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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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How are filters created?

Can someone explain how Filters are created in the Stackexchange v2 API? The documentation mentions the following for /filters/create: It is not expected that many applications will call this ...
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In API 2.0, what happened to questions sorted by “featured?”

I was looking for a way to grab the list of "featured" questions via the API, and I stumbled across several answers that all point to the same solution: Shouldn't there be a separate call for ...
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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 ...
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Find user using e-mail address

I'm wondering if there is a simple way of using the API to find users given their e-mail address. So far, I've found the following: the search API only lets you search for questions the users API ...
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Update the default filter editor to use the API key

When I run a sample query using the SE API browser (is that right term?), say against /questions for example (here), I'll always see something to the effect of: ... "quota_remaining": 9424, ...
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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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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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Why aren't my application icons being used in the “Top Apps” list?

I've got application icons listed for each of my apps, but the "Top Apps" list shows the default "pages with gears" icon instead. Each time I've registered the application before posting a question ...
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Why does badges/ids/recipients return badges not users?

I can't understand why badges/{ids}/recipients returns badges and not users? You must pass the badge ID in, so it should be given that you already know what the badge is. If it returns 30 objects you ...
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Name changes for a few methods

The following method names have been changed for reasons of consistency. /access-tokens/{accessTokens}/read is now /access-tokens/{accessTokens} /filter/create is now /filters/create ...
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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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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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Would implementing both 1.1 and 2.0 APIs in an app/script to get around the API quotas be considered abuse?

In another question I asked it was established that The ip, and user/app-pair quotas are separate in V1.x and V2.0. So with this in mind would an app or script which implemented like methods for ...
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How do I get a filter to let through the fields I specify?

I've created a filter based on the "none" filter with include fields for all those I will need for my application. While the filter I created looks fine to me, it doesn't appear to return any results ...
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User to de-authorise app?

The API makes use of OAuth to allow queries such as /inbox/unread. In the documentation however, I cannot seem to find a way for the user to control actively the authentication: Is there a place for ...
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Do calls on the 1.1 API and the 2.0 count against each other's limits?

Do the old 1.1 API and new 2.0 share limits? Or do my StackApps running on 1.1 calls not affect my limits for apps running on 2.0 calls?
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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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Conditional GET support for chat RSS feeds?

I'm trying to use one of the RSS feeds from chat.stackexchange.com in my application. I'm using the python feedparser package for this. Feedparser supports a couple of different "conditional get" ...
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How to register application for API implicit authentication?

I am working on an applet to for Cairo-Dock, to check the user's StackExchange inbox. Right now I've worked around this by using the genuwine json feed, but that's not stable since posts are marked as ...
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How to set the stack apps post for an application

On the app management page, when you select one of your apps it says stack apps post, and for me at least says not set. Clicking edit doesn't give an option to set it?
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Is it possible to register V2.0 apps that are not web apps?

I want to register an app that will use the V2.0 API here: http://stackapps.com/apps/oauth/register. However, the app will run on a mobile phone so I cannot enter a domain name. What can I possibly ...
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Authentication Statistics are the same for all apps

I know the stats are new, I'm not sure if they are still in development. But they are identical for the 3 apps I have registered, given that the app's id is in the URL of the stats page, I guess the ...
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No views_per_day in /info route?

I'm not particularly crying over it, just curious why the views_per_day field was dropped?
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Fairly subtle filter bug between 8 am and 10 pm UTC Dec. 29th

This is a public service announcement about a bug that most people probably didn't notice, but might be biting you pretty hard about now. Between 8 AM and 10 PM UTC December 29th, filters generated ...
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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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2.0 tags API returns only created tags

Searching for tags, using the inname parameter AND a date range returns only the tags that were created in that period, not the tags that were used in that period. When searching by inname only, or ...
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2.0 API get votes

I've been searching the 2.0 API for a list of my own (up and down) votes. I don't see them in the API. I don't think this is a prohibitively resource intensive query or that it can be used to ...
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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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Access token quota

The documentation says that each user gets 5 distinct quotas of 10,000 requests per 24 hours, and as I interpret it, per app. If an application does have an access_token, then the application is ...
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How to provide a logout button for authentication?

