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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 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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Do the questions tagged “placeholder” need it explicitly in the title?

I have create a placeholder question, but just noticed that all the other ones have "(placeholder)", "[PLACEHOLDER]" or some variant in the title. Do I need to include it in the title if it's tagged? ...
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A userscript collects all useful userscript?

Although I can code, I don't really want to code if it's not relevant to my work. I love using userscripts, but spending time digging the repository makes me tired. Do you have a "super"-userscript ...
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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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Why do you need to specify a site when getting the inbox?

I'm getting a user's inbox via /me/inbox. I am forced to specify a site with this, so I'm setting it to Stack Overflow. However, it still gets all my notifications, including those from other sites. ...
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What is the difference between accepted and is_accepted?

I saw there are two fields in answer type. One is accepted, introduced in v2.2 and needs private_info access. While another one is is_accepted without these limits. Can somebody give an explanation? ...
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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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Any guarantees on JSON string encoding?

According to the JSON specification, JSON can be returned in one of five string encodings: UTF-8 (the default encoding) UTF-16 Little Endian UTF-16 Big Endian UTF-32 Little Endian UTF-32 Big Endian ...
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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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Sane limits for script that auto-loads new reviews for easier manual reviewing

I was looking at Am I allowed to use/create robots to track questions? just now and started wondering whether my current userscript to help with reviewing has quite the right internal rate limits. It ...
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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, ...
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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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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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Is question_id unique across all stackexchange sites?

The standard structure of a question URL is: http://site.com/questions/question-id/title Example: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/457927/git-workflow-and-rebase-vs-merge-questions It is ...
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Given that stackapps has no “meta” is it OK to ask “discussion questions” with no “one right answer” here?

Sometimes I want to ask questions about using the API that don't necessarily have "one right answer" or might be subjective. I've looked in the chat room but it's not very active. I've looked for a ...
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What's the best way to get all available data related to a user's reputation?

I'm looking for the best way to get a full list of every event which has caused a user's reputation to change, It could look like: timestamp,reputation_change,object_uri 2011-01-25 ...
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Pagination of users ordered by reputation

I know I can retrieve a page of users ordered by reputation using these apis: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users/?sort=reputation&order=desc&page=1 ...
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Clarification on StackApps “App” vs “Script”

Pursuant to a chat conversation there's some clarification needed on what it means for a stackapp to be an app or a script. I'm posting this for the community and for future searchers and as a bit of ...
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Why is there no /answers route?

As I was answering this question, http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/66403/find-answers-with-max-upvotes, I found myself wondering, quite late in the game, why there is not an /answers route that ...
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Provide a way to discover associated meta sites

Currently, the API doesn't specify what the associated Meta site is for a certain site (I'm talking about the stackauth.com/1.0/sites route). Sure, we could just prepend "meta." to the domain name, ...
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when/if/how/why do non-trilogy Stack Exchange sites aquire/provide API access

So I am looking at http://mathoverflow.net, trying to blow some cobwebs out of the dark corners of my brain that used to house some not-insignificant abilities and found myself wondering about API ...
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Abuse potential in API write-access?

I understand some of the use-cases for write-access in v2 of the API -- primarily to enable full access to StackExchange sites without a web browser. And I'm sure it will be a hit for people who want ...
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Best way of structuring a library?

I am busy building an app using the API and I am about to start to work with the API. I have looked at the one other PHP library, and it is one object with method calls which return back a ...
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Top questions/answers

Is there a way to get a list of X questions/answers with the highest votes up, visits, etc? Say I want to get the list of most voted questions in .NET category (tag) or Java. Thank you.
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Indicate in documentation whether “numbers” can be non-integral

"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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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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Once authorized, is there a way to auto-login with a browser?

Assuming I've created an app that authenticates the user against api-v2, is there a method to get a token or cookie that I can pass to a browser instance set to load a stack exchange site that will ...
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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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Can i make an internal Q&A site like StackExchange?

I'm looking forward to develop a Q&A site that was requested to be private for my company, and as my boss talked it looked like he was describing StackOverflow, what i want to know is, is it ...
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Are these requests guaranteed the return the same results?

Going over the API, there seems to be some overlap when it comes to expressing a predicate in a URL. For example, let's say I want to fetch some questions from stackoverflow.com that have the tag ...
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App to monitor a beta site for all questions

The only notification app I could find that lets you monitor all questions on a site is soapi-notify, but it doesn't let you monitor beta sites. Is there an application that will let me monitor all ...
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How to monitor answers/comments on all of my multiple Stack Exchange accounts?

I am active on 5 Stack Exchange websites, and I would like to be notified when there is a new comment/answer on any of them, rather than discovering it a few days late. Is there such a tool? If it ...
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StackExchange API JS SDk

I am planning to write a javascript library as a wrapper over StackExchange API. Currently, every webapp using StackExchange api needs to compile the url and make a GET request (mostly by ajax) which ...
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App to keep notes on users

Is there an app around that makes notes on users? Really all I am after is a flag to say - "Warning, this user is obnoxious, avoid arguments" EDIT It could just colour coding, like red for avoid, ...
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How much traction does your StackApp get?

How much traction (in terms of for instance sessions per day) does your Stack App get? What have you done to spread the word about your app? My experience from my first Stack App (StackRating) is ...
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Should the access tokens expire? [closed]

Is it ok to set access tokens to never expire? Or should we ask the user of the application to periodically re-enter their credentials?
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Is there a WordPress plug-in that is currently maintained?

I joined StackExchange about three weeks ago and I am hooked. I ask and answer questions, and I lurk in many threads. I have a WordPress-powered website, and I would like to share some questions, ...
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Is there a userscript to mark lq/rq/cb/whatever links visited?

A lot of times I notice a link in Hot Network Questions, or Linked Questions, or Related Questions, or the regular question list, that looks familiar but isn't marked as visited in my browser. Usually ...
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Post Score vs. Age App?

Has anyone put together a script to generate the score vs. age of a question? If this script were run on all questions in a particular tag, the curve generated by taking the average over a time ...
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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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Is there an app for searching Stack Overflow?

I was thinking about how I often use the Stack Overflow "ask a question" area as a search engine, rather than searching Google first. I know I'm more likely to find my answer by doing this. I was ...
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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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Should /badges/{id} returns users that have been awarded all badges or any badge in the list?

The current behavior of the list version of /badges/{id} is to return the users that have been awarded any of the badges in the list. An alternative is to have the API to return the list of the users ...