We’re experiencing a large amount of automated, abusive activity on Write.as, so we’ve introduced more strict rate-limiting on our publishing API.
Most users shouldn’t notice any issues, unless they’re publishing multiple posts very quickly, or running a program that does so. But we’re quickly updating the application to communicate any rate limiting errors, if you happen to run into them. And beyond that, we’ll be putting in new mechanisms to support automated publishing, such as when using a migration tool like our Hugo Importer – stay tuned for more on that.
After this episode is mitigated, we’ll likely be putting in new restrictions to curb abuse from free users, for example, by limiting how many posts they can create in a day. We’ll keep you updated as we put that in place.