I then had to log back in and I had to solve a captcha. I dug through Twitter Rules and I'm pretty sure they're pissed off that the only thing I used Twitter was to siphon users to my Mastodon account.
@polarhive I have two accounts and recently switched to mastodon cross-posting from two accounts here, twitter bios pointing here. It was because they started suspending one of those accounts as a bot that I switched!
That continued for a while. First I had to complain, then a few times to solve captchas. That account is 12 years old and 130K tweets, but their algo thought it was a bot.
The other is younger, as active and more followed but has never been suspended.
Hard to say what criteria they use.
@polarhive i got suspended out of the blue for api violations several weeks after i stopped using my own crossposter ;)
the twitter AI is total crap ;)
@polarhive Interesting 🤔 I know many people who have set their Birdsite display name to their Mastodon handle or advertise for Mastodon otherwise and didn't get suspended.Maybe they really dislike that specific blog post 😆 Well,it's not a big loss,Mastodon is better anyway.
Here's an snapshot (July) eventhough I changed my name, as long as there were some posts (keeps people reading on TW nothing happened.)
I later deleted that account and now they've suspended my dummy account for spam.
@polarhive Wow, that explains a lot! I first related the constant captcha requests on birdsite to me using an anonymity VPN; however I tweeted a lot of links to Mastodon toots, and I also changed my screen name there to 'email@example.com'. Since then, my profile would be shown to other users as 'restricted'.
I guess they've just added popular Masto instances to their AI/machine learning algorithm as an indicator for users they want to keep out. Hence the captchas and profile restrictions.
@kernpanik I swear! Now I can't even close my account or change the bio to something generic than suggesting where to find me next. It says you're restricted.
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