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Add revision diffs to API?

This may be a bit of a stretch, but I was wondering if it could be possible for the API to return the diff between two revisions? Or the next best option, to have the API return the markdown value of ...
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Global Inbox **Unviewed Count** API

Ok so some of the messages in the GI are private, those could be filtered out of the API return, or replaced by a type = private so that apps can let the user that if they want to see it they have to ...
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Could you add the ability to divide a bounty between multiple users?

I find that often I will get more than one correct & useful answer and I would like to divide a bounty between them. Have you considered this? Could you implement this within the API?
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How do I find all questions answers and comments that link to my site?

Let's say I'm a large organization with online documentation for an extensive API. At the bottom of each page in my API reference doc I'd like to have a button that says "show incoming links from ...
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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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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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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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Requesting favorite questions should report which users have favorited it

I can request the favorite questions of a user via the users/{id}/favorites endpoint. If I'm only requesting the favorites for one user, then I know that all of the returned questions are the ...
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Can we have the usage pages linked to the side bar?

The usage page for the API used in the blog is a very good reference of the current API methods, and slightly better then the current documentation link in the FAQ. Would it at all be possible to ...
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Add reputation and site URL to 1.1 associated accounts

I know you wanted to reduce the amount of data returned, but hasn't it gone a little far? Especially as there are no numerical site IDs. For example the Apple site is now called AskDifferent, however ...
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Provide a method to search for sites

Due to the new pagination of the /sites method in v1.1 of the API, we have to go through all the pages of sites to check whether a site exists, or allow the user to search for a site. Would it be ...
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Remove [app] questions from active

Now we have a special app tab, shouldn't the [app] questions at least be given lower priority on the active tab, which is now for development? Ideally it would be to have the ability to sort the app ...
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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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Can StackAuth please report which sites use MathJax? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Detecting StackExchanges with non-standard “plugins” (e.g. MathJax) I just added MathJax support to StackMobile (it seems to actually work on Android ...
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Does there exist a method call to get unaccepted answers?

I noticed there was the method /questions/unanswered which returns questions with no upvoted answers but I'm more interested in something like /questions/unaccepted which returns all questions that ...
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Could we please have election data added to the API?

It would be great if the election data were available from the API. Use cases: Applications can display notifications when certain events happen in the election. A user might want to check their ...
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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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How to get a post title for a given post ID, even if that post ID is an answer and not a question?

I'm trying to beautify the reputation audit. If I want to show the post title for a reputation change event, however, I have a problem -- I don't know if the post ID is relative to a question or an ...
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Provide a way to retrieve questions and answers that have been deleted

Could you please provide a way to retrieve deleted questions/answers? Your database contains that data, until you hard delete it, so it would be useful for us to have the chance to play with it. I'm ...
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Any plans on push services? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we have some sort of notification system? Are there any plans to support push services via websockets or anything similar so that apps can get new data pushed to ...
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ID number for sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: please add a key fields to stackauth results It would be easier if sites each had an ID, it help with keeping track of them, not only in a numerical way (which is ...
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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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Site Icon Hash in stackauth.com/sites

How do I cache the images properly, I think asked this somewhere before, but it hasn't affected me until gameing site went out of beta. It's HTTP headers or something isn't Ok I used George's ...
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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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Will the API support the chat system?

Having read through come of the questions on here it's my understanding that v 1.0 of the API is for read-only access to real-time data, pretty much what's available in the data dump. Write support is ...
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API request to query all tags / taxonomy of languages based on filter param?

Looking through the api docs it would seem that pretty much everything is there except something I wanted to investigate if it would be possible to do. Which is to query the stackoverflow taxonomy ( ...
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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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Include tag “objects” in questions

getting a question returns among other things an array of tag names, it would be better if it return a whole tag "object" in other words: the count and fulfills_required (okay maybe not the fulfills ...
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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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Filter timeline by event type

Would it be possible to add the ability to filter a user's timeline by event? For example, only return revision events?
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more styling info on stackauth

Each site has it's own colour, like Stackoverflow has orange, SuperUser has blue and Serverfault has red, not entirely sure StackApps (dark orange?). Would it be possible to provide these colours in ...
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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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Implement Simple Update Protocol (SUP) endpoint

http://code.google.com/p/simpleupdateprotocol/ The basic concept is that instead of polling individual API calls for changes, you make a single call to a 'SUP endpoint' which indicates any changes ...
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Provide a unique ID for each site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: please add a key fields to stackauth results Would it be possible to return an Id for each site in this method that won't change and so can be used in URIs? It would be ...
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What is the best way to provide support for an unknowable number of StackExchange sites?

I just wrote an app for Chrome extensions and received a request to make it cross-StackExchange compatible. If there's eventually going to be more sites than just the few listed and I don't really ...
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Add List of Libraries to “Get Started” sidebar

I suggest that a link to the List of libraries be added to the "Get Started" sidebar to provide a clear and obvious discovery path.
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StackAuth feature requests

Would it be possible to have a hash of a sites icon so that you only have to download when it's changed. Or is this already implemented with HTTP cache or something like that (if it is could someone ...
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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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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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/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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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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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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Markdown versus HTML

Does the API always return question and answer bodies in HTML format? Is there any provided way to get them in Markdown format, for easier local editing? If not, please consider this a feature ...
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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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all api endpoints except api.stackoverflow.com are failing paged requests with HTML 503

UPDATE: I am being told that this is by design. I could not disagree more. The inconsistent 503 throttling issue aside, the API is JSON based. HTML errors serve no purpose in response to an API ...
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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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Add careers link and info to StackAuth

It might be nice to have access to a user's linked careers information via StackAuth if at all possible. One use I had in mind was integration into a sidebar widget.
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Make site icons have transparent backgrounds

This is a request to make the site's icons have transparent backgrounds. They are already PNGs, so they support that. This would make applications such as Droidstack look much better. Although ...
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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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Can we have some sort of notification system?

It seems like the only way to get notified of certain events is to poll the site continuously. And as per the current policy, it seems like there should be at least a 2 minute delay between requests. ...