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The Cringe Threadoors

The Cringe Threadoors
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I haven't used my personal twitter account in about a year but the timeline is horrendous. A bunch of threadooors everywhere posting tweets that use a copy pasted format for engagement and retweets from other cringe threadoors. It was one of the reasons I stopped checking tech/productivity/finance twitter last year even before getting distracted by coins.

Here's a scroll down my feed and the invasion of the cringe threadooors.

To be fair to the threadooors, I used to tweet like that too before realising how cringe it.

If you want more examples, just find a threadooor and look at the unrollthread replies and savetonotion replies. Would be nice if there was a bot that blocked/muted everyone who replied with those.

Solution #1

The simple solution

Twitter has this feature which allows you to mute certain words. https://twitter.com/settings/add_muted_keyword

Solution #2

A selenium script to mass block people who replied to a certain tweet

I used to use this to mass block Twitter bots but it can be adapted to block people who replied to a certain tweet. So you can just mass block people who you don't want to see on your feed which is useful.

from selenium import webdriver from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys from time import sleep driver = webdriver.Chrome(executable_path="/users/EXAMPLE/downloads/chromedriver") driver.get("https://twitter.com/login") sleep(3) driver.find_element_by_name('session[username_or_email]').send_keys("USERNAME") driver.find_element_by_name('session[password]').send_keys("PASSWORD") driver.find_element_by_name('session[password]').send_keys(Keys.RETURN) sleep(3) link = "https://twitter.com/heykahn/status/1536334405081264134" num = 15 for x in range(num): driver.get(link) sleep(1) driver.find_element_by_xpath("//div[@data-testid='UserCell']").click() sleep(1) driver.find_element_by_xpath("//div[@data-testid='userActions']").click() sleep(1) driver.find_element_by_xpath("//div[@data-testid='block']").click() driver.find_element_by_xpath("//div[@data-testid='confirmationSheetConfirm']").click()