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Need help with Twitter

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mythril1976, 28 Nov 2012.

  1. Mythril1976

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Oct 2010

    Posts: 231

    Location: On The Battlefield

    Hi guys.

    Right I've finally gone onto Twitter for general updates on drivers and things I find of interest. It's very handy for that. The problem is people being able to add them selves to my following list without my say so and it's driving me nuts.

    As far as I'm away I've set Twitter up so no one can follow me without asking for my permission, retweets are turned off from the eight things I'm currently following but some how different people are appearing on my tweets wall.

    Here is a small picture of what I'm seeing currently. The black arrows are the dodgy entries:

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    And here is another one from my Lumia 920 a couple of nights ago:

    [​IMG]

    Now I deleted all of the devices apart from the PC that was allowed to access my Twitter account (Lumia 920 & iPad 3) just to see if any of those devices were acting up and allowing people to just add them selves to my following list but this morning I looked and the top picture is what I saw :/

    Does anyone know how I can turn off or get rid for ever people adding them selves to my following list ? Like I've said I've never allowed them in the first place and I want to keep my Twitter "spam free".

    Thanks in advance peeps :)
     
  2. MikeHunt79

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Jan 2004

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    Try setting your account to protected if it isn't already.
     
  3. Mythril1976

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Oct 2010

    Posts: 231

    Location: On The Battlefield

    Tweet Privacy is already ticked :) Thanks for the info though. Any other ideas ?
     
  4. bsoltan

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,005

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Two of the ones you have pointed to are ReTweets from the other person you're following.

    Double check that you're not following ASKIR / ASHIR. If you're not then maybe just try following and then unfollowing as it may be a bug in the system.
    I find that sometimes disabling retweets gets buggy too so I have to reset that option as well.

    https://support.twitter.com/articles/164083-what-is-a-twitter-timeline#
     
  5. Mythril1976

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Oct 2010

    Posts: 231

    Location: On The Battlefield

  6. Kainz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Dec 2002

    Posts: 21,974

    Location: In a cowfield, London, UK

    Retweets are a core part of the system so that is something you're stuck with no matter what client you use. As a twitter user I also wish that retweets could be disabled as a lot of companies kind of abuse it i.e retweeting reviews of their products repeatedly.
     
  7. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 231,367

    Location: In the radio shack

    You can turn off retweets for individuals so if you want to follow a company but not see anything they retweet then you can do that.
     
  8. RickST

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Feb 2008

    Posts: 1,261

    Somebody following you makes no difference, you don't get notifications from followers only people you are following.
     
  9. Mythril1976

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Oct 2010

    Posts: 231

    Location: On The Battlefield

    Thanks again for the information guys.

    So it's "normal" behaviour for others to add them selves to my following list without my concession ? Have I got that right ?

    Edit: From the eight people I've set to follow, all have been set to no retweets.
     
  10. Dark_Injection

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Oct 2006

    Posts: 1,117

    Location: Germany

    You more than likey have a 3rd party app installed onto your Twitter account. This allows people to be on your following list.

    Go to Settings > Apps and remove any unknown apps you have
     
  11. Mythril1976

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Oct 2010

    Posts: 231

    Location: On The Battlefield

    I currently have:

    Windows Phone by Microsoft Corporation
    Twitter for iPad by Twitter
    Microsoft by Microsoft Corporation (Application for connecting Microsoft products to Twitter)
    Twitter for Windows Phone by Twitter client for Windows Phone

    And that's it.
     
  12. LordSplodge

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2004

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    Twitter fro updates on drivers? Wow...
     
  13. Dark_Injection

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Oct 2006

    Posts: 1,117

    Location: Germany

    Ok i dont know then. That is normally the problem when you have weird tweets appearing.

    Sorry cant help you much futher.

    You could try a better program then Twitter, grab Hootsuite, maybe that will clear up your problem. I only use Hootsuite.
     
  14. Mythril1976

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Oct 2010

    Posts: 231

    Location: On The Battlefield

    Thanks Dark_Injection. I'll look into it.

    @LordSplodge. And your problem is exactly ?