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

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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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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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I Cannot Perform Oauth

My Clientn id = 4784 and Key = cB0l6XiaOW5l5vsBnBeIUg((. What do I do for Oauth and to get an access token?
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“We are no longer accepting questions from this account.”. Error with write access, using the API

I have created an application for testing write-access APIs. After registration, I can successfully retrieve an access token by hitting the URL: ...
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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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json with list of all user's on stackoverflow

I am trying to get the list of all user's in JSON format (as provided by the API) (using jQuery jsonp) What I found is: pagesize – The number of collection results to display during ...
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How to get Question/Answer body in the API response using filters?

I am specifically looking to get the question/answer body back. Is it possible? I am looking through the API documentation and I'm confused about how to make a call with filters. Sample call I'm ...
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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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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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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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Any guarantees on JSON string encoding?

According to the JSON specification, JSON can be returned in one of five string encodings: UTF-8 (the default encoding) UTF-16 Little Endian UTF-16 Big Endian UTF-32 Little Endian UTF-32 Big Endian ...
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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 ...
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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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StackExchange API's request data is blank in Drupal 7

I'm trying to implement this simple request in Drupal 7 on my local machine: $request = ...
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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 ...