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No Answering: prevent answering questions

Do you answer too many questions on stack sites? Does answering questions put you into a cycle of debating with people you'd rather not be spending time on? Then this app is for you. It does one ...
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Why these questions do not have a title?

Hitting the following /questions route: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions/74?pagesize=1&page=1 the endpoint returns this JSON data: { "total": 1, "page": 1, "pagesize": 1, ...
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The /search route is ignoring the answers parameter.

The answers parameter was recently added to most of the requests that return a list of questions. See: Don’t include answers in question lists by default It looks like the /search request got left ...
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SkeetNotifier: A Tray Notifier Application for Jon Skeet's answers

Screenshot About A tray application for Windows that notifies you about the newest answers from Jon Skeet. Icon approved by Jon Skeet! License http://unlicense.org/ Source ...
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/users/{id}/answers - broken

Have not checked other routes, as I am busy with other things, but a failing test pointed this out... GOOD: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/242897/answers?min=4&sort=votes { "total": ...
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What is the correct way to get the stackoverflow.com URL for an answer via the API?

A while ago I made a little "Recently answered on Stackoverflow" sidebar widget for my homepage. Currently this works by filtering answers out of the user feed however I thought I'd update it to make ...
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Please add a “self answer” flag to the answer results/object

Is there an easy way to tell if an answer is from the question poster? I'm working on Blaze, and I'm grabbing answers from the /answers method. I'd like to indicate if the answer is from the question ...
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Should feature-requests, for third party apps, be flagged as “not an answer”?

I spotted this "answer" as a first-time post: Feature Request Please add support for proxies.... It would be helpful to people behind proxies. Like "ME" I was going to flag it as "Not ...
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Get accepted answers from Stack Overflow using Stack Overflow API 2.1

I want to fetch only my accepted answers from Stack Overflow using the API 2.1 and currently I've following code $data = ...
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Ideas for dealing with this pagination problem?

Okay, here is the problem: Certain questions contain more than one page's worth of answers. Given a sort method and an answer id, how can we figure out which page the answer is on? Any suggestions ...
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Answers parameter not functional

For example the following: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions?answers=true doesn't return answers.
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Unhide Downvoted Answers

About This simple userscript allows you to hover over an answer that has been greyed-out because of its low score to remove the styling. After you move away from the post, it will return to its ...
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Get tags from question through an answer

I'd like to use this function: http://api.stackexchange.com/docs/answers-on-users to get a list of answers from a user. The key element that I need though is what the question was tagged as, is there ...
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Why answers don't have a “locked” attribute?

When looking at an answer, I can see that there is no locked_date attribute, like there is for questions. IIRC, answers can be locked by moderators. Also, if a post is unlocked, is that field ...
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Total Number Of Answers

I need to find the total number of answers submitted by a user on stackoverflow. I tried the following: I got my json from the following: ...
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`last_editor` is missing but `last_edit_date` is present?

Some posts (questions or answers) have a last_edit_date but no last_editor. Does this always mean that the post was last edited by the post owner? Example: stackapps.com/a/3891/ PS: This issue ...
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How can I use the Stack Exchange API to get the total score on answers to questions with a specific tag?

I want to use the API to get the sum of all scores of my answers to questions having a specific tag. I started using top-user-answers-in-tags method, but it only returns the top 30, whereas I want ...
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Problem getting a users answers within a date range

This issue is similar to http://stackapps.com/questions/768/problem-getting-a-users-questions-within-a-date-range. Only this time I'm calling a different api and getting unexpected results. I'm ...
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How to search answers like is:answer

How can I use the API to search for answers containing particular text or with particular properties? For example, this link allows me to search for is:answer foo, that is, answers containing foo. Can ...
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Answer up/down vote count not being returned in filter

As the picture shows, the up_vote_count and down_vote_count answer properties are selected but not returned. What gives?
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Questions with accepted answers

I know that you could technically loop through the answers returned when you ask for /questions/{id} to see if an answer has been accepted, but it would be AWESOME if there was a top level boolean ...
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How to sort answers to question?

If I retrieve a question like so: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions/1429951&sort=votes I expect the answers to be sorted by votes, but they're not. How can I do this?
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Post_id is missing in timeline for new answers, not for revised or accepted answers

It is strange that in the timeline of a question, the new answers (timeline_type == 'answer') do not have a post_id field, while the update on the question (revision, accepted_answer, ...
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Load answers to a question with review-like wrapper HTML

I'm trying to implement this feature request in SOUP, but I'm having trouble figuring out a good way to actually load the answers. I can just load the full question page (like this one, for example) ...