[openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website] Limit number of edits per user and day (#2342)

Andy Allan notifications at github.com
Tue Aug 6 13:39:37 UTC 2019

> we already have rate limiting on the changeset upload call on cgimap

Where does cgimap store the rate limit status? Is it in the database somewhere, or does each instance of cgimap (i.e. on different backend servers) keep track of the rates separately?

> The production API is in the cgimap repository, not here.

I think it's worth discussing it here too, particularly if we want to ensure clear messaging to the user when they go over any quota.

> From a personal point of view I dread dealing with the resulting complaints...

So let's make sure the complaints go to someone else! I think it would be something for DWG to deal with, rather than the sysadmin group.

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