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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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Is there an offline copy of the API?

I'm trying to find a way to get all the information in the API in one printable PDF, complete with the examples given in the documentation. Is there anyway I can do this?
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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 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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Message Notification App for AskUbuntu and/or StackExchange

I was wondering if there is any way to get notified in due time when someone replies to my posts/comments on AskUbuntu.com or StackExchange.com, other than via email notifications. What I have in ...
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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 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 ...
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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 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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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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How to get a users reputation ranking/position?

Using the SO API request http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users/{userId}, I can get a user's current reputation score with no problems. What I'd like to know is where the user's rank in the set of all ...
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Does stackapplet support an http proxy ?

I installed stackapplet on Ubuntu desktop 10.04 from their PPA. This installed stackapplet version 1.5+151~lucid1. This is my computer at work and it is behind an http proxy. I couldn't find anywhere ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Application Key and AccessToken are not working for Stack Exchange API?

I am having issue while using access_token in my request. I have followed following Doc and used explicit OAuth 2.0 flow for access_token generation. ...
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Is there something like Twitter's `verify_credentials` for this site?

Is there something like Twitter's verify_credentials for this site? How would you use it? It is useful to get the response to know if authentication was successful or not. In Twitter you can do it ...
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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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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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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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Windows 8 Mobile App for Pro Webmasters(http://webmasters.stackexchange.com)?

I need to use Mobile App ( Windows 8 ) for Pro Webmasters. Is there any Free App available to download and use that one? I have already download an App. It allowed me to see new answers but I was not ...
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Looking for a script to show countdown timer below posts for easier edits

On Stack Exchange sites, edits that are made within 5 minutes of posting a question or answer aren't counted. This is called the grace period. For example, if you post a new answer, and edit it after ...
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Problems with decoding API response

I'm trying to receive a response for a regular api call like https://api.stackexchange.com/2.1/me/associated?key=myKey&access_token=myAccessToken As a response I get something like ...
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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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How to configure Stack.PHP in a public released application?

I'm working on a WordPress plugin that displays all Questions or Answers from a given user in a given Stack site. In my config file, instead of checking for IMPLICIT, I'm simply using // ...
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API call that returns top questions based on a list of user tags

I might be losing my mind, but there is no API method that returns the "interesting" tab on the homescreen of a StackExchange site. It's one of the most important calls in my opinion. I would like to ...
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Correct user behaviour when /me returns no items

So if a user has a StackExchange account but not an account for the specific Site, /me will return an empty items list. Ideally in this case, my application would send them off to 'the' URL where ...
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Is Stackusers.com gone or just down?

Stackusers.com has been down for a few days. Is it down for good? (Hope this is an appropriate question... seems OK per FAQ).
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Receiving “redirect_uri does not match the uri used to create the passed code”, when it does match

Summary Using Oauth2, when I go to pick up the access_token, I get the following error from the server: access_denied: redirect_uri does not match the uri used to create the passed code. From what I ...
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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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Stackoverflow user/id to get data to a website

I am trying to get users stackoverflow info on to my website using the ids of their stackoverflow account they provide us. I am trying to get the JSON content that is available from this link: ...
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Maximum requests

I know officially that identical requests cant 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 10,000 ...
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api domain object unique keys

For those who wish to maintain object graphs or to persist api domain objects authoritative documentation of the field(s) that define a unique key for the object would be of value. Some are obvious ...
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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 ...