Zut alors...

Would it not be preferable to create an issue in the tracker as API-
related? I'd be interested in learning what happened. And maybe I can
get some help removing those lists... So far my research indicates
that to kill a zombie you need to destroy its brain...

HTH

Ken


On Sep 30, 11:29 pm, Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com>
wrote:
> Ken,
>
> Bizarre. While I expect a certain amount of List bugginess on a daily
> basis, this is a bit more severe than usual.
>
> And also outside of where I can help you to any level of satisfaction.
>
> Hate to pass the buck, but please re-summarize the issues that lead to
> this zombie state, along with the specific lists in a support ticket
> athttp://bit.ly/twicket
>
> Blargh,
> Taylor
>
> On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 2:23 PM, Ken D. <k...@cimas.ch> wrote:
> > 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!
>
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