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

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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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Is question_id unique across all stackexchange sites?

The standard structure of a question URL is: http://site.com/questions/question-id/title Example: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/457927/git-workflow-and-rebase-vs-merge-questions It is ...
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Answers without owners

Is it valid for StackOverflow data to have an answer that does not have an owner? For example if you hit the following API url http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/answers/18, it does not bring back an ...
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List of possible values for user_type on API for users

I'm starting to work with the API and I see on the call to retrieve a user or multiple users one of the fields that is returned is user_type. So far I have only seen a value of "registered" come back ...
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Using the API directly from JavaScript

Is there any way I can use the API directly from JavaScript without any Server side proxy? I know of the inter-domain restrictions, but can we do it somehow in case of facebook API right?
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StackApps API is down.

It seems to not be responding to any request. * at least according to downforeveryoneorjustme.com Update: seems like all the SE sites are down :(
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Top questions/answers

Is there a way to get a list of X questions/answers with the highest votes up, visits, etc? Say I want to get the list of most voted questions in .NET category (tag) or Java. Thank you.
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The StackWrap4J java wrapper gives nothing but `JSONException`s?

I'm using the StackWrap4J java wrapper for the Stack Overflow API. But every code I try, that uses methods of this java wrapper, ends with this JSONException: ...
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Obtain JSON equivalent of a full Q&A HTML page?

I want to write an application for which, after some logic to select a set of questions, it would be most convenient to get the whole set of stuff at once that is normally shown on a Stack Exchange ...
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StackExchange API Java SDK

This project aims to provide a Java wrapper to the Stack Exchange API. SDK supports Stack Exchange API V2.2 Getting Started There are two interfaces to the library. Query Interface Facade ...
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CodeTipper - Easily reward quality content with BitCoin, DogeCoin and LiteCoin tips!

CodeTipper https://codetipper.com About CodeTipper provides an easy way for you to express your appreciation for the quality advice, and expert assistance that Stack Exchange users provide ...
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API returning character entities in JSON

I noticed display names in the JSON contain HTML character entities; e.g. /2.0/users/718618?order=desc&sort=reputation&site=stackoverflow Gives me: { "items": [ { "user_id": ...
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Better way to find activity changes in terms of API Usage

I am coding an application that notifies events in Stack Exchange accounts. I want to notify about badges/reputation changes, and also I would like to notify whenever a new answer or comment is posted ...
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Are these requests guaranteed the return the same results?

Going over the API, there seems to be some overlap when it comes to expressing a predicate in a URL. For example, let's say I want to fetch some questions from stackoverflow.com that have the tag ...
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what is the url for a *.stackexchange site's api?

from my understanding, the documentation suggests that we can use the api against any current *.stackexchange website what would be the url for the api for one of these ? e.g. ...
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Retrieving a post with a specific ID

According to this question (and its answer), questions and answers are using the same index to determine their ID. In other words: Question with ID #1 Answer with ID #2 Answer with ID #3 Answer ...
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Resurfacing bug: “could not parse proxy url” error message

According to this question, the "could not parse proxy url" bug was solved more than 2 years ago. However, when using the client-side OAuth flow, the aforementioned error message appears when ...
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/answers API request returns no tags if body_markdown is included

This API request to /answers has the filter set to return the tags field for the corresponding question. It works fine: api.stackexchange.com/docs/answers#filter=!9YdnSPElz But, when the filter is ...
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Can I ask the API to tell me to back off? [duplicate]

I'm creating a bot that collects all tags from a given site (and over all sites in the network). I would obviously like to run this bot in as little time as possible, but I also do not want to overly ...
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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 switch user accounts on the same device?

