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Minor spello/typo on the “Complex Queries” documentation page

The documentation page Complex Queries has a minor typo or spello: The ?filter=total build-in filter is provided for just this purpose. Should instead be: The ?filter=total built-in ...
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What is the “inname” parameter to the /tags 2.0 API?

I'm just playing with the new 2.0 API and in /tags there is a field inname that I can't find any description or documentation for. What does it do? Is it like the old filter parameter on the old API? ...
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Documentation has broken link (JSONP)

On Wikipedia, JSONP now has its own article, instead of being part of the JSON article. The documentation links JSONP to Wikpedia:JSON#JSONP. It should link to Wikipedia:JSONP.
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Meta Stack Overflow API Try-It form sends request to Stack Overflow API instead of Meta API

Meta Stack Overflow API Try-It form sends request to Stack Overflow API instead of Meta API
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how many ids is 'too many'?

This answer mentions limit on amount of ids included in queries like /users/{id}/mentioned, but I can't find actual amount mentioned anywhere. Now, I could run binary search and find out, but I ...
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Enumerated types documentation in 1.1 API

I'm starting to implement requesting question and user activity in my framework, but the new 1.1 API documentation doesn't seem to indicate what the possible return values are for the fields any more. ...
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What happened to the /stats method?

I can't find the /stats method in the new usage documentation. A quick run of http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/stats reveals that the method is still there. However, it is not documented.
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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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/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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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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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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The user and owner objects appear to be optional in the question timeline result.

This is probably just a simple documentation fix and not really a bug. The doc for the /questions/{id}/timeline method says that the user and owner objects are not optional, but they aren't always ...
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/users/{id} and /users/{id}/timeline - filter parameter?

Both /users/{id} and /users/{id}/timeline say they take a filter parameter for users' names, but it seems to do nothing. Are they not supposed to be there?
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Methods that return comments document body and comments parameters but they do nothing

Methods that return comments document the "body" and "comments" parameters, but they have no effect on the results, which cannot include comments and always include the body. Specific methods: /...
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Inconsistency in the handling of multiple IDs with a duplicate

There appears to be some inconsistency in the way multiple ids are being handled, especially when a duplicate exists. Duplicate ID is significant For example, when requesting a timeline of multiple ...
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Confirmation on sort, order and min/max

I'd like confirmation, if possible, that the following chart of sort types is correct: sort |orderable|min/max |min/max type ------------------------------------------ activity | yes | ...
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Document fields that may be not be included in responses

I'd like to see documentation on what fields may not be included in responses or, alternatively, which fields are guaranteed to be included. Currently it's a little confusing because some fields may ...
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questions/{id}/timeline documentation: timeline_type values not listed

The timeline_type for post timelines just says "string" for the "values". From a cursory look at a few questions, I've seen the following types of events: question answer comment revision votes ...