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tsmango

twitter user id should be stored in users table

Reported by tsmango | April 18th, 2009 @ 01:01 AM

It would be nice if the twitter user id was stored in the users table. I realize that the current implementation using the TWITTER_ATTRIBUTES array won't work because twitter returns 'id' back and that would collide with the id column already in the users table. Perhaps this could be caught and written to a twitter_user_id field?

I would assume that because the twitter user id isn't stored in the users table, if a user comes to your site and generates data, then goes to twitter and changes their twitter username (which twitter allows them to do) then comes back to your site, all of their data is no longer associated with their account (because the only thing you have to go by is the username rather than the underlying id).

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