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Yincognito
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Re: Skin Authors: openstreetmap usage

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SilverAzide wrote: April 6th, 2024, 10:12 pmMeh. There's no good solution to this, and this thread isn't the place for a debate.
Indeed - sorry about that, I was just trying to point out the same thing regarding the effectiveness of various solutions, not to start a debate. :oops:
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Re: Skin Authors: openstreetmap usage

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I know it's been a while, I've been busy with my studies amongst other things. Generally speaking also due to a lack of interest in Rainmeter, but I've just updated all of my weather skins so they only fetch location information from Nominatim if the location has changed.

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Re: Skin Authors: openstreetmap usage

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Yes. This was me. I talked to the site admins and had Rainmeter unblocked. Apologies. I didn't see this until a month or so ago.

The problem has been fixed.

Droptop Four was pinging both the location and weather service every third of an hour. It now only pings the weather service (Google).

In the future, if there is an insane number of webparser pings happening at specific times, it's probably me. We've got thousands of concurrent users now, and I'm fairy sure Droptop is the most popular Rainmeter suite atm by a fairly wide margin.

I've also added a specific UserAgent that identifies all pings as Droptop pings for future diagnosis.
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Re: Skin Authors: openstreetmap usage

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Cariboudjan wrote: July 8th, 2024, 4:46 am Droptop Four was pinging both the location and weather service every third of an hour.
There is something I don't understand from their complaint though: they said the calls were at precisely the same time, 3 times per hour. But here's the thing: it's not practically possible that all calls were at precisely the same time given that it would be an unheard coincidence that all users loaded their skins in unison, unless one of these checks out:
- the skins were used in a 4.000 computers network, where the supposed server somehow triggered all skins to load at the same time
- the skins used Time measures instead of UpdateDivider to retrieve data at the 00th, 20th and 40th minute every hour, instead of at every 20 minutes regardless of the actual time

You probably don't know the former, but on the latter, did you by any chance used that approach to get data from the site? Just curious...
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