I resolved this problem by adding a few seconds of sleep after
creating a list and populating it. The problem did not appear when I
first tested my code, but it was morning European time and Twitter may
not have been too busy.

In the process of finding this out, I seem to have created some
corrupt lists that cannot be edited or deleted.

May I ask someone from Twitter to kindly contact me to help get these
lists removed from my account!



On Sep 29, 9:33 pm, "Ken D." <k...@cimas.ch> wrote:
> I am creating private lists and then adding members with the
> create_all method.
> 1.) Creating a list via the API is no problem. Then I post to
> create_all with batches of 20-90 user ids. Only rarely have I been
> able to add more than a single batch, even with a few seconds of
> sleep, but occasionally it has succeeded.
> 2.) Viewing the result on 'old' 
> twitter.com,http://twitter.com/#list/[account]/[list-name]
> will show a timeline (eg a batch of 20 users successfully added) and a
> link, "Following: 0". On the list page 
> itself,http://twitter.com/[account]/[list-name],
> no tweets are shown, only the "Find people to add to your list:"
> search box.
> 3.) And... I am unable to delete these lists, using either the API or
> manually on Twitter.com.
> Oh, and one more thing: If I try to add (via API) a list named
> "mylist" twice and I already have say 12 lists, the second "mylist"
> will not be called "mylist-2", but mylist-13!
> Are these known issues? I am working on a project where lists are
> important, so any advice will be appreciated.
> Cheers!

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