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App without API and legal issues

Forgive me I did not find the "meta" for the Stack Apps, I believe it is here that I must ask. I developed an extension for browsers, but I'm not using the Stack Exchange API. Can I post it on Stack ...
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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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Getting historical data for careers?

I'm wondering if there is a possible way to get historical data regarding job postings made through careers, even for postings that have already been filled. Does careers keep this data at all, and if ...
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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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How to use the random text I receive when trying to get data about Stack Overflow user ids? [duplicate]

I am trying to get users' Stack Overflow info onto my website using the ids of their Stack Overflow accounts that they provide us. I am trying to get the JSON content that is available from this ...
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How to search my threads based on some key words?

As I have already many threads in some StackExchange sites, sometime I would like to be able to search among them, for instance, based on some key words. Does anyone know how to do that? Thank you!
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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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How API Keys Work

What are the API request limits? A single IP address can only make a certain number of API requests per day, depending on the presence of a valid API key. Default API daily limits: Key: 10,000 No ...
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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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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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Load answers to a question with review-like wrapper HTML

I'm trying to implement this feature request in SOUP, but I'm having trouble figuring out a good way to actually load the answers. I can just load the full question page (like this one, for example) ...
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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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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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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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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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Stack Exchange App for Windows 7

I was just wondering If anyone had made a Stack Exchange app for Windows 7 like can be accomplished in Chrome but without needing to have any software like Chrome installed. If such an app does not ...
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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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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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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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Auto-Indenting Script

I'd like to request that someone create an autoindenting script. I code with terrible indentation problems all the time (usually, everything is leftaligned, which is caused by some paste error. ...
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Is it okay to use the Stack Exchange API to get all tags as a one time call for a commercial application? [duplicate]

I want to get all tags that stackoverflow lists, and I can do that with: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/tags?site=stackoverflow I'm only going to make the request once to get a list of all tags ...
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What about actually identical requests?

Now, it says here that I should not make lots of semantically equivalent requests. It also says that there is a lot of caching. So I was wondering, what about exactly identical requests. Should I wait ...
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Creating a home brew Push Server for Stack Exchange

I'm looking to create a home brew push notification server for Stack Exchange. This is mainly due to the fact that Toast Notifications within Windows Store applications are done using Windows ...
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Best strategies for calling the API with full throttling support?

I know this would be subjective on a normal SE site but as the relevant chat rooms are mostly dormant, we have no meta site, and nobody noticed when I asked if this kind of question is OK here, I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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Does Stack Apps have some special rep and Community Wiki modifications?

I have posted a "question" (actually an app) on Stack Apps, and received two upvotes on it. Each gave me 10 reputation. This runs counter to every other Stack Exchange site - and, indeed, the Stack ...
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Any news of more write APIs?

It's been a while since I was last here. Is there any news on further updates to the API? (I'm specifically thinking about adding more write methods.)
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How can I get unread messages for inbox testing?

I use /users/{id}/inbox/unread method to get unread items in a user's inbox. But how could I test it if I have no unread items in my inbox? How can I get/generate unread messages for testing? P.S. ...
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How to get the: answers, votes and comments of a question using the Py StackEchange library?

I am using the Py StackEchange library and trying to fetch the answers to a particular question using the question id: import stackexchange so = stackexchange.Site(stackexchange.StackOverflow) me = ...
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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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Do I need Stack Overflow's permission to launch my iOS app for Stack Overflow?

I have a Stack Overflow app for iOS that doesn't use the API. It just uses search and web (scraping?) to display questions. Do I need to get approval the from Stack Overflow team?
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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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C# Stackexchange Questions API [duplicate]

I need to build an web application C# and below is what I'm stuck with Can I use Stack Exchange's API with Key? Do they have a "hello world" key can be used for learning purpose. I wish to get the ...
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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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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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Java wrapper for Stack Exchange

I am interested in building an Android or Java ME application. Is there a Java wrapper?
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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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`type=jsontext` JSON results for help pages

It would greatly simplify machine reading if we could apply type=jsontext to API help pages, including the index. Update: Here's an unofficial JSON schema for v1.x.
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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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/questions/tagged/{tags} - tags param clarification

This API method has been removed as of Jul 16 '10. The original question is preserved below for posterity. It is not clear what a "list" of {tags} looks like. Does this parameter follow the ...
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Position required parameters at the top of help pages

The required id parameter for ...a lot of API routes... is now placed at the bottom of the page. It makes more sense to place required parameters at the top of the page with a slight separation, like ...
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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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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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Python library 2.2 API Wrapper?

Is there a Python library that encompasses the new functionality in the 2.2 API? I've seen this question and this question, and the comments indicating that libraries were being created and updated ...
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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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/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 ...