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Why is the `site` parameter required in `/me` call?

I want to query information about the logged-in user using me, and this site parameter is creating some small problems. I am developing a visual studio extension where upon logging in a user will get ...
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`types=main_site` in `/me/associated` gives `meta_site` accounts also

When I run /me/associated with main_site as a parameter in types, its gives meta_site accounts also (Meta Stack Exchange profile).
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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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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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Same access token between different fetch_token requests

TL;DR: Is it (or would it be) possible to get the same access_token from one fetch_token request to another, provided that the user is the same? Scenario: An anonymous user authenticates with ...
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Absence of `order` and `sort` in rest calls?

Will absence of order and sort give the same result as order=desc and sort=activity always in every call (it is default in every call)?
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Get users based on location?

I want to get site users by their location but I don't see any method for that. And it's not possible with filter too. Is there any way to get users based on location or is it not possible?
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I want a python program example for more requests a day

How can I make about 10k requests on https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/users/+J+/questions?order=desc&sort=activity&site=stackoverflow using python program in a day. Where J is variable ...
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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 ...
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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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Add revision diffs to API?

This may be a bit of a stretch, but I was wondering if it could be possible for the API to return the diff between two revisions? Or the next best option, to have the API return the markdown value of ...
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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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OAuth domain with a custom port in a dev environment?

I have an app for which the OAuth domain is example.com However, the domain for dev environment is example.com:8000 When trying to authorize the website, Stack Exchange replies with an error ...
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Okay if our Internal Customer Service Software polls the Stack Exchange API?

We are in the process of creating a number of API's and extensible software which we expect will result eventually in questions being asked on stack overflow for working with our API's and extensible ...
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Add privilege_type to the privilege API results

In the /me/privileges, /users/{id}/privileges and /privileges APIs currently it returns the fields reputation, description and short_description. Sample result as: { "reputation": 1, ...
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How to get more details flags from questions?

Short question: How to get the flags that led up to a question being closed? When we are going to flag a question, we have to look at /questions/{id}/flags/options first, and I can see The ...
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Where can I found all the type objects in the Stack Exchange API? [duplicate]

Where can I found all the type objects in the Stack Exchange API? In the docs, I can't find any section that lists all of them. I am trying to make a Wrapper Class in C#, so I need a complete list of ...
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Stackoverflow Javascript Authentication error

Using the Stack Overflow javascript authentication API, I get this error: Application Login Failure An error occurred while login into an application. Error Details error description: ...
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Not getting a JSON response on authenticated API call? [duplicate]

through stackoverflow api , i trying to get user basic info like reputation etc. I am successfully getting access token but when i trying to get user info though ...
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List recent tag wiki edits

I would like to list tags where the tag wiki or tag wiki excerpt was recently edited or created. How can I do this? It is not a problem if I get a few false positives by tags modified in other ways, ...