Also, while it would be possible to use screen names for relations (i.e. "from_user"), this would have a very negative side effect. Mainly, if a user were to change their Twitter account name, previous relations would be lost.
On Dec 22, 9:44 am, Corey Ballou <ball...@gmail.com> wrote: > For clarification, I had intended to say "from_user_id", as the > username is returned properly. > > On Dec 22, 9:42 am, Corey Ballou <ball...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > I just wanted to bring group-wide awareness to the fact that search > > results from Twitter do not return an actual user_id. This has been a > > known defect (and yes, I do believe it's a *very large* defect) going > > on over 2 years now. > > > This is a call to arms to get this shit fixed. I can't believe it's > > marked as an "enhancement". There's nobody else to blame for providing > > a return param of "from_user" that doesn't actually map to an actual > > user. For those of us storing relational data, you're costing > > precious API calls for those users who are still utilizing the search > > API. The streaming API is not sufficient for all use cases, so that's > > not a valid answer. > > > Below is the direct link to the issue tracker. > > >https://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/detail?id=214 -- 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