What happened to STLtwitter.ning.com?

February 23, 2010 at 9:26 am (St. Louis Twitter Ning) (, , )

Long story short, I shut it down, and now a spammer has the URL.

PLEASE do not confuse this website with the old STLtwitter.com. I shut down the old site after a couple months of sitting on my hands deciding what to do with it. Ultimately, I didn’t think it was fair for everyone’s information to be sitting out there with the possibility of getting abused. So, I deleted it, along with everyone’s personal information.

Today, I get an .rss update from STLtwitter.com about a new user, who’s name I recognize, because since I started the site I’ve had to ban him, delete out a 1000+ spam invitations that he sent, and continue to receive spam emails from him often. It looks like he took up the old ning name and is using it now. So, I warn you DO NOT register for STLtwitter.com it’s not my site anymore, it’s now run by a spammer.

I apologize for any confusion this has caused, I wish I could do something about it.

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STL Twitter for Newbies Suggestions

May 15, 2009 at 6:14 pm (St. Louis Twitter Ning) (, , )

Hey St. Louis, I need your help. I want to put together a bit of a “who’s who” and new users guide to St. Louis for new twitter users. I’ve got some ideas to ease the pain for new users who are probably overwhelemed with everything. This will be hosted on the STLTwitter page, but other STL sites are welcome to use it as well.

Here’s what I’m looking for:

  • People who have a lot of tweets geared for new users. @tojosan is probably the best example of this, but I’m looking for others.
  • Local “Celebrities” i.e. Radio DJ’s and Talk show hosts. I’m ashamed to say, I can probably only think of 1 that I follow.
  • Local places and their tweet streams. i.e. @themuny
  • Major STL sites like @SceneSTL and major news outlets like @weatherbird
  • Any STL bots like @stlbot
  • And a list of any other STL sites of intrest (I should have most on the right of the STL page) Please let me know if I’m missing any.
  • And anything else you find helpful to stay connected in St. Louis!
  • Maybe 1 or 2 generic “New Twitter Users” guides. I’ll for sure link to @tojosan’s, which was a big help for me!

I want to keep it as simple as possible, so I don’t want to create a White Pages of STL, I’d like to keep it strictly as a guide for new users to be able to find value. I appreciate any help, please leave a comment below or contact me. If I can keep track of who helped I’ll give a shout out on the page. Thanks for your help!

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Ugh, Spam!

March 21, 2009 at 8:07 pm (St. Louis Twitter Ning) (, , , )

So I got my first taste of the “best” part of running the ning site. Unintended promotion via a spam bot! They joined about a week ago, and I thought  there was something weird about it. I noticed like 5 other people join afterwards that didn’t belong. I was looking at the members and noticed that the original “person” had proceeded to invite over 1000 people to our site! They didn’t even have a website, what were they planing on doing? So the people that joined afterward were randomly invited, AND JOINED! Well, hopefully that’s over for now…

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