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Will the new traffic measuring formula be available via the API as well?

From this MSO answer: stackexchange.com/sites was just updated today to use a new formula for traffic. Area 51 is still using the old formula, but will be updated soon to use the new formula. ...
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Registering app for API 2.0 key without Oauth domain

I'm trying to register an app, but it states that I need to add an OAuth domain. But I have Enable Client Side OAuth Flow disabled, because I don't need it right now. I basically have two questions: ...
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Roadmap - any update?

So now it's 2011 and we should be getting some API updates. As a company you must have some kind of plan. So can you either say the API is never going to be updated or give a time frame to at least a ...
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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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How to include answers when fetching questions?

I made a small cron job which crawls questions and answers from Stack Overflow. Here is my request URL: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions?order=desc&tagged=php&site=stackoverflow&...
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Can I get information about a user with their network ID?

My network profile's ID is 4337810. Is there any way to get information about users with their network ID from the API? So stuff like username, location, profile image, etc...? There doesn't seem ...
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Request for script, or fix, to add Edit-Reason checkboxes

I've found a Stack Exchange userscript which looks GREAT - it would make things so much easier for me: The Edit summary options script Unfortunately, it doesn't work at all! I'm not sure why. My ...
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What is the syntax for specifying parameters?

How do I specify a parameter in the URL? http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions works as expected. Then I would like to pass parameter body with a value of true (that is available according to ...
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Help with javascript SDK configuration

The following problem is REAL! All names have been changed to protect the innocent. I have a site at "http://Something.github.io/MyRepository/Directory/index.html" And I have my app configured like ...
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Supported Platforms

What platforms are supported for use with the Stack Exchange API? In short, anything that can make a GET request to the API servers and supports JSON/JSONP & GZIP. (JavaScript, Python, PHP, Java, ...
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Can I apply the API Key first and do the application later?

I don't have an application to submit at the moment, but can I apply the key first?
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What are the mechanics of private API beta badge/reputation rewards?

Update: George Edisons comments appear to explain most issues raised here (if not all), so I reformulated the question to reduce the noise and allow for an answer accordingly. I have considered to ...
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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 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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Offline cache of the API - for when the developer has no internet.

Is there some fake API program that "simulates" the API? Just I'm going on a long car journey tomorrow, and I won't have an internet connection on my laptop and don't want to waste the whole journey ...
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“client_id rejected” error when retrieving the access_token

I'm developing an application in C# and I to post questions, so I need an access token. I registered my application and I have received a client ID. Then I get the following query-string to get the ...
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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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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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Is it possible to authenticate a user through Stackoverflow API?

Is it possible to use the Stackoverflow API to authenticate a given user identity such as with Facebook, Twitter or OpenID? If it's possible: Can you tell me the method(s) that make this happen? ...
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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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List all tags in use on stackoverflow

I am trying to list all tags used on stackoverflow here: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/usage/methods/tags and I cannot seem to list all. How do I do it?.
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Do calls on the 1.1 API and the 2.0 count against each other's limits?

Do the old 1.1 API and new 2.0 share limits? Or do my Stack Apps running on 1.1 calls not affect my limits for apps running on 2.0 calls?
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Is there any support for Area 51 in the new API?

Does the new API support Area 51? Will there be support in the future?
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How to use Stack Exchange WebSockets?

I am developing a Visual Studio Extension where I would be knowing about the activity on my posts. I found out that wss://qa.sockets.stackexchange.com is used for this purpose. Can somebody help me in ...
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rate-limit per endpoint per IP VS. server apps in hosted environments

I was wondering if the scenario of a server based app that lives in a hosted environment, where a single IP can be shared by many web sites. As I understand the rate-limit as it stands, every site on ...
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Area51 does not show up in the associated accounts query

Is this on purpose and if yes why?
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How do I grab the CSV from a Data Explorer URL?

