mentions_timeline.json issue


My app have strange issue with rest API 1.1 mention endpoint.

One (maybe some others) account (user oauth data) Twitter API doesn’t return mentions, but I know - this account have mentions.
Other accounts this problem doesn’t exist.

Response header:

{ date: 'Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:05:57 GMT',
  status: '200 OK',
  'x-frame-options': 'SAMEORIGIN',
  'content-length': '2',
  'x-transaction-mask': 'xxx',
  'x-access-level': 'read-write-directmessages',
  expires: 'Tue, 31 Mar 1981 05:00:00 GMT',
  'content-type': 'application/json; charset=utf-8',
  etag: '"xxx"',
  pragma: 'no-cache',
  'x-transaction': '77d7a9f05543f50d',
  'last-modified': 'Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:05:57 GMT',
  'x-runtime': '0.04656',
  'x-mid': 'xxx',
  'cache-control': 'no-cache, no-store, must-revalidate, pre-check=0, post-check=0',
   [ 'k=; path=/; expires=Tue, 30-Oct-12 14:05:57 GMT;',
     'guest_id=v1%3A135100115775133241;; path=/; expires=Fri, 24-Oct-2014 02:05:57 GMT',
     'dnt=;; path=/; expires=Thu, 01-Jan-1970 00:00:00 GMT',
     'lang=en; path=/',
     'lang=en; path=/',
     'lang=en; path=/',
     'twid=xxx;; path=/; secure',
     '_twitter_sess=xxx%250xx--xxx;; path=/; HttpOnly' ],
  vary: 'Accept-Encoding',
  'x-rate-limit-limit': '15',
  'x-rate-limit-remaining': '13',
  'x-rate-limit-reset': '1351002048',
  server: 'tfe' }

Response body:


Request header:

GET /1.1/statuses/mentions_timeline.json?count=10 HTTP/1.1\r\nAuthorization: OAuth oauth_consumer_key="xxx",oauth_nonce="xxx",oauth_signature_method="HMAC-SHA1",oauth_timestamp="1351002402",oauth_token="xxx",oauth_version="1.0",oauth_signature="xxx"\r\nHost:\r\nAccept: */*\r\nConnection: close\r\nUser-Agent: ntwitter/0.2.8\r\nContent-length: 0\r\nContent-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded\r\n\r\n

Incorrect request

All other API requests of this oauth data are OK, but only mention API request fails.

  • Other account (oauth data) mention requests are OK.

Thank you!


This usually indicates a problem with the user account. That user should likely contact Twitter @support and report to them that their mentions timeline is empty and the cache on it may need to be regenerated.