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Questions tagged [rate-limit]

Questions about: throttling, the `backoff` flag, the quotas, or the rate limiting of requests made to the API. API calls are restricted both by per-second rates and by daily quotas.

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How API Keys Work (FAQ)

What are the API request limits? A single IP address can only make a certain number of API requests per day, depending on the presence of a valid API key. Default API daily limits: Key: 10,000 No Key:...
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Add a special page where developers can reset throttle timeouts

As George Edison noted, it would be useful to have a special page where developers can reset the throttle timeout when we accidentally trigger it. This happened to me this morning — I got banned for ...
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quota_remaining is decreasing much faster than expected

I registered an app and tried to make a couple of requests via Chrome (without actually creating any application yet). The thing that is really confusing is that with making a single request, ...
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How does 1 request every 5 seconds exceed the 30 requests per second limit?

I'm doing a run every 5 seconds for this API call: url = "https://api.stackexchange.com/2.3/questions/no-answers?pagesize=30&fromdate={date_today}&order=desc&sort=creation&site=...
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Would it be a problem if my server polls the API every minute or so about 1 of my questions on my list?

I know that officially identical requests cannot be done in more than one minute. But would it be a problem if I had a server which had a list of question IDs (say 10 per user, so reasonable max 10,...
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