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Fetch questions from offset?

I want to fetch questions from a certain offset. Not a minimum creation date, just an offset index, independent of the sort and order I'm using. How can I do this? Is it possible at all? ...
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What is the throttle interval or threshold?

Resolution: I have confirmed that a constant interval of 170 ms will run without error. // 30 per 5 sec = 6 per sec = interval 166.6 ms Soapi.RequestQueue.setInterval(170); ...
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What is the rational behind the chosen /sites styling info?

I was wondering why the chosen styling data is provided though the API. It makes sense to provide it, but I feel like we are only getting part of the information. "styling": { "link_color": { ...
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Stack Exchange site layout question

I noticed that the new SE sites all have the same layout and the same image. When will these things be changed? I don't want to support these sites in my application, StackTop, until I know the icon ...
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How to control vote count for individual user?

How do I find if user has already voted for a particular question/answer?
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Do I need API key to use StackAuth API?

StackAuth sites doco doesn't mention that it requires an API key and there are no X-RateLimit-Max and X-RateLimit-Current response headers on the request. At this stage I am passing my API key just ...
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How the apps-libraries will be judged for the contest?

Do you know how the apps-library will be judged in term of awesomeness? Is there something more official than Jeff Atwood's contest post on the blog?
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How to mimic search behavior of Stack sites?

I want to mimic the behavior of the search field that can be found on all Stack sites. How should I do this? Filter by tags if all words (how exactly is this detected?) in the query are tags. ...
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How to get the count of a query efficiently

To get the count of a query without returning results, simply specify pagesize=0. http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.9/users?filter=mike&sort=name&pagesize=0 { "total": 1161, "page": 1, ...
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Why have routes /badges/name and /badges/tags been favored over respective query parameters for /badges?

I realize that the API is frozen, hence tagging this as support rather than feature-request or bug - I'm irritated about the two routes /badges/name and /badges/tags: They seem to simply filter down ...
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Eligibility for the competition?

I notice in the blog post that to be eligible for the comp you need to be listed in the App tab. What is the criteria to get listed on that tab? My app is tagged correctly and I think I am using the ...
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Why Content-Encoding gzip rather than Transfer-Encoding gzip

The API responses are returned in gzipped format. But by using Content-Encoding gzip, the burden of unzipping is on the user of the API. On the other hand if the server uses Transfer-Encoding gzip, ...
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when/if/how/why do non-trilogy Stack Exchange sites aquire/provide API access

So I am looking at http://mathoverflow.net, trying to blow some cobwebs out of the dark corners of my brain that used to house some not-insignificant abilities and found myself wondering about API ...
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Strange encoding for JSON output

I'm trying to create an R API. Here's some basic code for processing JSON: library(rjson) fromJSON(readLines("http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.9/stats/", warn=F)) As I look into this, the output of ...
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Best way to calculate total badge count in Javascript?

I'm using Javascript and JSONP and want to find-out a user's total badge-count (i'm not using any libraries). At first I naively added up the badge counts individually, but some user's have no ...
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Should we add a “this site is not affiliated to Stack Overflow..” disclaimer to our website app?

I've checked legal section but it does not say anything specific of this aspect apart from: Do feel free to explain that your product is built on the Stack Exchange platform so people understand your ...
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Why do some ranges have so many values?

Why do some ranges have so many values? For example: [0, 2,147,483,647]
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What characters won't be in question->body?

This might seem kinda strange, but what printable ASCII characters am I guaranteed not to find in the body member of a question / answer?
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Ideas for dealing with this pagination problem?

Okay, here is the problem: Certain questions contain more than one page's worth of answers. Given a sort method and an answer id, how can we figure out which page the answer is on? Any suggestions ...
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How to see which users upvoted a question?

I assume this information is tracked, since StackOverflow shows me the questions I have upvoted (when going to their question page, I can undo the upvote). I couldn't find any api call that gives this ...
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Would the following image be allowed?

In the guidelines for using the SE logos, it says: Do not distort or alter our logo in any way Does the following logo do that?
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What's the best way to mashup a social network with StackOverflow?

I’m experimenting with an integration project where I mashup a user’s LinkedIn connections and StackOverflow activity. Are there any relevant APIs on StackOverflow that could be used to integrate ...
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Where did the “apps” tab disappear?

I may just be missing something, but there used to be an "apps" tab on the main page, which showed you a (sorted by vote) list of all the apps and libraries. I can't find it anymore. Where did it ...
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Issue with using Fiddler as a Proxy

I'm starting to add built-in support for StackOver to the OWASP O2 Platform, and just noticed that there is an issue with using the C# API with Fiddler. It seems that the problem happens when Fiddler ...
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My App unintentionally DoSed api, and my IP got blocked across all the sites, now what should I do?

