we will return a 400 error code -- however, 400 is fairly overloaded.  all
twitter applications should monitor the http response headers as that gives
fairly specific information on how many calls are left, etc.

On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 12:18 PM, Harshad RJ <harshad...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Would be thankful for any answers to my queries.
>
> Especially, the exact error code when rate-limit is breached. (I can't find
> it in the documentation, and I don't want to create a dummy user and write a
> dummy script to find out in practice)
>
>
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 7:11 PM, Harshad RJ <harshad...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Whoa! When did this endpoint become rate limited?
>>
>> This wiki page seems to be stale:
>> http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Rate-limiting
>>
>> It says that verify-credentials is not rate-limited.
>>
>> Since this is an authenticated call, the rate-limit I guess gets applied
>> to the authenticating user. If the authentication is not successful, does it
>> get applied to the IP address? In any case, I feel the limit for this
>> endpoint should be accounted against the IP-address as a fall-back when the
>> user's quota is reached, since the verify-credentials calls by an app can
>> get held for arbitrarily long, if the user's quota is getting filled up by
>> some other call (possibly by another app).
>>
>> Also, can you tell me what is the response code when the rate-limit is
>> reached? The wiki page says "400 error codes" in this context, but which
>> exact error code?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Harshad
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 12:34 PM, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com>wrote:
>>
>>> interesting - that's true.  they would have to wait until the rate limits
>>> reset.  i could be open to relaxing rate limits on this endpoint if somebody
>>> could tell me how doing so won't still have this same issue?
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 9:40 PM, Abraham Williams <4bra...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Now that account/verify_credentials is rate limited there is no way to
>>>> verify tokens are valid if a user has exceded there GET limit.
>>>>
>>>> Abraham
>>>>
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>>
>>
>>
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>> Harshad RJ
>> http://hrj.wikidot.com
>>
>
>
>
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> Harshad RJ
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