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Please make an “Awesome New Tab Page” widget for Stack Exchange

For Chrome there is this neat extension called Awesome New Tab Page. Please consider making a Stack Exchange widget for this extension.
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Differences between versions 1.x and 2.x of the Stack Exchange API?

I had written a Java Wrapper for the Stack Exchange API, version 1.x, Which was working perfectly. But, since 12 May 2014, services for version 1.x have been shutdown and my Wrapper stopped working. ...
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How can I use the Stack Apps API? [duplicate]

I want to create a stack app and post and read from it using rest APIs; are there any examples? Is it possible to post questions and answers? I currently have registered for a Stack Apps OAuth client ...
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Implicit OAuth authentication is not redirecting

I'm trying to build a simple iOS application , with login feature to stack overflow network. I've read the documentation and choose to use Implicit OAuth2.0. I've already registered an StackApps, so ...
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OAuth login fails for Stack Exchange and Facebook, but not Google

I'm integrating with Stack Exchange API on iOS 6 & 7. To authenticate, I load up a UIWebView with the OAuth page. Google login works well, but Stack Exchange and Facebook do not. Are these ...
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Java exception when user age or location is unspecified in returned JSON

I am brand new to the Stack Exchange API and Android (well, self taught in the last four months). I have been working on creating a school project focused around Android and JSON. My initial idea was ...
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(Unofficial) Stack Overflow, Windows Phone app forgets its place when sleeping

Sometimes, when I'm reading a question on this (unofficial) Stack Overflow, Windows Phone app, the phone goes to sleep. When I wake it up, it's forgotten I was reading a question, and has gone back to ...
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How do I derive the parent question from an answer in the /posts call?

So, I'm parsing every post - question or answer - for a concordance that I am building. (If you're interested, you can see where I am at http://seconcordance.cloudapp.net. Don't worry - full ...
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Stack Overflow question downloader in markdown or HTML format?

I want to download a series of questions from Stack Overflow; is there a tool or API that can do this? The download could be in markdown or HTML format. I basically want an offline reference for ...
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Importing September 2011 data dump into MS SQL

I am trying to import the September 2011 data dump into MS SQL using Stack Overflow Data Dump Import. I am a novice with SQL server projects and would really appreciate your help and suggestions to ...
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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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400 when posting a question to the Stackexchange API

I am adding a question via the API and I manage to create a preview of my question (See JSON extract below). { "has_more" = 0; items = ( { "creation_date" = ...
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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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I could POST a question but it does not have a `question_id` and it does not show up in my account

I could successfully create a question for my StackApp and I got this response (NSDictionary output): { "has_more" = 0; items = ( { "creation_date" = ...
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A script that notifies you about posts related to you?

I'm looking for a script that can notify a user about posts (by others) that include a link to their profile or any of their posts. Does one exist?
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localhost API key receives Curl error when retrieving access token

I have registered two apps -- one that will redirect to my website and the other that will redirect to a localhost server that I have running so I don't have to test my code on the site. I have ...
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What should I put in redirect_uri for implicit OAuth 2.0

From the document I can't figure out what value should I put in redirect_uri if I want to implement iPhone app. I try https://stackexchange.com/oauth/login_success but it not work and show this error ...
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StackX app - problem signing in with Google ID

I have a problem with StackX app on my Samsung Galaxy 4 phone (Android 4.3). I'm logging to StackExchange in general, and StackOferflow in particular, using my Google ID. The app does not recognize ...
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Tags missing when fetching from API filtered by dates

I'm experimenting with the API, trying to get the tags used in the last month on Stack Overflow, and it seems like some tags are missing. For example, I don't get anything for "jquery": ...
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Receiving error “Unexpected domain on proxy URL”

I am currenty trying to write my first ever stack exchange application and was using the SE Jaavascript SDK v 2.0 for this purpose. I am stuck on the point of authenticating the user. I followed the ...
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Stack Overflow Android application to answer questions

I am a regular answerer on Stack Overflow, and I have been trying to use my Android phone for my workflow, but unfortunately the mobile Web application is very cumbersome to use: for example, the ...
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Get my profile information after authentication

I am coding for a mobile application and using stack exchange API 2.1. I am able to implement oauth and I have access token also. Now I am trying to retrieve my profile information, like user_id, ...
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Overwhelmed by unorganized information

As you can see I am a newbie, and trying to use stackexchange api for a school project. I spent 3 hours just trying to understand How to get started. Is there an example for me to follow? or A ...
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How to login programmatically

I'm building an app for personal use. The app simply screen-scrapes the StackExchange homepage and checks whether I am currently logged in to StackExchange. This works fine. However, if the app ...
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Better Call /me maybe?

