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stackauth throwing 503 (in html format) after just a few /users/{id}/associated requests

After 5-8 successful requests 503 error, in html format, are being thrown. The requests are unique and consecutive, no api abuse is occurring. A related, but critical, concern is that any error ...
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Tell us that POST is required to write

While troubleshooting /posts/{id}/comments/add in order to answer Why am I getting a 404 when trying to post a comment?, it was noticed that the API path in question only responded to POST requests. ...
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New Meta sites out of order in /sites

I don't know if this is by design, but the ServerFault and SuperUser Meta sites don't follow their main sites in the response for the sites API route. Having linked_meta sites follow their main ...
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Keep getting HTTP 406

Not sure if this is a user or an API problem, but I keep getting HTTP 406 Not Acceptable when making API calls (for example http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/stats) from either IE 8 or Chrome 6. Here ...
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Why these questions do not have a title?

Hitting the following /questions route: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions/74?pagesize=1&page=1 the endpoint returns this JSON data: { "total": 1, "page": 1, "pagesize": 1, ...
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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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Reputation changes from accepting answers to questions are not included in reputation results

When querying the /users/{ids}/reputation API route, the results don't include the +2 reputation changes from accepting answers. None of the reputation results from my own reputation history have a ...
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The /search route is ignoring the answers parameter.

The answers parameter was recently added to most of the requests that return a list of questions. See: Don’t include answers in question lists by default It looks like the /search request got left ...
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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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display_name isn't always there (should have OpenID name if needed)

usually in the owner dictionary there is a display_name value to give the username. But in a few questions it simply doesn't exist and I can't see why only those questions: eg, this excerpt from the ...
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OAuth login fails for Stack Exchange and Facebook, but not Google

I'm integrating with Stack Exchange API on iOS 6 & 7. To authenticate, I load up a UIWebView with the OAuth page. Google login works well, but Stack Exchange and Facebook do not. Are these ...
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Associated accounts is broken for this user

When I retrieve associated accounts for Joel Coehoorn using this query it only includes Programmers.SE and Webmasters.SE despite the fact that I retrieved the association key from a query to SU. The ...
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min/max parameters are incorrectly documented as date - confusion and crippled libraries ensue

I have noticed this on all sorted routes. The min/max say that they are context sensitive to the sort type yet are documented as date. How is a date min/max valid when sorting by, for instance ...
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Application stats are completely broken.

It appears that the application stats are completely broken. Attempting to view the number of times Stack Mobile hit the /questions/* methods results in this graph: It would seem that statistics ...
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The tagged parameter does not work with multiple tags

Take these two API calls: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions?tagged=php;rant http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions/tagged/php;rant A couple of problems: Shouldn't they return the ...
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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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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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Can't get JSON representation for the help

The API Documentation and Help states: If the help URL is requested in a common web browser, a HTML styled version of the JSON help will be returned. Otherwise, the JSON help will be ...
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Where can I find the reputation black market?

Apparently there is one around, at least I can't explain the recent jump in reputation of 4k for user 1026 by any other means (just kidding of course, no offense please ;) The API Beta badge accounts ...
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stackauth.com/1.0/users/{id}/associated no longer returning email_hash for some sites

I'm not getting email_hash for some sites from stackauth.com/1.0/users/{id}/associated since sometime after midnight CDT (UTC-0500).
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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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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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Need some help verifying 503 throttle issue

Update: We've confirmed the issue... fixing it is taking more time than anticipated. – Kevin Montrose Color me happy. The throttle is now applied to api.stackoverflow.com so we have an ...
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Something's changed about user timelines

Six to Eight's user display has just broken, as the /user/id/timeline route seems to have started returning different data. Previously, timeline_type of entries in the user_timelines array used to be ...
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Unread messages in inbox query shows older inbox messages

I am using the /inbox/unread route to get the unread messages in a user's inbox. Recently (over the last couple of months, perhaps) I have noticed that the entries returned from this route initially ...
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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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An associated query is returning a partial record for a particular user

This query returns (in addition to several complete records) this incomplete one: { "user_id": 2196, "user_type": "registered", "display_name": "Wil", "reputation": 151, "email_hash": ...
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should min/max for alpha-numeric cases be case-insensitive?

