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Version used by StackExchange API if version is not specified in api calls

I have used some StackExchange API calls in my chrome extension - StackEye. With the release of API 2.0, I want to update the api calls so I wanted to know New things available in 2.0+ which were ...
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How to specify validations for email address in android [closed]

I want to create an app where in want to put the validation for email address that if it is normal email then it would only accept texts numbers and _ . @ characters but for website email there is no ...
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Does anyone have a script that lets you log in to chat server side?

There doesn't seem to be any sort of API for chat. I'm working on creating one, however I'm stuck at the login bit. How can I get Python (or some other server side language) to log in to chat? The ...
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What are the best tools to use for inspecting JSON?

I am curious which tools people use for inspecting the JSON results when calling API methods from their browser. I am using Google Chrome, and it displays results such as this for the stats method: { ...
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How to search my threads based on some key words?

As I have already many threads in some StackExchange sites, sometime I would like to be able to search among them, for instance, based on some key words. Does anyone know how to do that? Thank you!
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List of example questions

Since it's hard to find examples of questions with various attributes, maybe we can turn this into a reference? Here's the problem: I want to try out the locked_date attribute in one of my apps, but ...
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How do I access the greatest hits (questions) via API v2.2.?

The greatest hits (questions) of any stack exchange site (say stack overflow) can be found by visiting the below url: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/greatest-hits I would want to access these ...
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help page suggestion: indication of integral values vs real numbers

"number" is an very ambiguous term. Integral or non-integral? For developers in more dynamically-typed languages like JavaScript, this is not an issue; but when using more statically-typed languages ...
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Load answers to a question with review-like wrapper HTML

I'm trying to implement this feature request in SOUP, but I'm having trouble figuring out a good way to actually load the answers. I can just load the full question page (like this one, for example) ...
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Best practices for posting from an app?

I'm in the process of adding write features available with the 2.2 api to my app. I'm debating whether or not to add support for posting new questions. As the api docs state: Stack Exchange sites ...
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Python library 2.2 API Wrapper?

Is there a Python library that encompasses the new functionality in the 2.2 API? I've seen this question and this question, and the comments indicating that libraries were being created and updated ...
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Incomplete information in API documentation

I am struggling a little bit with the Stackexchange API since there seems to be no formal specification for the individual endpoints of the API. Example: Endpoint: ...
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/users/{id}/badges id parameter clarification

On /users/{id}/badges, the description of the id parameter a semicolon delimited list of user ids diverges from the inferred standard for multi-valued parameters: A single primary key ...
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Anybody up for terminal frontends

Would anyone like to program some sort of terminal app which would be connected to a SE site? You could query with it questions, and get notified when someone answers. Likewise one could browse ...
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Any news of more write APIs?

It's been a while since I was last here. Is there any news on further updates to the API? (I'm specifically thinking about adding more write methods.)
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Android app for stackoverflow

is there any android app for stackoverflow available? which basic features i must include if i develope this app? Ideas appreciated.
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why is badge counts a nested structure?

conclusion a very short dialog with systempunotout showed me that I could look at this another way that makes a nested structure make perfect sense. the q remains for reference. This should be ...
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StackApps for Windows Phone 8

Can anyone suggest a good app for Windows Phone 8 or let me know Where an I find API to build my own? Thanks.
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What is the private_info scope for?

In the docs it says you can pass private_info for scope when authenticating a user. What does this allow you to access, that you couldn't otherwise?
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Draft Specification for API v2.0

We've started working on the next version of the Stack Exchange API. The current draft specification is available, and we'd like to hear your feedback! The headlining feature for this release is ...
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API Endpoint Changes Coming In Version 2.0

As work has progressed on the upcoming second version of our API, we've come to a bit of an impasse that's going to force a semi-radical change. Here's the root of the issue: once you've gotten an ...
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How to format reputation numbers similar to Stack Exchange sites

UPDATE For JavaScript, see CMS's implementation below. It is much more elegant than the one I provide in the body of this Q. // formats a number similar to the way stack exchange sites ...
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Getting required upvotes for apps tab is too dependant on release date

I have recently released a chrome extension and it is at present getting about 3 upvotes a week. Not as many as hoped, but still not bad. However, this may not be enough to get it into the apps tab ...
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How API Keys Work

What are the API request limits? A single IP address can only make a certain number of API requests per day, depending on the presence of a valid API key. Default API daily limits: Key: 10,000 No ...
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Are there any high resolution/scalable (SVG) icons or images available?

It would be nice to give community-developed apps a familiar look and feel. With that in mind, do the SE sites have any high-resolution or scalable icons and images that we can use? I'm not really ...
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Can the no-key request limit be increased to 1000 for a certain amount of time?

