Update limit being hit although there are only a few tweets sent


#1

We started receiving a lot of “User is over daily status update limit” errors today for https://twitter.com/Orange_conseil

The docs say: "“The Tweet limit of 1,000 updates per day is further broken down into semi-hourly intervals. If you hit your account update/Tweet limit, please try again in a few hours after the limit period has elapsed.”

I counted tweets shown on the timeline and during the last 24 hours there were a bit more than 200. Looking at half hour intervals I could only see one with close to 20 tweets, but we had the error for a much longer time today.

Is the half-hour limit lower than 20? But then how can the daily be 1000?


#2

Were you getting the error directly from the API or as some kind of interpreted error in a library?

The roaming windows of time should allow for 20 tweets in a half hour – maybe you’re getting a different error code?

Also, good to note that replies and retweets count against both the daily total limit and each roaming window’s allowance.


#3

When is the counter reset? I’m getting the update limit mention in TweetDeck, when can I try again? In half an hour or tomorrow?


#4

Sorry for the late reply, I did not receive any notification of your answer.

We are using the twitter ruby gem, but the exact error we received (Twitter::Error::Forbidden: User is over daily status update limit) is just a thin wrapper over the API answer from what I saw in the source.

I knew about replies and retweets, I tried to include everything in my count.

Luckily, we received the last errors just after I wrote this message and not one since then. I’ll reply again if I have more info.


#5

Hello,

I am seeing the same problem on my account.
I saw it few days ago with HootSuite and TweetDeck but it disapeared within some minutes.

Right now, this is my own app that is receiving code 185 ( [{u’message’: u’User is over daily status update limit’, u’code’: 185}]) without any reason…

Any Advice ?

Thanks

BR


#6

I have the same problem.
I usually post only 7 to 10 tweets within 10 to 15 minutes from API and the I get the error ‘User is over daily status update limit’.
Is this the new limit?
PS: I´m not using a shared host or a shared IP. And I didn´t retweeted.

Thanks


#7

No one?


#8

The limit should be around 20 tweets per 30 minutes - below that there’s probably an issue and if it still persists after so many days, you’d better start a new discussion or write to support.


#9

Thanks, @deviousdodo. That´s what I will do. I´ll write to support.