The t.co wrapping is the only thing that’s going wrong. OK, do the following:
Pick any page in that system. Tweet it just as it comes through (it will be shortened). Watch it not get augmented.
This whole system has been up for months with Tweet buttons integrated just the way it is. Nothing is showing up. Only direct posts with the full GET urls (…?page=picdetail&pid=XXX) are counted. That’s why this one is showing 2, as I’ve chosen it to demonstrate the problem.
This is not about a tweet being editable. Even the textarea in the resulting Twitter domain Tweet submission page has the shortened URL. Like I said, not a single person has modified the URLs, as the button completely changes it. That’s the very point of the button. Nobody is going to go back and grab the fully qualified URL when the button progress takes it and shortens it.
The button is about the individual posting, not the domain. The top page has the domain tweet button, and that works.
Please, look into this. Shortening the individual post URLs is messing things up. All the syntax and pointers do their job (copy the shortened URL and you’ll see it goes right back to the proper huntingcamponline page), but the counters don’t augment.