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API usage “Try It” form for linked questions queries meta.tex.stackexchange instead of Stackoverflow

I was wondering why the form at http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/usage/methods/linked-questions did not return the questions I was expecting. Then I noticed that it is calling ...
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API Help's CSS is missing

The API Help page's CSS file, located at http://sstatic.net/so/all.css, is current returning 404 for me: <div id="header"><h1>Server Error</h1></div> <div id="content"> ...
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/users/{id}/reputation != xxx.com/reputation

I realize that the shape of the data coming from the API may be different than that reported by the xxx/reputation url, but there seem to be some striking disparities. see 08/12 and 08/11 in both ...
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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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Descriptions of tag-based badges are incorrect

The descriptions associated to tag-based badges are wrong, they always show 0 instead of actual thresholds: Earned at least 0 total score for at least 0 non-community wiki answers in the … tag ...
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“Try it” facility suffers a double-encoding bug

As you can clearly see from the above, the ampersand in the site name in the "Try It" section of the API method documentation has been double-encoded. This affects any site with an ampersand in ...
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API calls that return select post bodies throw JSON errors

When calling the Stack Exchange API to get the post body, it will return an error for some posts. EG: ...
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Typo in API filter documentation

When using unsafe filters, the API returns the highest fidelity data is can reasonably access for the given request. should be When using unsafe filters, the API returns the highest fidelity ...
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Unable to sort /search results by creation_date

I think I may have stumbled upon a bug in /search and I'll try to describe it as best as I can. What works: Create a /search query with the following parameters: fromdate: 2012-01-24 order: desc ...
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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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API usage triggering 503 (Too Many Requests)

Update: I generally try to back any claims of bugs and shortcomings with evidence. I have prepared a test page which you, dear Stack Overflow staff and my fellow developers, can use to ascertain ...
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What's the difference between tags soapi.cs and soapi.js to get a bug triggered by the former?

Right now questions tagged soapi.cs returns a HTTP status code 404 (for various HTTP clients) while questions tagged soapi.js does not. Interestingly though, soapi.cs seems to work just fine in other ...
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/users/{id}/answers - broken

Have not checked other routes, as I am busy with other things, but a failing test pointed this out... GOOD: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/242897/answers?min=4&sort=votes { "total": ...
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questions method returns error 4000

I'm getting error 4000 on every endpoint on questions method (with key): http://api.superuser.com/1.0/questions?sort=votes&pagesize=30&page=1&key=stackprinterkey the only endpoint not ...
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http://stackauth.com/0.8/sites down

I realize you may be shaking something out but in case you are not aware: http://stackauth.com/0.8/sites is returning { "api_sites": [] }
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Possible bug in the help page?

There are some weird dot things in this help page: api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=users/{id}/badges {Dead link to missing image: http://files.quickmediasolutions.com/stackbug.png} ...
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Getting error 4002 when calling tags method without a sort parameter

According to the documentation, calling the tags method without a sort parameter should return the recently used tags, since the default sort is by activity. Instead, I get an error 4002 with the ...
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Stylistic error on the JavaScript SDK documentation page

There is a small stylistic error on the JavaScript SDK documentation page. Your application must have the client side OAuth flow enabled, and must not have disabled the desktop application ...
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Why do I get a throttle violation after 300 requests while using a key but no access_token?

I'm doing some testing on my app, and I let it run on a machine this afternoon while I was away. When I got back, I was geting 503 throttle violation errors from my API calls. I was calling the ...
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Certain users aren't showing up in /users when filter is applied

NB: The filter parameter in v1.x of the API had a different meaning to the filter parameter in v2.0 Consider the following query: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users?filter=jon%20skeet ...
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update crossdomain.xml on stackauth.com and api endpoints to work with current Flash

I am implementing a javascript client that uses the Flash based XHR replacement Flensed in the interest of providing more robust api communication than that provided by JSONP. Apparently the current ...
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Encoding inconsistency on /users/{id}/reputation

Take these two calls: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/180784/reputation?todate=1278854265&pagesize=1 "title": "Save a custom ListView&#39;s instance state?", ...
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StackApps is not being reported by StackAuth

The stackauth.com sites query is not returning stackapps.com at all: http://stackauth.com/0.8/sites?type=jsontext { "api_sites": [ { "name": "Stack Overflow", "logo_url": ...
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Questions method does not return answers

I think questions method also return answers too and the help page says so http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=questions .... "answers": [ { "answer_id": { ...
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Request with Invalid key still return the content and rate limit stepped down into No Key Limit

For example http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/stats?key=TEST1234&type=jsontext Request with Invalid key still return the content and rate limit stepped down into No Key Limit ...
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The 'should be closed' description in the flag dialog is missing a word

