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Separate Request Quotas for Authorized [app]s

Imagine, if you will, you have a popular [app] hosted on a cloud computing service which is also used by a number of other [app]s. If this service forces clients to share IPs (and they all do, in ...
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Can I Drive the Area51 Process via the SO API?

I am planning a new webapp. I want to use an SE instance to power the community feature of the new webapp. Since all SE sites must pass through the Area51 process, I would like to know if I could ...
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How to calculate rank; local to site and globally?

With the available data points, how would you rank users, both on a site basis as well as globally? Right now I am simply sorting on reputation desc, creation_date, user_id, display_name. This ...
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Promoting your [app]s - advertising contest proposal

I've proposed on Meta a contest for promoting StackApps applications developed with the API. Please consider to leave your comments over there. (Bounty +250)
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Application marketing ideas

As I prepare to ship v1.1 of Six to Eight, I'm curious as to what ideas other people might have for Stack Exchange app marketing. How do we reach Stack Exchange users without either annoying them with ...
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Truly unanswered questions

Clicking "unanswered" shows you questions w/o ACCEPTED (upvoted) answers, but has someone written a script/site that shows you questions w/ NO answers, upvoted or otherwise? It seems easy to code ...
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Maximum tags for a question on any SE site

Is the maximum tags for all SE sites (and those in the future) 5?
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App that tracks a specific tag

I'm looking for a software like StackTracker that allows to track a specific tag on StackExchange sites. Do you know somes? Thanks!
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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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site status: Closed_beta

Will stackauth ever show a site as closed_beta? Is there much point if it's closed?
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Delay from editing question to seeing the edit in API

Sure a delay of about a minute is not much, but when you consider that if you post a question the API sees it immediately, and often something using the API is ahead of the stackoverflow site, then it ...
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How to access the text of the page returned using curl?

This is what curl http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/113124/favorites returns ^_<8b>^H^@^@^@^@^@^D^@ì½^G`^\I<96>%&/mÊ{^?JõJ×àt¡^H<80>`^S$Ø<90>@^PìÁ<88>Íæ<92&...
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How can I see the next page of favorites using the SO API?

http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/113124/favorites only shows me 30 favourites. How can I see the rest?
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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 suggest?
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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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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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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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Standardized set of sort icons?

Can we (anyone who is interested) create a "standard" set of icons that represent the various sorting methods available? That way, we'll have a set of universally recognized icons. That means we'll ...
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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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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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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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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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How to batch up multiple id requests to maximize economy and still avoid (400) Bad Request [closed]

Update: All of our grumblings and the unbearable beauty of our workarounds resulted in this issue being fixed last week. You can now send 100 id in one request and receive 100 responses. See http://...
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How to call the API via JSONP in Plain Old JavaScript

This tips demonstrates how to call the API in JavaScript without the need of jQuery or other frameworks. In a lot of cases you will find that the JSONP implementations provided in various frameworks ...
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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 Newtonsoft....
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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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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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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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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 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 [stackoverflow.com,meta....
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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": "http://sstatic.net/...
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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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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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What is the Errors endpoint used for?

I am trying to figure out what the errors endpoint is used for, so I can I can implement it in my API. I have been trying things like: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/errors/404 http://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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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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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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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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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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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 day.....
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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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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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What happens if an app becomes super popular?

Will there be provisions for apps to become "sponsored" by SO wherein the limits are removed? Say somebody writes the de-facto iPhone app and it gets 500,000 users, the 10K cap will be hit pretty ...
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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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How to monitor questions for answers?

I am really struggling with this one... Given a user ID, how can I monitor questions that that user has asked for new answers? I'm worried the solution will look something like this: Get all ...