I'm Sorry Twitter Universe

I just wanted to post publicly that I am very sorry for a node import that went very wrong.

drupal_execute is a wonderful thing. Its very powerful, and can be used to quickly populate a site with content. However, (as the saying goes) with great power comes great responsibility.

Early this morning, I was using drupal_execute to create about 370 nodes. But, in doing so I managed to spam the twitter universe about 150 times (until twitter cut me off). The problem was that I happened to have twitter module installed and enabled. Twitter module comes with a nice feature that allows you to notify twitter when you create content. This feature was defaulted to 'on' during this bulk import of content. The result was that I feel great shame. I am very embarrassed.

@BeCircle holy hell that's a lotta tweets

@BeCircle your rss to twitter thing is going beserk

Are just a couple of tweets I received when things were 'going beserk'.

I'm sorry to all my followers. I will be very careful to make sure my value arrays turn off twitter notification the next time I use drupal_execute.

Please don't hate me.

May 4th 2009 6AM
By: andre