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Is the Stack API daily quota of 10,000 a hard limit, or can it be increased?

See How API Keys Work. It's six years old, but a leading API developer said: ... If you can demonstrate a need for a higher request quota, contact us. However, the Key limit should be ...
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How to increase app request quota from 300 to 10,000?

You are using the "Javascript SDK" and that's not how it works. The doc page calls the SDK "small and minimalistic".   The source code states: This file is provided to API clients to ...
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Is it possible to access data in real-time using the Stack Exchange API?

You can get data close-enough to "real time" for most practical purposes. See the StackHose app, for example. Read the page about the API's Throttles and Quotas. From that page we can deduce: The ...
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Got 502 response after very few calls

Your app is subject to IP throttling as explained in the rate limiting documentation: Every application is subject to an IP based concurrent request throttle. If a single IP is making more than 30 ...
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How to deal with the "Too Many Requests" error coming as HTML?

It sounds like you've either got a bug which is in fact making more requests than you think it is, or you're on a network where there's some other source of high-frequency requests. You're not ...
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Sane limits for script that auto-loads new reviews for easier manual reviewing

From my personal observation and from the occasional SE dev statement, many items update every 60 seconds (cached at server). Also the page AJAX updates every 60 seconds. (using JS like: setInterval(...
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What's the relation between access_token, key, quota_max, and throttling?

Without a key the daily quota per IP-address is 300. With a key the daily quota per IP-address is 10,000. With an access_token and key (you can't use an access_token without a key) the daily quota per ...
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Do my users need to be logged in, for quota?

Your app can just give them the link, and they don't need to be logged in. The quota is a function of your API key (mainly). Register your app and use a key and that will give you a 10K quota. See:...
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Is it okay to just send the API key (without implementing oauth-2 login)?

Yes, it is perfectly okay. You only need an access_token (OAuth/login) if you are trying to change data, or are accessing private information for a logged-in user. See the Authentication docs for ...
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Get a great many counts of questions, by select tags for a date range?

You can do this on the API with far less than 120K requests. Just use a different approach. Instead of getting a total for every single month, offload that work to your app. Use a /search query to ...
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What is the root cause for too many request issue?

That error means that you have used up your API quota for the day. You are allowed either 300 or 10,000 API requests per day for each IP address, or app, depending on whether you use an application ...
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What about actually identical requests?

Or can I just spam them out as fast as my program can send them, as, like you said, you cache it anyway. No. The throttle discussion page specifically says: ... we consider > 30 request/sec per ...
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