Anyone else getting @reply spam on Twitter?

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I'm getting lot's of it! I can't see one legitimate reply on my twitter client.

How do you stop it?

I know, it's not possible as of now, but what ideas do you have?

Sumit.
#@reply #spam #twitter
  • Profile picture of the author gwben
    I believe the only thing you can do right now would be to report the user as a spammer -- twitter cracks down pretty hard on reported spammers and accounts get suspended pretty quick!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
    Originally Posted by Sumit_Menon View Post

    I'm getting lot's of it! I can't see one legitimate reply on my twitter client.

    How do you stop it?
    Follow @spam on Twitter and then DM them the IDs of the spammers, with links if you can.

    They'll zap 'em in short order.
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  • Profile picture of the author gvannorman
    not sure but I believe that you can blog certain tweeters from tweeting to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    I am getting at least a few @reply spams a day. So annoying. One of them offered free dating site passwords; I went to check out the person's Twitter home page and literally they had nothing but @replies to people with the same tweet, again and again.

    AND they weren't following anyone or being followed by anyone.

    Kind of sneaky - if they don't follow people they probably can stick around Twitter a little longer because when they DO follow people - those people are going to block and report them immediately.

    And for right now, as far as I know, all you can do is block them and report them to Spam Watch (spam) on Twitter
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    • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
      Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

      I am getting at least a few @reply spams a day. So annoying. One of them offered free dating site passwords; I went to check out the person's Twitter home page and literally they had nothing but @replies to people with the same tweet, again and again.

      AND they weren't following anyone or being followed by anyone.

      Kind of sneaky - if they don't follow people they probably can stick around Twitter a little longer because when they DO follow people - those people are going to block and report them immediately.

      And for right now, as far as I know, all you can do is block them and report them to Spam Watch (spam) on Twitter
      Yeah.. But the spammer can make another account. It takes 30 seconds to make a gmail id and 1 minute to make a new twitter account on the slowest of the connections.
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      • Profile picture of the author RMC
        I use tweetdeck and immediately hit block and report spam when that happens.

        At the least, I won't get it twice from them. But perhaps more people will start doing the same and it will help make the spam less effective.
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