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Please add “total votes on questions” and “total votes on answers” into /user/{id} API

Is there any chance that the following methods: Total votes on questions (N.B. NOT total score but total number of votes) Total votes on answers Could be added to the API? There are no threats to ...
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/tags fromdate and todate does nothing

Altough the help/documentation lists 'todate' and 'fromdate' parameters for tags they do not work. This may be related to tags not having a creation_date. It would be great if we could filter tags by ...
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Why is edit_count exposed on Comments but not Questions or Answers

Comments have an edit_count field, why is this field not included with Question and Answer responses? Further, the edit_count field has limited utility on a comment where, lacking revisions and a ...
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Can we have an Owner Name value in Question, Answer, and Comment?

If a post has no owner for whatever reason, we don't get the owner object in the response. Thus, it is impossible to display the username of the missing owner. The site is able to do this, so we ...
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Merging/migration should be reflected by the API

Now that we have a new merging/migration system that keeps records of all merges, I think that this information should be visible through the API: Questions that are merged into other questions ...
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Official Status Site/Page/Banner

It would be useful to have an official status displayed somewhere. A banner on all stackapps.com pages, or a specific page that we could view to see the status of the API. Just now I tried to view ...
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Provide a “latest” version for apps that want to keep up

By pointing my application at http://api.stackoverflow.com/n.n/... or possibly http://api.stackoverflow.com/latest/... I could keep up with all the version changes released. Alternate forms to ...
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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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Global Inbox uses the API?

Just wondering if the GI uses the APIto work, it could but it would require a lot of requests (though it won't take up [internet] bandwidth because it's done inside the server cluster (that is ...
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Creation of an API 'about' method for the application key being passed

Hi there! Because the API uses a key, I'd like to ask if a request can be created so that, on application start (and, during runtime), you can ask whether your key is valid, and get back information ...
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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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Please make the site search on the API alphabetical

When I search, I want the sites to be alphabetical: Please can they be?
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Add the 'people reached' count to the API?

Can we have the people reached statistic added to the /users/{ids} method? The response could simply be: "people_reached": 1000 I'm asking because it would be cool to get a network-wide number.
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How to get a list of sites that a user is a member of?

After spending many hours trying to post a question using /questions/add and repeatedly getting the error message "The account associated with the access_token does not have a user on the site", I ...
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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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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: https://stackexchange.com/...
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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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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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Are we going to get a Protected Date field in Question responses?

Now that questions can be marked protected, will this info be available via the API?
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Add information to badges/{id} method.

Currently, there is no practical way to retrieve badge information given its ID. I would like to see title and description added at the very least. Current method for retrieving the data: call the /...
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Can I change my profile picture using the API version 2?

I was considering making an app that lets the user design a profile picture and then activate it on the user's Stack Exchange account. Could a feature to change the profile picture be added to the ...
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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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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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Will there be another contest when Stack API 2.0 is close to release?

Considering Stack API 2.0 will probably focus a lot on administration and write features, I think it would be a good idea to have another contest.
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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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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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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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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 #{APIURL}questions?pagesize=100&fromdate=#{@...
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When will the API allow posting of questions and answers? [duplicate]

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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site twitter acounts on stackauth.com/sites

Would it be possible to add references to the site twitter accounts in the site listing on stackauth? If your wondering what I'm talking about: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/01/twitter-question-...
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Answers information with tags

I am trying to chart the up votes on answers received by a user by tags. Something like: I am running into the same situation as this question: How to filter getAnswersForUser by tag?. If the ...
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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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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 it,...
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Show when user is online

I apologize if this already exist, but i could not find it. My question is, is there a real-time display next to the user question if that user is still on line or not. Something like this (green ...
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/associated should include user's display name and the api_site_parameter

/associated should include api_site_parameter The /associated routes return the site_name and site_url but not the api_site_parameter. It would be useful if it did because api_site_parameter is ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 Help Suggestion: /search - can we make tagged,nottagged description consistent with other list params

on most other params that accept a semi-colon delimited list we see list of tags questions must have, semicolon delimited A single primary key identifier or a vectorized, semicolon-delimited list of ...
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Get the Time of the Stats and if Possible the new time it will be updated

From here I learned that the stats are cache. I understand the reason for this, so I ask if possible to have the timestamp of the stats return in the api and if possible to have the next time there ...
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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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Request a method to get the number of people following a tag

How do I use the API to get the number of followers for a given tag? On Stack Overflow, if you hover your mouse over a Tag a DHTML popup displays the number of followers for that tag. I have used ...