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Is there an SO API which can fetch all Questions & Answers for a particluar Keywords

I am looking for an API which helps in fetching all the Questions & Answers from SO and other Stack Exchange sites only on a particular "keyword". Later using XML RPC these questions will be ...
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Locked vs Closed

Whats the difference between locked and closed API wise. What I mean is why is this question locked: http://money.stackexchange.com/questions/4755/should-i-get-a-credit-card-closed But this one ...
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/question/unanswered, what exactly does it give?

It says no upvoted answers? Does that mean no accepted answers or no answers which have a positive vote? I'm kind of confused about the whole /answered result. I'm trying to get questions with 0 ...
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How to search all Questions & Answers on specific keyword with PHPstack library?

I am trying to build a page specific to one keyword which should pull all the questions and their respective answers from Stack overflow. I tried phpstack 1.1.1, but no luck. I saw a function ...
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Is something filtering 'document.cookie' in SO pages?

My colleague and I are developing an annotation tool for web resources. One way The user can us the tool is to click a special bookmarklet to view the current page with annotations added. The ...
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Problem accessing API endpoints from Google App Engine

I'm experiencing a weird problem on StackPrinter hosted on Google App Engine. It seems that the application can't reach several endpoints like Super User or Server Fault; Stack Overflow and other ...
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How to check if a given question is changed

What is the fastest way to check if a question is changed using the API calls? For my purpose (a cache), a question is considered changed if: A new comment is added to the question or to any of its ...
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last_activity_date meaning on /questions route

I would like to add a cache layer to my app for questions, answers and comments. The last_activity_date parameter on /questions route seems a valid candidate (probably the only way available) The help ...
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Error Using Stacky v1.0 Binaries in an Azure Worker Role

The following error is being thrown when calling the StackyClient.GetUser method from within an Azure Worker Role: Method 'ReadJson' in type 'Stacky.UnixDateTimeConverter' from assembly 'Stacky, ...
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Difference between stackauth URLs

On stackauth theres: stackauth.com/sites stackauth.com/1.0/sites Which one should be used (bearing that yesterday the one with the API version was unavailable)
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Google App Engine [app]s - We are all on the same quota!

Noticing a couple of "This IP has exceeded the request-per-day limit" errors on StackPrinter log, I asked for a verification and the prompt answer was: There are a number of [app]s using ...
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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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Maximum tags for a question on any SE site

Is the maximum tags for all SE sites (and those in the future) 5?
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Is there a Stack Exchange notification app for Windows 7?

Is there a Stack Exchange notification app for Windows 7?
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Site Icon Hash in stackauth.com/sites

How do I cache the images properly, I think asked this somewhere before, but it hasn't affected me until gameing site went out of beta. It's HTTP headers or something isn't Ok I used George's ...
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Will the new traffic measuring formula be available via the API as well?

From this MSO answer: stackexchange.com/sites was just updated today to use a new formula for traffic. Area 51 is still using the old formula, but will be updated soon to use the new formula. ...
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Which nested objects and arrays are optional?

I am handcrafting a JSON Schema for the API, and there is some meta missing from the nested 'returns' objects and arrays. The relevant information I need is: if it is an array, can it be undefined ...
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api.stackoverflow.com down?

I am currently getting errors when trying to access the stack overflow api. I have tried others (superuser and serverfault) and they seem to work. Is this by design or did the api unintentionally go ...
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stackapps favicon inconsistent rendering

A lot of us are using the favicon in our apps as it is a quite convenient size. It seems that IE does not like the stackapps favicon palette and renders the background black. While I do cache the ...
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How to access the text of the page returned using curl?

This is what curl http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/113124/favorites returns ...
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How can I see the next page of favorites using the SO API?

http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/113124/favorites only shows me 30 favourites. How can I see the rest?
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SOAPI data fails on WP7

Im trying to simply get all of the recent questions using Windows Phone 7. But I keep getting an ObjectDisposedException My Code is not complicated: public void BeginGetAllRecentQuestions() { ...
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Silverlight download JSON from API fails

I cant seem to download the JSON for the questions on SO, I cant get the HTML and JSON from other addresses, but the SO API always returns jibberish. Here is my code: public void ...
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Are there any hi-res versions of SO logo that we can use in our apps?

