I have a desktop app which pings stackoverflow api after every 2 mins to get the new questions.?


If you're application is making identical requests more than once a minute it is probably going to be considered abusive

see Conscientious use of the API for more info.

  • Ah! good, I was already polling 1 request after every 2 mins. means its okay. :) thanks. Nov 6 '10 at 14:59
  • but I have one problem, I make two or more requests after every two mins, one for getting new questions posted on stackoverflow, another for get answers and comments of questions timeline by a specific user and one more for getting the reputation of specific user. how should I handle them then? Nov 9 '10 at 13:30
  • @zain - the key word is 'identical', e.g. the url is identical. what you are describing does not sound as if it will fall foul of the guideline. Nov 9 '10 at 14:35

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