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Accessing Authenticated User's Close/Delete History

I'm working on the PHP chatroom's cv-pls backlog UI. Many users and myself would like the ability to track which questions we have already handled though close/delete votes. To be able to do that I ...
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How the /sites method is meant to be used

The /sites method is used to enumerate all sites in the network. If your [app] is meant to run against more than a single site (and many are) this method is how you should be discovering new sites in ...
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How to see which users upvoted a question?

I assume this information is tracked, since StackOverflow shows me the questions I have upvoted (when going to their question page, I can undo the upvote). I couldn't find any api call that gives this ...
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Where is the usage documentation?

I know this is probably a dumb question, but there's a bunch of documentation and I don't know what to do with this stuff. How do you use the API?
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Odd String Format Result from API Call

I'm just getting started messing around with the SO api, I haven't worked with JSON before, and I am getting a strange result from a basic call (No API Key). WebClient stackClient = new WebClient(); ...
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How to get a post title for a given post ID, even if that post ID is an answer and not a question?

I'm trying to beautify the reputation audit. If I want to show the post title for a reputation change event, however, I have a problem -- I don't know if the post ID is relative to a question or an ...
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Typo in the docs for /me

The doc says: Returns the user associated with the passed auth_token. This method returns a user. It should say "access_token" instead of "auth_token".
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Is it possible to authenticate a user through Stackoverflow API?

Is it possible to use the Stackoverflow API to authenticate a given user identity such as with Facebook, Twitter or OpenID? If it's possible: Can you tell me the method(s) that make this happen? ...
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API Help's CSS is missing

The API Help page's CSS file, located at http://sstatic.net/so/all.css, is current returning 404 for me: <div id="header"><h1>Server Error</h1></div> <div id="content"> ...
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“Try it” facility suffers a double-encoding bug

As you can clearly see from the above, the ampersand in the site name in the "Try It" section of the API method documentation has been double-encoded. This affects any site with an ampersand in ...
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HTTP 400 “Bad Request” while using “access_token” in request Url

I registered an app, obtained a key and I have implemented the implicit OAuth 2.0 flow in a Windows 8 desktop app (as per the documentation available here). After receiving and storing the access ...
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API Time zone difference problem

I am writing a .NET application with the Stack Exchange API (using the Stacky library) and I am using it to ask the server for some questions that occured in the last hour. However, I and the server ...
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Getting Question body/title with Answers?

I am trying to build an RSS feed that includes any/all questions that I have answered, and been accepted as the correct answer. I am running into an issue where I'm sending too many requests and ...
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How do I parse the dates from the API?

I see that JSON returned by the API contains dates in the following format: "creation_date":1364546475 ^^^^^^^^^^ What's the meaning of it? How can I parse it to get the date in the ...
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API documentation console unsuccessfully tries to load MiniProfiler results

All of the documentation pages (example) with the test console currently attempt to load MiniProfiler result data, which fails with a 404: POST ...
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/search method, returning the body of the questions

Probably this is a documentation fault. For the search method, the parameter list doesn't say anything about an optional body, but looking at the Returns description shows: "body": { ...
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AND searching for tags?

I am using the search api to search for questions that are tagged with "tags" and not with "tags". However I have noticed that searching for tags is an OR search. The questions search for tags is an ...
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Always show console on API docs

This script stops you having to click the "show console" button to test an API call. Install - View Source
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Error Code when API Key Limit exceeds

What will the error code be generated when API Key Limit exceeds? I need that because I have to handle this error in my application.
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Maximum length of “about me” in the Stack Exchange API?

What is the Maximum length of "about me" in the Stack Exchange API? The one from the /me path. And in general, where are the length limits published? If anywhere?
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Is it really worth to (implicitly) discourage documentation of API/library usage nowadays already?

Update: Kevin provided an answer, which, while adding something of value to the three related questions together (by naming the originating concern eventually), actually does not apply to the ...
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Can we have maximum length of string in API help pages?

For the type "string", I think there is some upper limit of character count. For example, post title : 200 characters post body : 30000 characters In the help page, currently like this "body": { ...
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Get questions with body and answers

How can I get the latest 30 questions with body and answers using the api? And then, I want to get only first most voted 3 answers for each question. Is this possible with only one request? To get ...
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Can you identify a user from the access_token?

