(TLDR; How many twitter replies w/ amazon referral links can I spam without getting rate limited?) Hey guys, So first let me explain what I'm trying to do here. I found a twitter feed with a strong stream of users talking about products they own in a niche thanks to a big niche site pushing them to tweet VIA BigSite. I figured out I could scrape these tweets, find a similar product, and suggest it to them using an amazon referral link. So I've been working on this and got it running. In my first attempt I almost immediately got write access revoked because I let it run full throttle. I ended up slowing it down so it now meets twitter rate limits (with room to spare I think), and still got write access revoked. My thinking is that the cause is one or more of the following: A: Posting too many replies B: Posting only replies and no regular status updates C: Posting too many links D: Maybe getting reported as spam E: Dev blacklist?? I hope not but don't know how to tell. (It should probably be noted I'm not RTing, favoriting, adding to lists, following, unfollowing etc.. Previously I've only been sending replies but that's obviously not going to fly with Twitter.) In my latest test I was able to put out around 30 tweets (1 every 2 minutes) before write access got revoked. So for a while I could just delete the app with revoked write access and make a new one to get new keys and try again. I probably did this 5-8 times over the course of a day or two as I worked on it. However now when I try to make an app I get "Rate Limit Exceeded" in the web UI where you initialize it. Search results have many people with this issue thinking it's a bug and for some it seems to just go away but... let's be honest it's likely anti spam. I'm thinking if it doesn't go away I'll have to make a new twitter account and hope it lets me make apps again. Thing is it needs my number so it'll probably recognize me as the previous dev unless I get a new number? Any advice here? How many replies and affiliate links can I get away with? Twitter docs are very unhelpful when it comes to their anti-spam.