Block Users and Scheduled Tweet Limits

by Chris Fong · 35 comments

I spent this past week making some new updates to JustRetweet, so I wanted to write a brief post describing a few of the features that just went live.

Blocking users – I’ve now added the ability for you to block certain members in your account. What this means is that you will not see a blocked user’s submissions on your Dashboard and they will not be able to see your tweets on theirs.

To access this feature, go to your ‘Settings’ tab and click on the new ‘Block Settings’ menu option. This will take you to a page where you can type in the name of the users you would like to block.

Change your mind? Then just click on the ‘x’ next to the username you want to unblock.

Block Settings - JustRetweet

Scheduled Tweet limits – What was happening was that for some members who promote a lot of content on the site, their tweets were getting scheduled way into the future…sometimes more than a month later. This was causing complaints from members who were not seeing their content getting posted as expected.

I’ve now set a limit so that accounts can only promote up to 1 days worth of tweets in advance. I realize a few members might be unhappy with this change, but I feel this needs to happen to keep things fair for everyone.

Real link tooltips – Just a minor tweak, but I think it’s useful. If you hover over any link in your Dashboard, you will now be able to see the actual link url in the tooltip. A lot of submitted tweets use various url shorteners for their links, so this is an easy way to see the actual url of any tweet.

Actual-Url-Tooltips

I’m hoping these changes will help create a better user experience for everyone. Have any comments or feedback? Please let me know in the comments.

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Akshlat June 20, 2013 at 4:07 am

hey,
This is so kewl feature which helps us block the spammers and irrelevant tweets.
Expecting more cool feature more in future.
Thanks for the service bro.
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Daniel October 6, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I love the feature that allows us to block spam users……Thumbs up!

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Adrian Jock June 20, 2013 at 11:22 am

Excellent changes, Chris. Thank you :)
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Mark June 20, 2013 at 11:53 am

So glad to see these changes. It appears you are really thinking about how to make JustRetweet better for the users. I hate seeing a post shared weeks later whne the info in the post is NOT as relevant as it was when originally posted.

Blocking people is a time saver for me. In the past I have just skipped people that ALWAYS share low quality stuff that would not be valuable to my followers.

Thank you for the hard work!
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Jaydip Parikh June 20, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Great changes. I am also sending one more suggestion via email. Kindly have look that as well.
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Suresh Khanal June 20, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Hi Chris,

User Blocking and links tooltips are definitely a great add to the system. I still could not understand what the change in ‘Scheduled tweets limit’ going to effect us? Does it mean that we can submit only one tweet per day or all of our submissions will finish tweeting on the very day?
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Chris Fong June 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Hi Suresh. I should have clarified in my post better. This scheduled tweet limit applies only to the number of tweets that you are promoting (and queuing up) on the site. It’s not related to any submission limits.

Previously you could promote unlimited tweets on the site. With the new changes, now you can only promote up to one days worth of tweets. The actual number of promotions depends on your Tweet Interval time. At the default 15 min, this means you can queue up approximately 96 total tweets at a time to promote. At a 2hr tweet interval, you can queue up 12 tweets at one time.

This means that whenever you submit a tweet on JustRetweet, and it gets promoted by another member, you can be sure it will go out on their Timeline within 24 hours of them promoting it.

Hope that makes more sense.

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Avi June 20, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Link Tooltips is a great feature + user blocking is also a good feature. Nice changes Chris. :)

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Brandy Anderson June 20, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Awesome changes! Thanks for continuing to improve the experience on this site and make it more valuable for everyone.
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Rudd June 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I believe 1 day is too short, you should make it to at least 3 days. On the reasons is different time zone, so 1 day isn’t enough.

Furthermore, what will happen to the credits we spend for a tweet if not all of them were use? Are we going to get it back?
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Chris Fong June 20, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Hi Rudd. It doesn’t matter what time zone you are in. You can schedule up to 1 day worth of tweets to promote regardless.

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Ian Wright June 21, 2013 at 1:23 am

Two positive changes, Chris. As well as being able to block people can we report those who do the RT then delete it from their Twitter account?

