Almost any request to /answers on Stack Overflow (including a single-post request, e.g. this) results in a 10 second backoff, even if no recent requests have been made to the API. My guess is something similar to what happened in The API is being very standoffish has occurred -- some bad query plan has been generated, causing any request to yield a backoff.

Could someone please investigate and see why all the backoffs are being generated? Obviously, this isn't too important, but it would be nice not to have a backoff generated on every /answers request.

  • Something is wrong. Reload that doc page 3 times in 20 seconds and get a throttle_violation. . . . BUT, if you use a fromdate (or similar restriction), the problem seems to go away. Sep 15, 2016 at 19:03
  • Without technical knowledge, this would sound really weird.
    – AAM111
    Sep 19, 2016 at 20:49


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