I put a program in cron to run every 5 minutes, and that program loop 5 times and read each api site 12 seconds interval. But last night (12 hours ago), I noticed that my program broke and there was ...
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API Parameters: Consolidated Observations

This wiki question is meant to be a central location for observations and suggestions in the interest of shaping the API meta data. Perhaps items can be removed when accepted and resolved as ...
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consistency for array parameters

It would simplify the api and consumption there of if all parameters that accept multiple items used a common delimiter. We have semicolon and space that I know of so far. Eliminating space as a ...
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How should I understand “timeline_type”: “votes” record in question timeline?

Take a look at the partial results of this query: { "timeline_type": "votes", "post_id": 2544061, "creation_date": 1269993600, "owner": { // omitted for brevity }, "action": "7 ...
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SIlverlight 3 ClientHttp vs BrowserHttp stack: no cross domain policy means no gzip for Silverlight

I notice that even if I send accept-encoding=gzip the response does not seem to be compressed. ( it is late and i was conflating 'accept' with 'accept-encoding') Should we expect, in the 1.0 ...
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What's the default fromdate for the /users/{id}/reputation route?

I'm getting different amounts of positive-rep when I use the fromdate and todate parameters with the /users/{id}/reputation route than when I don't use those parameters and accept the defaults. I ...
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Can I change my user profile using the API?

It seems the API just allow me to retrive public information, but... is it possible to change, for instance, my "about_me" information using the API?
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Why does Stats Return a Statistics Array

Why does the stats API Call return an Array instead of just an object? Example Response: { "statistics": [ { "total_questions": 723903, "total_unanswered": 114097, ...
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URL Length Limit For For Requests Taking Vectorised Ids (/answers/{id}, /questions/{id}, etc)

I am trying to use /questions/{id} API to get a list of questions by their ids. Help page for this request does not indicate the maximum number of ids that can be passed in. Pagesize is maximum 100, ...
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How to filter getAnswersForUser by tag?

I'm using Stackexchange java client lib I wanted to get a little more statistics but the following snippet returns only 30 answers. Do I need to to register for an API key, or just use ...
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Is it safe to assume the API will be at api.<DOMAIN>?

I'm writing an application that will eventually allow you to use it for any StackExchange site. Thus, I'm allowing users to input the domains of the sites they want to use (e.g. stackoverflow.com). ...
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jQuery Ajax calls return null

When I enter the API URLs into my browser they work, but when I try from jQuery they just return null. When I open the HTML below, all I get is an alert that says null, despite the fact that Firebug ...
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Provide a post listing changes to the API?

While it's possible to pick up on many of the changes that are made to the API by looking at every [status-completed] tagged question on here, I'd like to see a single post that's updated every time a ...
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Is it safe to embed my API key into my javascript-only application?

I have an application I'm developing that's pure javascript and consumes the Stack API. My API key is embedded in the source which anyone could read. Is this safe?
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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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How do I get the ten reputation required to post an image for my app?

Funny that in order to enter and include a screenshot, you need ten reputation points. Go figure.
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Negative voting questions?

I'm trying to, for humorous purposes, check out some of the worst scoring questions ever on SO. I'm pretty much expecting them to all be "heeeeelp homework" or "plz send me teh codez" or something to ...
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API not returning anything near the actual website

The API /questions page is not returning anything like the list of questions on the actual SO site. This is the first question of the 0.8/questions { "total": 705769, "page": 1, "pagesize": ...
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What will be rate-limit of two different applications with two valid API keys from same IP?

What will be rate-limit of two different applications with two valid API keys from same IP? Will it be only one of the Key will use? so maximum 10k? Will rate-limit be 20k? When one key API key ...
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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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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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Post body is optional field in questions method?

"body": { "description": "body of this post", "values": "string", "optional": true }, Post body is optional field in questions method? Shouldn't all the posts have body field?
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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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Is the question_id monotonically increasing?

Just wondering: Does the question_id monotonically increase for every new question? Is the question_id unique globally for a deployed app or is it unique in some sub-domain? Is there any relation ...
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I can't get a response for /questions/{id} in Chrome Extension

I'm writing a Chrome Extension that queries the API. Using jQuery, I have the following code called from my background page: $.ajax({ url: 'http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions/' + id ...
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What is the correct way to get the stackoverflow.com URL for an answer via the API?

A while ago I made a little "Recently answered on Stack Overflow" sidebar widget for my homepage. Currently this works by filtering answers out of the user feed however I thought I'd update it to make ...