[twitter-dev] Profile image urls - how to update

2009-05-21 Thread Tim Haines
Hey there, I'm caching profile image urls. I'm finding quite a bit of churn, and have started wondering how I'm going to keep them up to date. Is there anyway to predict or determine a profile image url from a screen name or something? The url's provided all seem to contain part of the

[twitter-dev] Re: Profile image urls - how to update

2009-05-21 Thread Tim Haines
this functionality: in the future the current profile image will have a static URL.see:http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/detail?id=497#c8 +Clint On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 6:11 AM, Tim Haines tmhai...@gmail.com wrote: Hey there, I'm caching profile image urls.  I'm finding quite a bit

[twitter-dev] Twitter API is unresponsive, can we crawl the twitter.com website?

2009-08-09 Thread Tim Haines
Hi there, This is probably a very dumb question, but I thought I'd ask it anyway. I run http://favstar.fm, and I can't call the API more than 60 or so times an hour at the moment (or something in that region). My worthy competitor http://favotter.matope.com remains uneffected though, and has

[twitter-dev] Working or not work - is it lib dependent?

2009-08-09 Thread Tim Haines
Hey guys, I'm not sure if it would be useful or not - but some 3rd party apps are unaffected, and some are. For me, I can get 60 - 100 requests out before the API stops responding for an hour or so. (I've not measured the hour - it might be a bit shorter or longer). The 60 - 100 calls are

[twitter-dev] Re: Status Update: 8/9 12:51 AM PDT

2009-08-09 Thread Tim Haines
Thanks Chad - message appreciated. I would have missed an update to the third most recent post.. On Aug 9, 7:53 pm, Chad Etzel c...@twitter.com wrote: Hi all, While it is not strictly API related, I figured I would tell you an update has been made

[twitter-dev] Re: Twitter API is unresponsive, can we crawl the twitter.com website?

2009-08-09 Thread Tim Haines
Twitter. Abraham 2009/8/9 avail4one avail4...@gmail.com I think it's ok to go for it, what does everyone else think? On Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 1:10 AM, Tim Haines tmhai...@gmail.com wrote: Hi there, This is probably a very dumb question, but I thought I'd ask it anyway. I runhttp

[twitter-dev] Re: Timeouts and API Errors, Tuesday August 11th

2009-08-11 Thread Tim Haines
I'm so happy gmail has a star feature, that deserved one. Tim. On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 7:28 AM, Dewald Pretoriusdpr...@gmail.com wrote: I have a spare bazooka in my basement. Let me know. I can FedEx it to you. Dewald On Aug 11, 4:23 pm, Alex Payne a...@twitter.com wrote: We're

[twitter-dev] Re: Incorrect Status Count for one Person

2009-08-25 Thread Tim Haines
I'm seeing something similar with the favourites call. Am about to start another thread on it. On Aug 26, 12:35 pm, markdmia ford.m...@principal.com wrote: I'm calling the Statuses Friends API with: https://twitter.com/statuses/friends.xml and the information coming back is correct for

[twitter-dev] Incorrect Status Count

2009-08-25 Thread Tim Haines
Hi there, I think there's been some problems with status counts recently - specifically some being too high. I'm calling the favourites method a lot, and updating cached user profiles from the favourited tweet's author info. To see if the user profile is fresher than what I already have

[twitter-dev] Re: Twitter, Please Explain How Cursors Work

2009-10-06 Thread Tim Haines
On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 7:58 AM, jmathai jmat...@gmail.com wrote: I'd be willing to sacrifice some accuracy for speed since I'm not doing anything like auto-unfollow. From a sample set of 150k calls to the api the average latency I have (from the west coast) is .85 seconds. Grabbing a

[twitter-dev] Re: Issues I came across migrating to cursors

2009-10-14 Thread Tim Haines
I'm migrating my code now. I just pulled down 7000 users. If I get a bad response to a call I'll retry it up to 5 times. It took 20 mins and 1 hour, which is going to be troublesome. Tim. On Oct 7, 6:59 pm, jmathai jmat...@gmail.com wrote: So a user comes to the site and I need to build

[twitter-dev] New cursor methods are way too slow

2009-10-14 Thread Tim Haines
Hi'ya, I'm migrating my code to use cursors at the moment. It's frustrating that calls need to be synchronous rather than how paged calls could be asynchronous. Retrieving 7000 followers just took 20 minutes for me. I filed an issue that proposes a solution here:

