No problem. Yes, a confirmation would be good. If I could just written-off all users in the delta as suspended, it would save me a lot of API calls.
Chris On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 2:46 PM, Idan Gazit <i...@pixane.com> wrote: > > Hey Chris, > > Not that I doubt you (I saw your earlier thread on the subject) -- I > just want to hear it from the mouths of the twitter devs themselves. > > Hey devs, throw us a bone! :) > > -I > > On Jul 7, 3:41 pm, Chris Prakoso <brajamu...@gmail.com> wrote: > > 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 >