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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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How can I filter events by event_type?

I am using the /events route in the API and it returns all events from Stack Overflow. But I want to filter based on event_type. Is there any way to do that?
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Looking for Bookmarklet to Create a Question

I want to build a small bookmarklet which can take the selected text and send it to Stack Overflow to create a new post containing the selected text. Also get a unique id or something that helps to ...
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Can we have some debug endpoints for testing corner cases?

After encountering a throttle violation today (which I posted in another question), it occurred to me that although I've put together code to handle "backoff" conditions, and potentially throttle ...
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Why doesn't network_user include api_site_parameter?

See the network_user type docs... It really doesn't make any sense to not include this. The api_site_parameter, at least how I see it, is an unambiguous key to a given site. Using the site name ...
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Why are comments in the timeline of a question but not in the activity sort?

I've written a small script to monitor a tag of our team's language, and translate that to Slack notifications (Source). I use the /2.2/questions?order=desc&sort=activity&tagged=rascal call ...
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See chat post history diff when hovering above pencil icon

Is there an addon for SE chat that allows to see edited message history with highlighted differences? If not, I suppose it could work like this: Hover the cursor above a chat post that has been ...
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Can I see my past upvoted questions in handset APP?

It's not hard to find questions upvoted by me from the website. But I cannot find any access to them in the ios app. I guess neither does android app. Did I miss something or is it a feature not ...
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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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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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Starred message image section in chat

I have almost no experience with javascript, widgets and scripts myself, so I'd like to ask someone to make this useful chat addition a reality. (Original Meta.SE feature request) The idea is to ...
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How to search answers like is:answer

How can I use the API to search for answers containing particular text or with particular properties? For example, this link allows me to search for is:answer foo, that is, answers containing foo. Can ...
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Get reputation changes across all sites without querying each one individually

I'm looking to make an app that shows your reputation changes throughout the network. /me/reputation-history/full almost accomplishes this, but it's on a per-site basis. I only want one query to get ...
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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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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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What happened to the JSON documentation for the API?

Back in version 1.1 of the API, we used to be able to do: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/questions?help ...which would return information about the method in JSON format. However, attempting ...
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Unhelpful error message when attempting to authenticate

I moved my app to a different server as part of a rewrite, and forgot to update the URL of the app on Stack Apps. When I tried to send a query to https://stackexchange.com/oauth and pass my (old, ...
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Give us a site's API name in the list of a user's sites

In the /me/associated method, I get back a bunch of JSON - but the api_site_parameter name is nowhere to be found. Why? It's kind of important. Could we have it?
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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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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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Get favorited tags of user

This was requested in 1 and declined because of a missing authentication method. Now that authentication is in place, is there a way to retrieve the favorited tags of a user (myself)?
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Remove API 1.x menu from the sidebar

Now that version 1.x of the API is on its way out the door permanently, can we go ahead and drop the associated menu from the sidebar?
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Are there any APIs for Careers 2.0?

I am planning to create a blog widget which shows data from a page on Careers. For this, I'll need some way to get that data. This could be done using an iframe, but I'm hoping for other avenues as ...
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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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API response doesn't indicate the nature of a rejected question POST

I have a question, which I post to Stack Overflow. The addition of the answer gets rejected and I know that it is due to the fact that I used the tag coredata rather than core-data. When I do this on ...
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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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Using OR with featured questions

My question is similar to: Getting questions that have a specific tag or tags? What I am trying to do is get a list of Featured questions within a list of tags. I have tried using the following: ...
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Allow post type to optionally return title field

Currently, it's possible to get the title field from the question type returned by /questions/{ids} and from the answer type returned by /answers/{ids}, using the appropriate filters. Unfortunately, ...
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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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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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Is there an API for adding a user to a site?

With 2.2, I've begun implementing some write features in my app. I've started with voting. When you vote on a question on a site that isn't in a users associated accounts, you get the error "The ...
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Incomplete information in API documentation

I am struggling a little bit with the Stackexchange API since there seems to be no formal specification for the individual endpoints of the API. Example: Endpoint: ...
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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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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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Mark inbox items as read. [duplicate]

Now we have write API, can we get a method for the inbox to mark inbox items as read? Previously I believe the reason for not having this was the risk of apps marking items as read without the user ...
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API support for close actions

Background I would like to create an app for general Stack Overflow browsing to improve upon the UI. One of the things that I am targeting is the lack of certain options in the close dialog. I ...
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Hot questions (network)

Would it be possible to get an API method for the stackexchange hot questions list? Something like an official version of this: http://stackexchange.com/genuwine Second to this would be knowing how ...
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questions response missing fields

conclusion never mind. the fields are marked as optional in the spec. it was late. sue me. the q is left for reference What is coming out: { "tags": [ "cakephp", "fileupload", ...
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Getting global information (Stack Exchange) about a list of users

I'm working with the API for several weeks (see my app here) and I'm trying to get the username of a particular user from its Stack Exchange ID. It's possible by querying /users/{ids} but it returns ...
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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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Would it be possible (in a future API release) to combine queries?

I've been doing a lot of work on StackMobile lately and I made the following observation: Many of the pages (especially the ones that display a user's profile) make a number of requests to display ...
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Include creator in tag_synonym

When I looked at recent tag synonyms there is a Creator row, but I can't query this data with the API. I'd like to see this data added, and a list of all approves would be nice too.
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Mark notification/inbox item as read [duplicate]

Is there a proper way in API to mark an inbox item or a notification as read without actually viewing one in a browser?
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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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Can more vote-related data be added to the user object?

The only data about votes that I can currently get from the user object via the API is the user's up_vote_count and down_vote_count. I am creating a dashboard that displays a range of stats about a ...
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Can the reason for posting a bounty and the bounty poster be added to featured questions?

Featured questions have more information than is currently available through the /questions/featured API route. Could the following be added? The user who posted the bounty (since it's no longer ...
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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 ...