You ask for understanding but there is so little to go on. When you say
overuse, what does that mean? Obviously it was to be expected that there is
growth in the use of the Wikidata Query Service, and the SPARQL endpoint.
They are recently added to Wikidata and they have proven to be really
What is the expectation of the growth of the Wikidata Query Service, and
the SPARQL endpoint? What preparations have been made to accommodate this?
What will happen when this growth is 1000 times bigger than what you expect?
The reason why I am asking is that there are organisations that would like
to make use of Wikidata. They will rely on Wikidata for their service and
they are considering how they can be of service to our editors and readers.
As a statement of fact with a validity of say a week your message is fine.
After this week it is really important to know and experience what you
deliver to make the existing growth happen without resorting to the
throttling the current use of our services.
On 9 August 2017 at 18:20, Deborah Tankersley <dtankers...@wikimedia.org>
> Due to some continued overuse of the Wikidata Query Service, and the
> SPARQL endpoint, we recently implemented a throttling feature to prevent
> users and bots from using too many resources on the servers.
> Here are the new limits:
> * any user that is identified by IP and User Agent, can use the service
> for 60 seconds of query time per minute (burst at 120 seconds per minute)
> * any user query can generate up to 30 errors per minute (burst to 60
> errors per minute)
> Please let us know if there are questions or concerns with the new usage
> limits, as we are able to fine tune them if it is causing problems with
> reasonable use cases.
> Thanks for your understanding!
> deb tankersley
> irc: debt
> Product Manager, Discovery
> Wikimedia Foundation
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