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Site categories in API?

Would it be possible to have a category field added to the site object. Eg Technology, Culture, etc. The sites seem to already have categories, as you can see on this page: ...
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HTTP 500 error when calling /apps/{accessTokens}/de-authenticate with an access_token argument in GET

For almost all API calls, I pass both my key and my access_token. This doesn't exactly make sense for the "de-authenticate" endpoint, as the access token is already in the URL. Passing one anyway ...
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What is the “inname” parameter to the /tags 2.0 API?

I'm just playing with the new 2.0 API and in /tags there is a field inname that I can't find any description or documentation for. What does it do? Is it like the old filter parameter on the old API? ...
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API v2.0 Developing desktop app

If I am developing a client side application, what kind of domain should I provide to 0Auth callback? Can it be a custom application-centric scheme (like myapp://oauthcallback/)?
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Getting global information (Stack Exchange) about a list of users

I'm working with the API for several weeks (see my app here) and I'm trying to get the username of a particular user from its Stack Exchange ID. It's possible by querying /users/{ids} but it returns ...
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Advanced search API not returning data for “phonegap” tag

I am trying to gather results from the API for the tag phonegap but the API is not returning any data. I am using /search/advanced and get nothing back for November: { "items": [], ...
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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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Creating a home brew Push Server for Stack Exchange

I'm looking to create a home brew push notification server for Stack Exchange. This is mainly due to the fact that Toast Notifications within Windows Store applications are done using Windows ...
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/answers endpoint is error-500-ing against many sites

Just calling the "/answers" endpoint, no specific arguments, and I'm getting 500 errors: http://api.stackexchange.com/2.0/answers?order=desc&sort=activity&site=gaming ...
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Mistake in API 2.0 Documentation - Wrong item type for Careers Message

On https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/types/inbox-item the Careers Message example shows the wrong item type.
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/users/{id}/tags/{tags}/top-answers returning answers by other users

According to the description, /users/{id}/tags/{tags}/top-answers should return answers by the user on that particular tag. Returns the top 30 answers a user has posted in response to questions ...
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Answer vote counts are not correct

I was trying to figure out the total number of answers I have that have been downvoted, and at first everything seemed awesome since the total was zero. However, I knew this wasn't correct. For ...
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Update the default filter editor to use the API key

When I run a sample query using the SE API browser (is that right term?), say against /questions for example (here), I'll always see something to the effect of: ... "quota_remaining": 9424, ...
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type related_site not listed in 'by type' tab list

The type "related_site" is not listed in the 'by type' tab in documentation.
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Can I get more results/options from /users/{ids}/top-answer-tags?

/users/{ids}/top-answer-tags returns the top 30 tags for a given user. It's also the only endpoint that returns the user's tag scores along with the rest of the tag info. I'd like to use this data ...
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User to de-authorise app?

The API makes use of OAuth to allow queries such as /inbox/unread. In the documentation however, I cannot seem to find a way for the user to control actively the authentication: Is there a place for ...
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TLS security warnings from api.stackexchange.com

Each time an API request is made over HTTPS, Firefox generates the following message in the error console: Curious, I looked up RFC 5746 and the document covers the following: Transport Layer ...
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No views_per_day in /info route?

I'm not particularly crying over it, just curious why the views_per_day field was dropped?
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Once authorized, is there a way to auto-login with a browser?

Assuming I've created an app that authenticates the user against api-v2, is there a method to get a token or cookie that I can pass to a browser instance set to load a stack exchange site that will ...
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Am I out of luck if my http client doesn't support gzip decoding?

I'm playing with the oauth2 support in v2-beta with an http client that doesn't support gzip decoding. (My client is http spec compliant but can't deal with the non-compliance of the api on this ...
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Has someone implemented code(in javascript) to get last seven days consolidated reputation thorough API?

I am trying to get user's reputation for last seven days. I want to get total reputation user has earned on specific day. Has someone implemented a way to do this in javascript? I know I can do this ...
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Implicit OAuth Flow stopped working. Redirect happening to a non existent URL

The following URL is first hit when a user clicks on Login: ...
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/suggested-edits “Try it”: Link for “suggested_edit_id” is broken

When using the "Try it" feature on /suggested-edits, the link for the suggested_edit_id points towards stackexchange.com and not towards the respective site. For example, retrieve data using the ...
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ExchangeLinq: LINQ Query Provider for Stack Exchange API v2.0

ExchangeLinq is a LINQ Query Provider for the Stack Exchange API. It only supports API v2.0. It is currently in alpha state and is being developed for Exchange It, a Stack Exchange client for Windows ...
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Request to support “tagged” on more endpoints

(I realize this is likely to be status-deferred for now, but I'm quite likely to forget if I don't ask it now :) The /questions endpoint supports a "tagged" parameter which I find quite useful. ...
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OAuth redirect not completing

This is the URL that I'm entering (in Safari, cleared website data and cache; my app, uses own Cookie jar; and incognito chrome) ...
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Is data retrieved from /events dependent on the access token used to retrieve it?

