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

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Getting started: What kind of thing can we do with the SE-API that we can't do with the SE Data Explorer?

I want to know if my slender grasp of the latter will help me learn about the former.
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Making use of the *“has_more”: true* json attribute in the Json response from stackoverflow

When issuing requests to the stackoverflow-api, I set the pagesize to a 100 (which is the maximum possible). However, some json responses contain this attribute (normally at the very bottom): ...
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404 “This Method cannot be called this way” when getting user's inbox

I'm doing a POST request to https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/users/<id>/inbox to get the users' inbox items. However I'm getting a 400 error on the request, and a JSON body saying it was a 404 ...
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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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How to include answers when fetching questions?

I made a small cron job which crawls questions and answers from Stack Overflow. Here is my request URL: ...
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Possible to get a user's flag history?

Is it possible to retrieve a signed-in user's flagging history, preferably with the status of the flag? I looked at the /me/timeline docs, and noticed it doesn't return flags. Is this type of ...
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Is Stack API blocking Yahoo YQL services?

I was hoping to create OpenTable definitions for Stack services to use YQL, Yahoo's SQL to the web thing. It would have been interesting for experimenting, but also for mashups. Unfortunately, it ...
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What timezone is used in the API?

When a timestamp is used, for example the fromdate parameter in /questions, what timezone are dates in? Is the number supposed to be in milliseconds or in seconds? To get the current time to pass as ...
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Help with javascript SDK configuration

The following problem is REAL! All names have been changed to protect the innocent. I have a site at "http://Something.github.io/MyRepository/Directory/index.html" And I have my app configured like ...
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Which reputation events are private?

I've been reading the API documentation on retrieving a user's reputation history (docs/types/reputation-history) and Stack Overflow's description of how reputation is calculated. But, I can't find ...
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Does the API have a method to get the total favorite count of a question?

Like it says in the title, is the total favorite count of a question exposed anywhere via the API? I know about the favorites method, but that looks like it will give you the specific favorites of a ...
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Are there more implementation samples with Stack Exchange API 1.0? How could this API useful to me or my users?

I'm looking at how the Stack Exchange API could be useful in my site. Is it fair to say I am in read-only mode when I search for results? What is some envisioned use-case scenarios for this? I ...
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'The target origin provided does not match the recipient window's origin' message when trying to use localhost

I am trying to experiment with the Stack Overflow API on my localhost and am struggling to get the authentication to complete. Here is my application JavaScript code (note that I am using IBM ...
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API ignores jsonp callback after initial request - erroneous caching?

This bug is still prevalent, appears to be cache related. Two identical requests return different data: first request respects jsonp query parameter, all subsequent requests ignore it until (I ...
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API 'search' method with 'min' parameter

If you search for questions posted on time 1296897085 or later (by specifying sort=creation and min=1296897085), it may still return questions posted before that date: ...
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Document fields that may be not be included in responses

I'd like to see documentation on what fields may not be included in responses or, alternatively, which fields are guaranteed to be included. Currently it's a little confusing because some fields may ...
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Please provide a way to get Post Edits, filtered by user

I recently discovered from this question that the API does not support filtering revisions by user. I am interested in looking at a user's edit history programmatically (with their permission) and at ...
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API response doesn't indicate the nature of a rejected question POST

I have a question, which I post to Stack Overflow. The addition of the answer gets rejected and I know that it is due to the fact that I used the tag coredata rather than core-data. When I do this on ...
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Add a special page where developers can reset throttle timeouts

As George Edison noted, it would be useful to have a special page where developers can reset the throttle timeout when we accidentally trigger it. This happened to me this morning — I got banned for ...
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Apigee API Console for the Stack Exchange API

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Apigee API Consoles make it easier to learn, explore and test APIs by letting you browse all methods, send and view request/response pairs and share what you ...
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Please add “total votes on questions” and “total votes on answers” into /user/{id} API

Is there any chance that the following methods: Total votes on questions (N.B. NOT total score but total number of votes) Total votes on answers Could be added to the API? There are no threats to ...
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Selective API oriented transcript fragment of Jeffs Code Camp Video Interview.

