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Conservatives on Twitter watching left wing folk saying they’re leaving to go somewhere else having gone through Gab, Parler, Gettr, Truth Social.
Do you think “conservatives” are that small minded and petty, without enough to do all day except “watching the left” and obsessing about their movements online?

Oh wait…
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Old 21.11.2022, 09:45
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As someone pointed out, "I'm leaving Twitter" is the new "I'm moving to Canada"

One of the more sensible comments David Cameron ever made was ‘too many tweets make a twat’.
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Old 21.11.2022, 10:30
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One of the more sensible comments David Cameron ever made was ‘too many tweets make a twat’.
He also said "let's hug a hoodie" so for vacuous and patronising soundbites, he's got form...
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Old 21.11.2022, 10:50
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Old 21.11.2022, 10:55
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I’m starting to get pissed-off. I still can’t deactivate my account, Just an error message “Oops, something went wrong, try again later”.
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Old 21.11.2022, 12:05
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Apparently Mr. Musk has decided to allow, he who shall not be named, back on Twitter.

Pushed me to finally delete** my seldom used account, or at least to attempt to. I suspect they are being overwhelmed by similar requests as I was told to go away and try later.

*Larry is the name of the Twitter bird.

** You can’t actual delete your account. You can only deactivate it and after 30 days they say they will delete it.
Politics aside:

From the Twitter website:
Deleting your Twitter account

After your 30-day deactivation window, your Twitter account is permanently deleted. When you don’t log into your account during the 30-day window, it lets us know you want to permanently delete your Twitter account. Once your account is deleted, your account is no longer available in our systems. You won’t be able to reactivate your previous account and you won’t have access to any old Tweets.

Once your account is deleted after the 30-day deactivation window, your username will be available for registration by other Twitter accounts.
This is the same process as Facebook, should work fine. However it's interesting that this was added sometime in the last two or so years. When I deleted my Twitter account it was just pressing the "Yes, I REALLY mean it!" button 3 or 4 times.
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Old 21.11.2022, 12:08
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I’m starting to get pissed-off. I still can’t deactivate my account, Just an error message “Oops, something went wrong, try again later”.
Sure you're not trying to buy Taylor Swift tickets on Ticketmaster? ;-)
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Old 21.11.2022, 12:14
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I’m starting to get pissed-off. I still can’t deactivate my account, Just an error message “Oops, something went wrong, try again later”.
Considering most of their staff has been laid off or quit, I wouldn't be surprised.

https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...h-resignations

I believe what Elon is looking the most at right now is site usage/views, so avoid all Twitter feeds or links.

Hope you can successfully delete your account soon ...
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Re: Ding, dong Larry* is dead

Hi Bowlie,
I couldnt deactivate my account from the app, but had no problems via a browser. First you deactive (30 days). Then its deleted. IM
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Hi Bowlie,
I couldnt deactivate my account from the app, but had no problems via a browser. First you deactive (30 days). Then its deleted. IM
Thanks, that appears to have worked.
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I believe what Elon is looking the most at right now is site usage/views, so avoid all Twitter feeds or links.
Why?
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Old 21.11.2022, 16:44
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I just created a Twitter account, so that I can delete it tomorrow.
I feel so woke now.
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Old 21.11.2022, 16:56
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I just created a Twitter account, so that I can delete it tomorrow.
I feel so woke now.
I thought you'd feel like a twit doing that.
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Old 21.11.2022, 16:59
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I thought you'd feel like a twit doing that.
That's what woke me sees in the mirror
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Re: Ding, dong Larry* is dead

I think twitter.com will be an interesting study case of how many engineers are needed to reliably run a global network web service, and how much employee churn it can tolerate.
Or it may happen that some co-investors or banks might try to pull out if they can or sue when they decide it all became too much of a thriller with tens of billions at stake and sink the ship.

Who knows, Elon has a proven track record of having difficult, complex stuff built successfully, maybe he (or his tech executives) can pull it off.
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Old 21.11.2022, 18:02
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I think twitter.com will be an interesting study case of how many engineers are needed to reliably run a global network web service, and how much employee churn it can tolerate.
Or it may happen that some co-investors or banks might try to pull out if they can or sue when they decide it all became too much of a thriller with tens of billions at stake and sink the ship.

Who knows, Elon has a proven track record of having difficult, complex stuff built successfully, maybe he (or his tech executives) can pull it off.
True but Elon always had greenfield sites whereas Twitter is a huge complex legacy system that probably requires in-depth knowledge to manage and modify.
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I think twitter.com will be an interesting study case of how many engineers are needed to reliably run a global network web service, and how much employee churn it can tolerate.
Or it may happen that some co-investors or banks might try to pull out if they can or sue when they decide it all became too much of a thriller with tens of billions at stake and sink the ship.

Who knows, Elon has a proven track record of having difficult, complex stuff built successfully, maybe he (or his tech executives) can pull it off.
Are you sure your case study doesn’t involve engineers changing light bulbs?

Absolutely right, good old Elon does have a record of being difficult – who can forget those difficult moments when he accused rescue divers in Thailand of pedophilia after his own, not quite rational ideas, were politely ignored?
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I wasn't aware that it's a contest. I don't think Biden gives a s**t how many followers he has on social media.
Running for office in the US, and holding it, is nothing but a popularity contest.

It's perplexing how many people agree with you.
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Old 21.11.2022, 20:13
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Running for office in the US, and holding it, is nothing but a popularity contest.
Exactly.

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Re: Ding, dong Larry* is dead

If Elon Musk treats so nicely his employees at Twitter, I wonder what customers of Tesla should expect of him if he looses interest in them...
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