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Where is “Stack Exchange API Documentation” listed?

I have followed How to list your application/library/wrapper/script here to list my application. In http://stackapps.com/users/apps/{my-user-id} , I find that I have given it access to "Stack Exchange ...
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Posting question using StackExchange API

I created one app to post questions to Stack Exchange Websites. While checking in doc page of my application, i.e., https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/create-question, the question is posted. If I do ...
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/questions/add of StackExchange app gives nonsense response

When I run https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/create-question from the doc page and from my app. The response is sometimes nonsense: { "error_id": 407, "error_message": "You cannot perform ...
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Role of “preview” in “/questions/add”

To post questions using Stack Exchange API, I am using /questions/add. What does parameter preview do, i.e., if we set it to true/false, what behaviour would it give?
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Specific Response attributes [duplicate]

I want to get questions related to a specific tag with the body of those questions. I have figure out this API request: ...
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Encoding problem while accessing the API using Java

Trying to call an API URL from a Java application, I'm having problems accessing the contents of the URL. I can access other sites through my program but not the Stack Exchange site. But I can call ...
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Unnecessary parameters in query string in /me/questions when only “total” is requested

To get all the questions that I have asked, I am using Stack Exchange API, I am using /me/questions. When only total is requested, order and sort are also given as parameters in the query string. It ...
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Clickable link in “Try It” section of some doc pages

In the "Try It" section of some doc pages, the link is not present. It is present in the below image Its not present in the below image
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The `top_questions` field shows outdated information?

I am using Stack Exchange API. I posted question from the doc page /questions/add to Stack Overflow. This was my first question. As that question was to check the function /questions/add, means it was ...
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Select all answer fields should also be present

Like "unselect all 'response' fields" would get displayed when we click on any of the fields marked in the snapshot below, same way there should be - "select all 'response' fields" Similarly, one link ...
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Do the questions tagged “placeholder” need it explicitly in the title?

I have create a placeholder question, but just noticed that all the other ones have "(placeholder)", "[PLACEHOLDER]" or some variant in the title. Do I need to include it in the title if it's tagged? ...
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How can I introduce my Stack Overflow app to other users?

Recently, I created a project to manage and extract questions from Stack Overflow and convert those to PDF docs. I put it on GitHub. I think this project could be improved and could be very helpful ...
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Is there an api to post questions without using the websites interface?

I wanted to post questions after a proper user authentication explained here. Is there anyway I can do this?
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Why does dropdown comes in “Rev” when we edit published app?

I have published an app and editing it. One new "Rev" tab is created and it is giving me a dropdown as shown here. Why it is being created here? It is not created in any other Stack Exchange websites ...
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What does <!— tag: a-tag-on-the-post --> do when listing an app?

I am listing one app in StackApps. But there is one line that I am not able to understand. That is line is <!-- tag: a-tag-on-the-post --> which is explained here: support - How to list your ...
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How to delete apps in StackApps?

I have registered an app in Stack Apps. I am trying to delete it, but unable to find the solution. Is there a way to delete it?
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Where is “items” & “badge_counts” documentation?

Where is the items & badge_counts documentation? This is returned as JSON. I am using the /me/associated query function.
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Stack Exchange API for getting list of users from iOS8

I am trying to call the Stack Exchange API to get a list of users. This is from my iOS app: NSString *str=[NSString stringWithFormat:@"http://stackexchange.com/oauth ...
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Odd String Format Result from API Call

I'm just getting started messing around with the SO API. I haven't worked with JSON before, and I am getting a strange result from a basic call (No API Key). WebClient stackClient = new WebClient(); ...
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Some blank properties missing

I am using /me/associated. I haven't posted any question in one account, so the response comes as: "top_questions": [], "top_answers": [], "question_count": 0, "answer_count": 0, in the same ...
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How to deal with the “Too Many Requests” error coming as HTML?

The API specifies error codes, and messages. It also specifies a "backoff" parameter. But, even while respecting the backoff and stopping at errors, and even when waiting a long time between requests ...
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What's the proper way to fetch the score of all answers of SO?

I wrote a small program querying the SE API to grab the public scoring data of all SO answers (excluding the last 3 days). Basically the request I do gets me this: Questions[]: Id Title ...
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About the Chat script being used on stack exchange [closed]

Dear site i want to ask what is this chat script can i download it somewhere that is used on stack exchange
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How to write a first application?

How to write the first applications to use StackOverflow, for C# under the platform WinRT? How to use the API-functions? Is there a ready-made packages for under winRT (NuGet)? Are there a step by ...
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I Cannot Perform Oauth

My Clientn id = 4784 and Key = cB0l6XiaOW5l5vsBnBeIUg((. What do I do for Oauth and to get an access token?
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Can the redirect_uri contain port number?

Is it possible to have the redirect_uri contain a specific port? For example: example.com:8080 Assuming that example.com is my registered domain, is the 8080 allowed? I have tried to put it as part ...
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How can I create a filter from scratch using filter/create?

