I have a bookmark folder labeled "Stack Exchanges" for the trilogy plus all of the Area 51 exchanges that are either in public beta or private beta that I'm interested in - a total of 10 sites. Every morning, before work, I sit down, open up all of them in tabs, and read through the first page or two of questions and see if there's any that I can answer. But this morning, I got a notice that my IP address had made too many requests. A quick refresh of the page loaded the site.

What's going on here? As more exchanges open, this list is going to grow to more than 10. I really don't want to cause problems, but I also don't want to trigger the next level of this error. If I routinely open 10-15 exchanges every morning simultaneously, is this going to be a problem?

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    I doubt this is the source of the problem. I open every morning more than 10 tabs with SO, Meta or SE stuff. Don't have any problems. Aug 18, 2010 at 11:04
  • So far, it's happened once this morning. I've tried to reproduce it several times - nothing. Perhaps there might be something in the SO logs? The site where the error appeared was the Electronic Gadgets exchange. Aug 18, 2010 at 20:28

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Do you have any browser plugins or other applications that use the API that might be making requests on your behalf? Some of them are a little bit aggressive.

  • Nothing that uses the Stack API. I do use Google Bookmarks, so might Google be doing something through my bookmarks? I don't see why they would or, even if they do, why such a request would be associated with my IP address. Aug 18, 2010 at 20:27
  • @Thomas: I use Google bookmarks too, but not with that many sites. I agree that it doesn't seem likely that they're making any requests for you. (They might be associated with your IP address if they were doing it in JavaScript in your browser instead of on the server, but as you said, I don't think it's Google.) Aug 19, 2010 at 12:15
  • Well, it's odd since it happened once and hasn't happened again. So I've got nothing. I even spent time trying to reproduce the problem and getting no where...I suppose this question can be tagged no-repro for now and I'll just be watching out for it to happen again. Aug 19, 2010 at 21:29

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