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

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Abstract paged results to enable cleaner libraries

It would make great sense for paged results array property to have a common name, items perhaps. For those writing in languages that support 'generic' constructs, this would simplify the code ...
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Is there a difference between “newest” and “creation”?

When I look at some API endpoints, say /questions/tagged/{tags} and /questions/{id}, I see that the former can be sorted by newest, and the latter can be sorted by creation, both ascending or ...
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API not returning anything near the actual website

The API /questions page is not returning anything like the list of questions on the actual SO site. This is the first question of the 0.8/questions { "total": 705769, "page": 1, "pagesize": ...
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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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Searching on Stack Overflow and using the API give different results?

I am trying to use the Stack Exchange API to see the trends on different topics. Looking at the API documentation, I see that I could do this using the /search path (it's documented that this method ...
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API support for close actions

Background I would like to create an app for general Stack Overflow browsing to improve upon the UI. One of the things that I am targeting is the lack of certain options in the close dialog. I ...
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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 can I use the Stack Exchange API to get the total score on answers to questions with a specific tag?

I want to use the API to get the sum of all scores of my answers to questions having a specific tag. I started using top-user-answers-in-tags method, but it only returns the top 30, whereas I want ...
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Get all sites of type “main_site”

Is there a way to get all sites of type main_site from the /site method? If not, what's the best way to get that list? Should I get all sites with a huge pagesize and then filter it in my App?
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Getting questions that have a specific tag or tags?

In the current API (2.1 and 2.2), how do you get questions that have a specific tag or tags? EG: All Stack Overflow questions asked in the past 2 months tagged 'ruby'? All Stack Overflow questions ...
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Questions returned by /questions/{ids}/related do not contain link properties

The API docs claim that /questions/{ids}/related return question objects, but I can't find a link property on the returned questions at all. Is there some sort of workaround to find the link for a ...
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/me API endpoint returning 500 error

I'm making an authenticated call to /me: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.0/me?access_token=[redacted]&site=stackoverflow&key=[redacted] But it's returning: ...
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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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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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Why don't the tags APIs expose the tag IDs?

It seems that all tags have an internal ID, for instance here on stackapps, the api-v2 tag has ID 2442 which you can only see if you edit the api-v2 tag. As far as I can see none of the APIs expose ...
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How many simultaneous queries may I make of the same Stack Exchange API?

I've been playing with some of the APIs that have paged results. I've been doing a first call with pagesize=0 to determine how many pages there are then running a loop querying each page. In my case ...
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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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Retrieving JSON via the API using Ajax does not work

I tried to retrieve information of my user profile on Stack Overflow via the API using Ajax/jQuery. But it does not work for me. The result of the request is always empty. <html> ...
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Is there an SO API which can fetch all Questions & Answers for a particluar Keywords

I am looking for an API which helps in fetching all the Questions & Answers from SO and other Stack Exchange sites only on a particular "keyword". Later using XML RPC these questions will be ...
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How to search all Questions & Answers on specific keyword with PHPstack library?

I am trying to build a page specific to one keyword which should pull all the questions and their respective answers from Stack overflow. I tried phpstack 1.1.1, but no luck. I saw a function ...
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questions/id is sometimes missing an owner?

Every once in a while when I query: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions/id I get a question back that is missing the owner field. Is this expected? I haven't seen anything about owner being ...
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Pro Webmasters Meta API not working.

Try this: http://api.meta.webmasters.stackexchange.com/0.9/questions?type=jsontext I can't get it to work, even though it's listed in StackAuth.
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/users/{id}/tags - broken

looks like touching the id parameter description broke the internet. http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/users/242897/tags should/was working 6/1/2010 -1:11AM - working
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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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Fetch the Personalized Prediction Data through the API?

Is it possible to get a user's personalized prediction data in an automated way?
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Array boolean values are returning empty

I am trying to convert a JSON array to a PHP array, and the boolean values are being lost. I think I need to loop round using foreach() and cast the items as they are placed in to the new array, but I ...
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How to retrieve the body of an accepted answer using the API?

