I am back! I really don't know what happened but I tried it for the fith time to reset my password and was hoping again to achieve something. This time it worked. I generated a new password, was redirected to the "verify your account" screen and this time the confirmation code arrived in my inbox. I was like
Anyway. I had to delete my tweet in question and now I am able to access my account again. FCK TWTTR. Punch Nazis. My Blog. Free Speech.
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New year, old problem. Sent over 20 appealing mails, got no answer. Browsing reddit shows: I am not alone. But it also shows there seems no solution to get my account back. Ever. I am on Twitter since 2008, met a lot of friends there, got over 1900 followers throughout the years and yet it seems to be all gone. Just registering with a new account to catch up a bit. But chances are high Twitter just suspends me again for aggressive following or whatever the bots come up with this time :-/ Interestingly you don't have to provide an email address to register, a phone number is enough nowadays. And guess what: They don't check if it is already used with an account. Or this explains why I can't verify my (old) account because my number is not registered "right" there. Password change etc. is no problem with the old account, I get all emails and texts. Fuck it. Arguing with bots is exhausting.
Original Post (October 2019)
Apparently it is okay to threaten another country with a nuclear war but you get suspended for saying it is okay to punch Fascists.
But the real trouble begins if you try doing something about it. There is a short notice that you have to verify your account/mail address, so far so good.
And guess what? This email never gets send. They even have my mobile number, but this also doesn't work. I just receive no emails from this screen. I can change my password, I get notifications that I logged in from a new device (because of course I tried to uninstall and install, shut down and turn on etc.). But this very screen does exactly nothing. I tried to send some forms ("cannot login" and "help with suspended accounts"), but the former just produces automated bullshit mails, the latter seems to land in their trash right away.
My former colleague @tcaspers got suspended for the same tweet. He also received a mail which just didn't do anything after clicking the link. A day after he got the same mail again and was able to delete the tweet in question right away. Putting this forced deletion process aside (I don't care about deleting a tweet no one is seeing anyway since it is weeks old), it is pretty interesting to see how a big company like Twitter can fail with such common use cases. I expect that I turned all notifications off some years ago and this may be the reason I cannot get this activation or deletion link. My mail server is open without any filtering, which leads to 250 Bullshit mails per day. But the one bullshit I want to receive just doesn't get delivered.
Consistency at Twitter
Just received an interesting screenshot. WTF Twitter?
Dear @Twitter, would you be so kind to send me my activation/unsuspending/deletion/whatever mail?