Hey Dave,

Glad to have helped. You know where we are if you have any questions
when developing your app.
Best,
Matt

On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 11:30 AM, DaveH <d...@idreia.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Matt.
>
> Since I am still in development I do not need higher limits. So there
> is no concern at the moment. Once I am in production it will be an
> issue. From what you say here, my recourse is to use the whitelisting
> process so seek higher limits when they are needed.
>
> Thanks for the clarification!
>
> Dave
>
> On Aug 24, 6:13 pm, Matt Harris <thematthar...@twitter.com> wrote:
>> Hi Dave,
>>
>> Thanks for the reply, and i'm sorry the documentation didn't answer
>> your question.
>>
>> OAuth does have a rate limit of 350 REST API requests per hour which
>> applies mainly to GET requests. This API rate limit is separate to the
>> limits you found on the support pages. In fact, the limits on the
>> support pages are ones which apply if you use the API or not.
>>
>> The options you have are this:
>>
>> If your application requires a higher rate limit you can apply for
>> whitelisting using the Whitelisting Request Form. Be aware that
>> whitelisting is only available to developers and to applications in
>> production though; all other requests are rejected. The link and
>> details of what to expect for this can be found in the Whitelisting
>> section of the Rate Limiting documentation:
>>  http://dev.twitter.com/pages/rate-limiting#whitelisting
>>
>> The alternative is to open a support ticket explaining your situation.
>> The user support team will then be able to advise you on what options
>> are available. You can open a ticket usinghttp://bit.ly/twicket
>>
>> Hope that helps,
>> Matt
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 9:09 AM, DaveH <d...@idreia.com> wrote:
>> > Matt:
>>
>> > Not sure what you want me to pick up in the documentation. I must be
>> > missing something.
>>
>> > When I read the page on daily POST limits [http://support.twitter.com/
>> > forums/10711/entries/15364] I see:
>> > <quote>
>> > Current Twitter Limits
>> > The current technical limits for accounts are:
>>
>> > Direct Messages: 250 per day.
>> > API Requests: 150 per hour.
>> > Updates: 1,000 per day. The daily update limit is further broken down
>> > into smaller limits for semi-hourly intervals. Retweets are counted as
>> > updates.
>> > Changes to Account Email: 4 per hour.
>> > Following (daily): Please note that this is a technical account limit
>> > only, and there are additional rules prohibiting aggressive following
>> > behavior. You can find detailed page describing following limits and
>> > prohibited behavior on the Follow Limits and Best Practices Page. The
>> > technical follow limit is 1,000 per day.
>> > Following (account-based): Once an account is following 2,000 other
>> > users, additional follow attempts are limited by account-specific
>> > ratios. The Follow Limits and Best Practices Page has more
>> > information.
>> > </quote>
>>
>> > When I read the page you pointed me to, I see that OAuth calls are 350
>> > per hour.
>>
>> > So I am still left with the same question, when we hit the daily POST
>> > limit, is there a process to ask for an increase? The documentation
>> > says it is controlled at a user level, which implies an increase is
>> > possible. Yet the documentation does not explicitly say how an
>> > increase is requested.
>>
>> > I am sure the answer is obvious, I just have been unable to find it.
>>
>> > Looking forward to your reply...
>>
>> > Dave
>>
>> --
>>
>> Matt Harris
>> Developer Advocate, Twitterhttp://twitter.com/themattharris
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