I just tried tweeting something, and couldn’t. My twitter account has been suspended! (Don’t have schadenfreude!) I’m guessing they have some automated algorithmic process for suspending accounts and mine came up as a false-positive. (Too many links, maybe? I do post links a bit, but they’re never misleading or repetitive or spammy.) Either that or this is the work of my arch-nemesis, Finneas Blinn, who is envious of my intellect and success and seeks to ruin me in every way.

Fortunately, Twitter allows you to submit a ticket asking them to review and restore your account, which I of course immediately did.

We’ll see how long it takes. Googling around, seems false-positives are not uncommon, and restoration can take anywhere from a couple of days to several weeks. So it’s like querying agents!

Anyway, I’m not too worried. I only follow around 40 people and only have around 240 followers. I don’t have a business that relies on tweeting people or something, so waiting won’t bother me. Besides, there’s always you, WordPress, my ever faithful friend and ally.

Oh, and here’s the tweet I was trying to tweet when my account suddenly became suspended: “almost done plotting my next novel… have a summary of all the scenes, but still need to work out the specifics of connecting some of them”

Categories: Stupid things


LanthonyS · May 11, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Your tweets are so nefarious!

S P Hannifin · May 11, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Yes, if I get restored, I will have to amend my ways, letting my tweets gush with good will and merriment. Perhaps tweets like: “Watching TV, and good fortune to you!” and “Working on my novel, and you look great today! Probably.”

Scott · May 12, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Hmm… that tweet was opprobrious…. which incidentally is the word of the day.

S P Hannifin · May 12, 2013 at 12:50 AM

I would tweet about it… but I can’t…

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