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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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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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Is there a difference between “newest” and “creation”?

When I look at some API endpoints, say /questions/tagged/{tags} and /questions/{id}, I see that the former can be sorted by newest, and the latter can be sorted by creation, both ascending or ...
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Where to Host applications installer

Hi, Any one knows a place to host my app installer? any recommendation, I am creating my website and will put it there but before I have my site i need to put it some where so you guys can test it.
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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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App/Script to track answers/comments for specific questions?

Is there any app that tracks answers or comments to a specific question and provides an rss feed (or email digest or similar)? I'm only interested in keeping track of certain questions. Can I use ...
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Is there an app that will let me see aggregate stats on questions associated with a tag?

In particular, I'd like to see/graph views for all questions tagged 'foo'. Seems like something someone must already have done, but search didn't help me find it easily.
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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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Why don't the tags APIs expose the tag IDs?

It seems that all tags have an internal ID, for instance here on stackapps, the api-v2 tag has ID 2442 which you can only see if you edit the api-v2 tag. As far as I can see none of the APIs expose ...
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How many simultaneous queries may I make of the same Stack Exchange API?

I've been playing with some of the APIs that have paged results. I've been doing a first call with pagesize=0 to determine how many pages there are then running a loop querying each page. In my case ...
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Timeline results contain redundant information?

Can I get a confirmation that the response /users/{id}/timeline contains redundant information, namely: If the action is: | Then the timeline_type is always: ...
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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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Can I download the executable for any developed or listed application that developed using SO API?

I saw the StackList and the apps. May I know How can I use those applications? Can I use it ? Are they opensource? Can I download the executable for any developed or listed application that ...
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Are there any webhooks for detecting changes/updates? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we have some sort of notification system? Have you looked at adding any webhooks so applications don't need to continually poll for changes?
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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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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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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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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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Creating plug-ins with StackApps which can be used on a per-user basis.

Facebook developers can create applications which run inside Facebook. For example, the Graffiti app adds a button to the New wall item popup, and has its own pages inside Facebook. What if we could ...
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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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help page suggestion: json results for help pages

it would simplify machine reading if we could apply type=jsontext to api-help pages, including the index. update ...
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help page suggestion: position required parameters at top

in the case of id, it is now placed at the bottom of the page. It makes sense to place required parameters at the top of the page with a slight separation, perhaps an <hr> or an icon.
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Do tags have “Id” field?

According to help page, there is no "Id" field. But I am just wondering if there id "Id" field for tags, can we get it through API too?
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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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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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Get my profile information after authentication

I am coding for a mobile application and using stack exchange API 2.1. I am able to implement oauth and I have access token also. Now I am trying to retrieve my profile information, like user_id, ...
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Is there a difference between the API search and the search from within the site?

I'm curious if the search results from the API is calculated the same way as the searches from within the sites themselves? Is there a difference between the two? If so, what are the difference?
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zWeatherFeed options? [closed]

I used zWeatherFeed to show weather, but I cant find any example to change options. <style> .weatherItem{padding-left:200px;} .odd{height:130px;} .weatherCity{font-weight:bold;} ...
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Iphone get image downloaded from a mysql database [closed]

I am a beginner , like really a beginner i iOS programming field. I want to program something really basic, like downloading images from a mysql database into an app. I went through most of the ...
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Has anyone made a wordpress plugin for stack api?

Just wondering if as it would be nice to put a widget on a wordpress post that allows people to add new questions and answer them right there in the blog.
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I am planning to build a Windows 7 gadget for Stack Exchange.

Hello, I am planning to start development of a windows 7 gadget for stack exchange.Specifically stack overflow. I would like some guidance, on where to get good designs, HCI patterns, etc for the ...
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Anyone build a “Outlook Social Connector” for SO? (perhaps integrated Soapi.CS/C#)

I'd like to see an Outlook Social plugin that shows the reputation of everyone on a given email message. Update: Here is a sample project to get started. 80% of the work is now complete... It would ...
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Locked vs Closed

Whats the difference between locked and closed API wise. What I mean is why is this question locked: http://money.stackexchange.com/questions/4755/should-i-get-a-credit-card-closed But this one ...
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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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Are the Open Data Protocol (OData) endpoints considered to be part of the API? [closed]

The official introduction of the phantastic Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE) made me wonder how the implied Open Data Protocol (OData) endpoints relate to the API? Obviously there is great overlap ...
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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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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♦ Aug 16 at 23:15 This question does not add ...
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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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Area 51 sites api

Why does http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/usage/stackauth-methods/sites not list Area 51 (http://area51.stackexchange.com/)
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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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r.e. /stats fields.

I see we are getting some meta data in stats now. This is good. I see the api path in there, but I have to assume that it is simply part of the record that is being output and is not intended as a ...
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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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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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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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Which of the Ruby libraries/wrappers for the Stack Exchange API is most complete?

There seem to be a number of ruby libraries: Pilha or Rubyoverflow. Has anyone used either of these? What are their strengths and weaknesses? Which is more actively maintained? Thanks!
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Is there an app to monitor reputation and new answers/comments?

Is there a desktop app that will alert me when my reputation changes, and when I have a new answer or comment on any of my questions?
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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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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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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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client-side extension to remember personal voting history

As far as I can reconstruct, the user profile once had a votes tab, where anyone could see their own votes. That functionality was removed at some point, and is unlikely to return. Reference: Where ...