The Final 2-Year Lawsuit Showdown – Join The Twitter Trend! [Announcement]

We would like to start a Twitter trend with the hash tag #AKTF on July 18th and 19th starting from 12:00AM KST for two consecutive days to show our support as Cassiopeia for our boys during the court decision reported to be made on July 19, 2012.

We do not know if this will be the -absolute- end of this mess, or what the outcome will eventually be if it is, but this is a time when we want to show our solidary as Cassiopeia and our resolve to support each other and all 5 members no matter what their ultimate decisions may be.

The rest of this article gives more info that you might need to know!

When It Starts

July 18 and July 19 starting from 12:00AM KST for both consecutive days. If you are unsure, kindly check your local time through this link here.

Twitter Accounts Being Suspended During Trends

Some Cassiopeia’s Twitter accounts have been being suspended left and right for quite some time now. My own account was suspended during the #ReplaceDBSKsongsWithDuckbutt trend.

However – some accounts are being targeted by CONTENT and USERNAME. To my understanding, it is JYJ “stans” doing this (but could very well be antis and HoMin “stans” as well) to OT5 / Yunjae accounts.

There is more info about this and how it started here.

Please also keep in mind that any list given of screen names that are getting accounts suspended can and will change: it is simply too easy to just create another account. It’s because of this that I haven’t included a list here.

During trends, a person can simply click on the trending hashtag or link in the “Trends” list at Twitter / Home to view tweets using the trends. This basically gives any person(s) viewing these tweets a list of users participating in the trend, and unfortunately makes any and everyone who is trending something a target for those who are doing this to find people to get suspended.

There is absolutely NOTHING you can do to prevent this from happening outside of using a name that doesn’t attract attention and/or not participating in the trend. My own screen name doesn’t even feature K-Pop and was targeted (I guess at random) during a trend.

If your account winds up suspended, there are steps you can take to reverse this and get your account back. Check the steps after this jump.

How To Get Your Account Back If You’re Suspended

Firstly, go to https://support.twitter.com/forms. Find “Report A Violation” and click “Suspended Account” in this list. (Screencap of this step can be found here)

You’ll be directed to a form you’ll need to fill out. Fill in the necessary areas and click “Submit”. Make sure you are specific about what happened, and how. Also, make sure you’re not in violation of Twitter’s Policies before opening a Help Ticket. (More info in the next section of this blog post. Screencap of this step can be found here)

Your Help Ticket will be submitted to Twitter Support and will be reviewed later. An email will be sent to the address associated with your twitter name. You MUST reply to this email to activate your Help Ticket! If you don’t see it in your inbox, check your spam/trash folders in your email.

Now all you can do is wait. It may take a few hours – it may take a few days.

ONLY SUBMIT ONE HELP TICKET – Twitter will assume you are spam if you submit more than one ticket per issue you are having and need help with, and will close your tickets if you do. Open ONE and simply check it’s status until it’s labeled ‘Solved’.

How To Check Your Help Ticket Status

Go to https://twitter.zendesk.com/requests. You will see “Check Your Existing Requests” – click this tab. A list of your open requests will come up and you should see the subject line of the form you submitted in this list. If you do NOT see it, click “View your recently solved and closed requests” in the menu provided on the right. If you still don’t see it, click “View your older closed requests”. If your request is in either of these instead, it means that it’s been labeled ‘Solved’ and either it’s fixed, or you’ll need to do a follow up and/or reopen the request (Read further after the jump).

Screencap of “Check Your Existing Requests” view here.
Screencap of “Subject line of the form you submitted in this list” here.

After clicking your request, you’ll see the form you submitted before, the request status (righthand upper corner), and the reply you made to the email they sent when you submitted the form under the “Comments” section. If you scroll further down, you can also find the link at the bottom of the page to submit a follow up and/or reopen the ticket if needed. (Screencap of this step can be found here)

If it starts taking too long (mine took 3 days, so it might take a while! Be patient!) you can also add further comments on this page, and you will receive a comment from Twitter Support here once your request has been marked ‘Solved’.

