Twitter Search produces inaccurate, incorrect, unexpected results.

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Twitter Search produces inaccurate, incorrect, unexpected results. It does not show all my tweets or all references. Keywords that I expect to see in Twitter Search are missing. This has been going on since the "more" button and other API changes were implemented.

The old Twitter Search, which was a simpler search, would produce accurate search results every time. The new Twitter Search misses most search results I expect to find. Entire tweets of mine are missing.

As an example, I have done various tweets referencing Sarah Palin over the past 8 months. However, they do not show up in Twitter Search. I can google for "search term A" "search term b" (no quotes) site: twitter.com and get more accurate results than I get on Twitter Search.

I see you have noted a problem with some users not appearing on Twitter, but that is not my problem. I do appear in Twitter Search, but not all of my tweets nor all expected references appear in Twitter Search. It is though Twitter Search is missing a huge chunk of data. At least Twitter Search worked back when Summize owned it.
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twitteruser

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twitteruser

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And, I see, no response to my search problem. I will add to this that @replies don't show up for about an hour, which I consider search-related.
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I've got exactly the same problem. From reading the search related stuff in the support forum, my issues seemed to have started when all the incorrect account suspensions occurred a few weeks ago.

It seems the database is now filtering my search results and Twitter says they cannot do anything about it.

So it would appear that due to that issue, there is another issue relating to search.
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Thanks, Tracelemental. Twitter, we are waiting for your response. Please advise! Search is worthless.
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I have the same problem...trying to get my twitter account going and only some of my tweets are appearing on twitter search...extremely frustrating