We want all @ replies reinstated

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Please reinstate the all @ replies on my settings/notices options page... I use that to meet people I might not have met otherwise...
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ECS Dave

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I have always had the all @ replies option turned off preferring to see only @ replies between friends. However, by completely blocking the ability to see all @ replies you have created a new problem. In order to have their conversations seen people will work around this setting change by moving the name of the addressed person to the end of their tweet, thereby forcing me to see all @ replies even though I would choose not to. Removing this option is a MISTAKE! Please replace it before you take away options from those of us who do NOT want to see all @ replies.
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There's a petition here for anyone that wants to try that: http://www.petitiononline.com/twitrep...
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This is a very good point, and I'm glad it's at the top of the list here. Maybe it will get noticed, and we'll get our options back!

Or: maybe they're planning to make it possible to see @replies on a per-followee basis... that would be pretty awesome. Some people @reply too prolifically, and I don't follow them (though with this recent "fix", maybe I will...). On the other hand, there are people who @reply so eloquently, I wouldn't want to miss them!
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Yes, this is a problem I noticed since I have the feature turned off, as well. Really bad idea.
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Jerry

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Yes, this is a problem I noticed since I have the feature turned off, as well. Really bad idea.
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I just don't understand how Twitter, so different from other social networking sites, can get it so wrong. Bring back the choice. It's the most thing talked about so why aren't you listening? Please bring it back - it takes the randomness and spontaneity out of what Twitter is all about.
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ECS Dave

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The choice "was" available, all I and a few others I've tweeted with agree, may we please have the "choice" back?
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Vinko

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Restore the previous @reply settings in the Notices section.
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Matt Hooper

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Very frustrated indeed!
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RedRemote

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Another sad face to the tally. Would like the previous settings for @Replies returned as well.
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Michael Specht

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I want a choice on this Twitter! What a sucky decision :-(
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SunshineTalia

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I guess the question we have to ask is WHY did twitter do this?

Twitter... why?
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Qrystal

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The answer to "why" seems to be that twitter engineers were looking for ways to make the system scale up, to better handle the massive increases in numbers that they've been getting. I can believe this, because twitter is HUGE, and every interconnect between people makes it huger.

I'm a little disappointed that this wasn't an explicit part of the original announcement, but since then they've clarified:

http://blog.twitter.com/2009/05/we-le...

They've also clarified by saying there will be more per-user settings in the future, and so I'm willing to accept this.
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Please reinstate @replies

Also, I like men
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foodiechick

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I hate this. @reply is how I found almost everyone I follow. Why would they want to impose this limit to expanding your base?!?!
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Evan Smith

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reinstate! it was a great way to find new people. Why not let people choose how they want to use twitter instead of forcing them in a particular direction?
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Reinstate. I want this choice.
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Robert_Houdin

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I'm pro-choice

Mainly because I don't like babies
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I didn't use it myself, but I know many people did and found it useful. Your claims that it is "undesirable and confusing" seem odd to me, given that it is opt-in and a simple change to make it if gets annoying.

This change removing the settings has already started to become annoying, as people "RT" each reply they made - something that is "undesirable and confusing", not in the least because it breaks the reply chain and fills the timeline with messages we would otherwise not want to see, as we *chose* not to see them.

Reinstate the option, let those who want to follow every @reply do so.
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It encourages people (like me) who don't like the change to circumvent it, and thereby clutter up the feeds of people who don't care about the change.
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Why the hell is Twitter taking options AWAY from people? You should be giving people MORE options to make the timeline look the way we want it to. Not the way you want it to. I want my @replies back. This is easily the most retarded thing I think I've seen you guys do, so far.
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I want choice back, all, some or none, mainly because I don't want to see everyone's conversations in my timeline, just normal updates.. oh dear
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If any change had to be made, it was to extend this setting from a global setting to an individual setting for each user.

This isn't a step backward. This is like three.

I'm the type that hates overly dramatic user revolts. And I especially hate when the especially dramatic user (you know the one) makes the following statement when a developer moves their cheese. So I find myself conflicted by having to say the following:

This change is a deal-breaker for me.

No, I'm not leaving Twitter anytime soon. My network is here! But the utility that locks me into the service as opposed to going to some other status microblogging service (such as facebook) just became quite slippery. I'm now much much more open to exploring other solutions in the near future whereas a few mere moments ago I was quite satisfied with Twitter.

I do predict it'll come back though. And when *crosses fingers* it does, I would love for it to come back in the form I mentioned above! Srsly, it's impossible to follow highly engaged celebrities! On the other hand, I like having @replys for companies who provide customer support via Twitter. Highly valuable. And I'm sure any person on this thread can add personal stories of how @replys has made their Twitter experience significantly better.

Btw, wouldn't this move likely hurts business and industry folk more than anything by decreasing Twitter's viral stickiness? Just sayin'
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Seems like this decision benefits no one. People who want to meet people through @replies are upset because they can't, and people who don't are upset because the people they otherwise like to follow will become annoying. This should definitely be reversed.
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Taking away options is not a good idea.
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Lets Please rethink this change. I find new friends with similar interests and discover really cool people by picking up on conversations my friends are having with their established friends. If some are complaining about too many fractured bits of conversations, perhaps they need to rethink how they are using twitter, or configuring their account. Please undo this move and try educating the twitterverse on how to set up their variables to make the service work efficiently for each user.
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Twitter has officially KILLED the discovery aspect that has made it great up to this point. I will no longer be exposed to interesting new people by seeing conversations that other people (that I already trust and follow) are having with them. Bring ALL @replies back!!!!!!
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It was my favourite twitter feature. I changed to it last year after over a year on the default setting - and it improved tremendously what I got from twitter. Yes it opened a waterfall, but my mind can filter and process that. Ultimately in the long run it was more efficient and saved me clicking around and searching when following conversations.

I understand that some people - especially new people would find it undesirable and/or confusing, but that surely sholdn't be a reason for me to lose what I've loved most about twitter.

I can take the down time, the lost tweets and the lags, but if an option this fundamental is really gone I don't see me continuing with twitter.
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Ike Pigott

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If you needed to make a change, simply change the default setting. Don't eliminate the ONE feature that made Twitter so useful. Conversational discovery set your service apart.

You are in danger of killing a goose with valuable eggs.
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This sounds like a good compromise. Simply change the default.
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Qrystal

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They did change the default: it used to be that everyone would see everyone's @replies, but they changed it so the default is not seeing @replies to people you don't follow. This was... a year ago or so I think.
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I really liked seeing all @replies. I don't follow the whole world, but many one-sided @replies gave me a heads up to what was going on, and I have discovered some extremely interesting people with them.

While the option to view @replies only if you're following both sides of the conversation is great, please bring back all @replies, I really use them a lot.
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My own take in the form of a blog post: http://ariwriter.com/2009/05/twitter-...