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Chris Fong June 21, 2013 at 1:30 am

Yes, please report any users you find doing this Ian.

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Karen Woodham June 21, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Excellent update, the block option is great and the scheduled tweets tweak is certainly going to help a lot, cheers
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Marc Bell June 26, 2013 at 6:17 am

Useful updates Chris. I understand how hard you work to keep the justretweet community running smoothly. You’ve helped me out before with my retweets not showing up and you went far beyond the definition help and support! But I’m sure the changes are for the better.

Marc Bell
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Gilbert Samuel June 28, 2013 at 9:46 am

New to justretweet. i never knew i’ve been i the dark all these while, keep it up Chris
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Patricia Weber July 12, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Three valuable updates Chris. In particular for me, I like the limiting things into the future, just one day. Thanks so much for always doing things to make this a first class social sharing platform.
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collizo4sky July 14, 2013 at 4:07 pm

so glad to see this feature in effect.. now i csn blog those spammy tweet bloating my dashboard.
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Thomas July 26, 2013 at 9:55 am

I really like the change that people can not schedule for more than 1 day at the time. It really was annoying when a retweet only showed up one month later, so thank you for that change! Great work!
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Nick Daws August 3, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Excellent changes – thank you. I’ve been somewhat irritated when retweets have appeared weeks after I originally listed them, when they were no longer relevant. Personally I wouldn’t mind if the limit was extended to two or even three days, but it definitely shouldn’t be any longer than that.

The facility to block users is good as well. An additional suggestion would be to have some method for filtering out users who are only offering one or two credits for a retweet – that’s taking the p*** really.
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Daddy August 17, 2013 at 10:34 am

How many users can I block at the max? Thanks.

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Chris Fong August 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm

There is no max limit that is set.

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Geri Richmond August 27, 2013 at 4:25 am

Hey Chris,

Thanks so much for taking such good care of us. The changes are great. Keeping it fair is important after all, we all have businesses and one is no more important than the next. :)
Thanks,
Geri
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Chris Fong August 27, 2013 at 4:57 am

Glad you like the changes Geri!

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Jessica Zurik August 29, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Thanks for this feature Chris!

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Eddie Gear September 3, 2013 at 2:08 am

Hi Chris,

Have you tried to set the schedule limit for upto a week? I’ve checked other networks and it looks like they allow scheduling for upto 1 week and a tweet span of 20 mins. Meaning the system send out 1 tweet per user account every 20 mins and is set to schedule post for upto 5 days.

Just a suggestion.
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Darek September 4, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Awesome update Chris!

Are you planning on adding any more social media sites in the future? Idk maybe LinkedIn, or StumbleUpon?
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Reginald September 9, 2013 at 6:35 am

Hi Chris,

Lovely move. Glad you decided that and thanks for sharing.

Keep it up and can’t wait to see this site grow.

Drop me a line if you need any assistance :)
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manu September 10, 2013 at 11:14 am

wav great changes for twiit lovers. real link tooltip is better for me… thanks for this awesome article
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Babanature September 29, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Hello Chris,
This are some cool additional tools you have added, especially the “block user” user addition because seriously, they are some user’s tweet that needs to be scrap out. Thanks :)
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Geri Richmond October 18, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Hey Chris,

Awesome feature!! No one likes spammers.
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Ganesh Narayan Gupta November 3, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Hello Chris,

Nice updates. I love all of them. Last one is awesome, reducing the spams. Thanks for these changes :-)

Cheers. Have a nice day :D
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Arthur Burlo February 18, 2014 at 6:08 pm

I just discovered Just Retweet and it looks like a cool application. I was worried about it having a feature to block or unblock users since some similar ones don’t come with that option, which is a must have for me. Thanks for clearing that up.
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Nick Daws March 4, 2014 at 1:49 pm

A bit disappointed that the number of posts per page on JustRetweet appears to have been reduced recently. That means there is no easy way to see most of the messages currently available for sharing. I preferred the previous arrangement where you could scroll down a long list.
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Peter Kanayo April 9, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Chris thanks for finding time to share this update. And it’s an awesome tool to be frank with you. You guys do rock. Have a wonderful day
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