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Twitter Blocker Bot

djunehor profile image Zacchaeus Bolaji ・1 min read

Recently, someone on twitter suggested a twitter bot that helps block a user. The idea is that most times we block users later, but may not be able to remember exactly why we blocked them later. The @TweepBlock is bot here to solve that tiny problem.

How It works
Comment on the user's post and mention @TweepBlocker. If you've authorized the bot before, it'll block the user for you and reply when it's done.

If you haven't authorized the bot before, it replies with a link for you to authenticate. Once authentication is done, it blocks the user.

You can view a list of users you've blocked with the bot by visiting https://twitter-please-block.herokuapp.com/user/ where should be replaced with your twitter username.

The source code can be found here https://github.com/djunehor/twitter-blocker in case you need to see the inner workings and maybe suggest an improvement.

As a side feature: the bot keeps a log of tweets that caused the block. So even if the user deletes the tweet, you can still dig it up

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