This is a very selective API oriented transcript fragment of Jeffs Code Camp Video Interview: Purpose Please note that this transcript fragment is mainly a supporting post to decrease the length of ...
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Supported Platforms

What platforms are supported for use with the Stack Exchange API? In short, anything that can make a GET request to the API servers and supports JSON/JSONP & GZIP. (JavaScript, Python, PHP, Java, ...
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Guidance on usage thresholds - specifically throttling

I am running a lot of tests and have started to get 403 errors. I am using a key and certainly have not exceeded my quota. Am I running foul of some yet unmentioned throttling threshold and if so, ...
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Strange encoding for JSON output

I'm trying to create an R API. Here's some basic code for processing JSON: library(rjson) fromJSON(readLines("http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.9/stats/", warn=F)) As I look into this, the output of ...
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User “authentication” (validation?) in V1 of the StackExchange API

In a previous question, it was asked whether it is possible to authenticate a user through the Stackoverflow API? The short answer was no, not until version 2. Now I would like to know: is there any ...
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Silverlight download JSON from API fails

I cant seem to download the JSON for the questions on SO, I cant get the HTML and JSON from other addresses, but the SO API always returns jibberish. Here is my code: public void ...
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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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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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Get total answers count for a specified: Tag, Userid and Date-range?

I would like to get the total number of answers provided by userid 1068142 between 01/07/2015-31/07/2015 with tag = paypal. I have looked into this question but it does not help! I have been trying ...
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Some blank properties missing

I am using /me/associated. I haven't posted any question in one account, so the response comes as: "top_questions": [], "top_answers": [], "question_count": 0, "answer_count": 0, in the same ...
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Can not request info after OAuth

I am following The implicit OAuth 2.0 flow Guide: My client ID is 4709 while key is RoZwtHUrhMP088oVGCMlxA(( I appended my URL as: ...
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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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What's the difference between the Stack Exchange API and the Stack Overflow API?

I heard about the Stack Overflow API. Is there a Stack Overflow API available. Or is it the same as the Stack Exchange API?
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Has anyone *implemented* the Stack Exchange API on top of a public database dump?

It seems that the public database dumps contain nearly all of the data required to respond to API queries. Has anyone implemented the API, backed by a copy of the public database dump? It would ...
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how many ids is 'too many'?

This answer mentions limit on amount of ids included in queries like /users/{id}/mentioned, but I can't find actual amount mentioned anywhere. Now, I could run binary search and find out, but I ...
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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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Is there a way to specify how long I want an access token to be valid for?

I am following the explicit authentication path. I am not passing no_expiry as part of the scope. After the final POST step, I receive back an expires value of 86399 (just shy of a full day). It ...
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Reputation_change has the historical total rather than the daily delta?

I'm trying to use the reputation API to get the recent reputation delta for a given user. For example, looking at recent entries for /2.2/users/21539/reputation, one has: { on_date: 1447018487, ...
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Getting historical data for careers?

I'm wondering if there is a possible way to get historical data regarding job postings made through careers, even for postings that have already been filled. Does careers keep this data at all, and if ...
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Add the 'people reached' count to the API?

Can we have the people reached statistic added to the /users/{ids} method? The response could simply be: "people_reached": 1000 I'm asking because it would be cool to get a network-wide number.
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Question's body rendering in Android's webview

I've developed an app that get questions from Stack using REST APIs and shows them in a WebView. My problem now is that the body often contains placeholders that must be "replaced" with the real ...
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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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What is the right way to create a Stack Exchange API filter?

I'm trying to create a filter by following the documentation, but a few things are quite unclear: How do I create a filter that does not have a base filter? I'm creating a filter without a base so I ...
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Querying “standard meta tags” for their tag wikis wrongly says they have none

I'm checking which tags have tag wiki excerpts in my code. It looks like /tags/{tags}/wikis is the right API since the tag info API doesn't even give a boolean for tag wiki excerpt presence. But ...
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Is there an API to fetch tags related to a given tag?

I'm interested in making a tool that explores the tags of a site for tags which should be merged or mention each other in tag wikis etc. On the page of any given tag there is a column on the right of ...
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what should be the duration between each call to stackoverflow api for getting new questions?

I have a desktop app which pings stackoverflow api after every 2 mins to get the new questions.?
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What am I allowed/not permitted to do with the API?

I have a site that will offer technical help and assistance for a certain niche of computer users. I can either host my own forums, or tie in with stack... but I want to be able to make money off it ...
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Can I change my profile picture using the API version 2?

I was considering making an app that lets the user design a profile picture and then activate it on the user's Stack Exchange account. Could a feature to change the profile picture be added to the ...
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Can revisions be returned from the API, filtered by user?

I see that question or answer revisions can be returned from the API either by post ID or by GUID. I'd like to obtain this data filtered by user, e.g. "all revisions made by user X". However, I ...