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Is it possible to have no sorting - to just show results in order of inputted IDs?

I'm trying to send multiple IDs at once (up to a max of 100), but need to use the data in the same order I send the request with. So, if I send IDs 1;2;3;4, I would like to receive the JSON sorted in ...
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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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Load answers to a question with review-like wrapper HTML

I'm trying to implement this feature request in SOUP, but I'm having trouble figuring out a good way to actually load the answers. I can just load the full question page (like this one, for example) ...
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Using Stack overflow [duplicate]

Can we use Stack Overflow API 2.2 (or any other latest version) to extract the information (Threads, Answers, users etc), as mentioned in the documentation in https://api.stackexchange.com/docs. We ...
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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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Question up-voting is not working from my code?

I am trying to upvote a question using the Stack Exchange API in android, via the /2.2/questions/{questionID}/upvote route. But in the log, it's just showing something like: ...
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How to get Question/Answer body in the API response using filters?

I am specifically looking to get the question/answer body back. Is it possible? I am looking through the API documentation and I'm confused about how to make a call with filters. Sample call I'm ...
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How do I get the body of an answer, as well as the author? [duplicate]

I am using this call to get the body of an answer : http://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions/5877753/answers?order=desc&sort=activity&site=stackoverflow But this only gives the author of ...
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How to install the Stack Exchange API 2.2? [duplicate]

I am sorry, this may seem obvious but I really can't find any installation guide/link anywhere. I need the Objective-C API.
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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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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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Desktop login URL: WebBrowser hangs (.NET) - JavaScript endless-loop

I am using .NET 4 and trying to use the desktop authentication via the web-browser control (WPF and/or WinForms; StackApp NNTP bridge for accessing StackExchange forums (like StackOverflow)). It seems ...
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Ability to support json type for post request

Right now we it uses url encode to post authenticated request. Maybe an option for application json?
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How can i extract a user information on Stack Overflow using Python and stack Overflow App

I am new to python. I want to extract a user bio, answers, questions they made in Stack Overflow. Can I do that using the API? For ex: can I extract the user: name bio and number of questions ...
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JSON parsing, won't work

I'm using the Stack Apps API. Retrieving questions by tags works well, and the JSON is returned. Now I need to parse the JSON and there is something wrong with my code: $.ajax({ url: ...
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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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Would it be a problem if my server polls the API every minute or so about 1 of my questions on my list?

I know that officially identical requests cannot 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 ...
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Does a user only need to log in once to access all sites?

When I use stack exchange sites on my desktop web browser, I log in once using stack exchange ID and then when I navigate to sites I don't belong to, it automatically associates me with the new site. ...
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404 “This Method cannot be called this way” when getting user's inbox

I'm doing a POST request to https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/users/<id>/inbox to get the users' inbox items. However I'm getting a 400 error on the request, and a JSON body saying it was a 404 ...
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Is there any app that could extract and manage questions from Stack Overflow?

I'm looking for help with a Stack Overflow application that could do the following things for me: Extract the top voted questions at a given date and tag Extract the answered questions of some given ...
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Official support for SE apps

Is SE a company, or to put it another way, is it possible to develop apps for SE itself, rather than as a 3rd party? I find it frustrating to get to a complete list of my sites, you have to go to ...
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After user login, how do you ask user for permissions?

For an app on Windows Phone, I'm missing the page after you enter your login credentials and click submit. When I debug on my device, after I log in I obtain the correct response Uri with access ...
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Where are the built-in filters?

On api.stackexchange.com/docs/create-filter it states: there are a number of built-in filters which cover common use cases. Where can I find them? Can you make built-in filters a link? I need ...
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The StackWrap4J java wrapper gives nothing but `JSONException`s?

