Thankfully, Twitter has re-activated our FeedZeBirds application (they had disabled it a couple weeks ago and we had to take FZB offline since then). The site is now back up, and stronger than ever. Having now been vetted by Twitter, we are clearly in compliance with their terms and they're happy with our system.
We've used the downtime to add a couple features:
- Instant payment confirmation (your campaigns will activate immediately upon payment receipt - no need to wait for 6 confirmations now)
- Stronger anti-spam measures (a backend system was built which vets many accounts automatically, and "greylist" accounts are manually vetted by us)
- Boilerplate has been reworked and is shorter, now says: "#Retweet4Bitcoin #spon FeedZeBirds.com/xxxxx" (this means campaigns can now be 86 chars instead of 77)
Please note that due to the issues with BTCinch dissolving, prior campaigns can no longer be funded with their prior payment addresses. Those campaigns will now simply run down until they're empty (they still show on the site). Promoters will need to create new campaigns, and will get new payment addresses for them. Our apologies for this inconvenience but it will be smooth sailing from here.
Before Twitter pulled the plug, over 10,500,000 beaks had been fed via FZB, and over 370 btc paid out. Now that it's back, let's see how long it takes to reach 20m =) Thanks to the community for your support and enthusiasm with this project, and of course thanks to Ira Miller for his unmatched development work on this!FeedZeBirds.com