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The StackScifi Twitter account incorrectly detects great answers.

For example:

Great answer: Which Game of Thrones books have been televised as of September 2011? http://t.co/kkllt7g #asongoficeandfire

A great answer requires a score > 100, and we don't have any yet (we do have many good answers).

If this is the Twitter account having a different definition of "great" than badges do, then IMO that's confusing, and it would be better to use the same names in both places (the above answer only has 5 votes, so it's not even a "good" answer).

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  • BTW, the recent addition of "can you answer" and featuring answers (when they do actually have a lot of votes) are great. – Tony Meyer Aug 13 '11 at 20:59
  • (The t.co link going to a bit.ly link going to SE isn't so great...) – Tony Meyer Aug 13 '11 at 21:00
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    yeah, we'll definitely fix the double-shortening.. since we started, I think Twitter introduced their own native URL shortener. – Jeff Atwood Aug 13 '11 at 21:39
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This does not literally mean "Great Answer" as in the badge.

In the context of Twitter, it means an answer with score +3 or better. Another example. (at +4 now because I upvoted it, but at the time...)

As for the complete 'spec' of what gets tweeted, we do a few new things now:

Would allowing moderators to update their Stack Exchange sites' Twitter accounts improve visibility and offer more value?

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    Was there a reason for choosing a score of 3? That seems extremely low. Seeing interesting answers pop up is great (and I'm more likely to miss those than questions), but nearly any answer can get a score of 3, even on our little site. (Unless "interesting" is a significant factor, but it doesn't seem a great algorithm so far, for the accounts that I'm following). – Tony Meyer Aug 13 '11 at 22:01

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