[twitter-dev] Re: Issues I came across migrating to cursors

2009-10-14 Thread Tim Haines
:03 PM, Tim Haines tmhai...@gmail.com wrote: I'm migrating my code now.  I just pulled down 7000 users.  If I get a bad response to a call I'll retry it up to 5 times. It took 20 mins and 1 hour, which is going to be troublesome. Tim. On Oct 7, 6:59 pm, jmathai jmat...@gmail.com

[twitter-dev] Re: New cursor methods are way too slow

2009-10-14 Thread Tim Haines
Retrieving 7000 followers just took 20 minutes for me. Can you explain what you meant by that? Are you using the friends/ids, followers/ids methods or the statuses/friends, statuses/followers methods? -Chad On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 8:12 PM, Tim Haines tmhai...@gmail.com wrote: Hi'ya

[twitter-dev] Re: New cursor methods are way too slow

2009-10-14 Thread Tim Haines
:50 PM, Tim Haines tmhai...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Chad, Statuses/followers. I've just timed another attempt - it took 25 minutes to retrieve 17957 followers with statuses/followers. Is there anything I can elaborate on in the filed issue to make it clearer? Tim. On Oct 15, 2:42 pm

[twitter-dev] Re: New cursor methods are way too slow

2009-10-14 Thread Tim Haines
of IDs. On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 9:19 PM, Tim Haines tmhai...@gmail.com wrote: Are you suggesting I should retrieve the 2k users 1 at a time from users/show once I have the ids?  I'd essentially like to do this, but 100 at a time. I know I can get the 7000 ids in 2 calls (1 even without

[twitter-dev] Re: New cursor methods are way too slow

2009-10-15 Thread Tim Haines
we really need a way to bulk request user payloads by giving a list of IDs. On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 9:19 PM, Tim Haines tmhai...@gmail.com wrote: Are you suggesting I should retrieve the 2k users 1 at a time from users/show once I have the ids? I'd essentially like to do

[twitter-dev] Re: Draft of List API documentation

2009-10-19 Thread Tim Haines
I'll +1 the requests for using the list id instead of the slug (and user id instead of screen name), and for a bulk add feature - I've already asked for a bulk remove feature... Tim. On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 5:34 PM, Beier beier...@gmail.com wrote: I'm just wondering why can't we use list 'id'

[twitter-dev] Re: [twitter-api-announce] Draft of List API documentation

2009-10-20 Thread Tim Haines
Hey Marcel, Another 2 methods I'd like to see added to the list api - a way to get the id's of all current members (all 500), and a way to get the id's of all current subscribers - cursor based with as many per 'page' as possible. Cheers, Tim. On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 8:04 PM, Marcel Molina

[twitter-dev] Re: linespaces / whitespace being removed: bug or feature?

2009-10-20 Thread Tim Haines
Bump. On 20/10/2009, at 3:54 PM, TjL luo...@gmail.com wrote: http://twitter.com/status/show/5008681027.xml| was entered with newlines between the words. It does not show the newlines. http://twitter.com/status/show/4999223282.xml shows that this was working just a few hours ago. Both were

[twitter-dev] Not cool to RT a protected tweet

2009-10-22 Thread Tim Haines
Hey guys, @ev: It's not cool to RT a protected tweet http://twitter.com/ev/status/4955618846 Will the new RT api disallow you from RT'ing protected tweets? I think this would be a good move. Tim.

[twitter-dev] Re: API Proposal : Bulk fetch of user details

2009-10-22 Thread Tim Haines
http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/detail?id=1078 On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 7:52 AM, Harshad RJ harshad...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, I am collating the thoughts in this thread [1] into a proposal to improve the efficiency of social-graphing applications. A common API access pattern for

[twitter-dev] Favs not being recorded, or are seriously delayed

2009-10-23 Thread Tim Haines
Hey guys, It seems when visiting twitter.com, and clicking on the star to add tweets to my favorites list, the favs aren't actually showing in my favorites list. (even 5 mins later) Just mentioning it so it gets on the radar if it's not already. Cheers, Tim.

[twitter-dev] Newly deleted tweets and Suspended/Protected Users

2009-10-25 Thread Tim Haines
Hi there, Is there a way to bulk retrieve id's of tweets that have recently been deleted, or users that have been suspended or that have protected themselves? Cheers, Tim.

