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[Mar. 4th, 2005|04:45 pm]
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Does anyone know why the checkfriends interval being sent back is 36,000 seconds (aka 10 hours)?

Is it possible they switched to microseconds and didn't tell anyone, or do they not want clients using the checkfriends protocol anymore?
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From: piman
2005-03-07 08:54 pm (UTC)
Until paid users use broken clients.

Block the clients that cause problems, not the users trying to solve them.
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[User Picture]From: theorb
2005-03-07 09:06 pm (UTC)
Better, track the average interval between checkfriends requests for a given user, and do not let it become less then some minimum.
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[User Picture]From: marksmith
2005-03-07 09:23 pm (UTC)
Nah, paid users use broken clients all the time. But they're paying, so we're not going to disable access unless there's a dire problem.

Same logic for putting free users read-only at times on Filet Mignon, yet the paid users never get put read-only. If you reduce the load on 95% of the userbase, then the 5%, even if they're doing something broken, aren't going to really affect things.
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[User Picture]From: mcfnord
2005-03-08 04:31 am (UTC)
You could take a pro-active approach to the quality of client data practices by publishing client load stats and then encouraging people to keep their app resource usage down. This lets you communicate your values, influence client development efforts, and ultimately provide additional room for new tools within the resource pool.
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