I’m currently in the progress of working on some old code that used to work with v1.0, to make it compatible with v1.1. The main thing I do in my code is take information from incoming tweets on the user stream of my app’s twitter account. However, as recommended by your guidelines, I want to honour a user’s wish to delete that information when they delete their tweet. I’ve noticed that since v1.1 I don’t receive deletion notifications when a user deletes their tweet, unless they are being followed by my app’s twitter account.
In other words, if I’m mentioned in a tweet sent by a user I don’t follow, the tweet will appear in my user stream, but when they delete the tweet the deletion notification won’t appear in my user stream.
Firstly I want some clarification that this is the correct behaviour because I haven’t been able to find this particular difference between 1.0 and 1.1 documented anywhere. Secondly, is there anyway I can receive deletion notifications for mentions without following the user?