So far, according to my test, that is the case. i.e. the delta is the number of suspended accounts.
HTH, Chris On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 12:18 PM, Idan Gazit <i...@pixane.com> wrote: > > Hi Folks, > > I've run into an interesting question that's not really addressed by > the docs. > > Background > ========= > In the documentation for followers/ids, it states: "(Please note that > the result set isn't guaranteed to be 5000 every time as suspended > users will be filtered out.)" In addition, it seems that > http://bit.ly/lp2f6 > (thread in this forum) claims that some zero-length pages may be > interspersed among the pages containing ID's > > The Question > =========== > I've carefully retrieved every page of followers/ids for a user with > roughly 20K followers, stopping only after three consecutive zero > length pages. The total number of id's fetched is about 25% lower than > the count reported by users.show(). > > Can I surmise that the delta between the two follower counts is due to > suspended accounts? Is there a twitter api bug in play? Or a > combination of both? > > Alternatively, an explanation of why the followers/ids total count > differs from that of users/show would be terribly interesting. > > Thanks! > > -Idan >