Hi Alain, The user ids in search results from search.twitter.com do not correspond to the user ids in rest of Twitter and the Twitter API. We're working on bridging this gap long-term. The work around is to do a user lookup based off of the screen name instead of the member id.
Taylor Singletary Developer Advocate, Twitter http://twitter.com/episod On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 8:44 AM, Alain Gaeremynck <ga...@sanssucre.ca>wrote: > I am using search to gather a series of twits. I am then looking up the > users that wrote those tweets. Now sometimes for some reason i get an error > message "no user found on twitter : userhandle" > > The problem with this is that i have to parse the error message figure out > which user is missing. Rebuild the request with the rest of the users and > try again. > > It would be cool if instead when there are no such users i would get a list > of the user that exists and null or some string in the json for those that > don't. In an ideal world search would never give me results for users that > don't exists (although i guess profiles get deleted all the time). > > Does this make sense? > > Alain (@sanssucre) G > > P.S. Can you get the ops people to posts the VM startup parameters they > use? I'm very curious to see what they do in that regard.