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#1 Posted by shpanky (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Hi mods and folks of comicvine. I've been using comicvine for years to scrape my comics via comicrack. I have my own API key and I have a timer set to scrape super slowly so as not to slam the servers with requests. It appears lately I've been banned from doing so. Is there any way I can get this fixed? Thank you so much!

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#2 Posted by krandor (11 posts) - - Show Bio

If you get your IP unbanned, for right now make the following changes to CVS.

1. Turn off "try to select comic automatically"

2. Do not use the "more covers" button

3. If you have turned on grabbing community ratings, turn this off.

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#3 Posted by shpanky (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank you, I've turned these off and am hopefully awaiting comicvine to unban my ip.

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#4 Posted by voor (1 posts) - - Show Bio

How do we know if our IP is actually banned?

I'm unable to hit the Comic Vine API as well as of this morning.

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#5 Posted by DaveBrax (1 posts) - - Show Bio

@voor said:

How do we know if our IP is actually banned?

I'm unable to hit the Comic Vine API as well as of this morning.

Did you get a response to this?

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#6 Posted by pweasel2 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I scrapped 50 comics last wednesday and it seems that i'm still banned.

I get "Rate limit exceeded. Slow down cowboy." as a response from the api, trying to scrape one comic.

Mail sent to ipbans@gamespot.com yelded that i wasn't... so... what's going on?