You need to use the next_cursor_str and page through the results. They don't 
want to slam out the data for 3200 tweets all at once.

-edward.

On Feb 9, 2011, at 6:26 AM, johnnygri wrote:

> Hi, I'm trying to figure out how to fetch the maximum number of
> tweets.
> 
> From http://dev.twitter.com/doc/get/statuses/user_timeline:
> 
> "This method is can only return up to 3200 statuses. If include_rts is
> set only 3200 statuses, including retweets if they exist, can be
> returned."
> 
> It seems logical that the 'count' parameter allows you to specify a
> number of tweets to fetch, up to the maximum states (3200). Except,
> the docs read:
> 
> "Specifies the number of records to retrieve. Must be less than or
> equal to 200.
> http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.json?count=5";
> 
> I'm wondering if that's a type and that the value must infact be less
> than or equal to 3200 ?
> 
> Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but I can't see a simple way to do a
> first-time request, number of tweets available being unknown, and to
> specify that you'd like to simply fetch as many as the API will allow.
> Am I barking up the wrong tree here?
> 
> Cheers
> John
> 
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