[twitter-dev] Re: Twitter Lists Issues

2009-10-26 Thread Tim Haines
Hi Paul, I asked similar questions to these in the IRC channel when Marcel (@noradio) was in there answering questions. The answers I got: If someone has added you to a list, and you want off, you need to block the list owner. If you then unblock the list owner, you remain off the list

[twitter-dev] Re: Deprecation Notice: pagination on several methods is being replaced with cursoring on October 26, 2009

2009-10-26 Thread Tim Haines
I guess they haven't indicated otherwise, so you'd have to presume it's still going to go ahead? I half expect they'll delay it due to performance issues raised, but I wouldn't bank on it. Tim. On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 6:49 PM, DustyReagan dustyrea...@gmail.com wrote: Bump. Anyone know if

[twitter-dev] Adding members to lists via API

2009-10-26 Thread Tim Haines
Hey guys, I've just played around with adding members to a list via API. It turns out I can add protected members who I don't follow, but I can't add people that have blocked me. Not being able to add people who have blocked me makes sense. I'm wondering what the theory is behind being able to

[twitter-dev] Re: Find username/screenname through email addresses

2009-10-27 Thread Tim Haines
It made me laugh. Not helpful, but entertaining. Dhaval, there's no way for you to do what you want. Twitter doesn't make email or email related functions accessible to third party devs in any way. Not that I know of anyway.. Tim. On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 12:05 AM, Andrew Badera

[twitter-dev] Does a 404 *always* mean a deleted tweet?

2009-10-28 Thread Tim Haines
Hi there, I'd like to start deleting tweets that have been removed from twitter. I'm a little hesitant though, as I don't want to delete tweets accidentally that haven't really been deleted. I've noticed a couple of occasional odd things with false 404s when retrieving favorites, so I'm unsure

[twitter-dev] Re: Updates to the List API (list descriptions, cursoring lists of lists, finding by list id rather than slug more consistent names)

2009-10-28 Thread Tim Haines
Marcel, Great changes. A couple of questions: - How long can a list description be? - A title can only be 15 chars - will that remain unchanged? - Will there be a little overlap where memberships and subscribers will still work while people migrate to followers/following? It would be awesome

[twitter-dev] Re: Twitter Lists: /user/list/members.xml returning only 20 at a time

2009-10-30 Thread Tim Haines
Yeah - it's a little stingy right now. Seeing as there's a limit on 500 members, it would be nice if it could return all the id's in 1 hit.. Tim. On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 9:58 AM, Dave Briccetti da...@davebsoft.com wrote: Cursoring is working, but it seems wrong to get just 20 at a time.

[twitter-dev] Re: Stepping down from API Support role

2009-10-30 Thread Tim Haines
Chad, Thanks for all your help. Tim. On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 12:00 PM, Chad Etzel c...@twitter.com wrote: Hi all, Today is the last day of my Twitter API Support contract. I will be stepping down from this role and return to full-time 3rd party Twitter app development. In other words, I

[twitter-dev] False positives on protected status

2009-11-02 Thread Tim Haines
Hey guys, Is anyone observing twitter returning false positives on user's protected status? i.e. saying they're protected when they're not? Tim.

[twitter-dev] Re: Is image shrinking broken?

2009-11-03 Thread Tim Haines
It's broken. Add a star here: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/detail?id=1158 On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 9:54 PM, janole s...@mobileways.de wrote: Would be cool to have this fixed as soon as possible. I'm getting a lot of complaints because my mobile client silently discards any

[twitter-dev] Pyramid scheme to gain followers

2009-11-06 Thread Tim Haines
Wow - http://www.tweetpopular.com Sadly I bet a bunch of users go for this too.

[twitter-dev] Re: Blocking vs non-blocking list creation: list streams are different

2009-11-09 Thread Tim Haines
Does creating the same list twice via sync'ed methods result in duplicate streams? Sent from my iPhone On 10/11/2009, at 7:20 PM, Eric Gilbert eegilb...@gmail.com wrote: I'm developing an app that builds a few lists. Since it seems the only way to add users to lists is one id per call

[twitter-dev] MGTwitterEngine - anyone added list support yet?

2009-11-10 Thread Tim Haines
Hey guys, Has anyone added list support to @mattgemmell's MGTwitterEngine yet? Cheers, Tim.

[twitter-dev] Re: MGTwitterEngine - anyone added list support yet?

2009-11-11 Thread Tim Haines
, 2009 3:01 PM, Tim Haines tmhai...@gmail.com wrote: Hey guys, Has anyone added list support to @mattgemmell's MGTwitterEngine yet? Cheers, Tim.

