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Building an app using a wrapper

To be considered for the contest must our app use 100% self made code or can we use someones wrapper.
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Can we merge the 'library' and 'wrapper' tags?

There seems to be some fragmentation amongst the tags assigned to wrappers/libraries. Some have library, some have wrapper, and some have both. If I'm not mistaken, they are the same thing. Can we ...
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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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How should we test the new write-mode comments functionality?

Endpoints which write public content are much harder to test. What's the best way to test the new comments functionality without having to post to real threads? I have seen the Charles web proxy ...
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When will the “site” field be absent from an “inbox_item”?

According to the documentation on the inbox_item type, the site field "may be absent". Under what circumstances will this occur?
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Java wrapper for the Stack Exchange API 2.0?

I've checked out StackWrap4J, but it looks like it doesn't support some of the new methods provided in the v2.0 API (specifically the ones having to do with user authentication). Does anyone know if ...
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what should be the duration between each call to stackoverflow api for getting new questions?

I have a desktop app which pings stackoverflow api after every 2 mins to get the new questions.?
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What am I allowed/not permitted to do with the API?

I have a site that will offer technical help and assistance for a certain niche of computer users. I can either host my own forums, or tie in with stack... but I want to be able to make money off it ...
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Is there an app that shows rep as points/week etc?

I'm interested in seeing my reputation graphed as points earned per day/week/month rather than the cumulative graph you get on your profile. Is there an existing app for that or is it something I'd ...
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Are these fields redundant?

Why do we have total_upvotes + total_downvotes as well as score? Doesn't score = total_upvotes - total_downvotes Is this always true? If so, isn't it redundant?
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Can I register for an API key for an “alpha” site?

I appreciate that you'll want to limit users of the no-key API, however I fear that on a daily basis I might exceed the 300 limit in testing alone. I certainly don't want to hammer the API, but my ...
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What is “accept_rate” in the Stack Exchange API?

when I call the /users path, like: /docs/users-by-ids#&ids=1&site=stackoverflow In the reply, I get a field called accept_rate. What is that field about?
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How to register a wordpress plugin

I am about to implement a wordpress plugin to include some of your information in a wordpress blog. In the first version this plugin will display a very limited set of profile information, in further ...
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Do I need permission to use the SE API for a commercial app?

I recently developed a mobile app using the publicly available API of one of the Stack Exchange sites. Do I need to obtain permission from Stack Exchange before releasing the app to the public? Can I ...
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Retrieving comments received by a user

I want to retrieve all comments directed to a particular user (rather than comments posted by that user) within a particular time period (e.g. last 24 hours). I don't want just "mentions", which are ...
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What does min and max mean when sort is “activity” or “hot”?

Does they mean anything actually? There was an "issue" when you needed to add min=0 to queries to actually get the answers instead of nothing. Just checked that this is not the case anymore, but was ...
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Access to /users/recent/ (Recent Activity) through the API

Would it be possible to have access to a user Recent Activity? I know that this is not a public information on the website, but I think that most part is public. I only see one Activity that should ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Filtering tags should provide exact matches at top

Take this query for example: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/tags?pagesize=25&filter=ip No where is there the valid tag [ip]. It is further down the page. This is quite annoying when searching ...
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Observe a private beta in StackAuth

See here. WebApps and Meta.WebApps are listed, as WebApps has entered the private beta phase. Note that the state property for those two are private_beta and linked_meta respectively, values nobody ...
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Area 51 site proposal: StackExchange API Application Development [closed]

The question was closed instead of migrated so I have opened a new question on meta http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/55163 Currently intended role of StackApps.com is not entirely clear. ...
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How to retrieve paged API results in C# and Silverlight

In this tip we are going to leverage the SimpleRequestFactory and gather a multipage response. Lets pull the first 5 pages of 100 users on stackapps.com. NOTE: for Silverlight, substitute ...
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Dev-Tip: How to call the API in C# and Silverlight

This tip shows a simple and reliable way to create HttpWebRequest that are configured to properly query the api. With the exception of the AutomaticDecompression assignment, this code can be used in ...
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Stack Overflow KDE Plasma widget

Is a Plasma widget being developed for Stack Overflow in KDE 4? I tried StackTray, but I'm thinking of something more complete to use as a widget on my desktop. I'd like to see this done, or ...
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iStack (iPhone app for Stackoverflow sites) - suggestions for UI

Well there's a much better and complete iphone app called six to eight by Adam Wright here: http://stackapps.com/questions/623/six-to-eight-an-iphone-client (NB: this post did have an app but well, ...
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Python library for the StackExchange v2 API?