I am having a hard time coming up with a use case in which case-sensitive min/max parameters make sense and several solid cases for a case-insensitive min/max. Example: With case insensitive ...
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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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Implicit OAuth Flow stopped working. Redirect happening to a non existent URL

The following URL is first hit when a user clicks on Login: ...
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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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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 stack exchange javascript library is 404

the library listed on the doc page for Authentication https://api.stackexchange.com/js/2.0/all.js ultimately redirects to https://api-v2cdn.sstatic.net/js/all.js which results in varying degrees ...
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Authorized requests: auth parameter seems broken

I'm having problem with authorized requests. Every requests with a valid auth token get: error: { code: 4009 message: "The 'auth' query parameter is not a valid auth token." } Renewing the ...
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Suddenly, some entries on /questions route are missing display_name

An odd bug has developed this morning. At the moment, api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions is returning a question of the format... ... }, { "tags": [ "jsf-2.0" ], ...
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API selectively ignores jsonp parameter - havok ensues

UPDATE: this is happening on all routes now and seems to be getting worse. Whatever it is just started this morning. compare url to json response GET ...
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/answers/{id} summary incorrect

/answers/{id} Gets a set of questions enumerated in id should probably be Gets a set of answers enumerated in id
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Inbox and Notifications aren't being filtered by site

I'm using the API get inbox messages and notifications for various sites on the StackExchange network, but it doesn't seem to matter what site parameter I pass in the query string. I always get my ...
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Site_Type returns “main_site” for meta.stackoverflow.com

For Meta Stack Overflow, the 2.0/sites endpoint returns "main_site" rather than "meta_site". All other site_type for other stackexchange sites return correctly. URL: ...
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StackAuth 1.1 API reports a site without a site_name

Calling the StackAuth 1.1 API associated method for a particular user returns one site with no site_name property (the one for which the user_id is 349). I cannot find a matching account in ...
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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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StackAuth returning 404?

http://stackauth.com/1.0/sites http://stackauth.com/1.0/help Both of these are currently returning 404 Not Found. What's up with that?
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user 'about_me' field suggested_buffer_size is too small

the suggested_buffer_size of user.about_me is currently 3000. it is apparent that this is the server-side field length. the problem is that the text is stored server-side in markdown but when served ...
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new throttle does not differentiate between api requests and requests made from viewing the site

Update: I am unable to reproduce the case of interactive browsing affecting app quota. And will concede that the failures that prompted this post were likely far edge cases. The remaining issue of a ...
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Problem getting a users answers within a date range

This issue is similar to http://stackapps.com/questions/768/problem-getting-a-users-questions-within-a-date-range. Only this time I'm calling a different api and getting unexpected results. I'm ...
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Possible problem calling users/?filter method searching username with tilde

I'm testing curious usernames and I am searching their user_id by: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/users/?filter=username_filter I'm trying to get information about this particular user: ...
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Stats not showing the same values as the Site

I get less values in the api method that in the site, is this posible? Example: form the API I get that SO has 709980 questions from site 701005
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questions/{id} API method: pagesize parameter?

I'm trying to get the lightest data about a given question id because i just need the question's title. With this call: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions/1598715?pagesize=1 i get ...
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Mismatch between user_id as reported in StackAuth 1.1 (invalid) and 1.0 (valid)

For the association id 1de2e2b0-2fb6-4db6-b90d-d0244ed5d13a, the StackAuth 1.1 call returns an invalid user_id of 73203 for Server Fault whereas the StackAuth 1.0 call returns the correct user_id of ...