Bug in twitter prevents you from updating your status

I’ve found it last night while trying to update my status in twitter. these days I am too much twittering and I was redirected to an url while exploring twitter. while trying to update my status, it failed repeatedly and then i’ve found that bug – lol

the url that reproduces the bug is http://explore.twitter.com/home – which looks similar to your actual twitter home (http://twitter.com/home) and it also shows you a twit box to update your status. but you cannot update your status from http://explore.twitter.com/home

check what was returned after the ajax request (u have firebug, right? do it yourself)

403 Forbidden: The server understood the request, but is refusing to fulfill it. If you are posting from an API tool please ensure that the HTTP_REFERER header is not set.

try before they fix it 🙂 interesting usability bug indeed.


  1. I’ve had this when changing profile design colours or background image – with browser debug on, it looks like one of their own image sprites is out of bounds for the server: “GET http://a1.twimg.com/a/1318265134/img/sprite-icons.png 403 (Forbidden)”. Submitted a detailed report in a ticket, awaiting reply.

    Ha! Also got this identical error when trying to log in to Twitter (I am already logged in) to submit this response…

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