I'd really like either multiple sizes (from icon up) or hi-res or best of all a vector version. I want my app to look as good as possible and I'm sure SO would want to be well represented.
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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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How do I find a user based upon email hash?

I'm looking for specific guidance on how to locate a user on SO by email address. I'll use this information to work with the API and determine how many points they have on the site.
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Can the API return info re “new replies” icon?

I would like to be able to query the status of the "new mail" icon that shows whether there is new comments or favorites activity. Is this possible?
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Area51 does not show up in the associated accounts query

Is this on purpose and if yes why?
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Is there a Stack Exchange icon available?

StackAuth /sites route provides all the site's icons except for the one of the Stack Exchange master site. Could you please provide it in some way (a static SVG would be good)?
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What exactly is the 'user' on a post_timeline?

What exactly is the 'user' on a post_timeline? I am assuming that it is the user responsible for the action, if not the user, but I cannot be sure as the JSON structure used to document the results ...
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are clientaccesspolicy.xml and crossdomain.xml excluded from throttling

These files are requested by the user agent as needed and the programmer has no knowledge or control over these requests. The abuse potential connected with these files is nil(?) It seems that it ...
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api performance slow

this query takes ~30 seconds. Seems abnormal to me http://api.stackapps.com/1.0/users/14/questions?pagesize=100&answers=true&body=true&comments=true&page=1
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Maximum tag name length?

Does this exist? Or it is again just the "suggested size" with no hard limits? Im trying to figure out how to best store them in a database.
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Announcement: StackExchange API Development Wiki

RIP August 24, 2010 - April 26, 2013 Due to lack of interest and the increasing burden of maintenance, I have decided to close down this wiki. Most of the information that it contains is ...
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-430 rep - why?

I just lost 430 rep. from 6777 earlier today to 6347. This seems to be localized to my account only. Why?
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How do I fetch one question at a time starting from the latest?

I'm trying to fetch questions one by one, starting from the latest, so that I can create an infinite stream of questions in a Clojure program. I haven't yet been able to do so. I can't just get the ...
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Why have recent dev-tip posts been forced into community wiki without explanation despite ongoing community self-regulation?

Preface Please note that this question is neither about community wiki nor reputation, rather about acceptable moderation, (to stress that I've made it community wiki in itself). Therefore I need to ...
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How to retrieve notifications for a given user.

There seems to be a few of these "dev-tips" so I'll share a problem I have. To notify a user of comments directed to them, we use the users/{id}/mentioned method. However, notifying a user of ...
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How to generate a list of users ranked by bug report submissions.

The use case is to generate a list of bug report submissions, grouped by User, of the following counts in descending order: bug bug + status-completed bug + status-deferred bug + status-bydesign ...
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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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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 calculate a list of users ranked by question score (votes sum) totals.

The API provides methods to sort and filter individual questions by score. In order to calculate the question score (votes sum) totals per User, some grouping and set operations are required. e.g. ...
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How to calculate a list of users ranked by question view count totals.

The API provides methods to sort and filter individual questions by view count. In order to calculate the question view count totals per User, some grouping and set operations are required. e.g. ...
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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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What are the mechanics of private API beta badge/reputation rewards?

Update: George Edisons comments appear to explain most issues raised here (if not all), so I reformulated the question to reduce the noise and allow for an answer accordingly. I have considered to ...
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What constitutes 'active participation' in the private API beta?

In trying to understand some continued weirdness regarding badge/reputation rewarding in the context of private API participation I failed to find the explanation what exactly constitutes 'active ...
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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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suggest add favicon.ico to api endpoints

It will reduce 404 entries in your logs and in our browser based fiddler results. Cheap, easy, fast. GET /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1 Accept: */* Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 ...
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What timezone is used in the API?

When a timestamp is used, for example the fromdate parameter in /questions, what timezone are dates in? Is the number supposed to be in milliseconds or in seconds? To get the current time to pass as ...
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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 = ...