I was just playing around with the API locally and got throttled for the questions and answers methods (the only two I was using).

Anyway, I noticed there’s a small typo in the error message that’s returned:

{"error_id":502,"error_name":"throttle_violation","error_message":"too many requests from this IP, more requests availabe in 61920 seconds"}

“availabe” should probably be “available”.

P.S. I was very surprised to get banned from using those two methods for over 18 hours, considering I was just testing some stuff locally. I must be a horrible coder :)

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    Yeah, it would be nice for developers to have a special page somewhere where we can reset the timeout when we accidentally trigger it. Mar 27, 2012 at 17:58
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    @GeorgeEdison That would be nice, indeed! Should I post a new topic with a feature request? (This one is just about the typo.) Mar 27, 2012 at 18:00
  • Certainly - go right ahead. Mar 27, 2012 at 18:12
  • @GeorgeEdison Done: stackapps.com/q/3265/2384 Thanks! Mar 27, 2012 at 18:17

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These typos will be fixed in the next deploy.

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