The 'should be closed...' reason has this description (emphasis mine): This question is completely unclear, incomplete, overly-broad, primarily opinion-based or is not about Stack Exchange API, ...
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“What is meta” should be rephrased

Stackapps.com/help/whats-meta tells that there is "Meta Stack Apps". However there isn't. Stack Apps is its own meta and meta is used to ask meta questions here.
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Total reputation reported by the /users/{ids}/reputation route is low

When querying the /users/{ids}/reputation API route, the total amount of reputation I get back from all reputation changes is much lower than my reputation reported on Stack Overflow. Here's my ...
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Link to applied_count leads to a 404

To Reproduce Run an API query on tag-synonyms, you will get a result that includes something like this: Issue(s) Click on the applied_count link and you get redirected to this page which is a ...
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API v1.1 users call returns association_id for which the Stack Exchange web site has no profile

For a particular user, the users API v1.1 call returns an association_id that gives a "Page Not Found" error where the Stack Exchange profile should be, though their Stack Exchange profile can be ...
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revisions/{id} is returning an error for locked posts

The API is returning the following error message when I request the revision history for locked posts. Example URL: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/revisions/194812 { "error": { "code": 500, ...
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/tags fromdate and todate does nothing

Altough the help/documentation lists 'todate' and 'fromdate' parameters for tags they do not work. This may be related to tags not having a creation_date. It would be great if we could filter tags by ...
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Sorting comments by votes doesn't return 0 score comments

I have a query: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/16822/comments?sort=votes This doesn't return comments with no votes, setting min to 0 doesn't work. This query includes them all, but isn't ...
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Is the display name meant to be escaped HTML in the 2.0 version of the API?

The display_name field of a user is HTML escaped. See here for example. Is this expected behavior or a bug? The documentation doesn't mention it.
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Negative voting questions?

I'm trying to, for humorous purposes, check out some of the worst scoring questions ever on SO. I'm pretty much expecting them to all be "heeeeelp homework" or "plz send me teh codez" or something to ...
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What does `total` in the /notifications route represent?

What does total in /notifications represent? I ran it. The result was items in Common Wrapper Object was array of 24 items where as total was 4.
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Search function in the API doesn't work as expected

This looks like an error in the search part of the API. This search URL: /2.2/search?tagged=javascript&intitle=get%20column%20array&site=stackoverflow doesn't return any answers. I'm ...
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“OAuth request must be over HTTPS” when request is over https

I had a bug reported to me that I was able to reproduce. When authorizing to my Badges webapp, we get the following error: error: invalid_request error description: OAuth request must be over ...
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The API has stopped allowing CORS requests

I just noticed that a script I have that makes CORS requests to the API stopped working on Meta Stack Overflow, claiming that the domain isn't allowed by Access-Control-Allow-Origin, which is true ...
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Problem with /search tagged and max

Seems like a problem with /search when max is not set to today, and tagged is given: ...
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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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tagged and min max creation gives wrong total

I am trying to get the total number of question with a specific tag AND created within a specific date span. For example, the number of questions tagged as 'java' created between 16 and 17 Jan 2012: ...
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“Authentication Statistics” graph y-axis labels are overly granular

Yesterday there was a spike in my app's authentication requests (thanks for that, by the way ;) which has caused my authentication graph to show a much wider range of Y values than it did previously. ...
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HTTP 500 error when calling /apps/{accessTokens}/de-authenticate with an access_token argument in GET

For almost all API calls, I pass both my key and my access_token. This doesn't exactly make sense for the "de-authenticate" endpoint, as the access token is already in the URL. Passing one anyway ...
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What happened to the unique users count?

When visiting http://stackapps.com/apps, I used to be able to see how many unique users were using my application - but now all I see is zeroes for all of the apps. Were the numbers reset or is this ...
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How do you retrieve list of users sorted by reputation?

I am failing in my attempt to retrieve results sorted by reputation. For example, the following query sorts the results by ID. Is there an error in the URI? ...
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Comments in user timeline are returning Markdown

In users/{id}/timeline, the detail field for comment events is formatted with Markdown and not HTML. Is it normal? I saw in the question Comments are returning markdown that the API should return ...
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Inconsistency in the handling of multiple IDs with a duplicate

There appears to be some inconsistency in the way multiple ids are being handled, especially when a duplicate exists. Duplicate ID is significant For example, when requesting a timeline of multiple ...
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The /tags query is not giving me the correct results between two dates?

I'm trying to get the yearly total number of questions that have the tag browserify. I can see that there are questions tagged from this year like this one and that one. The site reports that there ...