Standard search - filtering out replies


#1

Is there a way to exclude replies from a search? Or must the filtering happen after getting the tweets. It doesn’t look like “-filter:replies” works.


#2

I think you have to filter them yourself, any tweet with a in_reply_to_status_id set is a reply so it should make things easy to filter on that


#3

Yes, that’s what i do now but it’s unfortunate we can’t filter them out in the search as we can with retweets. I was hoping there may even be an undocumented syntax as we have with retweets (i.e. -RT).


#4

Actually, it looks like -filter:replies does work. I think my problem was double escaping the -.


#5

Awesome! Thanks! i didn’t know that filter worked!