Can the no-API-key request limit be increased to 1000 for a certain amount of time - maybe 1-2 weeks?
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List of API client libraries grouped by programming language

This question serves as an organized reference of client libraries available for the Stack Exchange API. This is intended to be an all-inclusive list of libraries, so if you develop a library, feel ...
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Has someone implemented code(in javascript) to get last seven days consolidated reputation thorough API?

I am trying to get user's reputation for last seven days. I want to get total reputation user has earned on specific day. Has someone implemented a way to do this in javascript? I know I can do this ...
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Downloading data en masse

I'm currently in the early stages of developing an Emacs major mode for the Stack Exchange Network. I'm a little torn on how to set up the use of the API within the mode. Is there a way to download ...
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Any CSS ninjas want to help me style my sample app?

I really am horrible at CSS. I am making a SO clone example application that will eventually consume as much of the StackOverflow.Net API as possible. Although it is a clone, I am not expecting it to ...
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Can the API support per-item questions?

What I'm seeing so far is that the API is for a site-wide collection of questions. Can someone use the API to decorate a website's products or articles with questions and answers (on a per-item ...
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Does Stack Apps have some special rep and Community Wiki modifications?

I have posted a "question" (actually an app) on Stack Apps, and received two upvotes on it. Each gave me 10 reputation. This runs counter to every other Stack Exchange site - and, indeed, the Stack ...
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API v2.1 supports write access, but is anyone using it?

Over the weekend, I attended an NHS "Hackday" where we tried to solve a problem one of the junior doctors brought. We hacked together a stack exchange alternative for medical doctors to ask questions. ...
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Looking for Android app that allows posting questions/comments to SE sites

I remember that not so long ago all the apps had a limited, read-only functionality. I wonder if it has changed? Is there an Android app that allows you to post questions/comments to SE sites?
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SVG Versions of the Logos

Legal guidelines for using these trademarked Icons Icons Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Packages If you want to ...
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Looking for a CLI app with write support?

I've only seen the one CLI stack app, stackoverflow-cli. Are there any apps out there that support writing posts from a command-line interface?
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Let's delete the off topic questions?

There's like 5 in the top few of the front page and it's a little annoying as they get in the way so can a mod just delete them they serve no useful purpose.
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How much content is OK to display?

I've built a Storm topology that predicts the amount of reputation a user might earn by answering newly asked SO questions given that user's past success at answering questions. The results are ...
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What ideas do you have for the API?

Having created 3 applications and a wrapper for the API, I am beginning to run out of ideas for things to create. So here is where you come in... If you can come up with a good idea for an app (and I ...
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Calculate hours per rep

I am answering the following question: Selling Rep on Ebay And it occurred to me, with all the user data collected from the site; Is there a way to calculate an estimation of the average number of ...
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Top questions by tag and period

I want to get via API the most voted questions from the latest week (for example) from a specified tag (php, for example). How can I do this?
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Small user scripts, one-liners, prototypes?

The script tag is to be used for complete userscripts. It would also feel kind of pollutive to swamp it with lots of smallish submissions. Hencewhy I'm making this proposal as reference question to ...
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Chrome may not allow one-click userscript install now

Issue 128748: [Regression] Unable to install extensions by running .crx file downloaded in Chrome Chrome can't (directly) install userscripts anymore Chrome Fix: Extensions, apps, and user scripts ...
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A way to mimic the “share a link to this answer” dialog from a user script?

I would like to make a browser "user script" (like Greasemonkey etc) that can pop open a window with a text field for the user to select and copy so they can paste it elsewhere. I want to match the ...
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Does any one remember an app that runs test cases against stackoverflow answer to find the right kind of code snippet?

I remembered to see an web application that allows people to create input and output of programs, then the app searches stackoverflow answers that satisfy the input and output pairs. I'm not sure if ...
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Get API responses in formats other than JSON

I am working on an application which uses the Stack Exchange API. But I don't want responses in JSON format. So, if I want to convert JSON to another format like XML, is there any way to get the ...
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Stackoverflow app that can popup question with certain tag as they asked in realtime

I am in search of kind of app that can notify about new question in real time as they are posted. I can create such app with the api provided but i don't want to do that if that is already being done ...
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Searching answers with API

I'm very new to the API and I was looking for a way to get answers of a user. E.g. something like if you click on a tag in your tags section of your profile. For questions this seems to be quiet easy ...
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Stack over flow stack graph?

What is the most popular language on the last 100 stackoverflow's questions ? This page provide you a visualization of stackoverflow's last questions sort by the 10 most popular tags. ...
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Should feature-requests, for third party apps, be flagged as “not an answer”?

I spotted this "answer" as a first-time post: Feature Request Please add support for proxies.... It would be helpful to people behind proxies. Like "ME" I was going to flag it as "Not ...