So far, according to my test, that is the case. i.e. the delta is the number
of suspended accounts.


On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 12:18 PM, Idan Gazit <> 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
> (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
> 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

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