Unfollowing is not "rate limited" by the API, but we have organic limits on most write actions service-wide to prevent certain kinds of bursty behavior. Best to back off from retrying requests when you get an error like this for an exponentially increasing amount of time -- first 30 seconds, then a minute, then a few minutes, then 10 minutes, etc.
@episod <http://twitter.com/episod> - Taylor Singletary On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 8:31 AM, nischalshetty <nischalshett...@gmail.com>wrote: > I am getting this for the Unfollow method. This shouldn't happen for > the unfollow API. Can someone at twitter look into it? > > -N > > On Apr 6, 8:24 pm, nischalshetty <nischalshett...@gmail.com> wrote: > > 420:Returned by the Search and Trends API when you are being rate > > limited (http://dev.twitter.com/pages/rate-limiting). > > Returned by the Streaming API: > > Too many login attempts in a short period of time. > > Running too many copies of the same application authenticating with > > the same account name. > > > > I'm getting the above error. It's in large numbers. Can someone help? > > -- > Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc > API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi > Issues/Enhancements Tracker: > http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list > Change your membership to this group: > http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk > -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk