GET statuses/user_timeline limits


#1

According to the documentation :

This method can only return up to 3,200 of a user’s most recent Tweets.

https://dev.twitter.com/rest/reference/get/statuses/user_timeline

I noticed 3 issues :

  1. sometimes I can access to more than 3200 tweets, well ok that’s not really a problem, but does not seems consistent with documentation
  2. sometimes, for the same user, I can access to 1200 tweets, minutes later it’s down to 400 and minutes later it’s 1800 (figures are just examples, I was careful on never reach the API rate limits)
  3. on some user I never get the 3200 maximum (neither the total of tweets of the user when it’s less than 3200)

Are there explanations to these issues?
Thanks.


#2

Did you ever find an answer for issue #1?