Here is a closed feature request from forever ago to return the status_id of
all statuses for a user. Maybe Twitter wil reconsider the request.

http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/detail?id=379

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On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 11:32, linuslive <michael.c....@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hmmm...but there is no way to know the ids of the tweets without
> having a list of all of the tweets, which would kind of defeat the
> purpose of the limit.
>
> Oh well...
>
> On Sep 30, 12:39 pm, Tom van der Woerdt <i...@tvdw.eu> wrote:
> > Only the 3200 most recent ones, unless you know the IDs of the tweets.
> >
> > Tom
> >
> > On 9/30/10 5:09 PM, linuslive wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > > Good morning all!
> >
> > > Before the OAuth change, I wrote a twitter archiver that would grab my
> > > tweets and dump them into a database.  Back then I only had about 1K
> > > tweets so I was able to grab all my tweets without hitting the limit.
> > > And of course since then, I don't post more than 20 tweets a day.
> >
> > > But today, I was curious to see if I could use the new OAuth to
> > > retrieve my timeline, starting from my first tweet.  I can't seem to
> > > get it.
> >
> > > Here are my parameters:
> > >http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.json?screen_name=linu.
> ..
> >
> > > When I do this, it only gives me the top 200 tweets.  It doesn't start
> > > from the beginning and give me my 200 oldest tweets, as I would
> > > expect.
> >
> > > I've tried various since_id's, even retrieving my first tweet:
> > >http://twitter.com/linuslive/statuses/872090728
> >
> > > Which equals
> > >http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.json?screen_name=linu.
> ..
> >
> > > And I get the same response.
> >
> > > According to twitter, I have 3682 tweets, just over the 3200 limit
> > > according tohttp://dev.twitter.com/doc/get/statuses/user_timeline.
> > > The confusing thing is that the documentation does not make it clear
> > > that it's 3200 of the most recent tweets, or just 3200 per session.
> >
> > > Could I get a clarification on this?
> >
> > > Thanks!- Hide quoted text -
> >
> > - Show quoted text -
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