I am using implicit OAuth 2.0 flow, hence requesting for a token first. Now when I want to know which user has logged in, I have to make request to /me endpoint to get all of the data about the user, ...
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Are “api-key” and “app-key” the same thing?

When tagging my last couple of questions about registering for a key I noticed there are two similar-looking tags: api-key - 17 uses and a tag wiki app-key - 8 uses, no tag wiki Do they ...
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How should we announce updates to our apps, scripts, libraries, etc?

Is there a recommended best way to let the stackapps community know that we've released an updated version of one of our projects? We can edit the project's page and bump the version number, but this ...
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How can my app authenticate users with only a Stack Overflow account, using the Stack Exchange OAuth API 2.1?

Recently I registered an app in stackapps.com to provide a way to authenticate users with their Stack Overflow account. Then I noticed that Stack Exchange OAuth only works for users with a Stack ...
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Why does the web service fail sometimes for the Stack API?

It seems to have happened all of the sudden. My calls to the web service fails. What is the limit of calls per day with a registered app? I can't seem to remember where it says that, I can't seem to ...
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String formatting in returned JSON objects

So I sat down this evening to play with the Stack Exchange API. I downloaded RestSharp, and used it to call the API. One thing the struck me was how strings are formatted, with regards to non-ASCII ...
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sites method styling code problem

One of the site returned from the sites method has the following styling codes "site_type": "main_site", "name": "GIS", "logo_url": "http://sstatic.net/gis/img/logo-small.png", ...
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Implicit OAuth flow is not working when the user is not logged in.

Here is the URL I am trying to use: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=120&scope=read_inbox,no_expiry&redirect_uri=https://stackexchange.com/oauth/login_success This works ...
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How to resolve a client_id rejected error

So I am digging into the API and trying to learn it by creating my own application. I have registered for a key and currently hosting the application locally (http://localhost). On login, I receive an ...
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Name changes for a few methods

The following method names have been changed for reasons of consistency. /access-tokens/{accessTokens}/read is now /access-tokens/{accessTokens} /filter/create is now /filters/create ...
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How to set the stack apps post for an application

On the app management page, when you select one of your apps it says stack apps post, and for me at least says not set. Clicking edit doesn't give an option to set it?
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What are the paging parameters to the info method used for?

As far as I can tell, there can only be one info object returned from the info method, so why does the method take page and page_size?
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Policy on shipping working examples that use the explicit authentication flow in an SDK?

I'd like to ship a working example of using the explicit authentication flow in Stack.PHP. I have no trouble embedding the API key and app ID in the example. The problem lies in embedding the client ...
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What is the unix epoch date, range [0, 253,402,300,799] in the API docs?

The type of the fromdate or todate in several methods is set to unix epoch date, range [0, 253,402,300,799] I don't know what that is and I can't find any information -- can someone explain it ...
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Why user/top-answer-tags doesn't return any results?

I userd python to call ansauthor=site.user(641) in the cooking website. then I used ansauthor.top-answer-tags However, it doesn't return anything. Then I called ansauthor.top-answer-tags.fetch() It ...
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Would it be a problem if my server polls the API every minute or so about 1 of my questions on my list?

I know that officially identical requests cannot be done in more than one minute. But would it be a problem if I had a server which had a list of question IDs (say 10 per user, so reasonable max ...
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Locked vs Closed

Whats the difference between locked and closed API wise. What I mean is why is this question locked: http://money.stackexchange.com/questions/4755/should-i-get-a-credit-card-closed But this one ...
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Maximum tags for a question on any SE site

Is the maximum tags for all SE sites (and those in the future) 5?
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How will the popularity of hosted apps be determined?

In the contest blog post: We will look at the number of requests for your API key. Was your application used by a lot of people? Or at least a reasonable amount? How does this work for ...
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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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How do I update redirect_uri param for a StackExchange App [duplicate]

I've created a StackExchange app but now I cannot find the edit page so I can update the app settings, like: redirect_uri - which is an OAuth param
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Getting API hits remaining

Probably having a brain fart, but I couldn't see a way to get the number of API hits remaining. I know that the limit is 10k per day (I'm using an API key) but because of hte way my app works it would ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange API allows research on the body?

I want to use the Stack Exchange API to perform research on the question/answer's body but it seems impossible. Is that the case? If not, how do I go about doing it?
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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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Are the “body”, “comments” and “answers” parameters supported in the API version 2.x?

Earlier with version 1.x, the parameters: body, comments and answers etc. were available. But these don't seem to be supported with API version 2.x. Are these parameters not supported in new API? Are ...
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Get points from Multiple sites in one call

Is there any way to get total points and badges from various sites (e.g. stackoverflow, sharepoint, wordpress etc.) in one call?