The adjusted since_id to xxxxxxx due to temporary error really means this: the since_id was not specified so I went back as far as I could. The earliest tweet is the database was 25075604044 so i used that.
For users who tweet more often this error can still occur but is less likely. This is because the search results per page fit into the available index and so no adjustment of since_id is required. For less active accounts the error above occurs because search tries to get n results per page. If there aren't n tweets in the available index the since_id goes beyond what we have stored - so the message above is displayed. As for the other users not showing up when you search for them using from:. There are many reasons for users not to show up in Search. The most common one (and applicable to your account gena01) is there haven't been any tweets in the last 5 days. Other reasons are explained on our help site: http://support.twitter.com/groups/32-something-s-not-working/topics/118-search/articles/66018-my-tweets-or-hashtags-are-missing-from-search-known-issue Hope that's helpful, @themattharris On Sep 21, 8:22 am, Gena01 <gen...@gmail.com> wrote: > So I've been messing with the search API and I am seeing some strange > stuff going on. > > When I request: http://search.twitter.com/search.json?q=to:evI get > normal results. > > If i > requesthttp://search.twitter.com/search.json?q=to:aorhttp://search.twitter.com/search.json?q=to:gena01then > I get a > warning: "adjusted since_id to 25075604044 due to temporary error". > > If I do "from:" instead of "to:" I also get these sort of > discrepancies. For people like @ev I get feeds/tweets/etc for people > not as popular I get nothing back. > > Is there something I am doing wrong or is search api broken? > > Gena01 -- 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