UPDATE: Twitter has confirmed the cause of the issue was unusual API activity on their servers. This was first reported at 8:54 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) and was fixed at 11:09 PM EDT.
Greetings players. Drillimation was barely able to like tweets over the weekend due to an issue giving the message below:
This request looks like it might be automated. To protect our users from spam and other malicious activity, we can’t complete this action right now. Please try again later.
To avoid confusion, the Drillimation Twitter account is not a bot, as all of our likes are done manually and selectively. Normally, you can like as many tweets as you like, but there is a limit on how many tweets you can like within a one-hour period. They have this rule in place to reduce spam and/or downtime.
If you’re suffering this issue, the video by YouTuber Rocket Ship below can teach you on how to resolve it. The problem can be resolved by usually contacting Twitter, but they don’t always respond to all reports.
To prevent this in the future, try these precautions:
- Don’t run bots without Twitter’s approval, as they are a violation of their rules.
- Rest after going on a like spree. Wait at least 1 – 4 hours, or even a day or three days before you start liking again.
- Link your Twitter account with your phone.
- Sometimes issues with the network you are on can cause the issue. Switching to mobile data can help, but mobile charges will apply.
Sometimes bugs in the system can do this to you for no reason, and can sometimes happen after the first hours of an update due to the number of bugs that may be present. Contacting Twitter can help. For more information, I recommend you see this page below:
We’ll see you soon and play Chuhou Joutai today.