Yes I've read the documentation. But what is confusing me is the following:
If the call I am making states API rate limited: false, in this case for verify_credentials.format , then my API will not have a limit to the number of times I can call this method, since rate limting does not apply for this method. Is this right? On Jul 3, 6:48 pm, Stuart <stut...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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 > quoted... > > "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. > > -Stuart > > --http://stut.net/projects/twitter > > > 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.formatatagiven > >> > hour? > > >> > Are we doing our logon process correctly this way? Or should we > >> > consider a better approach to this?