Right now when I initiate follows, the easiest way to determine if the user is already following the individual I'm trying to follow is to just send a follow request, and get an error back if the user is already following the individual. However, I'm seeing an issue that might not make this the ideal way of doing this - it seems for each follow request, even if they're already following the individual they're still getting a follow e-mail from Twitter.
Now, there could be a slight chance that the user has actually unfollowed and the e-mail is legit, but I wanted to see if the Twitter API team was absolutely sure those follow e-mails can't go out if the user is already following the individual and a follow request is sent. Does that make sense? I'm banging my head against this one - for what I can tell my users aren't unfollowing each other, so my next guess is that Twitter is just sending out an e-mail each time we send that follow request. I'd rather not have to make 2 API calls just to tell if the user is already following the individual or not. Any thoughts? Thanks, Jesse -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk?hl=en