Unable to follow and unfollow bug in Twitter

Filed this following request to Twitter support – and it was resolved within an hour! Yay!

This request has been deemed solved Jun 29 delbius was assigned to your request.

Having the devil’s own job with adding followers, been like this for the past 8 days, (noting the issues on your status page). Firefox gives no error message, just sits there with the icons thing spinning at the top.
MS Explorer tosses up an error message like this one:

Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; SU 3.23; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; InfoPath.2)
Timestamp: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:44:59 UTC

Message: ‘$flash’ is undefined
Line: 1
Char: 721
Code: 0
URI: http://assets3.twitter.com/static/1245990937/follow.js

What’s particularly irking is I never add/remove more that a few hundred at most a day – and that manually – and always keep the numbers balanced. Yet I’m seeing spammers (using automated software) harvest 20,000+ followers with no problem whatsoever. You see spammers like ‘johngoogle’ with literally hundreds if not thousands of accounts at a time harvesting away, yet using Twitter properly with just a web browser seems to get you penalised. 🙁

While using Twitter, I had a problem/bug report

My request is in regard to the Web:Followers/followings

I feel: very frustrated

🙂 Fixed!

What I forgot to add – and I stupidly forgot to take a screen grab – was that one one point I had a load of spammers in my ‘following’ list that I’d never added (nor could I remove). Possibly a database listing error?

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