At what point is exceeding rate limit a bannable offence?


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Hi, just curious how often an application can run into the rate limit error without getting banned for it.

In my case I’m paging through a lot of stuff and immediately quit if I hit the rate limit. Then 16 minutes (next window+peace of mind) later I do the same thing again. Worst case scenario assuming all runs run into the rate limit that’s 90 errors per day.

Would that seem excessive or “ok but sloppy”?

I have looked through the developer guidelines and tried searching the discussions to no avail.

I understand that there are more defensive options and have used them previously but we prototype a lot and if handling the rate limit exception is “ok” then that would be easiest for most hacks.