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What timezone is used in the API?

When a timestamp is used, for example the fromdate parameter in /questions, what timezone are dates in? Is the number supposed to be in milliseconds or in seconds? To get the current time to pass as ...
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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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List of Votes by Authenticated users

In the API documentation for the question type, it says that you can access, for a specific question, whether or not the authenticated user (in the private_info scope) upvoted/downvoted the question. ...
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Access for Statistical Analysis using the Stack Exchange API

We are small company in Malaysia and intended to do a small research to analyze technology trends. We would like to use the Stack Exchange API for this purpose but we are afraid it might get detected ...
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How to get a list of sites that a user is a member of?

After spending many hours trying to post a question using /questions/add and repeatedly getting the error message "The account associated with the access_token does not have a user on the site", I ...
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Complete list of sites to @include / @match into my script?

This question aims to serve as a reference list of all current Stack Exchange sites for use in scripts.
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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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How should we test the new write-mode comments functionality?

Endpoints which write public content are much harder to test. What's the best way to test the new comments functionality without having to post to real threads? I have seen the Charles web proxy ...
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When will the “site” field be absent from an “inbox_item”?

According to the documentation on the inbox_item type, the site field "may be absent". Under what circumstances will this occur?
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Invalidating access token vs de auth app?

Other that invalidating an access token doesn't remove the app from the apps tab (why not?) whats the difference between these two methods?
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Can I filter Users by reputation or up_vote_count using the API?

Howdy, Is it possible to do API calls that pull back all users with, say, > 10,000 reputation? Or up_vote_count, etc. The advanced search page implies that we should use third-party search engines. ...
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Inconsistency in the handling of multiple IDs with a duplicate

There appears to be some inconsistency in the way multiple ids are being handled, especially when a duplicate exists. Duplicate ID is significant For example, when requesting a timeline of multiple ...
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What is “accept_rate” in the Stack Exchange API?

when I call the /users path, like: /docs/users-by-ids#&ids=1&site=stackoverflow In the reply, I get a field called accept_rate. What is that field about?
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Moderation request: Flags unhandled for months, please approve

Note that Stack Apps is its own meta site. Sorry for nagging the mods, but I have flags that have sat in the "active" state since June 29th, and these flags apparently don't expire. Can a moderator ...
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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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Why am I being told to backoff when I'm well within my API limit?

I've been running my API app fine for some time now and when I added another function I realized I was being told to backoff. I only run the app once a night and don't really pull that much data. I ...
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Does stackexchange provide https access to its API?

Requests I make appear to be redirected back to plain http URLs and the certs seem questionable: % curl -O 'https://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions/?key=oxXcnoD51kKE ...
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What are the possible errors returned from authentication?

The title pretty much says it all, I couldn't find in the Authentication doc much about the errors (other than the HTTP code will be 400)?
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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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/search method, returning the body of the questions

Probably this is a documentation fault. For the search method, the parameter list doesn't say anything about an optional body, but looking at the Returns description shows: "body": { ...
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Is Stack API blocking Yahoo YQL services?

I was hoping to create OpenTable definitions for Stack services to use YQL, Yahoo's SQL to the web thing. It would have been interesting for experimenting, but also for mashups. Unfortunately, it ...
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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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What's the simplest way to detect if a question was asked by a user whose account has been deleted?

What's the minimum filter and simplest way to detect if a question (by its ID) was asked by a user whose account has been deleted?
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How often should the /info route be accessed?

The /sites method makes it very clear that you should not invoke that route more than once per day: "It is suggested that you cache its return for at least one day..." However, the /info method ...
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Is it possible to get daily reputation change for a user via the API?

I'm trying to fetch a user's daily reputation change history for a project that's still early in the planning stages. I've been trying to use the "reputation" endpoint, but it seems like I can query ...
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API 'search' method with 'min' parameter

If you search for questions posted on time 1296897085 or later (by specifying sort=creation and min=1296897085), it may still return questions posted before that date: ...
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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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How do I access the greatest hits (questions) via API v2.2.?

The greatest hits (questions) of any stack exchange site (say stack overflow) can be found by visiting the below url: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/greatest-hits I would want to access these ...
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Native Windows client for Stack Exchange sites?

Is there a native Windows client for Stack Overflow and/or other Stack Exchange sites?
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Looking for an application which alerts about new questions under a particular topic

I've installed StackApplet, but it only tracks the reputation of a particular user. Is there an application which tracks new questions under a particular topic, and notifies (in system tray) when ...
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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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Is it OK to have a test account for a developing client?

I'm currently trying to implement an agorava component for Stackoverflow, and for testing purpose, i would like to create a test account, which would have one question asked, and would maybe send ...
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All updates (answers, comments etc) using stack exchange API

Is there anyway to get information about any change using the stack exchange API's? i.e. if someone leaves a comment or votes on an answer/question? checking for answer changes is easy cause its a top ...
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Example responses

I think I may have asked this before. Would it be possible to have example responses for the inbox route. Eg I have no idea what a careers_invite would be like.
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Example of inbox items?

Would it be possible to get an example of each type returned by the inbox, Eg careers messages, and whatever meta questions are. Do careers invites/chat messages/etc have ids? And what is their site? ...
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Elections nominations posts not showing up in API

I know that it's probably unintended that the Primary voting scores were leaked by the API, but I think if you're going to remove it, then at least make it official, so I won't have to wonder if it's ...
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Is there any Careers CV API available?

Is there any API for the CV service of Careers (careers.stackoverflow.com)? My requirements are simple, I just need a way to access the data of a given CV to propose an alternative view.
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recommended buffer size for markdown fields is conservative

I ran into a truncation error while inserting user data into a database using the documented field length (buffer size) of 3000. So I redefined to nvarchar(max), pulled all users in the stack ...
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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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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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Retrieving list of c# questions

I am trying to retrieve list of c# questions using http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions?title=true&tagged="c#". But I get JSON response related to c questions. Response : { "total": ...
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How to generate a list of users ranked by activity (question or answer count).

The use case is to generate a list of users ordered by activity, i.e. question_count or answer_count. e.g. total_(questions|answers) display_name [user_id] ...
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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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How to calculate a list of users ranked by question favorite count totals.

The API provides methods to sort and filter individual questions by favorite count. In order to calculate the question favorite count totals per User, some grouping and set operations are required. ...
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How to monitor API version and site state

I want to make an application in which the used API will automatically be updated when a newer version is released. What is the procedure to check if a newer version is available or not? How can I ...
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StackExchange API /sites/ does not return all the sites

I am working on one application that produces timeline of user on every site of StackExchange.. We have some users on Sharepoint.stackexchange.com.. Since I want list of all the sites, I am trying to ...
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Looking for a beginner's tutorial to using the API

I see the Stack Exchange API but I'm unable to understand it. I don't think there is any fundamental tutorial showing how to use Stack Overflow fully in the API documentation. I want some fundamental ...
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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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Logging out so another user can log in

Just in the process of final testing for an iPad SE browser, and uncovered some odd behaviour. I'm using Google for authentication. If I deploy a clean version of the app, and authenticate, I get the ...
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Is there a limit of API requests?

Our development community wants to use Stackoverflow: http://www.openntf.org/blogs/openntf.nsf/d6plinks/NHEF-8R4ABK We used the Stackoverflow REST APIs to display the most recent requests on ...