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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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API Implicit Authentication with Python

I am working on an desktop inbox notifier for StackOverflow, using the API with Python. The script I am working on first logs the user in on StackExchange, and then requests authorisation for the ...
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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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Posting question using StackExchange API

I created one app to post questions to Stack Exchange Websites. While checking in doc page of my application, i.e., https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/create-question, the question is posted. If I do ...
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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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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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Retrieve inbox notifications

Hi, Is there a way to retrieve any notification that appears in the inbox of stackexchange? Or is there another technique to retrieve notifications on updates?
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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 to get unread reputation changes via the API?

I want to write a desktop widget that checks the Stack Exchange API every several seconds and tells me if there are any new reputation changes. I can't figure out what API method I can use for that. ...
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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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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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Can the redirect_uri contain port number?

Is it possible to have the redirect_uri contain a specific port? For example: example.com:8080 Assuming that example.com is my registered domain, is the 8080 allowed? I have tried to put it as part ...
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How to quickly retag a question from the API?

I'm playing with the write API, and I'd like to simply retag a question. This is the code I have so far: $editURL = 'https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions/' . $question->{"question_id"} . ...
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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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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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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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How can I get the “follower” count for a given tag on a site?

One of the metrics (albeit a somewhat weak one) of a given tag's "health" is how many followers it has. I believe this is the count of how many users have the tag on their "Favorite Tags" list. You ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Stacky JSON error

I'm trying to use Stacky to grab a question from Stackoverflow, however I always an error. The error thrown is: JsonReaderException was unhandled - Unexpected character encountered while parsing ...
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Is there an api to post questions without using the websites interface?

I wanted to post questions after a proper user authentication explained here. Is there anyway I can do this?
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Why does Stats Return a Statistics Array

Why does the stats API Call return an Array instead of just an object? Example Response: { "statistics": [ { "total_questions": 723903, "total_unanswered": 114097, ...
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Clickable link in “Try It” section of some doc pages

In the "Try It" section of some doc pages, the link is not present. It is present in the below image Its not present in the below image
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Do the questions tagged “placeholder” need it explicitly in the title?

I have create a placeholder question, but just noticed that all the other ones have "(placeholder)", "[PLACEHOLDER]" or some variant in the title. Do I need to include it in the title if it's tagged? ...
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Where is “items” & “badge_counts” documentation?

Where is the items & badge_counts documentation? This is returned as JSON. I am using the /me/associated query function.
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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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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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Does the StackExchange API have a WSDL file?

The title pretty much says it all: Does the StackExchange API have a WSDL file to help implement access to the API?
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How to convert a (javascript) date to the API timestamp format?

When I am using this page for the Stack Exchange API /search path, I can see that it is generating time-stamps in this format: fromdate=1380326400&todate=1380412800 What is this date format? ...
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Creating a PHP script to use the stack api

I would like to know how to use the Stack API and get all questions with a particular tag. I am coding in PHP. So I would like to write a script which can get all questions with a particular tag. I ...