[twitter-dev] Re: Work At Home - Earn $900 Per Week

2009-11-12 Thread Tim Haines
real authentication. Tightening up SPF records seems to be a fix. (use -all) ∞ Andy Badera ∞ +1 518-641-1280 Google Voice ∞ This email is: [ ] bloggable [x] ask first [ ] private ∞ Google me: http://www.google.com/search?q=andrew%20badera On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 5:01 AM, Tim Haines tmhai

[twitter-dev] Re: [twitter-api-announce] Updates to the List API (list descriptions, cursoring lists of lists, finding by list id rather than slug more consistent names)

2009-11-13 Thread Tim Haines
Hey Marcel, Just checking - You haven't rolled this change yet right?: /:user/lists/:list_id/memberships becomes /:user/lists/:list_id/followers It seems attempting to follow a user who doesn't exist (through the members post) results in a 500 at the moment, rather than a 404. Tim. On

[twitter-dev] Request for posting to list memberships - error codes

2009-11-13 Thread Tim Haines
Hey Twitter crew, When trying to add a user to a list it makes sense if a 404 is returned (I think) both if the user isn't found, or if the list (id or slug) isn't found. It would be cool if the content of the response could say whether it was the user or list that wasn't found. Cheers, Tim.

[twitter-dev] Re: Social Graph Methods: Removal of Pagination

2009-11-13 Thread Tim Haines
Just like everyone knew the twitpocalypse was coming - but people still got burnt - even some high profile apps. An earlier day in the week is prudent if it's a planned change. On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 7:14 PM, Josh Roesslein jroessl...@gmail.comwrote: Well I think most issues should have been

[twitter-dev] Bad ssl certs on some servers for api.twitter.com/1 ?

2009-11-15 Thread Tim Haines
Hi there, I'm doing some dev work and I'm getting occasional ssl errors when making calls against api.twitter.com/1. The most recent was posting to favorites/create. Is it possible some of the servers have bad certificates? Or is it likely I'm doing something very wrong? Tim.

[twitter-dev] Retweets - where are they placed on timeline

2009-11-17 Thread Tim Haines
Hi guys, I'm wondering if anyone can clarify. The services I run often shown tweets that are several months old, and offer the RT button next to them. If someone clicks to RT the tweet, how does the tweet get presented to people that aren't following the original tweeter? Is it placed at the

[twitter-dev] Re: Bad ssl certs on some servers for api.twitter.com/1 ?

2009-11-17 Thread Tim Haines
have this problem with https://twitter.com. On Nov 15, 6:46 pm, John Adams j...@twitter.com wrote: On Nov 15, 2009, at 1:16 PM, Tim Haines wrote: Hi there, I'm doing some dev work and I'm getting occasional ssl errors when making calls against api.twitter.com/1. The most

Re: [twitter-dev] Re: Retweets - where are they placed on timeline

2009-11-17 Thread Tim Haines
/retweets/id resource that lists up to 100 retweets for a given tweet. Duplicates are collapsed out of the other timelines. On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Tim Haines tmhai...@gmail.com wrote: Hi guys, I'm wondering if anyone can clarify. The services I run often shown tweets

Re: [twitter-dev] Re: List creation updated (needs description param)

2009-11-20 Thread Tim Haines
Hey Marcel, This is indeed a bug. When you try and create a list without a description, the API returns a status code of 200, and what looks like a successful response. However, the list is not fully created, and is not visible on twitter.com. If you then make the same creation call with a

[twitter-dev] Bad bug when editing lists on twitter.com

2009-11-20 Thread Tim Haines
Hey Twitter guys, I had 2 lists. Both named My Favstar.fm List. One with slug 'my-favstar-fm-list, and the other with slug my-favstar-fm-list-8. (I'd created a few and deleted some with the same name). The list without the -8 suffix is the one I've been using in anger, and has 35 members.

Re: [twitter-dev] Lists API call not working?

2009-11-30 Thread Tim Haines
They've turned off lists on twitter.com at the moment. I'd expect this would cause the API to stop working too.. On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 10:36 AM, LeeS - @semel lse...@gmail.com wrote: I'm trying to use this call from the documentation, which previously worked - now it doesn't:

Re: [twitter-dev] What is the expected behavoir of Retweeting a retweet

2009-12-04 Thread Tim Haines
I'll give you an unofficial yes. This is exactly the way I understand it will work. If you star any of the RT's it's update1 that gets the stars too. On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 10:58 PM, Hwee-Boon Yar hweeb...@gmail.com wrote: I did an experiment. user1 tweets update1 user2 retweets update1 as

