2009/7/3 Christian Fazzini <christian.fazz...@gmail.com>:
> Hmm this is strange. Also Twitter REST API Method: statuses/update
> does not have rate limited. Does this mean we can allow an
> authenticated twitter user to post as many updates to Twitter from our
> website as he/she wants?
> Or am I not understanding this correctly?

Here's a thought... read all the documentation before posting to this list.

POST requests are not limited, but limits do apply to the operations
they perform. IOW you can only post x updates a day, and you can only
follow y users per day.

Ignoring the fact that the method you're talking about is not limited,
the answer to your original question was in the documentation you

"Authenticated API calls are charged to the authenticating user's limit"

You may also want to consider whitelisting your application. How do
you do that? Details are in the documentation.



> On Jul 3, 6:29 pm, Christian Fazzini <christian.fazz...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hmm ok just found out that verify_credentials is not rate limited. So
>> I guess we can log as many users on without limitations...
>> Correct me if I am wrong.
>> On Jul 3, 5:22 pm, Christian Fazzini <christian.fazz...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > We are developing a website that uses the Twitter API. At current,
>> > when a users gets onto our site, a login screen appears, prompting the
>> > user to enter his/her twitter username and password. Our system/
>> > website doeshttp://twitter.com/account/verify_credentials.format
>> > (http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method%3A-account%C2%A0ra...
>> > ) to check if this is a valid user and if their password and username
>> > match. If we get a '200' code then we log the user.
>> > However,http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Rate-limitingsays:
>> > "The default rate limit for calls to the REST API is 150 requests per
>> > hour. The REST API does account- and IP-based rate limiting.
>> > Authenticated API calls are charged to the authenticating user's limit
>> > while unauthenticated API calls are deducted from the calling IP
>> > address' allotment."
>> > Does this mean that we can only get 150 users 
>> > requestinghttp://twitter.com/account/verify_credentials.formatata given 
>> > hour?
>> > Are we doing our logon process correctly this way? Or should we
>> > consider a better approach to this?

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