Hi Guys, thanks for the information.

I'm sure the authentication is successful.  I use the secret_tokens to
that I had generated.

This is running on my own server and no other app/program on that
server is
accessing Twitter.

Someone else mentioned that it might also return a 403 error if the
tweet is
a duplicate of the last one tweeted.  They suggested that I keep a
check of the
last successful tweet and make sure that the next one does not match
that.  Fair
enough, but I don't think that's the case here...

Here are the 3 most recent failed messages I received today:

This one came in at 8 AM

Random Listing (CRON) Auction ID: 101802
Start Bid: 5.00
URL: http://bit.ly/aUsmpn
Error Message: Request has been refused. Possible causes: denied due
to update limits.

The next one came in at 10 AM (exactly 2 hours later, just like it's
supposed to)

Random Listing (CRON) Auction ID: 101792
Name: Queen-Size Headboard
Start Bid: 1.50
URL: http://bit.ly/auj0eV
Error Message: Request has been refused. Possible causes: denied due
to update limits.

And this last one came in at 12 PM (again 2 hours later)

Random Listing (CRON) Auction ID: 101839
Name: Steel Butterfly Wall Hanging
Start Bid: 2.50
URL: http://bit.ly/cJhdRc
Error Message: Request has been refused. Possible causes: denied due
to update limits.

So as you can see, all 3 are different auctions, and all 3 failed.

I'm not yet sure how to get back any other message from Twitter on
what the actual cause is.

I only get back an error number (in this case 403) and I look that
number up in a table that has
the corresponding error message tied to it, as found here:


If anyone has any idea how to get back the additional response as
DaveH recommends above,
please let me know.

Thanks again.

On Nov 2, 6:41 pm, DaveH <d...@idreia.com> wrote:
> Yaemog:
> You are right, he does say he is posting to his Twitter Page and that
> he is using oAuth. My bad...
> So there is something else going on.
> - Check that authentication was successful. The rate limit should be
> higher if he has successfully authenticated.
> - Check the return message from Twitter. When I see a 403 Twitter also
> sends a response that tells me why the 403 was returned.
> - Make sure there is no other program using the same Twitter
> Application name; the other application will draw down the rate limit.
> On Nov 2, 10:00 am, yaemog Dodigo <yae...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > You mention 150/hour so I am guessing that you are not authenticating
> > > with Twitter. This means that if there are any other applications
> > > sharing the same IP address (shared hosting) then they are also using
> > > the same rate limit as your app. If you authenticate you will get the
> > > 250/hour ratelimit and it will be all yours to consume.
> > > Dave
> > Hi Dave,
> > When I read Peter's post, I thought of the same thing. However, since he is
> > successfully posting, wouldn't that require to be authenticated?
> > --d

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