Re: [twitter-dev] Platform announcements from LeWeb

2009-12-28 Thread Tim Haines
Hey Ryan, Thanks for writing this up. Fantastic to have it summarized. Congratulations to the whole team on what you've managed to achieved so far - truly mind blowing. Looking forward to seeing what you bring in 2010. My 2c on what you announced here: 1) It's become frustrating to have the

[twitter-dev] Docs wrong for retweets method? Count seems to be ignored if 20

2009-12-30 Thread Tim Haines
Hey guys, I'm trying: curl -u timhaines:123#notreally http://twitter.com/statuses/retweets/5635825799.json?count=100 and only the first 20 RTs are being returned. Same with the xml method. The docs ( http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method:-statuses-retweets) say you should be able

Re: [twitter-dev] Missing favorites... please help!

2010-01-05 Thread Tim Haines
Mark, Are you guys fixing people 1 by 1 as they are reported? Tim. On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 12:20 PM, Mark McBride mmcbr...@twitter.com wrote: Orian, is this still an issue? If so let me know... ---Mark http://twitter.com/mccv On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 3:18 PM, Abraham Williams

Re: [twitter-dev] Missing favorites... please help!

2010-01-05 Thread Tim Haines
, Mark McBride mmcbr...@twitter.com wrote: Yes, although we're keeping an eye on whether or not this is a large trend. ---Mark http://twitter.com/mccv On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 5:02 PM, Tim Haines tmhai...@gmail.com wrote: Mark, Are you guys fixing people 1 by 1 as they are reported? Tim

Re: [twitter-dev] Support from a...@twitter.com sucks!!!

2010-01-12 Thread Tim Haines
Twitter's been trying to hire new support staff for quite a while now. You'll probably remember Doug's email. From what I can determine, they've had no luck finding people, because it's still the engineers answering questions in here. They're stretched. Saying something sucks and following it

Re: [twitter-dev] Re: Reinstate 'from app' for Basic Auth desktop apps until OAuth is fixed

2010-01-13 Thread Tim Haines
On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 10:52 AM, ryan alford ryanalford...@gmail.comwrote: I've been using OAuth for more than 3 months now, about 8 hours a day during the week while at work, using my own library and my own twitter client. I've never had an issue with stability. Now the desktop

Re: [twitter-dev] Re: Social Graph API: Legacy data format will be eliminated 1/11/2010

2010-01-18 Thread Tim Haines
Yet, those 775 accounts have the potential ability to reach up to 775,000+ (+, considering the number of retweets they each get) of Twitter's user base. When they're dissatisfied, people hear. IMO those are the ones Twitter should be going out of their way to satisfy. Add to that the fact

Re: [twitter-dev] favourites_count on user profile is not updated !

2010-01-20 Thread Tim Haines
Ono, I think it's been this way for 8+ months? Tim. On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 1:14 AM, ono_matope matope@gmail.com wrote: Hi, Twitter team! I'm @ono_matope I made a fav-crawler that fetches favourite-feeds only when favourite_count of the user profile information (whitch is retrieved

[twitter-dev] Limit on number of concurrent requests

2010-02-03 Thread Tim Haines
Hi there, Is there a limit on the number of requests that will be processed per IP concurrently? I've been playing about and it seems to make 100 requests, the responses come back in roughly the same total time whether I use 10 or 100 threads. Still digging to see if it's something at my end

[twitter-dev] Re: Limit on number of concurrent requests

2010-02-03 Thread Tim Haines
Cancel that. 100 threads gives a much better result than 10 threads on my production servers in the states (Ubuntu). I wonder why it makes no/little difference on OSX Leopard from Australia.. Tim. On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Tim Haines tmhai...@gmail.com wrote: Hi

Re: [twitter-dev] Re: Application Suspended

2010-02-14 Thread Tim Haines
Dewald, Try looking in the google cache. I'm surprised it was allowed to live for as long as it did. http://74.125.155.132/search?q=cache:o2N2KuZsuYgJ:www.gotwitr.com/+gotwitrcd=1hl=enct=clnk It was basically a spam enabler. T. On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 11:27 AM, Dewald Pretorius

Re: [twitter-dev] verify_credentials returning the wrong user id

2010-02-15 Thread Tim Haines
Hey Scott, Just guessing here, but I think you may be looking at the (most recent) status id that is returned, rather than the user id? Tim. On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 5:08 PM, Scott Aikin haw...@gmail.com wrote: I've encountered a strange problem where sometimes verify_credentials gives me the

