeating-leslie-jones/ a Conservative writer was suspended... for quoting tweets made by actress Leslie Jones exactly as she wrote them.]] Meanwhile, a troll account that harassed the writer has yet to receive punishment for posting slurs at her.
28th Jul '16 6:32:31 PM ClintRider
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** 2015 and 2016 saw what some saw an increasingly obvious bias in favour of people on the political left over the political right, which manifested in multiple right-wing pundits having their accounts suspended and being forced to remove tweets, while leftists are frequently allowed to tweet what is perceived to be whatever they please. Came to a head in 2016, where [[http://heatst.com/culture-wars/conservative-writer-kassy-dillon-suspended-from-twitter-for-repeating-leslie-jones/ a Conservative writer was suspended... for quoting tweets made by actress Leslie Jones exactly as she wrote them.]] Meanwhile, a troll account that harassed the writer has yet to receive punishment for posting slurs at her.
10th Jul '16 7:03:48 PM Eagal
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** The upgrade to API 1.1 and the "Display Requirements" that came with it has not made some people, especially developers, happy.
9th Jun '16 9:14:01 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** Previously, if you blocked a user, the only indications they would see are that they're inexplicably not following you anymore (if they were following you) and that they receive a "you've been blocked" notification if they try to follow you again, things they would only notice if they were following you or tried to follow you. Now, blocking them gives the blockee a "You are blocked from folllowing ''(user)'' and viewing ''(user)''[='=]s tweets" screen when they attempt to view your profile, making the block more obvious since they don't have to follow you anymore to find out. Some users, when blocked, will take screenshots of the block screen and post it, either to complain about it or mock the person who made the block, making a setup for {{Flame War}}s and other kinds of harassment.

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** Previously, if you blocked a user, the only indications they would see are that they're inexplicably not following you anymore (if they were following you) and that they receive a "you've been blocked" notification if they try to follow you again, things they would only notice if they were following you or tried to follow you. Now, blocking them gives the blockee a "You are blocked from folllowing ''(user)'' and viewing ''(user)''[='=]s tweets" screen when they attempt to view your profile, profile from an official Twitter client, making the block more obvious since they don't have to follow you anymore to find out. Some users, when blocked, will take screenshots of the block screen and post it, either to complain about it or mock the person who made the block, making a setup for {{Flame War}}s and other kinds of harassment.
9th Jun '16 9:12:40 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** Previously, if you blocked a user, the only indications they would see are that they're inexplicably not following you anymore (if they were following you) and that they receive a "you've been blocked" notification if they try to follow you again, things they would only notice if they were following you or tried to follow you. Now, blocking them gives the blockee a "You are blocked from folllowing ''(user)'' and viewing ''(user)''[='=]s tweets" screen when they attempt to view your profile, making the block more obvious since they don't have to follow you anymore to find out. Some users, when blocked, will take screenshots of the block screen and post it, either to complain about it or mock the person who made the block, making a setup for {{Flame War}]s and other kinds of harassment.

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** Previously, if you blocked a user, the only indications they would see are that they're inexplicably not following you anymore (if they were following you) and that they receive a "you've been blocked" notification if they try to follow you again, things they would only notice if they were following you or tried to follow you. Now, blocking them gives the blockee a "You are blocked from folllowing ''(user)'' and viewing ''(user)''[='=]s tweets" screen when they attempt to view your profile, making the block more obvious since they don't have to follow you anymore to find out. Some users, when blocked, will take screenshots of the block screen and post it, either to complain about it or mock the person who made the block, making a setup for {{Flame War}]s War}}s and other kinds of harassment.
9th Jun '16 9:12:32 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** Previously, if you blocked a user, the only indications they would see are that they're inexplicably not following you anymore (if they were following you) and that they receive a "you've been blocked" notification if they try to follow you again, things they would only notice if they were following you or tried to follow you. Now, blocking them gives the blockee a "You are blocked from folllowing ''(user)'' and viewing ''(user)''[='=]s tweets" screen when they attempt to view your profile, making the block more obvious since they don't have to follow you anymore to find out. Some users, when blocked, will take screenshots of the block screen and post it, either to complain about it or mock the person who made the block, making a setup for {{Flame War}]s and other kinds of harassment.
4th Mar '16 12:08:47 PM TokoWH
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* CriticalResearchFailure: ''Twitter'' has always displayed what the trending hashtags are on the sidebar, but starting around ''2015'', they've actively started to add their own comments to the hashtags displayed in the sidebar... However, the sheer number of times they've commented on a hashtag ''without checking what the Hashtag being discussed is actually about'' is staggering. This can get so obnoxious at times that some have actively started setting their home regions to other languages so they don't have to put up with their occasional stupidity. [[note]]Twitter doesn't comment on hashtags in other languages, instead using the system from before they started their comments up.[[/note]]
6th Feb '16 10:14:48 AM bowserbros
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** Let's just say, old users were not happy in changing the Fave stars to Like hearts in 3 November 2015.

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** [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Let's just say, say]] that old users were not happy in changing the Fave stars to Like hearts in 3 November 2015.2015.
** There's been a rather large backlash towards the change in how timelines are organized, going from chronological to using a popularity-based algorithm. Many have pointed out how this would cause countless users to be overshadowed by big-name brands & celebrities, with small businesses/creators/accounts being left in the dust.
15th Jan '16 9:20:06 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** In 2016, rumors sprang about that Twitter is planning to raise the character limit from 140 to 10,000. Some users hope it's true, due to 140 characters being a very limited space in most languages, others think it's excessive and could, among other things, open new doors to harassment and completely change the dynamic of Twitter, arguing that those who want to write a lot should just use sites like [[http://twitlonger.com Twitlonger]] or make proper blogs instead. Then there are those who agree that 140 characters is too small but the increased limit should be something not so radically high.

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** In 2016, rumors sprang about that Twitter is planning to raise the character limit from 140 to 10,000. Some users hope it's true, due to 140 characters being a very limited space in most languages, others think it's excessive and could, among other things, open new doors to harassment and completely change the dynamic of Twitter, arguing that those who want to write a lot should just use sites like [[http://twitlonger.com Twitlonger]] or make proper blogs instead. Then there are those in the middle who agree that 140 characters is too small but the increased limit should be something not so radically high.
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