Hey Taylor, These lists are zombies.
Through Twitter.com, I have failed to change the status from private to public, change the name or add a member. When I select a member to add from the find people search, then user-actions list-menu button, it appears to have worked: the "Your lists: list-name" tag appears below the selected user. But the action has actually failed - the list page shows no members. Attempting to add a member via the API, I get an XML <list> element with <member_count>0</member_count>. Attempting to delete the list via the API returns the same <list>... undead! Ken On Sep 30, 10:30 pm, Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com> wrote: > Hey Ken, > > Lists really are a sometimes embarrassing corner of the API, not going > to mince words there. > > What is the type of failure you're getting when deleting the lists via the > API? > > A lingering bug around is that lists without users often cannot be > deleted correctly. If you're still having this problem, can you try > adding a user to a list you haven't been able to delete and then try > the deletion? > > Your batch creation problems do seem to be more availability-bound > than anything else. > > As for the seemingly-chaotic naming convention of duplicately named > lists: yes, it boggles the mind. Best to just make sure you check the > names of lists a member already has before attempting to create a new > one at this time. > > Taylor > > On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 12:15 PM, Ken D. <k...@cimas.ch> wrote: > > 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! > > > Thanks! > > > Ken > > > 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! > > > -- > > 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 -- 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