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Twitter upload problem

Post by 8TX » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:34 pm

I have recently noticed that my software is only updating every 2-3 hrs instead of every 30 minutes which is set in my settings. Is anyone else having this problem?
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Re: Twitter upload problem

Post by freddie » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:52 pm

Yes. Twitter has recently been enforcing their quota limits of uploads. These are done on a per-user and a per-application basis. As we are all using the same application (Cumulus) then the quota is very soon reached. With an update time of 30 minutes you are more likely to succeed with an upload than me with an update time of 60 minutes - but your upload success rate will probably be similar to mine.
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Re: Twitter upload problem

Post by 8TX » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:39 pm

Thanks for the reply,
So really it's only going to get worse then. I think it might be best to leave it as it then

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Re: Twitter upload problem

Post by ConligWX » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:09 pm

I upload my data every 60 minutes to twitter without any issue. however if the content is exactly the same as the last tweet, twitter usually does not accept the next tweet.

I find this with tweeting forecasts so I now only upload these about every 4 hours.
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Re: Twitter upload problem

Post by steve » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:23 am

Twitter keep introducing new ways of making things difficult for third party software developers, including this latest restriction on the number of updates. It is possible to beg them to raise the limit on a per-application basis, so someone might want to take over being the Cumulus developer as far as Twitter is concerned, and jump through the hoops. Here's the email they sent me some time ago:

"In July, we announced that we are making changes to increase accountability on our developer platform and reduce the distribution of spam through our APIs. We are introducing new default app-level rate limits for common POST endpoints on October 22nd.

You are currently using our POST endpoints near or above the new limits. To ensure that your apps will not be impacted when we make these changes on October 22nd, please complete the following steps.

We’ve reached out several times with this information and today’s notice with be our final reminder. If you have not done so already, go to developer.twitter.com/apply and submit a developer account application. Please be as specific and detailed as possible to avoid additional requests for information and ensure a smooth review. Be sure to confirm your email address at the end of the application flow.

While waiting for your developer account application to be reviewed, please complete the remaining steps:

For each app that needs elevated POST access:
Make sure to describe how the app is used in the app details. You can see and edit that field from the Apps page.
Submit an elevation request on our API Policy Support Form:
Select ‘I would like to apply for elevated POST limits.’
Submit the app details and a short description of your use case
We will then review your elevation request along with your developer account application if it has not yet been reviewed. We may need to request additional information, so please monitor the email address associated with your account. We will notify you when your app has been reviewed. You must complete all steps above by October 17th to receive continued elevated POST access.

We know this new process adds extra steps and time to get started with development. We are taking these steps to prevent spam on our platform and are working to determine how best to balance holding developers accountable to our policies with helping developers get started easily.

Regards,
The Twitter Developer team"
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Re: Twitter upload problem

Post by ConligWX » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:11 am

this just affected me today. I post every hour (less than 50 posts a day) - this is just ridiculous.

https://twittercommunity.com/t/new-post ... day/115355
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Re: Twitter upload problem

Post by freddie » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:02 am

steve wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:23 am
Twitter keep introducing new ways of making things difficult for third party software developers, including this latest restriction on the number of updates. It is possible to beg them to raise the limit on a per-application basis, so someone might want to take over being the Cumulus developer as far as Twitter is concerned, and jump through the hoops.
I have done this solely to keep our Cumulus tweeting functionality available and usable.
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Re: Twitter upload problem

Post by ConligWX » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:17 am

freddie wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:02 am
I have done this solely to keep our Cumulus tweeting functionality available and usable.
I noticed it happened to Meteobride too. the developer managed to get the app approved by Twitter so allowing users to continue tweeting.

in the meantime I am using Weathercloud to post data to my twitter account.
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