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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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You can gain reputation from edits to tag wikis, although they are not accessible through the API.

Reputation gain from edits to tag wikis appear through the API; the API reports them as answers, but fetching them via the /answers route does not work. Case in point: My accepted edit (+2 rep) My ...
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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'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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Possible bug in the help page?

There are some weird dot things in this help page: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=users/{id}/badges What's up?
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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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Two minor typos in the API help

In http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help /users/{id}/answers Gets answer summary informatino for the user with 'id'. and in the Returns section of ...
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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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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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/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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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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“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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Why is my quota constantly decreasing?

I registered an app today (API v2) for the first time (App ID 47, LaServ), and let it run a bit with its new key. It's the only API app running on this IP (I rent the IP as part of a VPS package). ...
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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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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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Trying to get the Total results count crashes the /notifications path

I am trying to use the filter !9ciXfDSYM (same as default but with total) with the /notifications request and the response is: { "error_id": 500, "error_name": "internal_error", ...
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API documentation console unsuccessfully tries to load MiniProfiler results

All of the documentation pages (example) with the test console currently attempt to load MiniProfiler result data, which fails with a 404: POST ...
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Typo in API docs: “temporarility_unavailable”

https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/authentication "temporarility" should probably be "temporarily"
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Does stackexchange provide https access to its API?

Requests I make appear to be redirected back to plain http URLs and the certs seem questionable: % curl -O 'https://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions/?key=oxXcnoD51kKE ...
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API search page size limit mismatch

The 1.1 API help text for search says that the pagesize parameter can go up to 100. Indeed, passing a value up to 100 returns some results, while passing pagesize=101 yields an HTTP 400 status (Bad ...
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What happened to nothingtoinstall.com?

This is weird: { "name": "Web Applications", "logo_url": "http://sstatic.net/webapps/img/logo.png", "api_endpoint": "http://api.webapps.stackexchange.com", "site_url": ...
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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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The search method is returning an extra result.

By default the /search method is supposed to return 30 results per page, but it's returning 31. I only tested a few other values for pagesize but it looks like it always returns one extra result. In ...
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Help page for search is missing

It looks like search is available in the current API but there is no help page for it. http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/search?intitle=test
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Methods that return comments document body and comments parameters but they do nothing

Methods that return comments document the "body" and "comments" parameters, but they have no effect on the results, which cannot include comments and always include the body. Specific methods: ...
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Two minor typos in the “Register your Application” form

In the help text (on the right hand side) for the Application Name field on http://stackapps.com/apps/register: I think this should be changed: " ... is built on the our platform ...". For example, ...
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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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What happens when sites or the whole network go offline

Now that the API is all done on stackexchange.com. What happens if say just certain sites go offline (eg just Stackoverflow). Will the API continue to return results or will it return the HTML offline ...
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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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What happened to the /stats method?

I can't find the /stats method in the new usage documentation. A quick run of http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/stats reveals that the method is still there. However, it is not documented.
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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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Wrong content-type in JSONP calls

When passing jsonp parameter, the API returns "application/json" instead of "application/javascript". I found this because if you do: <script ...
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server fault and super user rate limit bonus?

Looks like SF and SU are granting Int.MaxValue rate limit. Not that I mind, but it would be nice to have on the other sites too. ;-) Thought you would like to know. GET /1.0/users/173?key=mykey ...
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both /revisions methods are spotty

These are the urls for a couple of my valid endpoint tests of the /revisions methods. http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/revisions/2688191 (?key=xxx) ...
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Problem getting a users questions within a date range

I'm having a problem returning a list of users questions within a given timespan. I understand that the documentation ( http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=users/{id}/questions ) that ...
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On /users method id parameter does not work

Calling /users method with id parameter returns a list of users and not the user expected. http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/users?id=23234 Could be a documentation "bug" on help page: ...
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Inconsistency in sort order

If I execute the following API call: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions?sort=newest&body=True&pagesize=5&min=1275575777&order=desc versus one that does not include the min ...
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The Faq Has a Broken Link

Currently the first link in the FAQ points to http://dev.stackapps.com/?tab=apps. It should link to http://stackapps.com/?tab=apps. Simple fix, but it confused me for a short time.
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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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bounties_offered are not being returned correctly from /users/{ids}/reputation

When querying the /users/{ids}/reputation API route, reputation changes for bounties_offered are not being returned correctly. In my own results, I see a reputation object with a reputation_change ...
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The “advanced search” path returns very wrong results for the `q` parameter

I'm trying to search for a string. It's a hardware identifier 10ec:8168 and should be unique to that make/model of chip. Any questions that mention is should be relevant. But compare the site search ...
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SE API V1.1 documentation, date errata

The Stack Exchange API, version 1.1, documentation is ever so slightly confusing wherever Unix timestamps are mentioned (perhaps any ranges, I haven't dug too deeply) For instance: todate – Unix ...