I'm building an app that works by users punching in big lists of questions. And I want them to be able to use the Data Explorer to create these lists. My preferred way of getting the data would be a ...
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sorting ascending vs descending

I don't understand the difference between ascending and descending? Surely ascending means the most active/recent/popular/A first, and descending means the least active/recent/popular/Z first? But it ...
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Do I need Stack Overflow's permission to launch my iOS app for Stack Overflow?

I have a Stack Overflow app for iOS that doesn't use the API. It just uses search and web (scraping?) to display questions. Do I need to get approval the from Stack Overflow team?
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StackPrinter - This IP has exceeded the request-per-day limit.

I'm having this problem. This IP has exceeded the request-per-day limit I hardly believe that with StackPrinter, I'm depleting 10.000 requests per-day, per-site :). Could you please verify? EDIT: ...
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Limiting the number of items returned by a request?

How can I limit the amount of items returned to me when performing an API call? I only want the top 10 most commonly used tags, by default I'm sent back 30. EG: api.stackexchange.com/2.2/tags?order=...
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How do I parse the dates from the API?

I see that JSON returned by the API contains dates in the following format: "creation_date":1364546475 ^^^^^^^^^^ What's the meaning of it? How can I parse it to get the date in the ...
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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 ...
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How can I get a user's Meta site details in the API call?

This query returns the details of the Main sites only:         /associated-users#ids=2855348 How can I get the Meta site details also in the same query? Do I need to add any ...
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How do I get a GreaseMonkey/UserScript to interact with the Live Preview?

I've converted a script that I hope to get embedded on a StackExchange site (Lego Answers) to a GreaseMonkey/Userscript but I'd like to get it interacting with the live preview when creating or ...
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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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What is the difference between accepted and is_accepted?

I saw there are two fields in answer type. One is accepted, introduced in v2.2 and needs private_info access. While another one is is_accepted without these limits. Can somebody give an explanation?
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How to check if a given question is changed

What is the fastest way to check if a question is changed using the API calls? For my purpose (a cache), a question is considered changed if: A new comment is added to the question or to any of its ...
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Can I see my past upvoted questions in handset APP?

It's not hard to dig out questions upvoted by myself through the PC 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 ...
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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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What constitutes 'active participation' in the private API beta?

In trying to understand some continued weirdness regarding badge/reputation rewarding in the context of private API participation I failed to find the explanation what exactly constitutes 'active ...
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How to get up_vote_count and down_vote_count for a user?

I'm testing the following command: $ curl -s "http://api.stackexchange.com/2.1/users/55075?&site=stackoverflow" | gunzip -d | python -m json.tool However it doesn't return up_vote_count and ...
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How can I re-authenticate StackAlert Addon

Recently I removed StackAlert Firefox addon from my apps list in StackExchange. Now when I reinstall it, it is not authenticating and giving message key is not valid for passed access_token.. How ...
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Possible to get more than 5 tags for /search? Or to use or-logic, for tags, in /questions?

This is the query I want to run: /2.1/search?pagesize=100&page=1&order=desc&sort=creation&tagged=linux,ubuntu,bash,linux-mint,mint,linux-distributions,linux-distro,archlinux,&site=...
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OAuth2 Authentication Redirection error in PHP

I'm trying to authenticate into Stack Exchange's API with the following URL: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=3535&scope=write_access&redirect_uri=https://stackexchange.com/...
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Getting “application not configured for implicit grants” error trying to setup website

I had a developer setup StackExchange auth for a site last year and that still works fine. I have cloned that site and am in the process of changing out all of the relevant names and keys to the new ...
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Pagination of users ordered by reputation

I know I can retrieve a page of users ordered by reputation using these apis: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users/?sort=reputation&order=desc&page=1 http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users/...
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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 0....
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How to calculate users, who have posted (question/answer) using specific tag?

For example, if I want to know the number of users who asked and answered about PHP. Currently, I can just get the list of questions and its total number, but it's not enough, because one user could ...
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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 ...