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Central Login place

The Issue Currently, tracking yourself in an application is not that user friendly, you have to search for your username. Usernames are not unique, there are many Jonathan's for example When an ...
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AND searching for tags?

I am using the search api to search for questions that are tagged with "tags" and not with "tags". However I have noticed that searching for tags is an OR search. The questions search for tags is an ...
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Access to /users/recent/ (Recent Activity) through the API

Would it be possible to have access to a user Recent Activity? I know that this is not a public information on the website, but I think that most part is public. I only see one Activity that should ...
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Add moderator-only flag to tags API?

Currently there is no way to distinguish between normal and moderator only tags.
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Could there be a way to check stats on a key?

I think it would be very helpful if there was a way to get statistics about your own API keys. That way, you could find out which IP addresses were using your app the most. (And if one was abusing ...
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Please add a “self answer” flag to the answer results/object

Is there an easy way to tell if an answer is from the question poster? I'm working on Blaze, and I'm grabbing answers from the /answers method. I'd like to indicate if the answer is from the question ...
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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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Remove API 1.x menu from the sidebar

Now that version 1.x of the API is on its way out the door permanently, can we go ahead and drop the associated menu from the sidebar?
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Can we get better precision on rate fields in the info object?

Most of the fields returned in the info object are totals, so they're perfect. Some of them are rates though. answers_per_minute badges_per_minute questions_per_minute Having these fields set at ...
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More Global Methods?

Consider the following scenario: I need to retrieve a list of the latest questions asked on three different Stack Exchange sites. I throw together an application that hits up the following routes: ...
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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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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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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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When will the API allow posting of questions and answers

I am planning on building a client for the Stack Exchange Sites, but it seems you cannot post any information via the API yet. Is this going to happen at any time soon? It seems a pain to force users ...
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Filtering tags should provide exact matches at top

Take this query for example: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/tags?pagesize=25&filter=ip No where is there the valid tag [ip]. It is further down the page. This is quite annoying when searching ...
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Api-specific tags

It might be useful to have auto-generated tags for each API and add a link to the tag feed to the help page for that API. This would link directly the API documentation with the relevant discussions ...
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Shared app ownership between multiple StackApps users

It would be nice to have the ability to allow multiple SA users to share ownership over one application. Is this something coming down the line?
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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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Is there any API that provides an event mechanism to implement an outlook style alert when new responses are available for a user?

I see that Can we have some sort of notification system? answers "NO" in no uncertain terms - I'm going to take a shot here because what I'm suggesting should not be any more complex than the logic it ...
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Get a list of required tags for site

How can I get the tags which are required, (fulfills_required = true) for each site? Like order/filter the tags route to show the fulfills_required tags first?
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Can we have a test user account?

I am writing a program that checks for new comments posted to a user. The problem is this: in order to test the program, I am forced to post comments to existing users - which probably isn't the best ...
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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 way to increase the contrast of the special highlighting that is applied to the OP of a question?

I apologize if this question is off topic or has already been asked; I couldn't find anything related. When the Original Poster of a question comments somewhere on the question page, his name is sort ...
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Is there an RSS feed or question that has API changes

Is there someplace that we can find notifications of API changes? I noticed today that a new property has been added to user along with a couple new method (and maybe other changes). Is there an RSS ...
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Please provide a mechanism for retrieving random questions

A lot of ideas I've had for Stack apps have been of the "question of the day" variety. It would be nice if there was a way to retrieve one or more random questions. /questions/random/ The max ...
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Can there be a way to find a user given his email hash?

Given a user's email, it would be great if we could hash it and search for that user with it. The reason for this is suppose: Someone has a website On that website, they invite SO users to enter ...
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display_name isn't always there (should have OpenID name if needed)

usually in the owner dictionary there is a display_name value to give the username. But in a few questions it simply doesn't exist and I can't see why only those questions: eg, this excerpt from the ...
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Can we have maximum length of string in API help pages?

For the type "string", I think there is some upper limit of character count. For example, post title : 200 characters post body : 30000 characters In the help page, currently like this "body": { ...
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Can API stats return real revision number instead of 1234.5678?

Currently it returns like this "revision": "1.0.1234.5678" And looks like that number never changed. So, Can API return real revision number whenever there is an update? It will be very useful ...
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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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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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Add logo background color to data returned by StackAuth sites route

Given that now with Stack Exchange 2.0 the logo of some of the sites, like Web Apps, AskUbuntu, Photography, Gaming and Pro Webmasters have non-white background, I think it will be best if the ...
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Is there anyway to get the information now available in the Notification box?

I'm wanting the information in the "Inbox" tab of the notifications in the top left of any SE website. How can I get this or is it not yet available?
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Rather than remove site from /sites set status close, at least temporarily

I noticed today, due to some exceptions, that sites that do not perform in beta can be closed and thus removed from /sites. If you persist data, you will need to check your data every time you pull ...
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Add 'linked' question data to the API

SE sites show linked questions on the right column. It would be great to add an array of ids to the question response called 'linked'. Example Linked Question
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Provide a way to discover associated meta sites

Currently, the API doesn't specify what the associated Meta site is for a certain site (I'm talking about the stackauth.com/1.0/sites route). Sure, we could just prepend "meta." to the domain name, ...
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reduce api calls - please add last_modified to user structure

When updating a cached list of questions, I can query min last_activity_date, drastically reducing traffic. using creation_date, one can efficiently maintain a cached list of users with minimal ...
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Getting global information (Stack Exchange) about a list of users

I'm working with the API for several weeks (see my app here) and I'm trying to get the username of a particular user from its Stack Exchange ID. It's possible by querying /users/{ids} but it returns ...
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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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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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List Area51 discuss in the StackAuth sites list

The API works for Area51 discuss, but it isn't listed on the site list. Would it be possible to add it so software using the API can access it without adding specific code for it?
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Can StackAuth indicate whether a linked meta is in private / public beta?

Currently, StackAuth returns: state: linked_meta ...regardless of the state of the parent site. This makes my logic quite complicated as then I have to match it up with its parent site to find ...
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Any way for /tags to provide unanswered count?

I am trying to get a count of unanswered questions by tag. Basically if there was an 'unanswered-count' in addition to the 'count' property of the /tags response that would be perfect. It has been ...
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Please add accepted_date to answers/{id}

The reputation timeline aggregates activity so that only one instance of each answer or question is returned for a given timeframe. This makes it difficult to tease out reputation awarded for ...
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Retrieving a post with a specific ID

According to this question (and its answer), questions and answers are using the same index to determine their ID. In other words: Question with ID #1 Answer with ID #2 Answer with ID #3 Answer ...
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Don't allow requests with No Key to use existing session with valid API Key

Once I did a request with a valid API key http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/stats?key=MYKEY Every requests (from that IP) later on without key will use existing session with API key, limit ...
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Allow registrant to use write access without linking Stack Apps post

Especially in light of the Flatiron School using the Stack Exchange API* as a part of a student-created program, it'd be useful if you could use write methods without the required Stack Apps post so ...
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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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Include creator in tag_synonym

When I looked at recent tag synonyms there is a Creator row, but I can't query this data with the API. I'd like to see this data added, and a list of all approves would be nice too.
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Can Stack Exchange include the number of edits a user has made on a site in /users/<id>/edits?

Originally, I wrote: In the old review queue, users could see their progress towards the Copy Editor and Strunk and White badges, but since the new review queues were implemented, this information ...