That's already what i do.  i do lookupusers with the screennames

On 2010-05-18, at 11:57 AM, Taylor Singletary wrote:

> 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.
> 

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