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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 ...
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Do the terms “key” and “access_token” refer to the same thing?

I'm trying to get my head around all the limits and throttles but some terminology is confusing me: If an application does not have an access_token, then the application shares an IP based quota ...
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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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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 the “link” URL enough to uniquely identify an “inbox_item”?

I've been looking at the documentation on the inbox_item type, and I was wondering what is the correct way to uniquely identify an inbox_item? Is the "link" URL enough to uniquely identify an ...
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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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how to get the number of profile views

according to the documentation, a User object has an attribute view_count, indicating the number of views of the user's profile. An example is also given there. However, when I sent a request ...
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zWeatherFeed options? [closed]

I used zWeatherFeed to show weather, but I cant find any example to change options. <style> .weatherItem{padding-left:200px;} .odd{height:130px;} .weatherCity{font-weight:bold;} ...
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how to use tags/{tags}/related

I am new to stackapps. I am wondering how to apply /tags/{tags}/related to more than one tags. The documentation does not give an example. I tried /2.0/tags/c,java/related?site=stackoverflow, ...
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User profile_image dimensions

I'd like to use the user profile_image string property (which is the url of a user's avatar image e.g. http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/fbc10e7e541ba1f171a06af062bef7c0?s=128&d=identicon&r=PG) ...
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The migrated predicate on advanced_search seems underachieving

What does the migrated parameter to the advanced_search method mean? Setting it to true on CS finds only one question that has been migrated away, out of several: { "items": [ { ...
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Why does the web service fail sometimes for the Stack API?

It seems to have happened all of the sudden. My calls to the web service fails. What is the limit of calls per day with a registered app? I can't seem to remember where it says that, I can't seem to ...
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Link field on notification type

There is no link field on notification. Is this by design or a bug? If it's by design can it be changes so it's included, I can't see how to build the URL with only a post id, and not know what type ...
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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 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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Can you access a user's tag reputation/score via the API?

Is it possible to retrieve a user's tag specific reputation/score via the API? If not, is it possible to make an API call that returns enough information that you can calculate the value?
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String formatting in returned JSON objects

So I sat down this evening to play with the Stack Exchange API. I downloaded RestSharp, and used it to call the API. One thing the struck me was how strings are formatted, with regards to non-ASCII ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange API allows research on the body?

I want to use the Stack Exchange API to perform research on the question/answer's body but it seems impossible. Is that the case? If not, how do I go about doing it?
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Use stack2rss to receive responses via RSS

I'm trying to setup http://stack2rss.stackexchange.com/ to receive full-body "responses" (comments, edits, answers and so on) to my own stackoverflow questions via RSS, but I can't find the right ...
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Correct user behaviour when /me returns no items

So if a user has a StackExchange account but not an account for the specific Site, /me will return an empty items list. Ideally in this case, my application would send them off to 'the' URL where ...
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Can we have the display_name field in the /me/associated route?

I'm reading the Authentication documentation and I've noticed that the /me/associated route returns fields like user_id, badges, reputation but not the display_name, even specifying a custom Filter. ...
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Why can I access the API from a browser but not wget?

If I try to access the following from firefox everything works even if I'm not logged in http://api.stackexchange.com/2.0/users/19068?order=desc&sort=reputation&site=stackoverflow However ...
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/me API endpoint returning 500 error

I'm making an authenticated call to /me: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.0/me?access_token=[redacted]&site=stackoverflow&key=[redacted] But it's returning: ...
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“client_id not provided” when trying to obtain an access_token

So I'm trying to authenticate with the v2 API via oauth2. I have a code, so I'm POSTing to https://stackexchange.com/oauth/access_token and ideally get an access_token back. Instead I get an ...
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API returning character entities in JSON

I noticed display names in the JSON contain HTML character entities; e.g. /2.0/users/718618?order=desc&sort=reputation&site=stackoverflow Gives me: { "items": [ { "user_id": ...
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Reputation API to display a reputation history

I'm building something similar to the reputation graph / summary on the SO user page. The answer explains that the /users/{ids}/reputation API method gives a sum of reputation for the period. So ...
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Is Stackusers.com gone or just down?

Stackusers.com has been down for a few days. Is it down for good? (Hope this is an appropriate question... seems OK per FAQ).
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Receiving “redirect_uri does not match the uri used to create the passed code”, when it does match

Summary Using Oauth2, when I go to pick up the access_token, I get the following error from the server: access_denied: redirect_uri does not match the uri used to create the passed code. From what I ...
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Registering app for API 2.0 key without Oauth domain

I'm trying to register an app, but it states that I need to add an OAuth domain. But I have Enable Client Side OAuth Flow disabled, because I don't need it right now. I basically have two questions: ...
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What happened to the recent API contest?

I am curious to know the results of recent stackoverflow contest It has been removed from the api.stackoverflow page and no updates were seen. I believe that the deadline for the results ...
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Is there any API to support creating a new question on stackoverflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Post questions using API I know there is api for stackoverflow. It looks like the APIs are read-only, supporting the Get/Search operation. Is there any API to support ...
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400 Error when attempting to retrieve authenticated user data

I am attempting to use the /me API to retrieve an authenticated user's details but I am recieving a 400 error. I am able to complete the OAuth2 dance and have been able to capture the access token ...
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Making use of the *“has_more”: true* json attribute in the Json response from stackoverflow

When issuing requests to the stackoverflow-api, I set the pagesize to a 100 (which is the maximum possible). However, some json responses contain this attribute (normally at the very bottom): ...
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Handling working of PHP API key on webpage

I'm building a phpapi and in this api will be giving my clients API key generated for each client. So basically my client will be sending client id, his personal data(to be stored in DB) & an ...
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Security certificate error when logging in with myOpenID

I have written an application that embeds the WebKit rendering engine (the same rendering engine used in Safari and Chrome). This application makes use of the /inbox route and therefore requires the ...
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Add close-vote information to the questions object

Would it be possible to add close/reopen vote information to the questions object? For example, you usually see something along the lines of: close (3) when a question has three (current) ...