[Launchpad Feedback #8793]why suspended ~yangguo10 ?

Asked by yangguo

I click "Yes, sign me in" button in page "https://login.launchpad.net/5HpF6RwB0dKCP6BD/+decide". And I get the message "This account has been suspended".
Could you make my account available?

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Julian Edwards (julian-edwards) said :

The account was suspended for excessive usage of the webservice API which appeared to be spidering all the user accounts in Launchpad, which was causing a site-wide slow-down.

Can you explain why you needed to scan all of the people on Launchpad please?

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yangguo (yangguo0370) said :

I'm doing some data analysis about relationship between the bugs and users. So I need get the user's information. Do you have a better and faster way to get the user's information?

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Gary Poster (gary) said :

Hello yangguo. No, we do not have a faster way to get this information at this time.

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yangguo (yangguo0370) said :

Hello Gary. So, if I use the webservice API to get the user's information, I'll be suspended. Is that right? Is lower frequency of executing the script OK?

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Gary Poster (gary) said :

Hi yangguo. We do not have a sufficient and supported way to do what you want at this time.

If you choose a very tight throttling--a much lower frequency, perhaps 1/100 the raw speed or even slower--we might not notice the effect on our servers. However, it is a dangerous game, which can affect all of our users.

Can you help with this problem?

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