Hey Adam,

Do you include the parameter include_rts=1 ? Be default
statuses/user_timeline doesn't include retweets so you have to add this
parameter to retrieve a full timeline.

Best
@themattharris
Developer Advocate, Twitter
http://twitter.com/themattharris


On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 2:28 PM, Adam Green <140...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm collecting all the tweets for potential 2012 presidential
> candidates, and I'm finding that /statuses/user_timeline returns much
> fewer tweets than listed as the total in an account. The docs say that
> this API call is limited to 3,200 tweets, but this is happening with
> accounts that have fewer than that number. For example:
>
> @barackobama - Statuses_count from API and tweet count listed on
> profile is 2,467, but /statuses/user_timeline only delivers 1,033
> tweets.
> @GovChristie - Statuses_count is 1,062, but API only delivers 1,038.
>
> This problem occurs in about 20% of the accounts I've checked. So
> either the tweets are no longer available, or the statuses_count is
> just wrong a lot of the time. This problem has persisted through 2
> weeks of testing.
>
> Anyone else seeing the same problem?
>
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