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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 real-...
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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: https://api.stackexchange.com/users/2440312/answers?site=...
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Looking for a script to show countdown timer below posts for easier edits

On Stack Exchange sites, edits that are made within 5 minutes of posting a question or answer aren't counted. This is called the grace period. For example, if you post a new answer, and edit it after ...
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Review queues – bypassing/shunning “honeypot” stuff

Is there a solution against “honeypot” posts in review queues? As far as Ī noticed, there can be rather simple test: although the edit link (/posts/⋯/edit) is present below the “post”, attempt to ...
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How do I sort the /2.2/notifications endpoint?

I do not find information on the notifications api page. I am looking at this: https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/notifications I would like to be able to sort by creations date and other fields. is ...
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“We are no longer accepting questions from this account.”. Error with write access, using the API

I have created an application for testing write-access APIs. After registration, I can successfully retrieve an access token by hitting the URL: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=3973&...
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How do display names relate to at-mentions?

Display names seem to be able to use full-on Unicode, but this is not so for at-mentions (Comment-replies). At the very least, spaces are stripped when doing an at-mention for Test User; this would ...
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“client_id rejected” error when retrieving the access_token

I'm developing an application in C# and I to post questions, so I need an access token. I registered my application and I have received a client ID. Then I get the following query-string to get the ...
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Procedure for posting questions using the API, v2.2?

I want use one of the Stack Exchange V2.2 API (e.g. /questions/add) to post Stack Overflow questions from my website. I didn't find any app which is currently using the API for posting questions. As ...
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`last_editor` is missing but `last_edit_date` is present?

Some posts (questions or answers) have a last_edit_date but no last_editor. Does this always mean that the post was last edited by the post owner? Example: stackapps.com/a/3891/ PS: This issue ...
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Searching on Stack Overflow and using the API give different results?

I am trying to use the Stack Exchange API to see the trends on different topics. Looking at the API documentation, I see that I could do this using the /search path (it's documented that this method ...
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How to get my StackOverFlow API Key [duplicate]

I used to login in StackOverFlow site using my Gmail Id/password.How I will get my StackOverFlow API key? I require that key to fire a StackExchage API which requires authentication. Also, could ...
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Is there any API or documentation that would help my adding functionality to Q&A textareas?

I'm writing an userscript that should add some functionality to the main textarea (WMD) used to post and edit answers and questions. The functionality will usually need to do things like insert text ...
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How can I access all questions asked by an arbitrary user?

Within the web app for courses I organize, I'd like students to be able to provide their Stack Overflow username, so that we can pull in their most recent and unanswered questions. This information is ...
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Authentication not working properly

I'm using python to test the API calls and made a request for authentication specifying: client_id, client_secret, etc., to https://stackexchange.com/oauth It returns a 200 response. One issue here ...
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StackExchange API's request data is blank in Drupal 7

I'm trying to implement this simple request in Drupal 7 on my local machine: $request = drupal_http_request('https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/users?order=desc&sort=reputation&site=...
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Is developing, with the Stack Exchange API, possible on my local machine?

I'm sorry if this question seems trivial for the most of you but I'm not very familiar with OAuth and the Stack Exchange API. Is it possible to use this API in local environment for the development ...
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Does verifying OAuth2 `access_token` validity count towards API call quota?

Does this Stack Exchange API endpoint count towards quota usage? : http://api.stackexchange.com/docs/read-access-tokens (This is the most promising API call I found for verifying the validity ...
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How do I update redirect_uri param for a StackExchange App [duplicate]

I've created a StackExchange app but now I cannot find the edit page so I can update the app settings, like: redirect_uri - which is an OAuth param
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How to sort by the newest question?

