In the early morning of April 14, 2009, NKOTB member Jonathan Knight (@JonathanRKnight) challenged Joey McIntyre (@joeymcintyre) to an @reply war.
Jonathan Knight tweeted to his fans during a break in the middle of the concert. Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) did the same.
When the concert was over, the smack talk began with Joey saying "While Jon was smokin' on the bus I was smokin' on stage."
Jonathan soon replied "Joe was smoking cause his fire went out!"
The smack talk continued until Jonathan playfully teased Joey by saying, "Lets battle it out tomorrow on tweetstats! May the best man win!"
Jonathan dubbed the war a "TWAR":
"Good one Joe But I love you too much for our epic twitter war! I see the headlines now, NK's go to TWAR! Not gonna happen!"
At 1 am PST, when TweetStats.com reset, the war was on. Joey was in the lead at almost 2k @replies within two hours. Not long after TweetStats.com crashed.
Alas, we may never know the winner of the TWAR but we have had fun playing. The only person(s) who has suffered because of this incident would be those that manage the TweetStats site and their server. Poor thing was burned up with all the activity.
Disclaimer: This was all in fun and in no way reflects any disharmony within the group because there is none.
A few hours later: "Before this Twar gets outta hand, I was kidding!"