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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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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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In the API, User object, what are all these reputation properties?

I am going through the JSON that is resulting from calling the Stack Exchange User API. I see a bunch of reputation fields. private Number reputation; private Number reputation_change_day; private ...
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How do I get a user's bio with the SE API?

Am I just missing something here or is there not a way to retrieve a user's bio with the SE API? I looked at the documentation under the "Users" section, but I didn't find anything. Any suggestions?
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Moderation request: Make “scripts” and “user-script” into synonyms of “script”

We currently have three tags that are essentially the same thing -- especially in a stackapps context. They are scripts, user-script, and script. script is one of the "required tags" and has a nice ...
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Javascript SDK init fails on sytax error…why?

I'm writing a user script and I want to hit the SE API for something, but SE.init is failing without much feedback indicating what the issue is. According to the documentation, it should be ...
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How can I get a list of favorite/ignored tags?

I can not find an API method method that would provide me with a set of favorite/ignored tags for a given user. Is there such a method? If not, is there a recommended way to get this information?
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What is the right way to create a Stack Exchange API filter?

I'm trying to create a filter by following the documentation, but a few things are quite unclear: How do I create a filter that does not have a base filter? I'm creating a filter without a base so I ...
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Maximum length of “about me” in the Stack Exchange API?

What is the Maximum length of "about me" in the Stack Exchange API? The one from the /me path. And in general, where are the length limits published? If anywhere?
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StackOverflow android application to answer questions

I am a regular answerer on StackOverflow 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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How can I use the Stack Exchange API to get the total score on answers to questions with a specific tag?

I want to use the API to get the sum of all scores of my answers to questions having a specific tag. I started using top-user-answers-in-tags method, but it only returns the top 30, whereas I want ...
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Get all sites of type “main_site”

Is there a way to get all sites of type main_site from the /site method? If not, what's the best way to get that list? Should I get all sites with a huge pagesize and then filter it in my App?
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Searching answers with API

I'm very new to the API and I was looking for a way to get answers of a user. E.g. something like if you click on a tag in your tags section of your profile. For questions this seems to be quiet easy ...
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How to login programmatically using Android Code?

I think my questions is not a duplicate of this one How to login programmatically I have read the authentication document but still i am not able to get what should I do for if I want to perform ...
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Getting started: /users/{id}

I am trying to get the amount of reputation that a user has. I have established that I need to use this url: ...
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How do I find a user by their `display_name`?

I am using Serel (the Ruby wrapper) and would like to be able to find a user by their display_name. As it stands right now, I can only find them via an ID - like Serel::User.find(1,2,3). I tried ...
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Array of all Stack Exchange sites with Name, URL and Description

I'm building a WordPress widget and need this array do display a dropdown where the user will select the target site. And with the selection value, the information will be built and displayed ...
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How do you list you stack exchange apps

I wanted to know how you're supposed to get a list of apps you've registered on the stack exchange api. I finally managed to find this url: http://stackapps.com/apps/oauth My question is this: How ...
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Get questions content from StackOverflow API

I need to get the question content from StackOverflow site. I already built the functions that parse the HTML for a question, and return me the question content. But, I found that there is an API, ...
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List of object types on SE API v2.0+

Beware: The API is Huge!! Below is the list of all the "types" of objects returned by the API v2.0+ :- Note: v2.1 specific types are noted in a seperate box Type | Field ...
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Can you identify a user from the access_token?

I have the access_token after authentication from the user. At this point I don't know with which sites this user has registered. Is it possible to get user information like the display name or ...
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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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Getting questions that have a specific tag or tags?

In the current api (2.1) how do you get questions that have a specific tag or tags? e.g.: 1) All stackoverflow questions asked in the past 2 months tagged 'ruby'? 2) All stackoverflow questions asked ...
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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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Should feature-requests, for third party apps, be flagged as “not an answer”?

