OK I got it.

thanks for the support :)

On Apr 11, 10:06 pm, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote:
> ok - sorry - i was thrown off by "ipad".  the results should change, but the
> velocity of change may depend.  name search results are ordered so the
> "best" results are further up -- new users who get added to the system may
> not make the top 1000 users that namesearch can return.  as users are active
> in the system, use twitter, engage people, etc., their ranking in name
> search will move up.
>
> does that answer the question?
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> On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 11:39 AM, Jimmy <breathlo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Raffi and Nic, thanks for replying :)
>
> > Yes, I'm concerned with the user search and by mistake I wrote "ipad",
> > I should have written some name!
>
> > Now  please let me know whether the result should be changed or I'll
> > keep getting the stale result. I reckon twitter keep
>
> > getting new users every next minute then why API returns the same old
> > result and that is also to some extend.
>
> > Does API result change ?
>
> > On Apr 11, 5:28 pm, Nic Ross <iamurdest...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Ok don't take it here an example for "ipad" may be it was his
> > > mistake.
>
> > > Lets say take an example for any common names like "James" or "Chang"
> > > or "Chen" don't you expect there will be far more results than 1000
> > > So, the point he is making here is will twitter keep the same result
> > > of 1000 users for every an authenticated user for any particular time
> > > duration or unlimitedly ?
>
> > > I think Jimmy can put some more light on the issue :)
>
> > > On Apr 11, 10:15 pm, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote:
>
> > > > Well, with name search the users are not going to change much.  How
> > > > many users do you expect to have the name "ipad" (even with the rate
> > > > that users are being created).
>
> > > > Am I confused?
>
> > > > On Apr 11, 2010, at 1:01 PM, Nic Ross <iamurdest...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > Sorry I didn't see my last reply so I am posting it again
>
> > > > > @Raffi Krikorian
>
> > > > > I think Jimmy is asking for searching users not tweets. Look at his
> > > > > URLs they contain "users/search" and also "users/search" API call
> > > > > limits the result to 1000 (20
> > > > > result each page) which he is mentioning.
>
> > > > > The search API which you are suggestion is used to search Tweets not
> > > > > users.
>
> > > > > Regards
> > > > > Nic
>
> > > > > On Apr 11, 9:39 pm, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote:
> > > > >> do you mean to be using "name search", or the general search API?
> > > > >> Try
> > > > >> using the search endpoint at search.twitter.con.
>
> > > > >> On Apr 11, 2010, at 11:48 AM, Jimmy <breathlo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > >>> Hi,
>
> > > > >>> I'm working on search api and and came across a problem. Here is my
> > > > >>> query:
>
> > > > >>>http://api.twitter.com/1/users/search.json?q=ipad&page=1
>
> > > > >>> The result which I got is constant and never changes. I checked the
> > > > >>> result after some span of time like: after 1-2 hours  but I got the
> > > > >>> same result.
>
> > > > >>> As per API we can only retrieve first 1000 matches in 50 pages(20
> > > > >>> result each page) so does it mean that for life long I will keep
> > > > >>> getting the same result for the same query? I mean that is weird!
>
> > > > >>> I also matched the result of second and third page
>
> > > > >>>http://api.twitter.com/1/users/search.json?q=ipad&page=2
> > > > >>>http://api.twitter.com/1/users/search.json?q=ipad&page=3
>
> > > > >>> within the span of 1-2 hours but the result was same each time.
>
> > > > >>> Any kind of help will be appreciatable.
>
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