This is really annoying. I was testing a script that pulls pages from the API according to the published throttle guidelines. Then I went to StackApps to do something - and lo and behold, this is what greets me:
There are an unusual number of requests coming from this IP address.
To protect our users, we can't process any more requests from this IP address right now.
We'll restore access as quickly as possible, so try again soon.
If you believe you have reached this page in error, contact us.
Since when did using an API app affect the site itself??? This is surely a bug.
Note: I'd have posted this on StackApps, but can't for obvious reasons.
Update: I've been able to reproduce this behavior, so it's not a random quirk.
Steps to reproduce:
- Visit http://soapi.info/Code/JS2/latest/Tests/ThrottleTests.htm
- Click on the 30 requests per 7.0 seconds button
- Try to bring up the StackApps home page.