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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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: ...
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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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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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Access to my Upvoted Questions

I would like to see just my upvoted questions (Don't care about other users as such). There are some related posts: List of Votes by Authenticated users Can I see my past upvoted questions in ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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Getting display name of the site on which question is located

When using the /questions method to retrieve a particular question, I'd like to also get the display name of the site on which the question is located (e.g., User Experience). At present, the API does ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Inbox item not marked as read after viewing

Accessing inbox items using the following url: /me/inbox Unread inbox items remain unread (is_unread = true) even after that specific item has been read using the API (v2.1). The items are marked ...
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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.