I’m investigating a problem in our application whereby we failed to import 11 Tweets from a specific user using the REST api. The user @mentioned one of our clients 12 times, but only the 12th mention (and all subsequent mentions) were successfully imported by our application. All mentions from other users around that period were imported successfully - it’s just this one user that is an issue.
The best guess I have is that the user was using a protected account, but unprotected their account before the 12th mention. I’ve reproduced this situation using a test account and it would produce the behaviour I’m seeing here.
So, the questions I have are:
- Is there some way I can confirm my hypothesis, perhaps a log of when an account was protected/unprotected?
- Is there any way to get @mentions of my account if the user @mentioning me is a protected account?
- Is there some other situation which would correlate with the above behaviour?