Too harsh restriction


#1

While trying to make idea to network graph, I wanted to use https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1.1/get/friends/ids. But as soon as 15 requests I get “Rate Limit Exceeded” error and had to wait 15min! Why? And I don’t mean why so that someone quotes the docs, but why should I be restricted, as I’m not fetching metadata, but just the ids?

Shouldn’t you guys promote this instead restrict?
Do you expect potential developers pay third party services to skip restriction?
Or just while coding, invest 15 minutes and make Tor offender?