Is there any chance that you are sending duplicate tweets?

On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 6:06 PM, PeterElsner <peter.els...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I've written a small app for use with some auction software.  All this
> app does is run via cron every 2 hours and picks a random auction
> (that is open) and then posts it to my twitter page using OAuth.
>
> This works great, and many times it does update just fine.  However
> occasionally, I get a failed response back from Twitter stating
>
> 403 - Request has been refused. Possible causes: denied due to update
> limits.
>
> Since my cron only runs every 2 hours, then I am only submitting 12
> tweets to my Twitter page in a 24 hour period...
>
> That's certainly less than the 150/hour or the 1000/day that is listed
> in the wiki.
>
> My script/app does not do any deleting, following etc... It just sends
> an update to my page with a random auction listing.   So in a 24 hour
> period, I get on average about 8 successful tweets instead of the 12 I
> should be getting.
>
> I'm just wondering if there is something else that the 403 could be
> representing other than update limits.  Perhaps Twitter itself is over
> loaded?  If that is the case, should it not provide a different error
> code???
>
> Something that says "Twitter is busy right now, try again later",
> instead of the rate limit error which makes it sound like there's
> something wrong with my script/app.
>
> I sent an email to a...@twitter.com and the response was to come and
> ask here.
>
> If anyone wants to see the code, it can be downloaded from
> http://www.aggielandauctions.com/mods
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Peter Elsner
>
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