How does it pick which account to lock if the calls are unauthenticated? perhaps you are passing incorrect authentication instead?
Abraham On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 09:08, Sal Conigliaro <sco...@gmail.com> wrote: > It appears that repeated (unauthenticated) calls to the API lock out > the account. > > The workaround is to use authenticated credentials when querying the > API. It would be helpful if the API docs could be revised to reflect > this. > > Sal > > On Dec 13, 8:01 pm, Sal Conigliaro <sco...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Thanks Mark. I appreciate it. > > > > On Dec 13, 1:28 am, Mark McBride <mmcbr...@twitter.com> wrote: > > > > > I'll check with our abuse team, but this looks odd. > > > > > On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 10:23 PM, Sal Conigliaro <sco...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > > Hi there- > > > > > > I have an app that compares who you're following to your friends > > > > followers. To do this, I query ttp:// > twitter.com/friends/ids.json?user_id=X > > > > and compare that to my (saved) list of IDs. > > > > > > I noticed that if I make repeated (unauthenticated) queries to > > > >http://twitter.com/friends/ids.json?user_id=X(ie, I'm comparing my > > > > friends to friend A's friends, then to friend A's friend (B), then to > > > > friend B's friend (C)) that user_id X gets locked out (I get the > > > > "We've temporarily locked your account after too many failed attempts > > > > to sign in. Please chillax for a few, then try again." when trying to > > > > login to the website (or from a Twitter client). > > > > > > I'm guessing that the rapid, multiple queries look like abuse. > > > > > > I did notice, however, then if I make authenticated queries to the > > > > same API method, the account locking does *not* happen. > > > > > > Is this an anti-abuse method? Is my only option to use authenticated > > > > calls? > > > > > > Sal > > > > > -- > > > ---Mark > > > > >http://twitter.com/mccv > -- Abraham Williams | Awesome Lists | http://bit.ly/sprout608 Project | Intersect | http://intersect.labs.poseurtech.com Hacker | http://abrah.am | http://twitter.com/abraham This email is: [ ] shareable [x] ask first [ ] private. Sent from Madison, WI, United States