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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 expose stackauth via a url that is consistent with the api

Most libraries and apps need to version themselves by adding the version number to the url and subsequently most of the http request code includes this information in the url building process. the ...
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please add a key fields to stackauth results

While it is a step in the right direction, the /sites return is missing a vital component: a key field. All of the data currently in /sites is the arbitrary data that can change. We need a constant ...
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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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UI Improvements when editing your Application Registration

I went to update my application's profile and I got confused by some of the labels, titles, etc. Here are some suggestions: Applications page http://imgur.com/lV424.png Edit application page ...
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Support longer url paths [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: URL Length Limit For For Requests Taking Vectorised Ids (/answers/{id}, /questions/{id}, etc) update bp's comment makes it clear that it is a url length issue. And now ...
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Is there a way to determine total number of upvotes and downvotes (etc) for a user (regardless of reputation cap)?

For example, if you use the /users/<id>/reputation call, you get a list of reputation changes for the user, but it takes the daily reputation cap into account. What I would like is an API call ...
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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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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. ...
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API Suggestion: suppress http error code when jsonp is specified

Conclusion: fast response by Kevin enables the JSONP functionality of the API to assume it's rightful description of awesome. http://soapi.info/Code/JS/Stable/ErrorTest.htm The JSONP functionality ...
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Shouldn't there be a separate call for featured questions?

I find it rather peculiar that you can sort questions by featured. My arguments: What does order mean in this case? It could mean the bounty amount (e.g. using desc would return the questions with ...
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Don't include answers in question lists by default

Right now, question list API queries (such as /questions, /questions/unanswered, /user/{id}/questions and so on) also return at most 30 answers (apparently) for each question. While this might be ...
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Will URLs always follow this pattern?

Many of the API endpoints return urls, such as /questions/{id} (which returns urls for question_timeline_url, question_comments_url, etc). However, the URL returned is a relative URL, like ...
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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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Finding a user given their (exact) display name

For my app, I allow people to "register" themselves on my site by typing in their Stack Overflow (etc) name. Now it does allow you to use your ID if you know it, but I find that typing in usernames is ...
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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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added_date in users/{id}/favorites method result

Is it possibile to include an "added_date" parameter on users/{id}/favorites method result? It would be helpful when method is called with "added" sort parameter.
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Abstract paged results to enable cleaner libraries

It would make great sense for paged results array property to have a common name, items perhaps. For those writing in languages that support 'generic' constructs, this would simplify the code ...
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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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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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Get Site Icon or Icon Url

Is there a way to get the icon or the IconUrl of the site so I can put it in my app like the DisplayName?
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Add optional parameter to get only paging information?

On methods that support total/page/pagesize add an optional parameter to get just those fields when making a request. (pageInfo=true). I am thinking specifically in apps that have real-time like ...
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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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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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Plans to expose details from the “accounts” tab of the user page?

One thing that I noticed was missing from the /users/ api was an ability to see what other StackExchange sites the user is associated with (what's usually available from the "accounts" tab of the user ...
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api.stackoverflow/0.8/questions now gives answers as well by default?

Up until now, /questions hasn't given the answers to the questions by default - you'd have to get the question ID and then use that to get the answers to the question. This means the size of the JSON ...
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Please supply working example URLs for each route

It would take a lot of the guess work out of understanding the API if each route's page provided a small handful of working URLs. This would also serve to provide authoritative examples of the ...
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Get a user's “interesting tags”

The current implementation of the API does not provide a way for us to fetch a user's "interesting tags". The /users/{id}/tags unfortunately returns all tags a user has participated in, which I'm not ...
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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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Can we have all possible closed reasons in help page?

Can we have all possible closed_reasons in help page and if possible, closed_reason_id, too? For example closed_reason_id=1, closed_reason="exact duplicate", closed_reason_id=2, ...
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Retrieving a user's recent information

Is there any way to get the equivalent of the user's recent information on the site? I can see it's possible with the API but would involve a lot of hammering of the API. Edit: here's an example of ...
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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 we get a sandbox please?

I think that we should have some sort of a sandbox site where we can post questions, answers and comments in a controlled environment. Currently I'm working with Stack Overflow but I can't post ...
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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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Questions with accepted answers

I know that you could technically loop through the answers returned when you ask for /questions/{id} to see if an answer has been accepted, but it would be AWESOME if there was a top level boolean ...
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Return URL of the non-API question URL

I would find it very useful, if the API response for question (and answer etc.) contained a URL to the question page itself (preferably absolute). E.g. the response for question 305 here would ...
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Do tags have “Id” field?

According to help page, there is no "Id" field. But I am just wondering if there id "Id" field for tags, can we get it through API too?
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List of Stack Sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should there be a discovery API? I will be great if we have a way to ask for all sites with API and get a list of apis url, names and description of the sites so I can ...
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Get the Site Display Name from the API

Is there a way to get the Site Name, like StackOverflow or ServerFault, etc.? In my app I let the user enter a url with a api for a Site and I will be great If I can tell him something like: "You Are ...
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How to use the stackapps API from JavaScript with XMLHttpRequest or XDomainRequest?

I had an idea for an app that required calling the stackapps API from JavaScript, but when I started prototyping it I quickly found out that the API does not allow cross origin requests. This means ...
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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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Filter support for regex or wildcards

Filter would be significantly more useful it it supported Regex or wildcards. Ideally under a different parameter. Wildcard could be with the * or the %. This would allow for "starts-with" or ...
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Write access (post answers, comments etc. on behalf of users)

From what I can tell, there's currently no way to write to StackExchange sites using the API. Are there any plans to support this? This would mean some implementation headaches, such as providing a ...
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Last activity date

It would be useful if the API allowed you to return items based on their last activity date. Let's take a question for example. /questions/fromlastactivitydate=XYZ&tolastactivitydate=XYZ All ...
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Can we have subdomains under stackapps.com with application or library names?

For example, http://stackmobile.stackapps.com (George Edison) http://stackdeck.stackapps.com (iconiK) http://stackapplet.stackapps.com (George Edison) for application or library owners? I think ...
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When API site goes offline, please return a JSON , instead of Stack Overflow alike offline HTML page

I've just noticed that my api queries are failing in JSON parsing, because of API Site shows offline HTML Page. I wish it would return a valid JSON response, instead of HTML Page.
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Prevent that posts tagged with app or library enter Community Wiki mode when the owner edits it 8 times

I've edited my App 8 times and my question has switched automatically to Community Wiki (I'm aware that it's reported in the faq). The main reason of these many edits is my shaky english, but I can ...
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Deleting an application key?

Hi. Shouldn't there be delete buttons on http://stackapps.com/apps so we can delete API-keys? Or at least de-activate them? I mean, cancelled projects, etc... A deletion button would be real handy.
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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 ...