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Is it OK to have a test account for a developing client?

I'm currently trying to implement an agorava component for Stackoverflow, and for testing purpose, i would like to create a test account, which would have one question asked, and would maybe send ...
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Installing user scripts on site?

I was thinking the other day, if it would be possible to allow users to install scripts to the website, so that they can be used on browsers that don't support user scripts, or don't have the ability ...
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The applications listed on a user's apps tab are a little crowded.

As you can see, there is a very small amount of space between each of the applications in the "apps" tab of my user profile. This makes it a little bit more difficult to read because the space between ...
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How to get network profile username?

I was thinking I could just get the username from the response of /users/{ids}/associated (where {ids} is the not-site-specific id). But then realised that it returns only network_user (even though we ...
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Can we have the display_name field in the /me/associated route?

I'm reading the Authentication documentation and I've noticed that the /me/associated route returns fields like user_id, badges, reputation but not the display_name, even specifying a custom Filter. ...
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Add message ID to inbox items

Feature request: The inbox item object should include a message_id field. The ID should identify inbox messages uniquely within StackExchange.
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Why are Meta sites' “site_state” = “linked_meta”?

In 2.0 there are the site_type and site_state fields. On Meta sites these fields give the same information, site_type = meta_site and site_state = linked_meta Instead it would be more useful if ...
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Firehose JSON streaming event service

Code Snippet Using curl: $ curl http://stackoverflow.hewgill.com:8080/firehose/stackoverflow or, in a browser, http://stackoverflow.hewgill.com:8080/firehose/stackoverflow. About This ...
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Request to support “tagged” on more endpoints

(I realize this is likely to be status-deferred for now, but I'm quite likely to forget if I don't ask it now :) The /questions endpoint supports a "tagged" parameter which I find quite useful. ...
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Add a special page where developers can reset throttle timeouts

As George Edison noted, it would be useful to have a special page where developers can reset the throttle timeout when we accidentally trigger it. This happened to me this morning — I got banned for ...
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WebSockets in API

Now that the actual sites have updates for Questions and Inbox with WebSockets. Can we get access to these via the API? If they are stable enough for the sits, then surely they for the API?
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Where can I request an API key in the docs?

Can you mention the possibility of requesting an API key in the docs? It was displayed for the 1.0 API.
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What happened to the JSON documentation for the API?

Back in version 1.1 of the API, we used to be able to do: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/questions?help ...which would return information about the method in JSON format. However, attempting ...
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Add close-vote information to the questions object

Would it be possible to add close/reopen vote information to the questions object? For example, you usually see something along the lines of: close (3) when a question has three (current) ...
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Is there a way to get the edit URL for a tag wiki from the API?

I've been playing with a little webapp for tags of a certain kind for travel.SE (current pre-alpha version gist on github). One thing I would like to do is add links for the various tag-related ...
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Is there a meta api?

Is there a meta API for StackExchange? I don't mean an API for accessing meta sites, but rather an API to get information about the API itself. What I'm looking for is something that I can call that ...
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Greatest Hit questions data/route in API

Can we get access to the greatest hits functionality of the websites? Something like /questions/hits, and with an id (as in user ID) parameter to match the website. Maybe in version 2.1? This data ...
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Sorting the event stream

It seems like the data returned from the /events endpoint is flawed by being returned in descending order. For example: { "items": [ { "event_type": "comment_posted", "event_id": ...
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Hot questions (network)

Would it be possible to get an API method for the stackexchange hot questions list? Something like an official version of this: http://stackexchange.com/genuwine Second to this would be knowing how ...
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Possible to return newest questions with a certain tag?

I am not finding a way to return a list of new questions by tag with the new stack exchange api. Am I missing something or is this not available? If this is not available, I most certainly request ...
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Can we get write access to user favorites?

I'd like users of my app to be able to add questions to their favourites. Will this be added to the API as an authenticated call?
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Include Full Post Details In /users/{id}/timeline

I have a feature request. I'm trying to pull the recent activity about a user from the API. So I'm parsing /users/{id}/timeline. But that only gives me meta-information about the activity. So ...
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Is there any way we could have more information about tags in /questions?

In the /tags route, the following information is returned for a specific tag: { "name": "c#", "count": 262613, "is_required": false, "is_moderator_only": false, "has_synonyms": true } ...
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Add last_access_date field to the shallow_user object

Would it be possible to add the last_access_date field to the shallow_user object? I presume this corresponds to the seen field when visiting someone's profile. My reasoning is that it saves the ...
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Accept rate not available in the 2.0 API

Would it be possible to add the accept_rate field to both the user and shallow_user objects? For example, using the 1.0 API, I can see that Jon Skeet has an accept rate of 95%. ...
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Site categories in API?

Would it be possible to have a category field added to the site object. Eg Technology, Culture, etc. The sites seem to already have categories, as you can see on this page: ...
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Can 'api_site_parameter' be added to related_site?

