Under certain circumstances your access capabilities to the service will be limited temporarily or permanently. There are different throttling and blacklisting mechanisms available:
|Signup Blacklisting||hours/days||web||malicious signup requests by services||malicious signups|
|Signup Throttling||minutes/hours||web||many signup requests for user accounts||automated signups, flooding|
|Access Blacklisting||hours||web, api||malicious request||/etc/passwd, <script>|
|Web Throttling||minutes/hours||web||many web requests to entries||scraping, mirroring|
|API Throttling||seconds/minutes||api||majority of network traffic||flooding, denial of service|
|Credits Exhaustion||hours||api||API credits exhausted||regular behavior, rogue script|
|Account Lockout||permanent||web, api, mail||malicious behavior||rude comments, malicious commits, attack attempts|
If you think you are affected by non-regular behavior, please contact us via web form or email.
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