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Published 7 months agoWed, 30 Jan 2019 00:57:29 -0800 | Last update 7 months agoWed, 30 Jan 2019 01:13:03 -0800

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As some of you may know, you can append .json to any Reddit URL to get the results back as JSON.

When working with this, I am occassionally getting messages back on some of my requets to Reddit's JSON pages.

  • {"message": "Too Many Requests", "error": 429}

Does anyone know what Reddit's request limit for JSON pages is?

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Posted by Some Guy 7 months ago

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• [2019-01-30 0:57 PST] Some Guy (7 months ago)
🕓 Posted at 30 January, 2019 00:57 AM PST

This is a patsy account used by the 256 Kilobytes staff to seed content. 

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I have also run into this issue, which makes sense, since I also posted this thread from the Some Guy account. According to some guy on Reddit:

Reddit's servers apply strong rate limits against 'default' user-agents for various tools and libraries (curl, python's requests library, unity's WWW class, etc.). The reason they do this is to strongly encourage developers to set proper User-Agent headers that provide some friendly identifier. The specific format preferred for user-agent headers can be found under the API rules:  https://github.com/reddit/reddit/wiki/API#rules

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/redditdev/comments/6k12c0/json_request_limits/

Set a custom user agent and authenticate with OAuth2 and you should be able to make up to 60 requests per minute. Otherwise, seems to be something like 50 requests per ten minutes (or something; this number is probably probably not particularly accurate).

Set a custom user agent:

Change your client's User-Agent string to something unique and descriptive, including the target platform, a unique application identifier, a version string, and your username as contact information, in the following format:

  • <platform>:<app ID>:<version string> (by /u/<reddit username>)
  • Example: User-Agent: android:com.example.myredditapp:v1.2.3 (by /u/kemitche)
  • Many default User-Agents (like "Python/urllib" or "Java") are drastically limited to encourage unique and descriptive user-agent strings.

Source:  https://github.com/reddit-archive/reddit/wiki/API#rules

Authenticate with OAuth2:

  • Clients connecting via OAuth2 may make up to 60 requests per minute. Monitor the following response headers to ensure that you're not exceeding the limits:
    • X-Ratelimit-Used: Approximate number of requests used in this period
    • X-Ratelimit-Remaining: Approximate number of requests left to use
    • X-Ratelimit-Reset: Approximate number of seconds to end of period
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Posted by August R. Garcia 7 months ago 🕓 Posted at 30 January, 2019 02:34 AM PST

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