I spotted this "answer" as a first-time post: Feature Request Please add support for proxies.... It would be helpful to people behind proxies. Like "ME" I was going to flag it as "Not ...
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Stack Overflow Firefox Extension

Recently I created a tiny Firefox extension to get given user reputation of Stack Overflow. But I did that using API version 1.1. How can I migrate that to 2.1? How to authenticate my application ...
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Get accepted answers from Stack Overflow using Stack Overflow API 2.1

I want to fetch only my accepted answers from Stack Overflow using the API 2.1 and currently I've following code $data = ...
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Ability to sort answers by number of revisions via StackExchange API v2?

I was curious whether there was a way to easily find which StackOverflow answer has the highest number of revisions and/or to sort by that metric. I see mention of a sort function in the ...
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Whatever happened to closed_reason?

When pulling back info on a closed question, I have come to expect closed_reason to be a present key if there's a closed_date. It seems that as of recently this is no longer true. Proof: ...
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What sizes are the images available through the /sites endpoint?

I see logo_url, icon_url, favicon_url, high_resolution_icon_url... But I wasn't able to find any information about any of those images in the documentation. Are any of them fixed size? And/or is ...
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No website (yet), how to register?

I just started developing a Stack Overflow client, and wanted to add authentication. I found out I needed to register for that and wasn't sure if it was okay to register your app when it is not yet ...
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Downloading data en masse

I'm currently in the early stages of developing an Emacs major mode for the Stack Exchange Network. I'm a little torn on how to set up the use of the API within the mode. Is there a way to download ...
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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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Serel returns a JSON Parse error for the 'C#' tag

When I try requesting the tag c# via Serel, I get an error. This is the error I am getting: INFO][2013-02-25 02:06:42] Making request to /2.0/tags/c#/info?site=stackoverflow&key=mykey ...
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How do I find all questions/answers per a tag?

Would also be good if I could also find the top questions/answers in a particular tag - i.e. questions tagged with Ruby or PHP. Per the docs the only thing I can see that will return questions in a ...
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Ruby wrapper for stackoverflow api - Serel, Pilha

Serel and pilha are good Ruby wrappers for the StackExchange API, but I am not able to access the body method for question and answers. The body method returns nil. I want the content of questions ...
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ChatterBox configuration option is confusingly worded

ChatterBox - user script that adds inbox integration to Stack Exchange Chat! I'm confused over the option: Mark items as unread when you view them: Why would I want to mark items as unread when ...
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Does the API have a method to get the total favorite count of a question?

Like it says in the title, is the total favorite count of a question exposed anywhere via the API? I know about the favorites method, but that looks like it will give you the specific favorites of a ...
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How do I get the no. of upvotes a person has received for a particular tag?

I need the list of users who have more than 10K reputation and then among those users I need to see which user has how many up-votes for each tag. I don't there is a direct query that will give me ...
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Write comment API failing with error_id: 500

I am trying to test post comment with the following URL ...
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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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What is the “Manage API Keys” link to the right of the StackApps.com frontpage?

When I click on it, I get a page that goes "Your Applications", then "No applications registered". Needless to say, this is different from "Manage your applications" link on the frontpage because I do ...
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Posting answers via Stack Exchange API

Can I post answers via an app using the API, is it possible? And if so, what are the limitations; linked with the reputation of users? So if someone has 1 reputation he can also post answers, like a ...
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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 do you trigger the search/advanced 'q' parameter to search all words?

When you search for “playa parents not working” on http://expressionengine.stackexchange.com, you’re brought to this URL: http://expressionengine.stackexchange.com/search?q=playa+parents+not+working ...
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What's an example of the backoff field? Is there some way I can simulate it to test appropriate behavior?

In reading about the API rate limiting, the documentation talks about a method responding with an ominous backoff field, and states that the client should cease from calling that method for that many ...
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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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Software for Javascript?

Do I need any special kind of software to view the responses I get after requesting something? Like with Klout for example, I can get all the code returned as I need it, I just don't know where to put ...
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Client Side Flow security problem

I'm not pretty sure, but if my app is enabled to Client Side Flow Authentication, then anyone with my client ID (easily found for being embedded or by sniffing the initial request) would be able to ...