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SomethingFishy Group: Member - Total Posts: 2
api request frequency limit
Posted on: 10/29/18 05:14PM
Question: Is there a limit to the amount/frequency of requests I can send through the api? How can I send multiple requests without getting banned (waiting a set amount of time between requests, etc.)?

Reason for asking: After years of wanting the tag "and" feature, I decided to write my own. I go through a list of tags, fetch the links and thumbnails that are newer than a set limit, and gather them in a single list. This equals 1 request/100result/tag. I found no limit while testing with small amounts (3 tags), but the final thing will work on a lot more (~80).

jedi1357 Group: Moderator - Total Posts: 3467
Posted on: 10/29/18 05:45PM
The admins will know more but I think 100 result's per request and one request per 10 seconds are the limits.

Jerl Group: Administrator's Pet - Total Posts: 4573
Posted on: 10/29/18 08:30PM
But the default search is AND?

lozertuser Group: Administrator - Total Posts: 1604
Posted on: 10/29/18 09:32PM
I think he meant "or"... But just keep it reasonable. You'll know something is wrong when the API goes down for abuse. AKA no limits, no frequency block, as of now.

SomethingFishy Group: Member - Total Posts: 2
Posted on: 11/01/18 04:03PM
lozertuser said:
I think he meant "or"...

Yeah, obviously. Silly me. ^^"

Thanks. :)

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