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Twitter: May not make more than 150 requests per hour... What counts as a request?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by muchacho, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. muchacho

    muchacho Supreme Member

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    I'm using software which apparently doesn't use the API.

    I'm running 12 accounts and sometimes I'll get the error message:
    Rate limit exceeded. Clients may not make more than 150 requests per hour.

    Following and Unfollowing can't count, or else I'd be hitting the limit within minutes.

    Updating the following/followers list DOES count as a request.

    But I'm unsure on the other functions you can do on Twitter that count towards the max 150 requests per hour.

    Does anybody have a good idea about what counts as a request?
     
  2.  ﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿.tk

     ﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿.tk Power Member

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    i think the 150 limit counts for each account not for all

    following + unfollowing counts too
     
  3. headhunterzz

    headhunterzz Registered Member

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    Hello!
    Sorry, but what s your goal ?
    The dev twitter website will give you all infos you need.
    But i will say : nothing is unlimited.

    If you want to be always under the rate limit, just create more accounts.
     
  4. muchacho

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    I'm not sure the 150 limit is API related, but it's definitely IP based.

    When the message is displayed it immediately affects all accounts that I'm running in Tweet Adder, not just 1.

    I'm thinking the only sure fire away to get around it, is to use Private Proxies as I think it's on an IP basis.
     
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    headhunterzz Registered Member

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    Well,
    from dev twitter website:
    "Unauthenticated calls are permitted 150 requests per hour. Unauthenticated calls are measured against the public facing IP of the server or device making the request."