I would like to retrieve accepted answers with complete answer body for a given question (using id) or a free form text (q). I have tried the /search/advanced and /search/excerpts routes -- setting: ...
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Is developing, with the Stack Exchange API, possible on my local machine?

I'm sorry if this question seems trivial for the most of you but I'm not very familiar with OAuth and the Stack Exchange API. Is it possible to use this API in local environment for the development ...
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How can I get unread messages for inbox testing?

I use /users/{id}/inbox/unread method to get unread items in a user's inbox. But how could I test it if I have no unread items in my inbox? How can I get/generate unread messages for testing? P.S. ...
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Unhelpful error message when attempting to authenticate

I moved my app to a different server as part of a rewrite, and forgot to update the URL of the app on Stack Apps. When I tried to send a query to https://stackexchange.com/oauth and pass my (old, ...
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Implicit OAuth authentication is not redirecting

I'm trying to build a simple iOS application , with login feature to stack overflow network. I've read the documentation and choose to use Implicit OAuth2.0. I've already registered an StackApps, so ...
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Java exception when user age or location is unspecified in returned JSON

I am brand new to the Stack Exchange API and Android (well, self taught in the last four months). I have been working on creating a school project focused around Android and JSON. My initial idea was ...
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Stack Overflow question downloader in markdown or HTML format?

I want to download a series of questions from Stack Overflow; is there a tool or API that can do this? The download could be in markdown or HTML format. I basically want an offline reference for ...
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What should I put in redirect_uri for implicit OAuth 2.0

From the document I can't figure out what value should I put in redirect_uri if I want to implement iPhone app. I try https://stackexchange.com/oauth/login_success but it not work and show this error ...
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Mark notification/inbox item as read [duplicate]

Is there a proper way in API to mark an inbox item or a notification as read without actually viewing one in a browser?
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Attribute error while using the stackoverflow api wrapper for python on IDLE

This is the code that I use to access Stack Overflow: from stackexchange import Site, StackOverflow so = stackexchange.StackOverflow() for q in so.questions(pagesize=50): print q.title It runs ...
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Overwhelmed by unorganized information

As you can see I am a newbie, and trying to use stackexchange api for a school project. I spent 3 hours just trying to understand How to get started. Is there an example for me to follow? or A ...
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Please differentiate between meta sites for beta versus normal sites, in the /sites method

Currently, in the /sites method, a site can have a site_state of: normal, open_beta, closed_beta, or linked_meta. This makes it easy to tell if a main site is in beta or not. But it becomes a 2 or 3 ...
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Why does the web service fail sometimes for the Stack API?

It seems to have happened all of the sudden. My calls to the web service fails. What is the limit of calls per day with a registered app? I can't seem to remember where it says that, I can't seem to ...
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Wrong API response?

Well, if you look here, you'll see i have "down_vote_count": 94, But if you look here on my Stackoverflow profile, you see that my down vote count is 64. For those who would ask if I'm sure ...
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rep losses aren't reflected in api

This includes rep recalcs (e.g., the latest) and (speculative) when people take upvote back. First case you can see on standard stackauth/users query: it displays meta reputation before recalc. ...
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Can we have the usage pages linked to the side bar?

The usage page for the API used in the blog is a very good reference of the current API methods, and slightly better then the current documentation link in the FAQ. Would it at all be possible to ...
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Any plans on push services? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we have some sort of notification system? Are there any plans to support push services via websockets or anything similar so that apps can get new data pushed to ...
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Are the Open Data Protocol (OData) endpoints considered to be part of the API? [closed]

The official introduction of the phantastic Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE) made me wonder how the implied Open Data Protocol (OData) endpoints relate to the API? Obviously there is great overlap ...
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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/)
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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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r.e. /stats fields.

I see we are getting some meta data in stats now. This is good. I see the api path in there, but I have to assume that it is simply part of the record that is being output and is not intended as a ...
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Questions with accepted answers

I know that you could technically loop through the answers returned when you ask for /questions/{id} to see if an answer has been accepted, but it would be AWESOME if there was a top level boolean ...
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Searching answers with API

I'm very new to the API and I was looking for a way to get answers of a user. E.g. something like if you click on a tag in your tags section of your profile. For questions this seems to be quiet easy ...
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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 ...