A question about the Stack Exchange API: usage, functioning, guidelines, etc.

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Why does the API lack any POST methods?

Why aren't any POST methods available? Being able to post new questions and answers would be very interesting.
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How can I get a user's Meta site details in the API call?

This query returns the details of the Main sites only:         /associated-users#ids=2855348 How can I get the Meta site details also in the same query? Do I need to add any ...
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Can I get information about a user with their network ID?

My network profile's ID is 4337810. Is there any way to get information about users with their network ID from the API? So stuff like username, location, profile image, etc...? There doesn't seem ...
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Are there plans to involve Area51 in SE API version 3?

Several applications come to mind, proposal publicity, question analysis, making resources files, but I can't find any SE API calls that can do this.
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Limiting the number of items returned by a request?

How can I limit the amount of items returned to me when performing an API call? I only want the top 10 most commonly used tags, by default I'm sent back 30. EG: ...
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Filter doesn't consistently return comment bodies

I've been trying to set up a filter I can use with /questions/{id}/answers/ (using the UI at this link), which returns the following fields: answer: answer_id body_markdown comments ...
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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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All updates (answers, comments etc) using stack exchange API

Is there anyway to get information about any change using the stack exchange API's? i.e. if someone leaves a comment or votes on an answer/question? checking for answer changes is easy cause its a top ...
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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 Stack Overflow" 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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Search for answers/comments under questions with certain tags using the Stack Overflow API?

The advanced search (/search/advanced) API can search for questions by tags. But /users/{ids}/answers API doesn't take tags. I'd like to monitor answers/comments for questions with certain tags. Is ...
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What's the proper way to fetch the score of all answers of SO?

I wrote a small program querying the SE API to grab the public scoring data of all SO answers (excluding the last 3 days). Basically the request I do gets me this: Questions[]: Id Title ...
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How to get up_vote_count and down_vote_count for a user?

I'm testing the following command: $ curl -s "http://api.stackexchange.com/2.1/users/55075?&site=stackoverflow" | gunzip -d | python -m json.tool However it doesn't return up_vote_count and ...
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Unable to download data from the API using UNIX wget?

I want to download the JSON data from this sample API call into a file. I tried using wget, like so: wget -O ~/ks/json.txt ...
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Stack Overflow test App (Placeholder)

This is a test application playing with OAuth. I have no problems; I'm just trying to get OAuth to work with the Stack Exchange API. There should be some sort of sandbox account, and/or a sandbox ...
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Request: Mark inbox items as read, now that API 2.2 is here

Now we have write API, can we get a method for the inbox to mark inbox items as read? Previously I believe the reason for not having this was the risk of apps marking items as read without the user ...
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Pagination of users ordered by reputation

I know I can retrieve a page of users ordered by reputation using these apis: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users/?sort=reputation&order=desc&page=1 ...
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How to increase the allowed number of API calls?

Stack Exchange provides the possibility to do a limited number of API calls per day from the same IP (10,000 if the customer registers the app). Is it possible to get that number increased?
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How to get the site name from document to pass to API?

Most APIs take a parameter site which must be set to the name of the site your queries are about. For meta.travel or travel. But of course sites have various names, for example ...
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fromdate is ignored for /posts/{id}/comments requests

The api docs: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/help/method?method=posts/{id}/comments The test request. You can see comment itself here, it's four months old, while cutoff date in request is less ...
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Is the question_id monotonically increasing?

Just wondering: Does the question_id monotonically increase for every new question? Is the question_id unique globally for a deployed app or is it unique in some sub-domain? Is there any relation ...
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How to get all questions with a specific tag between certain dates

I would like to get all questions created and tagged with tag "R" between 2 dates. I'm using parameters: tagged = R, sort = creation, fromdate and todate set to appropriate dates and site = ...
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Exception while calling the API using code which works with local json file

I have written a Java application to fetch questions from Stack Overflow's site. The following is the output of the URI (System.out.println("GET " + get.getURI()); GET ...
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How to sort by the newest question?

I'm trying to retrieve the latest questions posted in a particular tag. What's the equivalent for: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/php?sort=newest&pagesize=15 I see that v1.1 API is ...
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Area 51 sites api

Why does http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/usage/stackauth-methods/sites not list Area 51 (http://area51.stackexchange.com/)