Twitter “Spam” Policies

You can view the Twitter Rules by going here:

Twitter considers the below listed as “Spam”:

You may not use the Twitter service for the purpose of spamming anyone. What constitutes “spamming” will evolve as we respond to new tricks and tactics by spammers. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be spamming are:

•If you have followed a large amount of users in a short amount of time;
•If you have followed and unfollowed people in a short time period, particularly by automated means (aggressive follower churn);
•If you repeatedly follow and unfollow people, whether to build followers or to garner more attention for your profile;
•If you have a small number of followers compared to the amount of people you are following;
•If your updates consist mainly of links, and not personal updates;
•If you post misleading links;
•If a large number of people are blocking you;
•The number of spam complaints that have been filed against you;
•If you post duplicate content over multiple accounts or multiple duplicate updates on one account;
•If you post multiple unrelated updates to a topic using #;
•If you post multiple unrelated updates to a trending or popular topic;
•If you send large numbers of duplicate @replies or mentions;
•If you send large numbers of unsolicited @replies or mentions in an attempt to spam a service or link;
•If you add a large number of unrelated users to lists in an attempt to spam a service or link;
•If you repeatedly post other users’ Tweets as your own;
•If you have attempted to “sell” followers, particularly through tactics considered aggressive following or follower churn;
•Creating or purchasing accounts in order to gain followers;
•Using or promoting third-party sites that claim to get you more followers (such as follower trains, sites promising “more followers fast,” or any other site that offers to automatically add followers to your account);
•If you create false or misleading Points of Interest;
•If you create Points of Interest to namesquat or spam.

If you think you could have triggered a reason for “Spam” to have your account suspended, please be honest about it in your Help Ticket – honesty will probably get you further than trying to hide it or not mention it. Twitter Support will be able to see your tweets to review your help request, so you may as well not even try to hide it if you have done any of these.

Honestly, I’ve tweeted more than 200 times within a 2-hour time span for trends before, and never been called out or suspended for spam before, so I’m fairly sure anyone trending will (probably) not trigger Twitter’s spam filters by simply tweeting a lot. You would have to tweet/retweet very fast and quite a lot to reach Twitter’s limits, and they do not mention suspension of your account as a result of reaching their listed limits.

You can find more information on Twitter’s limits here:

Quoted from the page linked:

“What happens if I hit a limit?”

If you do reach a limit, we’ll let you know with an error message telling you which limit you’ve hit. For limits that are time-based (like the DM Messages, Update, Changes to Account Email, and API Requests Limits), you’ll be able to try again after the time has elapsed.

The Update Limit of 1,000 updates per day is further broken down into semi-hourly intervals. If you hit your account update limit, please try again in a few hours after the limit-period has elapsed.

You can also find information about Trends here and about using Hashtags here.

It is my understanding after reading through Twitter’s support articles that as long as a user stays within the allowed number of tweets, and is not abusing the Trend by:

•promoting unrelated things
•tweeting the same thing with little changes (the entire tweet, not just #AKTF)
•spamming etc.

.. that (other than the “stans” reporting accounts for no reason) there is no limit to how many tweets a hashtag trend can have (none were mentioned) and that a user should not be able to be considered “spam” (RE: as long as they’re within Twitter’s limits, but that shouldn’t equal suspension unless a user has reported you) and should indeed still trend.

My past experiences with this and other fandoms has also given me this conclusion.

I hope to see this trend successful! Always Keep The Faith.

Useful sources obtained from Twitter, kpoporld.blogspot.com, World Bigeast Cassiopeia on Facebook.

[Article is written by Addy from All About Cassiopeia. Any copying, republication or redistribution content other than for personal uses is expressly prohibited.]

This article originally published at DB5K YTP Community here.

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