I'm currently in the process of developing a visualiser tool, and would
like to ask about Reddit's API limits. Now I've read the information about
setting an appropriate user agent, and not making more than one request
every two seconds, but is there any limit in terms of how long I can be
constantly make API requests? Let me try and explain.
My tool works by retrieving a JSon list of the various different
subreddits, (via http://www.reddit.com/reddits/.json,) and then making
further API calls to retrieve each of their appropriate submission
listings. Now while I've added a timer into my code to preventing the tool
from breaking the two second rule, once I start upping the limit parameter,
each cycle will start to take a fairly large amount of time to complete (as
a rough guess, I'm going to say between 15-20 minutes). Providing I keep to
the two second rule, what is a sensible amount of time to constantly be
making requests to the server without a break?
P.S. the User agent I've been using for the time being ends with
"/u/Primeius" at the end. I've also been keeping the limit parameter fairly
low for the time being while I develop, and as a result, the cycle's only
take less than a minute or so to complete for the time being.