Re: [twitter-dev] huge Fail Whale quotient suddenly

2010-02-16 Thread Tim Haines
Hey Raffi, It would probably be helpful for a lot of us if the status blog (or another secondary indicator) was more accurate in terms of being a problem/no problem indicator. Even if it didn't have an indication as to cause or expected time to resolve, just a little flag that said 'we

Re: [twitter-dev] complete Retweet functionality in thirdparty apps

2010-02-18 Thread Tim Haines
Last time I checked you couldn't see who RT'ed beyond the first 20.. And everything else is time-expensive.. Tim. On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 9:49 AM, Abraham Williams 4bra...@gmail.com wrote: What retweet functionality is it not posible to replicate using the API? I can not think of any. It

Re: [twitter-dev] complete Retweet functionality in thirdparty apps

2010-02-18 Thread Tim Haines
Try it. On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Abraham Williams 4bra...@gmail.comwrote: Docs say 100 and I don't see any open issues specifying otherwise. Abraham On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 13:01, Tim Haines tmhai...@gmail.com wrote: Last time I checked you couldn't see who RT'ed beyond

Re: [twitter-dev] complete Retweet functionality in thirdparty apps

2010-02-18 Thread Tim Haines
On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Abraham Williams 4bra...@gmail.comwrote: File a bug report. I've given up on bug reports as a way of getting bugs fixed. Maybe when twitter gets more support staff on board the bug reports might become useful again.

Re: [twitter-dev] favorites paging limit?

2010-02-18 Thread Tim Haines
Hey TJ, This just came up in another thread. The limits are talked about here: http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Things-Every-Developer-Should-Know#6Therearepaginationlimits I'd expect roughly 3200 to be available as per other timelines.. Tim. On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 12:28 PM, TJ Luoma

[twitter-dev] Twitter API and ETags - No 304s?

2010-02-21 Thread Tim Haines
Hey guys, The Twitter API returns ETags, that seem to change when the content changes and otherwise not. It doesn't seem to return 304's when the same ETag is sent back to it though. Has anyone seen it send 304s? I'm making calls against the method to retrieve favorited tweets. Tim.

Re: [twitter-dev] Re: Twitter API and ETags - No 304s?

2010-02-23 Thread Tim Haines
pm, Tim Haines tmhai...@gmail.com wrote: The Twitter API returns ETags, that seem to change when the content changes and otherwise not. It doesn't seem to return 304's when the same ETag is sent back to it though. Has anyone seen it send 304s? The API always seem to return no-cache

Re: [twitter-dev] Over Capacity Message on App Pages

2010-03-11 Thread Tim Haines
There's a bug in that page. If your app has too many users, it fails to load. Mark (or was it Raffi?) said they were fixing it last year, but I guess it's pretty low on the priority list. Tim. On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 9:26 PM, Jesse Stay jesses...@gmail.com wrote: I'm trying to access my app

Re: [twitter-dev] Over Capacity Message on App Pages

2010-03-11 Thread Tim Haines
also curious about why I'm being prompted for basic auth on http://api.twitter.com/oauth/access_token Thanks, Jesse On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 1:37 AM, Tim Haines tmhai...@gmail.com wrote: There's a bug in that page. If your app has too many users, it fails to load. Mark (or was it Raffi

Re: [twitter-dev] bulk user show API

2010-03-11 Thread Tim Haines
Raffi, does the limit mean that if you call this API for 20 users at a time, you can only use it 50 times per hour? Cheers, Tim. On 12/03/2010, at 4:48 AM, Raffi Krikorian ra...@twitter.com wrote: hi all. we launched an endpoint yesterday that allows you to fetch 20 users by user_id or

Re: [twitter-dev] bulk user show API

2010-03-11 Thread Tim Haines
Raffi, Is there a limit on how many user/show requests can be done apart from the standard 20k rate limit? I'm thinking the limit of 1000 user objects per hour is frustratingly low too. It's making me hesitate in my decision to use it. Tim. On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 8:34 AM, Raffi Krikorian

Re: [twitter-dev] Incorrect favorited value for home_timeline

2010-03-11 Thread Tim Haines
Hi, There's been an issue open for this since December and it's assigned to Raffi. http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/detail?id=1270 Tim. On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 3:35 PM, _ado adri...@tijsseling.com wrote: I queried home_timeline and got an incorrect favorited status for a

Re: [twitter-dev] Problem - Two user with the same screen_name, Example below

2010-03-17 Thread Tim Haines
Out of curiosity, how many have you found like this? Cheers, Tim. On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 8:59 PM, georgios kapero...@gmail.com wrote: Hi I was under the impression that screen_names are unique but I came across two different users having the same screen_name:

Re: [twitter-dev] Re: 403 on duplicate post - when?