I'm using the StackWrap4J java wrapper for the Stack Overflow API. But every code I try, that uses methods of this java wrapper, ends with this JSONException: ...
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Key doesn't match a known application

I'm running into a really weird issue and I would appreciate any guidance on what I'm doing wrong. So I recently applied for an API key here on Stack Exchange and it went through fine. So let's say ...
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API error: 500, “this error has been logged” when retrieving questions

I am using the following URL to get new questions: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions?pagesize=100&page=1&fromdate=1423639578&site=stackoverflow&key=MY_KEY_HERE I get: ...
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OAuth2 Authentication Redirection error in PHP

I'm trying to authenticate into Stack Exchange's API with the following URL: ...
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Array boolean values are returning empty

I am trying to convert a JSON array to a PHP array, and the boolean values are being lost. I think I need to loop round using foreach() and cast the items as they are placed in to the new array, but I ...
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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: ...
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Showing Different user on posting a comment on test environment

I am testing stack exchange API to post a comment to the test environment(http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3122/formatting-sandbox).I am providing the client_id and key for my current ...
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Question's body rendering in Android's webview

I've developed an app that get questions from Stack using REST APIs and shows them in a WebView. My problem now is that the body often contains placeholders that must be "replaced" with the real ...
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How can I show recently answered questions and answers in my blog site?

I would like to showcase some of my Stack Exchange answers in my blog site. I couldn't find a relevant post on how to implement this. Also, from what I can see, in order to use the API a user needs ...
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How can a userscript detect when a post's been edited in place, so that it can do stuff to the newly edited post?

I recently built a userscript for Board Games Stack Exchange. On page load, it scans questions and answers for certain plaintext patterns and replaces them with some HTML, making the posts prettier. ...
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How to retrieve the body of an accepted answer using the API?

I would like to retrieve accepted answers with complete answer body for a given question (using id) or a free form text (q). I have tried the /search/advanced and /search/excerpts routes -- setting: ...
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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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Unable to download data from the API using UNIX wget?

I want to download the JSON data from this sample API call into a file. I tried using wget, like so: wget -O ~/ks/json.txt ...
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Obtain JSON equivalent of a full Q&A HTML page?

I want to write an application for which, after some logic to select a set of questions, it would be most convenient to get the whole set of stuff at once that is normally shown on a Stack Exchange ...
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Getting questions that have a specific tag or tags?

In the current API (2.1 and 2.2), how do you get questions that have a specific tag or tags? EG: All Stack Overflow questions asked in the past 2 months tagged 'ruby'? All Stack Overflow questions ...
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Get UserId by passing email ID in the Stack Exchange API?

The Stack Exchange API is mostly based on 'ids'. IE /2.2/users/{ids}/top-tags?site=stackoverflow How can we get {ids} for a particular user using his email id or name? Is there any method available ...
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What's the difference between the Stack Exchange API and the Stack Overflow API?

I heard about the Stack Overflow API. Is there a Stack Overflow API available. Or is it the same as the Stack Exchange API?
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Which reputation events are private?

I've been reading the API documentation on retrieving a user's reputation history (docs/types/reputation-history) and Stack Overflow's description of how reputation is calculated. But, I can't find ...
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Can I ask the API to tell me to back off? [duplicate]

I'm creating a bot that collects all tags from a given site (and over all sites in the network). I would obviously like to run this bot in as little time as possible, but I also do not want to overly ...
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What about actually identical requests?

Now, it says here that I should not make lots of semantically equivalent requests. It also says that there is a lot of caching. So I was wondering, what about exactly identical requests. Should I wait ...
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How to increase the allowed number of API calls?

Stack Exchange provides the possibility to do a limited number of API calls per day from the same IP (10,000 if the customer registers the app). Is it possible to get that number increased?
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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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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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Stack Exchange API not realtime?

I was testing the inbox/unread API but noticed that there is a big delay between one gets a message, and this message gets included in the API response. Like one minute or more. Is this API not ...
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Is it possible to access data in real-time using the Stack Exchange API?

I want to show an animation of: Questions being asked and answered in the most popular tag Comments being posted New users joining All in real time. Is there access to real-time data?
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How to get data related to Winter Bash?

I was thinking of creating a nice question on Programming Puzzles & Code Golf related to Winter Bash 2014, but I need some specific data for that question - The number of hats of each user. Is ...
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Total Number Of Answers

I need to find the total number of answers submitted by a user on stackoverflow. I tried the following: I got my json from the following: ...