I want to create a filter from scratch to get just the information I can use: error_id quota_remaining api_site_parameter The first two are part of the wrapper and the last is part of .items, so I ...
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Wrapper implementation method to get user notifications in Stack Exchange?

I'm trying to build an app that requires me to get the user notifications for a particular Stack Exchange user. Now, I'm trying to use Java to accomplish this and I came across this wrapper library: ...
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How to get unread reputation changes via the API?

I want to write a desktop widget that checks the Stack Exchange API every several seconds and tells me if there are any new reputation changes. I can't figure out what API method I can use for that. ...
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How to use the random text I receive when trying to get data about Stack Overflow user ids? [duplicate]

I am trying to get users' Stack Overflow info onto my website using the ids of their Stack Overflow accounts that they provide us. I am trying to get the JSON content that is available from this ...
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How to get notified when any of the content I have edited or posted is edited, deleted, or closed?

How can I "keep an eye" on all my content on SE? Due to policy, users aren't notified when their questions or answers are deleted, despite numerous feature requests. I've looked at StackCenter but it ...
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Error on Authentication - App Secret Doesn't match

I'm using the explicit OAuth flow and am getting errors when using the "code" value returned after a successful authentication. Can anyone post a sample HTTP POST with a redacted secret value? ...
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How to use the API to show the user reputation?

How do I use the Stack Exchange API to let my users enter their Stack Overflow URL and then extract their reputation and show it in a profile controller in Rails?
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How to search my threads based on some key words?

As I have already many threads in some StackExchange sites, sometime I would like to be able to search among them, for instance, based on some key words. Does anyone know how to do that? Thank you!
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Unable to install script on Chrome

I posted a question on Meta Stack Overflow, and from there I was directed to install this script. When trying to install the script in Chrome, I get the following error: Apps, extensions and user ...
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Get the Authenticated User's email?

We're building the website for our local Developer Community. We're trying to enable "Login with Stack Exchange" (we already got LinkedIn and GitHub), but I can't seem to find the User's email when ...
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400 Error when attempting to retrieve authenticated user data

I am attempting to use the /me API to retrieve an authenticated user's details but I am receiving a 400 error. I am able to complete the OAuth2 dance and have been able to capture the access token ...
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Moderation request: Make [user] a synonym of [users]

Please make user a synonym of users. I proposed a synonym but there aren't enough high-rep users active here for that mechanism to work. Currently*: user has 5 questions, no tag wiki and no tag ...
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How to get a User's picture (Avatar)

I've seen a couple of Stack Apps that have the actual picture for the user profile. Is that coming from the API, and if so how? If not I'm assuming they are using some screen-scrapping to get that ...
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json with list of all user's on stackoverflow

I am trying to get the list of all user's in JSON format (as provided by the API) (using jQuery jsonp) What I found is: pagesize – The number of collection results to display during ...
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How do I add newlines when editing a post body via the API?

I am editing the tags of a question via the API, and to do that you have to pass the body and title etc. I can get the Markdown or HTML from the API but I can't see how to send it back formatted ...
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How can I edit a post with the API and python?

I am a real beginner, but want to know more about using the API. I need to be able to get a post tagged with installation and the have it displayed to me. I then enter either 1 or 2, and it will ...
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Script Request - Meta Notifications

Mods are notified when a new meta post is started on HSM meta by a diamond on the top bar lighting up in blue. Here it is, not lit up: Proposal: Let users of sufficiently high rep see the same ...
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How can I access a user's ID on another site (eg. SU) if I have their ID from another site (eg. SO)?

If I have the ID of a user from any site, how can I get that's user's ID for a site I specify? Eg. If someone's ID was 10349 on Super User, how could I get 10349's id on Stack Overflow? I know I'd ...
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How to obtain the bibtex item for a question with a program or HTTP request?

Which request should my program send to mathoverflow.net to get the bibtex, which is so well hidden behind the share button? Rephrased: what I'm after is something analogous to a link like: ...
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A step by step approach for posting questions and answers?

I am trying to learn a step by step approach for posting questions and answers on stackoverflow.com using the Stack Exchange API. Could someone help me with this?
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Request for self destructing comments

What would I like? I would like comments that can self destruct after a set amount of time. Why? I often add a comment that doesn't need to stay around, like saying thanks to a user, or telling ...
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Can I post a suggestion for a stack app? [duplicate]

I have an idea for a stack app. However, I can't program it. Can I post an app suggestion?
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Can not request info after OAuth

I am following The implicit OAuth 2.0 flow Guide: My client ID is 4709 while key is RoZwtHUrhMP088oVGCMlxA(( I appended my URL as: ...
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How to get tags using the API?

I have a requirement in my application to show the technical skills (tags) in auto-complete format like Stack Overflow has. Is there any example to get the tags from Stack Overflow using JavaScript ...