It would be great if the related_site type contained api_site_parameter. I realize that you probably don't want to clutter up related_site with a lot of unnecessary fields, but I think it makes sense ...
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integer and decimal are used to describe fields in return types but not in method parameters

Integer and Decimal designations are useful in creating an accurate model of API methods and types. These specific 'number' subtypes are used when describing types but the method parameter lists all ...
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Relevance value on /similar route

Given that the /similar method can be sorted by relevance there must be a numeric rank for each question. Would it be possible to have access to the value? Off by default, but can be enabled by using ...
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After a throttle violation, could the error message include the time when the block will be lifted?

I got my first throttle violation error after running in jsfiddle some example code given to me by a library author in response to a question of mine about how to use their library. This is the error ...
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Can I get more results/options from /users/{ids}/top-answer-tags?

/users/{ids}/top-answer-tags returns the top 30 tags for a given user. It's also the only endpoint that returns the user's tag scores along with the rest of the tag info. I'd like to use this data ...
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API endpoints do not set Access-Control-Allow-Origin, so CORS requests fail

This looks like it might have been requested before: Add CORS headers to API output In order for CORS to work, the Access-Control-Allow-Origin header (and related headers) must be set. With CORS ...
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Increase the pagesize limit from 100

Can we increase this limit to something more reasonable (other than 100). The cap of 100 for posts seems reasonable, however I cannot return the entire site list in one request. Due to the rapid ...
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Is it possible to get daily reputation change for a user via the API?

I'm trying to fetch a user's daily reputation change history for a project that's still early in the planning stages. I've been trying to use the "reputation" endpoint, but it seems like I can query ...
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How can I get the “follower” count for a given tag on a site?

One of the metrics (albeit a somewhat weak one) of a given tag's "health" is how many followers it has. I believe this is the count of how many users have the tag on their "Favorite Tags" list. You ...
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Can we have a flag for sites with mature content?

To my horror today, I discovered that StackMobile was happily serving up content from the newest Stack Exchange site. (StackMobile has a cron job that runs daily, updating the list of sites using the ...
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How to delete an OAuth (2.0) API key?

I created a couple of extra keys I don't need. Can I delete them? I don't see an option anywhere in the list or on the page for the key itself.
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Can we have some debug endpoints for testing corner cases?

After encountering a throttle violation today (which I posted in another question), it occurred to me that although I've put together code to handle "backoff" conditions, and potentially throttle ...
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Provide a streaming API instead of forcing API users to poll

I've written an IRC bot that can notify channels when new questions with a certain tag are posted. However, currently I'm polling the URL ...
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Self-mined Badge Progress via 2.0+ API

Badge Progress as a topic has had many questions, and some closed. Before downvoting or closing, please consider how this question might be different. First, what's the the latest official answer of ...
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Could the /tags API return minimal information about synonyms?

It would be very helpful if the /tags API could provide at least a bare minimum of information about tag synonyms. Either: Number of synonyms the tag has, if any. Or a true/false flag for tags which ...
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2.0 API get votes

I've been searching the 2.0 API for a list of my own (up and down) votes. I don't see them in the API. I don't think this is a prohibitively resource intensive query or that it can be used to ...
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How about a regex filter in the tags API?

The tags API has a "filter" parameter but it only matches the exact substring in the parameter in the tags. On Travel we have one kind of tags, IATA airport codes (SYD for Sydney, SFO for San ...
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Is there an API to fetch tags related to a given tag?

I'm interested in making a tool that explores the tags of a site for tags which should be merged or mention each other in tag wikis etc. On the page of any given tag there is a column on the right of ...
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Auth dialog improvements (who's logged in, etc)

The auth dialog (client side) could do with a bit of improvement. Specifically, showing the currently logged in user, and a link saying "not you?". Facebook does this and allows you log in as someone ...
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Can UserScripts in the “scripts” tab be sorted in a similar manner as applications are in the “apps” tab?

If you bring up the Stack Apps home page (the apps tab), you will notice that the items are sorted according to their score and recent activity. Can we please sort the UserScripts (the scripts tab) ...
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Removing StackExchange dropdown and mobile version of auth dialog

Would it be possible to remove the StackExchange drop down (hot questions, sites, inbox) from the Auth dialog? Typically when displaying dialog, you don't want the user to start browsing questions ...
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Can I get the FAQ ordering via the API?

StackExchange sites have a feature to order by FAQ, e.g.: Screenshot This is in fact an ordering by the number of related questions and often produces very nice results. Can you get that ordering ...
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Is there going to be an API for the Careers site?

Is there going to be an API for access to the careers site? I could understand that it would be different to the rest of the Stack Exchange APIs, but I could see that it could be useful for use cases ...
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Is it possible to sync notifications across multiple desktops with StackApplet?

These days people usually work on a number of machines, laptop for the road, desktop at home, perhaps even a machine at work or uni. This creates the need to have notifications synced somehow. It is ...