#926 closed enhancement (fixed)

Add option to only show tweets from select users/lists

Reported by: lorddeath@… Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Twitter Version: 3.0.5
Keywords: Cc:
IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Linux
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Having tweets from all 100+ people that I follow show up in my #twitter channel is really spammy when I only really care about a handful of people. My use case is that I use the website or Twitter client for Android when I have some free time and wish to catch up on everything, but would like to be informed more immediately of tweets by close friends/family, vs. random celebrities/journalists (via Quassel's chat monitor set to display all of the #twitter channel, for example).

Previously I accomplished this functionality with the Trowl for Windows application, which sent tweets by certain contacts to Growl. This worked, but was really inconvenient when switching between computers/my phone. Since I can use Quassel/irssi with IRC+Bitlbee, thus taking those Twitter alerts between devices, it would be really helpful if Bitlbee had an option of only showing tweets from selected users (or, perhaps, a Twitter List, to save having to configure the list of users within IRC). Mentions from people not on the list should probably be displayed as well, but normal tweets should be ignored.

I've got a workaround for this, currently, with a huge regex ignore line in Quassel that ignores the majority of the people I follow on Twitter, but that not only results in a several-second delay when I switch to the #twitter channel, but Bitlbee's 2-digit tweet IDs start getting confusing and considerably less useful when most of the numbers are ignored by my client, thus I get tweets numbered 05, 07, 20, 40, 70, 72, 77, 00, 19; for example. This also means that I don't know when the IDs have wrapped, so I could potentially end up replying to completely the wrong tweet.

Thanks :)

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comment:1 Changed at 2013-07-07T00:23:10Z by crw@…

Would be nice if the implementation was in the form of additional chat buffers per Twitter list in the form:


That way you could jump back and forth between lists and/or the main twitter buffer.


comment:2 Changed at 2015-03-16T00:17:10Z by dx

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Can be done with filter channels in recent revisions. See the "filter channels" section of

No lists support yet, but this is close enough

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