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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 posted questions, answers and mentions in a control environment. Currently I'm wokring with StackOverflow but I can post "test" ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Document fields that may be not be included in responses

I'd like to see documentation on what fields may not be included in responses or, alternatively, which fields are guaranteed to be included. Currently it's a little confusing because some fields may ...
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Can we not limit requests based on the first one?

According to the answer given to this question, it seems like the API limits requests based on the first one. (Regardless of the presence of a key.) Can this please be changed? It really hinders ...
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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 a way to discover what versions are available?

http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help works. http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/help does not. Is there something that returns 0.8 as the most recent version? And/or is there something that lists every ...
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Featured questions API

Can we get an API to get the list of featured questions (/questions/featured)?
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Exclude help requests and redirects from the API limit

Help API requests probably should not count towards the no-key API limit. The most likely usage scenario of the API without a key is when people are trying to learn it, which means reading the help a ...
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Can the server side of the API be open sourced?

I would like to see the open source Stack Exchange clones (OSQA/Shapado) to implement the same API, and this would help considerably.
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Feature Request to Include Gravatar URL for Users API

The result set for the users API does not return the URL for the user's Gravatar. For reference: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=users
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Support - Another thing from Meta

We really need to have the support tag as a required tag. Why? Well... http://stackapps.com/questions/87/what-is-the-syntax-for-specifying-parameters ...
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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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Verifying and linking SE users from external sites.

It would be great if you could allow your sites user base to link too their SE userId and this could then be verified. Not sure if there are privacy issues here, but one way would be too include the ...
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API key limit increase support

One of the things that came up in the discussion on this question was the fact that the 10K limits might not be enough for websites that want to use the SE API. It might be a good idea to add a ...
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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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Should there be a discovery API?

It would seem to me that a simple API that return an array of the API base URL and perhaps the common name of the sites that support the API would be valuable. Is this sensible? EDIT: This is what I ...
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What category does a website fit under?

I developed a mobile front end to StackOverflow... and I was wondering what category it fit under... I mean, is it an app? Something else? I think we need an additional category: services.
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MetaStackApps: “Library” Tab

Not sure if this is appropriate here (no Meta site yet), but here goes... I think it'd be a good idea to have a "Library" navigation tab (next to the "Apps tab"), so that people can easily see ...