I have the access_token after authentication from the user. At this point I don't know with which sites this user has registered. Is it possible to get user information like the display name or ...
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help page suggestion: indication of integral values vs real numbers

"number" is an very ambiguous term. Integral or non-integral? For developers in more dynamically-typed languages like JavaScript, this is not an issue; but when using more statically-typed languages ...
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questions/{id} help page sort parameter description is inconsistence with others

The description of the Sort parameter in questions/{id} help page is inconsistent with those of other pages. On the questions/{id} help page: sort (optional): How a collection should ...
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Top questions by tag and period

I want to get via API the most voted questions from the latest week (for example) from a specified tag (php, for example). How can I do this?
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Version used by StackExchange API if version is not specified in api calls

I have used some StackExchange API calls in my chrome extension - StackEye. With the release of API 2.0, I want to update the api calls so I wanted to know New things available in 2.0+ which were ...
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Query Tag followers?

I was hoping to use the APIs to discover the number of questions for a given Tag as well as the number of followers. I found how to get the number of questions, but not the number of followers. On ...
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API Help Suggestion: include range [1, 100] on pagesize

I see that range is being used to indicate valid range on most numeric parameters e.g. 32-bit integer, range [0, 2,147,483,647] 32-bit integer, range [1, 2,147,483,647] The valid range for ...
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API Help Suggestion: /search - can we make tagged,nottagged description consistent with other list params

on most other params that accept a semi-colon delimited list we see list of tags questions must have, semicolon delimited A single primary key identifier or a vectorized, semicolon-delimited list of ...
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What license is the Stack Exchange API released under? MIT?

Are there any license requirements the Stack Exchange API? Which license is it released under? If I were to develop an app, would I have to credit Stack Exchange API? Thanks in advance.
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Where is the API located?

I want to know where is the API located and from where to download?
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How do I find a user by their `display_name`?

I am using Serel (the Ruby wrapper) and would like to be able to find a user by their display_name. As it stands right now, I can only find them via an ID - like Serel::User.find(1,2,3). I tried ...
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user 'about_me' field suggested_buffer_size is too small

the suggested_buffer_size of user.about_me is currently 3000. it is apparent that this is the server-side field length. the problem is that the text is stored server-side in markdown but when served ...
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/users/{id}/badges id parameter clarification

On /users/{id}/badges, the description of the id parameter a semicolon delimited list of user ids diverges from the inferred standard for multi-valued parameters: A single primary key ...
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help page suggestion: json results for help pages

it would simplify machine reading if we could apply type=jsontext to api-help pages, including the index. update ...
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help page suggestion: position required parameters at top

in the case of id, it is now placed at the bottom of the page. It makes sense to place required parameters at the top of the page with a slight separation, perhaps an <hr> or an icon.
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Can we have all possible closed reasons in help page?

Can we have all possible closed_reasons in help page and if possible, closed_reason_id, too? For example closed_reason_id=1, closed_reason="exact duplicate", closed_reason_id=2, ...
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Please supply working example URLs for each route

It would take a lot of the guess work out of understanding the API if each route's page provided a small handful of working URLs. This would also serve to provide authoritative examples of the ...
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help page format issue: missing parameter

/users/{id}/tags is missing id parameter fixing this will remove one more special case from my parser.
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Definitive on timeline_type?

Hi all, I am trying to get a definitive on what timeline_type actually means... I've looked at: http://stackapps.com/search?q=timeline_type but to no avail. The new documentation doesn't list ...
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Ajax get questions by tags ERROR

i'm trying getting questions by tags. this is my simple code and i'm running this from my http://localhost: <script type="text/javascript"> $(function(){ $.ajax({ ...
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Support for OR constraint when querying questions based on tags [duplicate]

Right now, there is no way (as far as I know) to query for questions based on multiple tags using an OR constraint. You can query for questions tagged with multiple of these tags, but not with one or ...
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How do I find all questions/answers per a tag?

Would also be good if I could also find the top questions/answers in a particular tag - i.e. questions tagged with Ruby or PHP. Per the docs the only thing I can see that will return questions in a ...
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Make API query to only one Stack Exchange site

Is there a way to limit a /search or a /similar query to a specific site or sites?
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API console always queries Stack Overflow

On any Stack Exchange site (well, I tried Super User (trilogy), Unix (SE-2.0 launched) and SFF (SE-2.0 beta)), the console (“Show Console” button) in the 1.1 API queries ...
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help page suggestion: /questions/tagged/{tags} - tags param clarification

Method removed it is not clear what a 'list' of tags looks like. does this parameter follow the semicolon seperated list format of the id param? is it a comma separated list?
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help page issue: revisions by revisionguid example needed

/revisions/{id}/{revisionguid} - usage of this route is not clear to me. can someone provide a working url and perhaps a simple use case.
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help page format issue: revisionGuid

http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=revisions/{id}/{revisionguid} revisionGuid is inconsistent. revisionguid seems appropriate (and will remove one special case from my api parser).