I’ve been slowly downloading a lot of games from the OGS api. This morning though, I found myself IP banned.
I’d like to continue with this project, but I want to make sure I’m playing by the rules. I’m making a game explorer and hope to also do some fun ML things that I hope to benefit everyone.
My script has a backoff algorithm for respecting the rate limit. Should I interpret the IP ban as just a need to give the server a break (hoping the IP ban is temporary here ) or am I doing something wrong?
All sorted . Seems like it was just a tactical ban rather than a policy. For future reference the sgf endpoint seems to be the issue, so maybe try to avoid hitting that one hard like I was. The “moves” are there in the game data (eg) so sgf is really just a convenience.