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Stack Exchange API is not returning the close vote counts for questions

When you visit this question (with proper privs) you can see that there are 2 close votes cast for it. However, if you access the information for this question using the Stack Exchange API you get ...
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Bug in the StackExchange Api ? getting “could not parse proxy url” when user not logged in

I think I may have stumbled upon a bug in the Stack Exchange JS API I'm having a problem getting its authentication to work properly, and I just discovered that the same problem exist in the official ...
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Google’s OAuth redirect broken

We just tried to authenticate with our application without being logged into anything on StackExchange. This is best tested in a private browser session without any cookies etc. So after starting the ...
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Why is my API quota not resetting after UTC reset?

According to How API Keys Work, the default daily API limit -- which is per site, per day -- is 300. I started with 300, as expected, but over a period of days, I've noticed that the remaining quota ...
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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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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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API Key limit 10k is Per IP Address or Globally?

Getting started FAQ says No Key limit is IP Address based, but it does not say for with API Key. When I test my API Key from different IP Addresses, I noticed that 10k limit is globally, limit is ...
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Whatever happened to closed_reason?

When pulling back info on a closed question, I have come to expect closed_reason to be a present key if there's a closed_date. It seems that as of recently this is no longer true. Proof: ...
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/search intitle arg is case sensitive

This seriously cripples any search capabilities. Consider: http://api.stackapps.com/0.8/search?intitle=soapi&order=desc&sort=activity vs ...
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User's Comments: returning 500 error?

It looks like when I try to get the comments of a user that has "a huge number" of comments, I get a 500 error. Jon Skeet's comments, 500 error: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/22656/comments ...
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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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The field body_markdown is not returned for comments

Using the method questions-by-ids to get the comments on a particular question, I do not get body_markdown returned despite it being selected in the filter. Here is the test query to reproduce the ...
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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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Why is comment_count=1 (incorrectly) when this particular filter is used?

We're seeing that, when a particular filter we've created is used, the API will return "comment_count": 1 for questions with no comments. For a search for questions with no answers, ordered by ...
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API 'search' method with 'tagged' parameter

From the docs for tagged paremeter: List of tags delimited by semi-colons of which at least one must be on a question Yet, when I execute this query ...
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/users/{ids}/timeline creation_date missing or incorrect

I am writing a small widget that displays the time since I was awarded my last badge on Stack Overflow. I noticed that my most recent badge was missing from the timeline data (/users/{ids}/timeline). ...
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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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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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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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Badge numbers are wildly erroneous for meta accounts returned by the /associated query

There is a serious problem with badge counts on meta sites as returned by the /users/{ids}/associated route. Consider this user (chosen for high volume of meta activity). On Meta Stack Overflow, ...
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Site in closed beta but api working

Hello, Webapps has been added yesterday, website is in closed beta and it's not possible to see something on the website when you are not logged. But if you use the API you can get information. ...
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API returns implausibly low questions per minute rate for Stack Overflow

Yesterday, I tried using the /info method of the API to predict the time left until 10M questions on Stack Overflow. In the process, I found that the returned "questions per minute" value was always ...
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API throws improper error when “date” parameters are the same

When using the Stack Exchange /questions API using the same date for fromdate and todate I get a 500 internal server error. Using different dates appears to work OK but specifying the same value ...
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API docs titled “v2.0”; should be “v2.1”

The documentation is titled "StackExchange API v2.0"... this should be updated to "v2.1" as it's not readily obvious that version 2.1 has been published otherwise. https://api.stackexchange.com/docs
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Typos in the API 2.0 Documentation

Typo #1: There are two different objects that represent a user in the Stack Exchange API, the full user object and the smaller shallow_user object. Which is returned depends on the method being ...
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API documentation pages match some site names incorrectly

The bug is not in the API itself, but in the pages documenting its methods. To reproduce, follow the link http://api.stackexchange.com/docs/info#filter=default&site=math and observe that the page ...
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/posts/{id}/revisions breaks for posts with [tag:*] content

Attempting to access (at least) the revisions route for a post with a revision involving the [tag:*] syntax causes an error: Example on Meta Stack Overflow (Post History) Example on Mathematica ...
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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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Several staff members are incorrectly listed as elected moderators

Several employees are being reported as elected moderators on sites they haven't been elected on, according to /2.0/users/moderators/elected. I think there was a similar issue reported before during ...
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filter=total is returning 0?

I'm running a very simple (and contrived) call of: http://api.stackexchange.com/2.0/users/115730?site=stackoverflow&filter=total I'm expecting a response of: {"total":1} But am getting a ...
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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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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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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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User's display name field omitted?

If a user doesn't have a username "set" for an account, then the display_name field is omitted. This is similar to a few other questions, but the only official answer says that "display_name should ...
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/user/{id}/timeline results leaking template used for badge information

From my elections statistics page: I inserted in the detail field as plain text because I wasn't sure if the results would be HTML, but the $ChatUrl left in the anchor's href is surely a bug.
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Empty results for associated queries

Queries such as this http://stackauth.com/1.0/users/f5388585-c0b9-417f-99c5-f1a58fda3e83/associated have started giving empty results { "associated_users": [] } Expected results: SiteUrl ...
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Intermittent bug in the /search route when providing both tagged and nottagged parameters.

I'm getting the wrong number of results back from the /search route depending on what combination of values I provide for the tagged and nottagged parameters. Examples: ...
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Users timeline help claims to be pageable but isn't

The help page for the users timeline call claims that the timeline can handle paging but it doesn't seem to be able to. The output doesn't have the total count of pages, etc and the page attribute ...
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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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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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API docs for “stack overflow” still feature v1.0 docs

I guess I'd call this a doc bug. Currently the page http://api.stackoverflow.com redirects to http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/usage, which says at the top "Don't use 1.0, use 2.1". This URL ...
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Requesting favorite questions should report which users have favorited it

I can request the favorite questions of a user via the users/{id}/favorites endpoint. If I'm only requesting the favorites for one user, then I know that all of the returned questions are the ...
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Stack Exchange API is returning boolean(false) For 'is_answered' On Question With Accepted Answer

When you view this question you see a closed question which has an accepted answer. When you get the API info for it you get this: ["question_id"]=> int(17466804) ["creation_date"]=> ...
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sorting ascending vs descending

I don't understand the difference between ascending and descending? Surely ascending means the most active/recent/popular/A first, and descending means the least active/recent/popular/Z first? But it ...
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How far behind is the data returned by calls supposed to be?

I understand that the data sourced to the API are cached, but I'm seeing some fairly extreme discrepancies between reputation reported by the API and apparent activity on the site. For example: ...
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The API /timeline path doesn't return several items that occurred after the fromdate parameter

I need to get all the question activity after some particular time. I am using the timeline API, like so:       /questions/20032212/timeline?fromdate=1384705610&site=stackoverflow.com But it ...
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Typo in the docs for /me

The doc says: Returns the user associated with the passed auth_token. This method returns a user. It should say "access_token" instead of "auth_token".
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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 to deal with the “Too Many Requests” error coming as HTML?

The API specifies error codes, and messages. It also specifies a "backoff" parameter. But, even while respecting the backoff and stopping at errors, and even when waiting a long time between requests ...
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Login using Google fails saying OpenID 2.0 accounts for Google has gone away

Recently I have received complaints about my app suggesting that logging in with a Google account shows a warning message that OpenID authentication has gone away. When I tried to log in with my own ...