I'm trying to retrieve the latest questions posted in a particular tag. What's the equivalent for: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/php?sort=newest&pagesize=15 I see that v1.1 API is ...
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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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“error_id”:500,“error_message”:“this error has been logged”,“error_name”:“internal_error”

I developed an application, user can give vote down or up to question or comments but when I send the request to the API of the stackexchenge the response it is not true and this back to me error ...
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Problems opening a question link into an iframe

When we execute a search request we can get back a list of matching questions. One of the properties of the response is called "link" which is a URL to the question itself. In my application, I ...
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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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Get user data using curb in Ruby

I am trying to get user data in my Rails app. I am doing this: url_so = "http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/231917?type=jsontext" curl = Curl::Easy.new(url_so) curl.perform data_obj = ...
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stackoverflow call returning some zipped data when I call from server side [duplicate]

When I call stackoverflow api from server side of my meteor application, I'm getting the follwoing result query var futt=new Future(); var userDetailsURL = "http://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/...
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(Unofficial) Stack Overflow, Windows Phone app forgets its place when sleeping

Sometimes, when I'm reading a question on this (unofficial) Stack Overflow, Windows Phone app, the phone goes to sleep. When I wake it up, it's forgotten I was reading a question, and has gone back to ...
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Exception while calling the API using code which works with local json file

I have written a Java application to fetch questions from Stack Overflow's site. The following is the output of the URI (System.out.println("GET " + get.getURI()); GET http://api....
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How to use the StackExchange object on a userscript?

This object seems to be available in all Stack Exchange pages and contains interesting information about the actual page, site, user, among others. Just type StackExchange on the console to check it ...
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StackPrinter Greasemonkey script is broken

I have previously installed and been working with the "StackPrinter" Greasemonkey script -- which displays a button on each Stack Exchange question to print that question with StackPrinter. Now, that ...
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Stack Exchange userscript template / boilerplate

I find it annoying to have to type the entire list of Stack Exchange sites to include every single time I make a new userscript. Furthermore, jQuery isn't automatically included by default. Is there ...
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“access_denied” error in the write answer at stackoverflow [duplicate]

I am providing an application (windows application), This application can search in the stackoverflow and show results. Then User can write answer for that Question or write comment for that, Now my ...
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Is it possible to create a private Q&A site using the Stack Exchange API?

I want to create a sort of private Q&A site to allow university students of the same courses to communicate. Is it possible by using the Stack Exchange API?
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My App unintentionally DoSed api, and my IP got blocked across all the sites, now what should I do?

I put a program in cron to run every 5 minutes, and that program loop 5 times and read each api site 12 seconds interval. But last night (12 hours ago), I noticed that my program broke and there was ...
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Why am I getting a 404 when trying to post a comment?

I'm dabbling around in /posts/{id}/comments/add, and I'm trying this query: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.1/posts/144890/comments/add?site=meta.stackover‌​flow&key=ArbQthisismykeyjyecuJQ((&...
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Syntax for Adding a Question as a Favorite?

I would like to be able to have my application make a request to the Stack Exchange API to favorite a question for the current user. The API specifies that this can be done via: /2.2/questions/{id}/...
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How to programmatically retrieve the access_token from client-side OAuth flow?

I'm making an application in C# and I need to both search and post answers, so I need an access token. I found some information, libraries, and code pieces: The authentication guide for the Stack ...
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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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In lieu of write access, can a user be referred to a site with title and tags in the URL?

For an app I'm working on, I'd like to refer users to Stack Overflow instead of providing an "Ask a Question" interface. Users will enter their question and I'll be using the similar API to suggest ...
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Getting Error 400 when using Authentication Broker in Win 8 App for Stackexchange API

I'm trying to connect to Stack Exchange API using OAuth. So far I've been able to get a token and retrieve data that does not require authentication. When i try do query that uses the authentication, ...
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Using StackApp Oauth with iOS custom url schemes

I am trying to create some demo application for iOS using the Stack Exchange API. I could not however, get the OAuth authorization done. I have used the custom URL schemes in my application. I open ...
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Do I need Stack Overflow's permission to launch my iOS app for Stack Overflow?

I have a Stack Overflow app for iOS that doesn't use the API. It just uses search and web (scraping?) to display questions. Do I need to get approval the from Stack Overflow team?
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How can I create a Stack Exchange app for windows phone? [duplicate]

There is no apps available for SE for windows phone platform. So I'm ready to develop one. How can I do? Please explain the procedure.
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Stack Overflow reputation API

I am creating one wordpress widget plugin that display different types of social media fans and followers counts. After that I feel that i also include Stack Overflow reputation for specific users. ...
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Get reputation changes across all sites without querying each one individually

I'm looking to make an app that shows your reputation changes throughout the network. /me/reputation-history/full almost accomplishes this, but it's on a per-site basis. I only want one query to get ...