Thanks for your replies. I now also see the results I'd expect. Just to prove I'm not completely loopy, here's a screenshot of what I was seeing. You can see all the requests from user RetweetTestRecv included in the results there. When I hit refresh on the browser, it changed to being good results:
http://sites.google.com/a/daveboden.com/home/twitterproblem Anyway, all's well that ends well. I'm going to add a double-check into my application to ignore this situation if it happens again; I'm guessing it's some kind of intermittent problem caused by the re- indexing of hashtags. Or something. :o) Cheers, Dave On Jul 7, 9:16 pm, Chad Etzel <jazzyc...@gmail.com> wrote: > Ditto. I don't see any problem. > -Chad > > > > On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 4:07 PM, Abraham Williams<4bra...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I get the same results for both links. > > > Abraham > > > On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 14:57, d...@daveboden.com <d...@daveboden.com> wrote: > > >> The from: operator successfully filters out posts from the user > >> @RetweetTestRecv when looking for posts with RetweetTestRecv in the > >> text. Here's the search string and corresponding URL: > > >> -from:RetweetTestRecv RetweetTestRecv > >>http://search.twitter.com/search?q=-from:RetweetTestRecv+RetweetTestRecv > > >> However, when searching not just for mentions of RetweetTestRecv but > >> specifically for the hashtag #RetweetTestRecv the from: filter no > >> longer applies and we see far more posts, some of them from > >> @RetweetTestRecv. Again, here's the search string and corresponding > >> URL. Notice the added #: > > >> -from:RetweetTestRecv #RetweetTestRecv > > >>http://search.twitter.com/search?q=-from:RetweetTestRecv+%23RetweetTe... > > >> A relatively small issue, I know, but pretty important for my own > >> application. I'm going to have to work around it by getting more > >> results than I want then eliminating a lot of them. > > >> Regards, > >> Dave > > > -- > > Abraham Williams | Community Evangelist |http://web608.org > > Hacker |http://abrah.am|http://twitter.com/abraham > > Project |http://fireeagle.labs.poseurtech.com > > This email is: [ ] blogable [x] ask first [ ] private.