2010-03-23 Thread Tim Haines
Learnt something here. I knew you couldn't post the same tweet twice in a row. But Twitter is also blocking you from repeating a tweet you posted earlier in the day? So you can't Tweet: A B AThis one won't go through? If this is the case, how far back does it check for duplicates? Guy

Re: [twitter-dev] Re: Upcoming changes to the way status IDs are sequenced

2010-04-05 Thread Tim Haines
This made me laugh. Hard. On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 6:47 AM, Dewald Pretorius dpr...@gmail.com wrote: Mark, It's extremely important where you have two bots that reply to each others' tweets. With incorrectly sorted tweets, you get conversations that look completely unnatural. On Apr 1,

[twitter-dev] Twitter buying Tweetie

2010-04-09 Thread Tim Haines
Before anyone rants, let me say congratulations Loren, and congratulations Twitter. Awesome! Totally awesome! :-) Tim. -- To unsubscribe, reply using remove me as the subject.

Re: [twitter-dev] Re: Twitter buying Tweetie

2010-04-09 Thread Tim Haines
for everything you've done in the past, but now, screw you. This would not have been such a huge deal if the developer ecosystem did not play such a huge role in propelling Twitter to where it is today. Please correct me if I'm wrong. On Apr 9, 10:41 pm, Tim Haines tmhai...@gmail.com wrote

Re: [twitter-dev] Is there small size follow button?

2010-04-30 Thread Tim Haines
I'd consider using this if there was a small one available too. On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 12:12 PM, paloalto sungh...@gmail.com wrote: Follow button in @anywhere api is too large. Is there a way to choose a smaller size?

[twitter-dev] If your IP gets blacklisted

2010-05-28 Thread Tim Haines
Hey guys, Wanted to share a few details about last nights experience in case anyone else gets hit with it. Hopefully it can save you a few hours troubleshooting if it happens to you. Favstar's IP address was blacklisted by twitter yesterday. When this occurs, they don't inform you of it.

[twitter-dev] Why Favstar's IP got blacklisted - monitor error rates

2010-05-30 Thread Tim Haines
Hey guys, A few people have asked why Favstar got blacklisted, so I thought I'd post this here to answer, and perhaps allow others to prevent this happening to their own service. The reason given by Twitter for Favstar's blacklisting last Thursday was that it was [in theory] ignoring a high

Re: [twitter-dev] Any chance to get more than 20,000 calls per hour?

2010-07-10 Thread Tim Haines
Question for you, Why is someone with 1m followers going to care about which ones are spammers? Or for that point, why is someone with 10k followers going to care? I'm curious. Apart from knowing 735 of my 10,000 followers are spammers, what's the benefit? I guess that's going to be the

Re: [twitter-dev] wating for whitelist confirmation for over a week

2010-07-11 Thread Tim Haines
Ryan posted to this list, or announced it somewhere recently that they would process them after the world cup finished. He asked people not to write or re-request. Give it another week. Tim. On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 3:47 AM, hkimscil hkims...@gmail.com wrote: I have been waiting for being

Re: [twitter-dev] sample (gardenhose) feed slowdown

2010-07-15 Thread Tim Haines
This was addressed in a previous email to the list. @jkalucki acknowledged a bug and was going to report on it soon.. On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 3:57 PM, Kam kamerondeckerhar...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, we've noticed that we're receiving about 1/4-1/3 the number of tweets that were coming in two

Re: [twitter-dev] How does one know when a user revoked an app?

2010-09-05 Thread Tim Haines
Hi, You want to save their ID rather than their screen name, as screen names change often. And as Tom hinted at, there's no callback. You can either call verify_credentials the first time they show up, or wait till you attempt to make another call on their behalf and handle the failure due to

[twitter-dev] OAuth limit exceeded and error message reads 'Basic authentication is not supported'?

2010-09-07 Thread Tim Haines
Hi guys, I haven't fully confirmed this is what's going on, but it appears an account I use for doing only user/show calls, and ONLY via oauth is getting some bad error messages. I think in this case the account has hit it's oauth rate limit, and a few more user/show calls have been attempted.