So I'm aware of Py-StackExchange and pyso.py, but neither covers the v2.0 API. Does anyone know of a Python library for the 2.0 API?
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Timeline for v2.0 of the API?

Since v1.0 is now finalized, I thought I'd inquire about v2.0. I'm guessing it will be a few weeks before you even start planning it. Can you give us a long term estimate of when the private beta ...
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What real world application does the Stack API have?

This is such a noob question, but its simple, so hopefully someone can answer for me please: If you skill up in the Stack API, what purpose does it serve? What can you do with the API, how can you ...
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What will be rate-limit of two different applications with two valid API keys from same IP?

What will be rate-limit of two different applications with two valid API keys from same IP? Will it be only one of the Key will use? so maximum 10k? Will rate-limit be 20k? When one key API key ...
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Key Limit is 10k or 100k?

Getting Started FAQ Question says 10k http://stackapps.com/questions/2/getting-started-with-the-api But I see 100k on Response Header X-RateLimit-Max 100000 X-RateLimit-Current 99993 Just typo in ...
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User “authentication” (validation?) in V1 of the StackExchange API

In a previous question, it was asked whether it is possible to authenticate a user through the Stackoverflow API? The short answer was no, not until version 2. Now I would like to know: is there any ...
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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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Logging out so another user can log in

Just in the process of final testing for an iPad SE browser, and uncovered some odd behaviour. I'm using Google for authentication. If I deploy a clean version of the app, and authenticate, I get the ...
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Why does api.stackoverflow.com allow resource calls that accept vectorized or multiple IDs?

http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/usage/methods/questions-by-ids What is the motivation for building api.stackoverflow.com in a manner that accepts multiple IDs in a resource call? For example, I can ...
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How to order /sites result in a user friendly way to use it in our apps.

Since ordering of /sites is not guaranteed, how do i effectively order sites in a user-friendly way? General requirements: Trilogy must stay on the top of the list ...
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Get a list of required tags for site

How can I get the tags which are required, (fulfills_required = true) for each site? Like order/filter the tags route to show the fulfills_required tags first?
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is there an api to access a list of tags on super user?

As above, is there an api function to access a list of tags on super user?
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Do we have a C++ wrapper library for SO API?

I wanted to develop a SO app, and I have no prior web programming experience. I know C, C++ and a bit of Perl. Is there an wrapper for the API in one of these languages? If not, what do you ...
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Error Code when API Key Limit exceeds

What will the error code be generated when API Key Limit exceeds? I need that because I have to handle this error in my application.
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What happened to the recent API contest?

I am curious to know the results of recent stackoverflow contest It has been removed from the api.stackoverflow page and no updates were seen. I believe that the deadline for the results ...
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Are there any plans to add Inbox functionality to SO API?

So, 3rd party applications will be able to notify users about new answers and comments.
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Has anyone *implemented* the Stack Exchange API on top of a public database dump?

It seems that the public database dumps contain nearly all of the data required to respond to API queries. Has anyone implemented the API, backed by a copy of the public database dump? It would ...
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Is it really worth to (implicitly) discourage documentation of API/library usage nowadays already?

Update: Kevin provided an answer, which, while adding something of value to the three related questions together (by naming the originating concern eventually), actually does not apply to the ...
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What to do with API keys if our project is open-source?

Is it OK to share the key in our source? Someone could just pick it up and use it for other purposes.
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Encoding type of display_name

I am using the v2.2 api. There is a small issue I have come across. For the display_name I do not understand the encoding. For example for this user, the name comes as Mike Sherrill 'Cat ...
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How to track the open/closed status over the history of a question?

I'd like to find out the times in the history of a question when it was closed and reopened. How can I do that using API v2? The closest relevant call I have found is /questions/{ids}/timeline, ...