I realise now the problem I have with Twitter’s request archive settings pane. It’s prompting for a password when I open the pane, not when I request the archive. I want to make sure that my request is still ongoing and I haven’t missed the “in-app notification” or it hasn’t fallen on the floor due to some queue that was backed up or no longer running or goodness knows whatever else is going on over there.

So visiting this settings pane and seeing this:

The download an archive of your data settings pane in Twitter with the request archive button dulled out with the label requesting archive, indicating a pending request

provides a good indicating that the request is still in progress.

But refreshing the page is showing the password prompt that I complained about yesterday. I completely understand getting the password challenge when I request an archive, but when I want to simply open the settings pane? Is knowing that I’ve got a pending archive request considered sensitive enough to require a password check?

Anyway, once I get the archive, I hope never to open settings again (except to eventually close my account). And just as well. I can’t say that it’s a good looking settings page. Everything looks so dull and samey.

P.S. It’s been over 24 hours, what the heck is going on over there? I have so few tweets it would’ve been quicker for me to type them out by hand.