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Okay, I want to build an App that allows me to create questions on Stack Exchange. I registered it here on Stack Apps but now when I want to create a question I get this message:

{
  "error_message": "Applications must have a registered Stack Apps post to write",
  "error_id": 403,
  "error_name": "access_denied"
}


On my profile the Stack Apps Post is set to Not set and it tells me that my app has to be published first:

Stack Apps Post

Not Set

When you've published your application, it should be listed on Stack Apps with the app or script tags.

But how should I publish something, that I could not initially test? And how would I publish my App (not that I would be ready for this now)?

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It's a bit of a Catch-22. Work around it by making an (or ) post for your app (or script), but put "(Placeholder)" in the title and tag it with .

Also, indicate in the post that the app is not yet ready for prime time.

This has already been done a few times, for example:

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Oh, I was wondering why people were creating placeholder questions. Thanks for explaining this because I was considering flagging them. –  jmort253 Mar 2 at 23:50
    
@jmort253 Ok, I can surely do this. How will this then be linked to my App and its identifier? With the "Chatdump" example there is no reference to any Stackapps app. –  Besi Mar 3 at 7:09
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@Besi, go to your app page -- which only you can see -- and press the Edit This App button near the bottom. Then paste a link to your app post in the Stack Apps Post box and submit the changes. –  Brock Adams Mar 3 at 7:58
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