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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 ...
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How to access my App info

I've registered for an app yesterday, but I'm not finding where should I go to see/edit it's info again. I've search through profile, at stackexchange.com but could'n find it.
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Getting unauthorized_error when using OAuth2.0

I want to create a simple desktop application which connects to my account and shows some information in the status bar. I've been trying to authenticate using OAuth2.0 but I'm getting stuck and I ...
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Can I place my Android application here?

I have an Android application, which is written by me and placed on Google Play Store, Can I place that application on stack apps site ?
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Questions returned by /questions/{ids}/related do not contain link properties

The API docs claim that /questions/{ids}/related return question objects, but I can't find a link property on the returned questions at all. Is there some sort of workaround to find the link for a ...
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JSON parsing, won't work

Hi i'm using the stackapps api, retrieving questions by tags the code works well, and the json is returned, now i need to parse the json and i think there is somenthing wrong with my code: $.ajax({ ...
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Ajax get questions by tags ERROR

i'm trying getting questions by tags. this is my simple code and i'm running this from my http://localhost: <script type="text/javascript"> $(function(){ $.ajax({ ...
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How can I get beta sites to show on StackApplet (v1.5.1)

I installed StackApplet v1.5.1 and it works fine, although the refresh time of 5 mins minimum is a bit slow. However, I have an account in Robotics which is in beta state. How can I get notifications ...
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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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How to access global stackexchange user favourites in a feed?

I was looking for a way to IFTTT my questions, and found this recipe, that automaqically saves your favourited questions to Evernote. Nice. It uses stack2rss (thus the SE API) to provide a feed with ...
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stack overflow data dump utility error - mysql

I have the SODDI v.11 utility (although the screen says v.10) I also have the SODD from 092011. When I try to import the SF/MSF data, I get: Table 'SF.VoteTypes' doesn't exist. It creates the ...
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Is it safe to change the OAuth Domain?

I'm about to develop a small application that will use the Stack Exchange API. I understand that I have to provide an OAuth Domain when I register the application with Stack Exchange. Right now, I am ...
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Clarification on related tags for a tag returned by API

I was assuming that the related tags API call, returns all the tags that co-occur with the input tag. But a closer look at the API documentation indicate the following: Returns the tags that are ...
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Algorithm for calculating filter

What is the Algorithm that one can use to make filters like !-u2CTCBE? For example /2.1/filters/create?include=question.body&unsafe=false returns "filter": "!9hnGssGO4". How is this String ...
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Get Key for my application

I am creating Stack Overflow client application and have reach limit to request. So I decided to get the Key from my application, but got a little confused. When I requested the Key I provided ...
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What is the api_site_parameter of stackapps.com in API 2.x

What is the api_site_parameter of stackapps.com in API 2.x? https://api.stackexchange.com/2.1/sites doesn't list stackapps. Why?
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How to get Question/Answer body in the API response using filters?

I am looking through the API documentation and i am confused how to make a call with filters. I am specifically looking for get the question /answer body back. Is it possible. Could not find any ...
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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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Why is my API quota not resetting after UTC reset?

According to How API Keys Work, the default daily API limit -- which is per site, per day -- is 300. I started with 300, as expected, but over a period of days, I've noticed that the remaining quota ...
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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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What to do with “OAuth Domain” in the registration page for a browser user script?

I want to register my first project so I can make more API calls without hitting the limit now that it seems to be good enough for others to use. My project is a browser userscript that works with ...
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edit-comment method returns 405 error

Trying to understand how edit-comment method could be used. I passed valid token with write_access, valid key, and existed comment id, but all I've got is: { "error_id": 405, "error_name": ...
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Why does adding fromdate=<long time ago> return a different set than without it?

I've been trying to get some stats for the Windows 8 challenge over on Super User. I've noticed that there are some questions missing if I add fromdate=0. Why is this? Without fromdate: ...
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Using Stack2RSS, why can I get feeds for some SE sites and not others?

I can use Stack2RSS to easily get RSS feeds of some StackExchange sites but not others: The pattern if I understand the API is http://stack2rss.stackexchange.com/{SiteName}/questions Substituting ...
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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 to get the site name from document to pass to API?

Most APIs take a parameter site which must be set to the name of the site your queries are about. For meta.travel or travel. But of course sites have various names, for example ...
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How do I know what apps on my stackexchange account I have already authorized?

I'm developing an app using the stackexchange oauth, I want to revoke my permissions to this app for testing the overall process, but I can't find which apps I have authorized.
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is there a way to use my app to authenticate users with only a StackOverflow account with the stackExchange oauth api 2.1?

Recently I registered an app in http://stackapps.com/ to provide a way to authenticate users with their stackoverflow account. but I notice that https://stackexchange.com/oauth only works for users ...
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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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HTTP 400 “Bad Request” while using “access_token” in request Url

I registered an app, obtained a key and I have implemented the implicit OAuth 2.0 flow in a Windows 8 desktop app (as per the documentation available here). After receiving and storing the access ...
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Using an existing Java oAuth implementation to access the Stack Exchange 2 Api?

I found the Scribe oAuth api and I was wondering how a call would work with the Stack Exchange API, since that uses oAuth. I'm sorta green when it comes to oAuth but I'm planning on writing an ...
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Confusing documentation re vectorized requests limits

The documentation for vectorized requests says this: Most methods that take ids in the Stack Exchange API will take up to 100 of them in a single go. This allows applications to batch work and ...