How would you provide a logout button for an app that uses authentication. (Not so that the user has to choose to accept or reject the app, that's deleting the app from their tab) Basically force the ...
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How do I get a GreaseMonkey/UserScript to interact with the Live Preview?

I've converted a script that I hope to get embedded on a StackExchange site (Lego Answers) to a GreaseMonkey/Userscript but I'd like to get it interacting with the live preview when creating or ...
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Invalidating access token vs de auth app?

Other that invalidating an access token doesn't remove the app from the apps tab (why not?) whats the difference between these two methods?
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What are the paging parameters to the info method used for?

As far as I can tell, there can only be one info object returned from the info method, so why does the method take page and page_size?
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Policy on shipping working examples that use the explicit authentication flow in an SDK?

I'd like to ship a working example of using the explicit authentication flow in Stack.PHP. I have no trouble embedding the API key and app ID in the example. The problem lies in embedding the client ...
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Is there a way to programmatically access chat?

I'm thinking about starting a project where I'd like to have access to the "chat" feature of the stack exchange sites. I saw this project here: ...
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Same redirect URL for Approve and Reject

Why, when I'm requesting /oauth/dialog and selecting either of the options I get redirected to the same URL with different hash values? It's not a bug per-se, just an observation I made while ...
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Stackoverflow user/id to get data to a website

I am trying to get users stackoverflow info on to my website using the ids of their stackoverflow account they provide us. I am trying to get the JSON content that is available from this link: ...
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Point of /users/{id}/inbox?

What is the need for the user ID in: https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/user-inbox Given that it will only return the inbox of the authenticated user, and deny a mismatching user id. The only needed ...
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API v2.0 Developing desktop app

If I am developing a client side application, what kind of domain should I provide to 0Auth callback? Can it be a custom application-centric scheme (like myapp://oauthcallback/)?
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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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Am I out of luck if my http client doesn't support gzip decoding?

I'm playing with the oauth2 support in v2-beta with an http client that doesn't support gzip decoding. (My client is http spec compliant but can't deal with the non-compliance of the api on this ...
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What is the unix epoch date, range [0, 253,402,300,799] in the API docs?

The type of the fromdate or todate in several methods is set to unix epoch date, range [0, 253,402,300,799] I don't know what that is and I can't find any information -- can someone explain it ...
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Why user/top-answer-tags doesn't return any results?

I userd python to call ansauthor=site.user(641) in the cooking website. then I used ansauthor.top-answer-tags However, it doesn't return anything. Then I called ansauthor.top-answer-tags.fetch() It ...
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Answers without owners

Is it valid for StackOverflow data to have an answer that does not have an owner? For example if you hit the following API url http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/answers/18, it does not bring back an ...
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List of possible values for user_type on API for users

I'm starting to work with the API and I see on the call to retrieve a user or multiple users one of the fields that is returned is user_type. So far I have only seen a value of "registered" come back ...
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Is there an API to upload images to SE's imgur installation?

Is there an API for uploading images to the StackExchange-specific imgur installation? I could use the main imgur site, but they don't keep the images indefinitely. Use case: It would be ...
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Is there a maximum on the number of search results returned (using the SO API)?

I was trying to do statistics on post from some not-too-popular tags like matlab, using the search method. It appears that it will never return a total larger than 2000. Is this a hard limit that ...
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How to get a User's picture (Avatar)

I've seen a couple of StackApps that have the actual picture for the user profile. Is that coming from the API, and if so how? If not I'm assuming they are using some screen-scrapping to get that ...
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User on main site, also on meta?

If a user has an account on one of the stack exchange site, I thought they had an account on it's Meta site. This doesn't seem the case in the associated users API route for one user (that's all ...