I read Doug's email as any account that is specifically whitelisted has 5k
DM and that DMs are not effected by IP whitelisting.

Abraham

On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 09:21, Mo <maur...@moluv.com> wrote:

> Hi Taylor,
>
> This is different than what Doug Williams stated in this post -
> http://bit.ly/cLVv1Q
>
> "Whitelisted users have a direct messaging limit of 5K messages per
> day."
>
> What I'm still not clear on, though, is how "user" is being defined.
> Is the user the app owner or the someone using the app?  Also, is 5K
> DMs a day stated by Doug correct or is it 250 DMs?
>
> Apparently Alex and I posted essentially the same request 5 minutes
> apart.  Answering to either this message or to my other post would be
> much appreciated.
>
> -Mo
> http://www.pay4tweet.com
>
>
> On May 12, 8:39 am, Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi Alex,
> >
> > Whitelisting only effects API call rate limiting -- so the answer to your
> > question is "no."
> >
> > T
> >
> > On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 8:35 AM, alex urdea <alex.urdea.fi...@gmail.com
> >wrote:
> >
> > > Thanks for your answer.
> >
> > > One more: is the 250 MD limit increased if the application is
> whitelisted?
> > > Or does the whitelist concernt the rates only? Thanks
> >
> > > On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 5:15 PM, Taylor Singletary <
> > > taylorsinglet...@twitter.com> wrote:
> >
> > >> Rate limits and limits on particular actions are different. We could
> do
> > >> better in providing a X-FeatureRateLimit header on tweets and DMs and
> the
> > >> such that have their own issuance limit -- but I can imagine potential
> > >> performance issues with that.
> >
> > >> Rate limits provide a ceiling on the amount of API calls you can make.
> > >> Their main purpose is to keep the entire platform running smoothly and
> to
> > >> not allow any one application to spoil the resource pool for its
> peers.
> >
> > >> Twitter, aside from the API itself, has limits on how many status
> updates
> > >> and DMs can be sent -- the API just respects the rules of Twitter
> here. If
> > >> you're concerned you might be hitting the upper limit, for now the
> best
> > >> thing to do would be to implement a counter in your application and
> queue
> > >> updates when your counter is full.
> >
> > >> A user may issue 1000 tweets per day and 250 DMs.
> >
> > >> Taylor Singletary
> > >> Developer Advocate, Twitter
> > >>http://twitter.com/episod
> >
> > >> On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 4:47 AM, alex <alex.urdea.fi...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > >>> I'm confused:
> > >>> - here it says that there's a limit on direct messages
> >
> > >>>      URL:http://help.twitter.com/entries/15364
> >
> > >>> In the documentation page for this method you have : "API rate
> limited
> > >>> false":
> >
> > >>>      URL:
> > >>>http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method%3A-direct_messages
> > >>>  new
> >
> > >>> Here it says that "API methods that use HTTP POST to submit data to
> > >>> Twitter, such as statuses/update do not affect rate limits". I guess
> > >>> that this is a POST method that submits data and is not subject to
> > >>> limits?
> >
> > >>>      URL:http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Rate-limiting
> >
> > >>> Which one is true?
> >
> > >>> Thank you!
> >
> >
>



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