After a couple of days of running API V1 fine at 59 RPM, I’m now getting 429 (Too Many Requests) errors even at 12 RPM. I’ve double-checked that I don’t have some hidden process running, am logging all request times including retries, etc.
I should add, in case it matters: I’ve been running a big process, grabbing stuff from all states to do the quarterly “Which vote scrapers aren’t working” thing I do. But it’s never gone over 60 RPM since last Saturday.
I wonder if this maybe actually reflects too much aggregate server load? It’s not the usual meaning, but when I was truly running too hot on Saturday, I was getting a different error code - 403, IIRC. If so, others should be getting 429’s too.
[We need an API v1 category.]