Re: [twitter-dev] Re: Status Updates

2010-09-21 Thread Tim Haines
Hi, I have a bot that does something similar to this. If you do 100 spread out over the course of a day you'll be fine. If you did 100 in the course of an hour, Twitter would (very likely) suspend your account. They have monitoring in place for when certain thresholds are crossed, but they

Re: [twitter-dev] Re: Streaming API skips users

2010-09-27 Thread Tim Haines
Thanks for following up with this Ginny. Brian has just pushed version 0.7.8 of the gem, which fixes this. Tim. On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 5:16 AM, Ginny Hendry ginnyhen...@gmail.com wrote: For anyone else who is having this problem, the fix has been identified but has not yet been published

Re: [twitter-dev] Site Streams - Unfollow Events?

2010-09-29 Thread Tim Haines
Seen this answered about 1 - 2 weeks ago. Answer is no. On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 6:23 AM, tsmango tsma...@gmail.com wrote: I was hoping for some clarification on the social events delivered to a Site Stream. The documentation (http://dev.twitter.com/pages/ site_streams) doesn't specifically

Re: [twitter-dev] Re: Site Streams - Unfollow Events?

2010-09-30 Thread Tim Haines
able to find that. It's a shame if true. Thanks for the information. On Sep 29, 6:05 pm, Tim Haines tmhai...@gmail.com wrote: Seen this answered about 1 - 2 weeks ago. Answer is no. On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 6:23 AM, tsmango tsma...@gmail.com wrote: I was hoping for some

[twitter-dev] Fwd: Twitter Support: update on Favstar50celeb has been suspended.

2010-10-06 Thread Tim Haines
Hi Developer Advocates, I received this message today after @favstar50celeb has been unsuspended. Can I ask for a little more insight as to why @favstar50celeb was suspended and others like @favstar50 haven't been? Cheers, Tim. -- Forwarded message -- From: JuneClippers

Re: [twitter-dev] REST API Rate Limiting

2010-10-14 Thread Tim Haines
Hey there, Perhaps your IP is blacklisted. Mine was once for a short time. When it was a % of calls were still accepted for some reason. Do you see the same sort of results despite which api call you make? If you do you might want to send a note to a...@twitter.com with your ip address asking

Re: [twitter-dev] How to count tweets with snowflake?

2010-10-28 Thread Tim Haines
No. On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 8:59 PM, Augusto Santos augu...@gemeos.org wrote: Hi folks, Is there a way to count how many tweets are between two snowflakes id? With the ids from today I can count around 1 billion tweets per day. Thanks, Augusto. -- http://geotweets.gemeos.org/ --

Re: [twitter-dev] Re: Copying or Importing Twitter Lists

2010-11-04 Thread Tim Haines
And it was given a medium priority in June. I wonder if Twitter can schedule an API week now that Hack week is done. T. On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 4:08 PM, Orian Marx (@orian) or...@orianmarx.comwrote: We're actually only a bit more than a month away from the one year mark from when this was

Re: [twitter-dev] Identify Suspended Accounts

2010-11-10 Thread Tim Haines
Hey Dusty, It's currently assigned to @al3x, I'm sure he'll get to it some day. ;-) I have a list of about 28k suspended ids or deleted accounts, out of around 8m I have on file. I'm pretty sure there's maybe 5% or so false positives in there, as accounts become unsuspended but I don't have an

Re: [twitter-dev] Re: oAuth still working for everyone.?

2010-12-02 Thread Tim Haines
Hey Taylor, Thanks for rolling this back. It seems odd that you'd push this out without notice when you know it will break apps. Or was there notice somewhere? Can you deploy your new code to a test endpoint so people (myself included) can test that their new code complies with your new

Re: [twitter-dev] API for TOP Tweets

2010-12-03 Thread Tim Haines
Hey Rajat, Those are tweets that have been faved by @toptweets. You can retrieve favs from that user. You can also get the favs from @toptweets_de and the other languages if you want to. Tim. On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 4:06 PM, rajat rajat.triu...@gmail.com wrote: I wonder which API to use to

Re: [twitter-dev] Streaming Site API hogs at some stage

2011-01-02 Thread Tim Haines
The best practices guide (or some doc) explains the streaming connections have heartbeats every 60 seconds or so. You should listen for them. If you don't hear one for 90 seconds, drop the connection and reconnect. On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 7:48 PM, Artem Skvira artem.skv...@gmail.com wrote: Hi

Re: [twitter-dev] Streaming Unfollow events through Site Streams

2011-01-18 Thread Tim Haines
Just incase anyone else is playing with these, the unfollow events were just removed (deploy was rolled back). On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 5:14 AM, Matt Harris thematthar...@twitter.comwrote: Hey everyone, Starting today we will be streaming unfollow events through Site Streams. These events are

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