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Am I just missing something here or is there not a way to retrieve a user's bio with the SE API? I looked at the documentation under the "Users" section, but I didn't find anything. Any suggestions?

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By "bio" you mean the about me field, right? ...

About-me field

Any path that returns a user object will return the about_me property, but this is not returned by default. You have to use a filter that has about_me enabled.

For example, here is a query to get your "About me" on stackapps:


An easy way to create a filter is to use the filter-edit tool, on the appropriate doc page for the path you are using. :

Filter tool

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Sweet! Thanks. Yes that was exactly what I was looking for :D – daviesgeek Jun 23 '13 at 6:16
You're welcome! Glad to help. – Brock Adams Jun 23 '13 at 6:40

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