Chad,

Thank you for rocking, sir!  Not sure why -from:username wasn't
working in my initial tests, but it's working perfectly now.

--Rodney

On Sep 28, 10:00 am, Chad Etzel <c...@twitter.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> -from:username should work. If it doesn't, please send the query (or
> unicast me if you want to keep it private) and we can take a look.
> example:http://search.twitter.com/search?q=jazzychad+-from:jazzychad
>
> If all else fails, you can filter the results on your end before
> displaying them to remove the unwanted user's tweets.
>
> -Chad
>
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Rodney <rodn...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I'm going to be streaming tweets from an upcoming tradeshow and
> > unfortunately, the organization that is running the tradeshow doesn't
> > own the @username that matches their organization name.  They had it,
> > but then changed it to some obscure thing with underscores.
>
> > Anyway, someone else now has the 4 character username that is also the
> > main keyword for this upcoming tradeshow, but they aren't affiliated
> > with the tradeshow and their tweets won't be about the show.
>
> > So as I'm pulling in results for this unique 4 letter abbreviation,
> > this users non-relevant tweets are showing up because their username
> > matches.
>
> > So my question is, is there a negative search operator that I can add
> > that will exclude one specific username from the search results that
> > are returned?
>
> > I tried the formats -from:alexiskold and from:-alexiskold, but those
> > didn't seem to work.

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