The Problem I'm integrating Stack Exchange API on iOS (iPhone). I've run into a situation where I can't log out and authenticate with a different account. I am stuck with the first account that I ...
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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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StackExchange API Java wrapper

Screenshot / Code Snippet StackExchangeApi api = new StackExchangeApi(key); api.authorize(authToken); StackExchangeSite siteService = api.getSiteService(StackExchangeSite.STACK_OVERFLOW); ...
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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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Include creator in tag_synonym

When I looked at recent tag synonyms there is a Creator row, but I can't query this data with the API. I'd like to see this data added, and a list of all approves would be nice too.
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Is it allowed to sell an app or get revenue with the use of the API? [duplicate]

I've been reviewing the terms of use of the API, but I prefer to ask my question straight here in order to be 100% sure. Is it allowed to create an app that: is paid, which revenue goes to the ...
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Clarification on related tags for a tag returned by API

I was assuming that the related tags API call, returns all the tags that co-occur with the input tag. But a closer look at the API documentation indicate the following: Returns the tags that are ...
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FAQ's URL for any SE Site?

Since I cannot find anything relevant in the API (I guess /stats endpoint would be most relevant): Is it safe to assume that every SE Site has its FAQ at location: site_url/faq ?
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Would it be possible (in a future API release) to combine queries?

I've been doing a lot of work on StackMobile lately and I made the following observation: Many of the pages (especially the ones that display a user's profile) make a number of requests to display ...
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consistency for array parameters

It would simplify the api and consumption there of if all parameters that accept multiple items used a common delimiter. We have semicolon and space that I know of so far. Eliminating space as a ...
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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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What is the best way to provide support for an unknowable number of StackExchange sites?

I just wrote an app for Chrome extensions and received a request to make it cross-StackExchange compatible. If there's eventually going to be more sites than just the few listed and I don't really ...
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Stack Exchange API not realtime?

I was testing the inbox/unread API but noticed that there is a big delay between one gets a message, and this message gets included in the API response. Like one minute or more. Is this API not ...
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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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Bad format returned by Stack Exchange API, not GZip?

I'm attempting to request some information using the Stack Exchange API. Supposedly, it returns responses compress with GZip. Using Microsoft's System.IO.Compression.GZipStream or ...
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Posting answers via Stack Exchange API

Can I post answers via an app using the API, is it possible? And if so, what are the limitations; linked with the reputation of users? So if someone has 1 reputation he can also post answers, like a ...
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Throttling Question

Hey all, I keep getting kicked out of the API. Is throttling set to 30 requests per 5 seconds? j
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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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Where are the built-in filters?

On api.stackexchange.com/docs/create-filter it states: there are a number of built-in filters which cover common use cases. Where can I find them? Can you make built-in filters a link? I need ...
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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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Is it possible to create a private Q&A site using the Stack Exchange API?

I want to create a sort of private Q&A site to allow university students of the same courses to communicate. Is it possible by using the Stack Exchange API?
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Can I retrieve the API interfaces via the API?

I'd like to retrieve a list of methods with their arguments/defaults and their return types through automated means. Is this possible and, if so, how can I do it? This isn't just for curiosity's ...
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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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Best strategies for calling the API with full throttling support?

I know this would be subjective on a normal SE site but as the relevant chat rooms are mostly dormant, we have no meta site, and nobody noticed when I asked if this kind of question is OK here, I'm ...
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Is there a maximum on the number of search results returned (using the SO API)?

I was trying to do statistics on post from some not-too-popular tags like matlab, using the search method. It appears that it will never return a total larger than 2000. Is this a hard limit that ...
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Stackoverflow API - get “received” upvote count of a user.

I'm currently using the Stackoverflow API to get a list of detailed user information (via http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/usage/methods/users-by-ids). There is an attribute called "up_vote_count" ...
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Non-verbatim search strings in py-stackexchange

Hello, I am writing a python program with py-stackexchange that takes a query and returns a list of urls to questions with that query in the title. Here's the code: #!c:/Python27/python.exe -u ...
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Is it possible to restrict the pool of answerers to users meeting certain criteria?

I'm expecting the answer to this is an unfortunate "no," but I've been unable to find it discussed anywhere, so here I go asking: I'd love to use this API, but the site I'm considering would need the ...