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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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How to protect API Keys?

    I want to develop an Open Source Project with Stack Exchange API. So I have to publish the API key there. But a single IP address can only make a certain number of API requests ...
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iStack for iPad

iStack iPad currently isn't available on the appstore, it's in development as is getting towards the end of the first version. I'm now starting to look for beta testers, you will need an iPad ...
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Will Stack Exchange hot questions be provided by the API?

I would like to add an "hot questions" section to StackPrinter that will list the hottest StackExchange questions provided here. I'm going to fetch those questions using the site's RSS adding details ...
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Are there more implementation samples with Stack Exchange API 1.0? How could this API useful to me or my users?

I'm looking at how the Stack Exchange API could be useful in my site. Is it fair to say I am in read-only mode when I search for results? What is some envisioned use-case scenarios for this? I ...
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Seamless authentication between my site and StackOverflow

I'm planning on using WS-Trust and SAML to authenticate users to my site and haven't really explored other options. What should I learn (or do) to enable a mostly seamless end user transition from my ...
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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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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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Helping people is 'noise or pointless'?

How to batch up multiple id requests to maximize economy and still avoid (400) Bad Request [closed] closed as noise or pointless by Kevin Montrose‚ô¶ Aug 16 at 23:15 This question does not add ...
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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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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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Getting your [app] to show up in the AppStore

We've got a couple of [app]s out there for various iProducts: GeeQe StackUp Six to Eight But searching for "Stack Overflow" or "Stack Exchange" only finds StackUp (of the above) in the AppStore*. ...
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What is SOAPI and why should I care?

Let me answer the last question first: Why should you care? You shouldn't care unless you are a .NET or JavaScript coder who can leverage robust client access libraries for the Stack Exchange API ...
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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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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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SOFU/ SE Reputation Aggregator

Is there an app that aggregates all my SOFU/SE reputation, badges in one single place? I'm going to love it.
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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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Why I think Area51 needs an API.

Okay, I have to admit that I never dreamed I would be advocating an API for Area51. But here I am doing it :) I think we need an API for Area51. Granted, the whole concept of questions and answers is ...
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App devs - Would you use something like this if it were available?

Update: So it was written, so it is done. Go see the real deal! var questionWithStuff = ctx // soapi context .Official // convenience properties for known sites .StackOverflow ...
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Simple Activity Monitor - For Educational Purposes only.

This Soapi.JS script, if abused is likely to provoke frowns from those whom you would like to see smiles. Note: the dataset is only valid if the entire user base is pulled, and on just about 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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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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Can we add a creation_date to the /sites method?

I think we really need a way to determine when one of the new sites went live so that they can be ordered by date. Something like: { "name": "Gaming Meta", "logo_url": ...
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How to convert unix timestamp to .NET DateTime

Hi, What is the format of the "creation_date" that is returned from a search of questions? I've been looking all over here and can't figure it out. I want to convert it to a regular DateTime object. ...
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Accepted answer on questions/id/answers method sorted by votes

Looking at this stackoverflow question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3012488?tab=votes#tab-top when sort is by votes, the accepted_answer is always on top regardless of answer's upvotes. ...
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Suggestion : a site to access all of our sites questions/reputation

Hi, being a quite active Stackoverflow sites galaxy users, I become to be quite tired of always switching from one site to another. Wouldn't it be cool to have a website that gives me an aggregated ...
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Can we get access to key-usage metrics?

Will developers ever get a chance to see how often their app key is being used? Or how many unique IPs are used the key? Or any other random metrics that might be interesting?
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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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Version 1.0 of the API seems to be here!

It looks like v1.0 of the API is here now! I waited a few minutes for an official announcement, but none came - so here it is! Thanks a million to the team for putting this together!
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Using the API for data analysis?

I am creating an R wrapper for the API. The use case for this is for doing data analysis on the SO data. As I am building it, it seems like I would need to iterate over many pages in order to get ...
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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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Why does the API lack any POST methods?

Why aren't any POST methods available? Being able to post new questions and answers would be very interesting.
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Should we adjust the format of the dev-tip questions early on?

Update: I've 'averaged' the few answers and comments and included the respective result below each question (all results are executed accordingly for some time already in most dev-tip posts). The ...
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How to format an url-friendly slug for question urls

I would like to construct a slug starting from the question title. It would be useful to apps that want to show the original link to the question in a human readable way. On StackPrinter i have this ...
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Does an access using the API count towards the user's consecutive days total?

Supposing I knock up a quick Python script that uses Py-StackExchange (or similar) to visit stackoverflow, retrieve a recent question, etc.; and then run a cron job to do this a couple of times a ...
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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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How to format time since xxx e.g. “4 minutes ago” similar to Stack Exchange sites

function timeSince(date) { var seconds = Math.floor((new Date() - date) / 1000); var interval = Math.floor(seconds / 31536000); if (interval > 1) { return interval + " ...
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I was building an irc bot with the stackapps api and…

So I was building an irc bot from scratch. I had named it sobot. Did the first test run and guess what? There's already an irc bot by that name. So what I am asking is: Am i paddling in the wrong ...
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How the apps-libraries will be judged for the contest?

Do you know how the apps-library will be judged in term of awesomeness? Is there something more official than Jeff Atwood's contest post on the blog?
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Is Stack Apps the place to suggest applications?

Is StackApps.com the place to suggest applications you would like to see created? I sometimes receive suggestions along the lines of "Is it possible add [feature-suggestion] to Stack Exchange?" I ...
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Getting started: What kind of thing can we do with the SE-API that we can't do with the SE Data Explorer?

I want to know if my slender grasp of the latter will help me learn about the former.
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Are there any restrictions on using icons/look-and-feel from the site(s)?

Can I haz non-logo icons from the site(s)? I'm designing an app and my plan, assuming it pleases the court, is to use some of the icons/look-and-feel from the site. For example: The green and red ...
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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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In question/timeline api all votes have the same timestamp… is it intentional?

In question/timeline api all votes actions have the same timestamp in creation_date... is it intentional?
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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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How to use min/max with sort

While some sort values make inference of the expected min/max values less than ambiguous, others do not. Pending formal documentation, I hope this can serve as an informal reference. Aggregated sort ...
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Date that the contest ends

I hoped I wouldn't have to ask this, but after the sudden 0.9 release, it might be good to confirm... Will there be at least a week's notice (preferably 2) given of the contest ending? The ...
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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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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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Should we add a “this site is not affiliated to Stack Overflow..” disclaimer to our website app?

I've checked legal section but it does not say anything specific of this aspect apart from: Do feel free to explain that your product is built on the Stack Exchange platform so people understand your ...