This may seem like a bit of an unusual question at first but I'll try to explain where it's coming from. My PHP wrapper (Stack.PHP) offers a caching class that follows the guidelines in the API docs ...
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There is a small discrepancy in the docs for users-id-associated

The main doc page, https://api.stackexchange.com/docs, shows /users/{id}/associated while the method page, https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/associated-users, uses /users/{ids}/associated. It's ...
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integer and decimal are used to describe fields in return types but not in method parameters

Integer and Decimal designations are useful in creating an accurate model of API methods and types. These specific 'number' subtypes are used when describing types but the method parameter lists all ...
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How can I get the “follower” count for a given tag on a site?

One of the metrics (albeit a somewhat weak one) of a given tag's "health" is how many followers it has. I believe this is the count of how many users have the tag on their "Favorite Tags" list. You ...
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Fairly subtle filter bug between 8 am and 10 pm UTC Dec. 29th

This is a public service announcement about a bug that most people probably didn't notice, but might be biting you pretty hard about now. Between 8 AM and 10 PM UTC December 29th, filters generated ...
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Secure OAuth pages contain insecure content.

I noticed that some of the OAuth pages use insecure content (http:// content on an https:// page): I'm not sure how easy this is to fix but it could potentially scare off some users who don't ...
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Sorting the event stream

It seems like the data returned from the /events endpoint is flawed by being returned in descending order. For example: { "items": [ { "event_type": "comment_posted", "event_id": ...
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Key doesn't match a known application

I'm running into a really weird issue and I would appreciate any guidance on what I'm doing wrong. So I recently applied for an API key here on Stack Exchange and it went through fine. So let's say ...
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How about a regex filter in the tags API?

The tags API has a "filter" parameter but it only matches the exact substring in the parameter in the tags. On Travel we have one kind of tags, IATA airport codes (SYD for Sydney, SFO for San ...
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How to get the question title for reputation history entries?

I'm trying to implement a simple rep list, much like as seen on Stack Exchange sites. What I would like is to get three things: the rep change amount, type of change, and question title. However, ...
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Ability to sort answers by number of revisions via StackExchange API v2?

I was curious whether there was a way to easily find which StackOverflow answer has the highest number of revisions and/or to sort by that metric. I see mention of a sort function in the ...
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Is there a way (or app) to get realtime updates of new questions with a given tag?

According to StackExchange API not realtime?, the API does not return results in realtime, but has 1 minute delay for the same query. Is there a system or an app that delivers new questions in ...
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Inbox unread since parameter not working

The since parameter of /inbox/unread no longer seems to work. I enter a date after the creation date of the item currently unread in my inbox and still the item is returned. I try putting in ...
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AttributeError with Py-StackExchange

i'm trying to execute this python script : #! /usr/bin/python import stackexchange so = stackexchange.Site(stackexchange.StackOverflow) my_favourite_guy = so.user(41981) print ...
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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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What sizes are the images available through the /sites endpoint?

I see logo_url, icon_url, favicon_url, high_resolution_icon_url... But I wasn't able to find any information about any of those images in the documentation. Are any of them fixed size? And/or is ...
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Reputation API to display a reputation history

I'm building something similar to the reputation graph / summary on the SO user page. The answer explains that the /users/{ids}/reputation API method gives a sum of reputation for the period. So ...
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Typo in throttle violation error message

I was just playing around with the API locally and got throttled for the questions and answers methods (the only two I was using). Anyway, I noticed there’s a small typo in the error message that’s ...
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Why doesn't the API return suggested edits on tag wikis?

Is there a reason why the API doesn't return suggested edits on tag wikis on the suggested-edits route?
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Running queries from the Documentation pages hangs browser for minutes at a time

I've been playing with some queries on the documentation page, and I've noticed that it's taking an abnormally long time to load even reasonably sized API call results: ...
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read item in unread inbox method again

I'm getting a read item in the inbox/unread method, again. This happened before, but I can't find the post about it (I'm pretty sure you fixed/explained it). But the item is very old, not a cache ...
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Would implementing both 1.1 and 2.0 APIs in an app/script to get around the API quotas be considered abuse?

In another question I asked it was established that The ip, and user/app-pair quotas are separate in V1.x and V2.0. So with this in mind would an app or script which implemented like methods for ...
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Authentication Statistics are the same for all apps

I know the stats are new, I'm not sure if they are still in development. But they are identical for the 3 apps I have registered, given that the app's id is in the URL of the stats page, I guess the ...
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Quota remaining is negative

I think I must be doing something very stupid, that I just can't see I just registered an app, in the last ~10 minutes. I have just been going to the /info route, no authentication or anything else. ...