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Was Your IP Ever Banned by Twitter?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by agag2, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. agag2

    agag2 Supreme Member

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    Hi
    Just as the title says - I'm NOT talking about accounts I'm talking about your IP. I've read so many difference views - pls only post personal experience...

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    Yep, some of the IPs that I've used have started to get various 501/503 errors for no reason - you can still surf the site (eg. fetch twitter.com or the login page) but you get an error when you login.

    I've also been completely blocked from the search engine on an IP basis when doing heavy duty scraping.

    Also when I have been testing scripts (not using a proxy), sometimes I get a captcha if I login again and again too quickly, along with a message about "questionable bot activity blah blah" although this is not necessarily related to the IP.

    Lots of proxies are a must for your day to day operations!
     
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  3. agag2

    agag2 Supreme Member

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    ^^^ Thanks

    Very good reply

    I would like to know more about what causes twitter to permanently ban your IP Vs just suspend your accounts


    I was gonna start buying private proxies -about 20 create 150 - 200 acc per day spam away then get acc suspended then repeat the next day but if they ban my IP permanently this will not work.. So again when will they permanenty ban your IP?


    Thanks again
     
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    I have seen very very rare accounts of IP banned by twitter.
    But my IPs get banned on reCaptcha very frequently, for those of you who don't know, twitter uses reCaptcha for signups and wherever captcha is required.
     
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    I don't think they could really permanently ban IPs. Rather I would say there's a temporary ban that lasts a day / a few days / a week etc. I couldn't say exactly because I only use open proxies (not paid) so I just move on to another proxy as needed.

    I suspect that the IP bans come from suspicious activity on that IP and especially multiple accounts spamming away using the same IP (which can be a problem with open proxies scraped off public lists - you never know who else is using them) or people using that IP to do heavy scraping.

    I would definitely say you would be setting yourself up for pain trying to create 200 accounts per day from the same 20 IPs. You would need a lot more IPs IMHO eg. Instead I would look into getting say 140, then using 20 on Monday, another 20 on Tuesday, another 20 on Wednesday etc in a cycle. I wouldn't want to speculate on the exact number you'd need or rotation frequency, but I really don't think that using only 20 IPs would be a good idea. Or, you could get 200 and then use IP per account per day. I'm not big on the idea of creating multiple accounts per IP per day either.

    That's the big advantage of using open proxies - although there are other people using them, there are thousands of open peas out there to abuse and you're not stuck using the same IPs all the time.
     
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