GET statuses/user_timeline limits


According to the documentation :

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

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?


Did you ever find an answer for issue #1?