Troubleshooting IFTTT sharing activities

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I was trying to work around the lack of an iOS sharing extension by having IFTTT route Pinboard.in tags to my blurblog. Unfortunately, while IFTTT shows the applet running I don't see the shared items or any errors which might explain what happened.

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What's your username? I'll check the logs to see if the IFTTT action came in.
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acdha on both services
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Looking at http://acdha.newsblur.com/ I see exactly one Pinboard link shared in the last few days. My IFTTT activity log doesn't show any errors but does show multiple other attempts.
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Ok, I'm watching your account for IFTTT shares. Update this thread when you expect one to have happened and I'll see if newsblur is getting the IFTTT share.
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I searched through the load and found a number of IFTTT requests that used your newsblur shares and newsblur saved stories as triggers for other recipes. The opposite setup you're asking about above. Does that sound right?

I couldn't find any IFTTT requests that shared a story from somewhere else. 
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I had just added the reverse direction to see if it was faster than using Instapaper to share stories from iOS
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Oh and I noticed you share a number of stories through the bookmarklet, so I'm seeing all of those. But none of the Pinboard story shares.
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Bingo, found it. "NOT Sharing story from IFTTT, over quota"

Looks like there is a quota of 3 stories per day being shared, and that includes from IFTTT. 

How many stories are you sharing per day? I can increase the quota, but it effects all users and a number of users were just sharing lots of automated stories and shared stories are built to be persistent, so it was overwhelming.
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I wasn’t sharing that many (e.g. one yesterday, one the day before) but is it trying to catch up on the backlog? Or is that 3/day including shares in the newsblur app?
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Yep it's all inclusive