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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 ...
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How to search my threads based on some key words?

As I have already many threads in some StackExchange sites, sometime I would like to be able to search among them, for instance, based on some key words. Does anyone know how to do that? Thank you!
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How to get questions higher than ID

How can I get questions sorted by Question_Id in descending? (Sorted by creation is working) and how to get questions higher than given ID (or higher than last questions creation), my idea is to get ...
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How to get tags using the API?

I have a requirement in my application to show the technical skills (tags) in auto-complete format like Stack Overflow has. Is there any example to get the tags from Stack Overflow using JavaScript ...
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How to get the actual “body” of a question or answer?

How do I actually get the body (i.e. the textual content) of any say question or answer. For example, for question (id= 7406104), I call: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/questions/7406104 But in ...
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StackAuth.com user's id

What ID should I pass to stackauth.com/1.1/users/{id}/associated url to get user's associations? The description of the api call states: id – a set of up to 10 users' association ids, obtained ...
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Where do I get UUID for fetching user's associations?

Yesterday (09/17/2011) I could go to my stackexchange site's profile page and grab UUID from the url: I could use this UUID to fetch user's associations with stack exchange network. Now said URL ...
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Maximum requests

I know officially that identical requests cant be done in more than one minute. But would it be a problem if I had a server which had a list of question IDs (say 10 per user, so reasonable max 10,000 ...
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How to get a users reputation ranking/position?

Using the SO API request http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users/{userId}, I can get a user's current reputation score with no problems. What I'd like to know is where the user's rank in the set of all ...
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API to get the small tag info displayed in the popup

I do not know if this is possible, or if this is even prohibited, but here goes. I am creating a website where I talk a lot about the web and different programming languages. Now I want to create ...
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Does stackapplet support an http proxy ?

I installed stackapplet on Ubuntu desktop 10.04 from their PPA. This installed stackapplet version 1.5+151~lucid1. This is my computer at work and it is behind an http proxy. I couldn't find anywhere ...
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How do you get the association_id from the CC data dump?

I am working with StackExchange /users/ data and trying to get a user's "united" profile, to see what sites they're active in other than the queried site. As an example: ...
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FAQ's URL for any SE Site?

Since I cannot find anything relevant in the API (I guess /stats endpoint would be most relevant): Is it safe to assume that every SE Site has its FAQ at location: site_url/faq ?
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Stack family site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can i make an internal Q&A site like StackExchange? I've had a brief look at the stackapps site and the StackExchage API, but I was unable to answer myself the ...
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Using the API directly from JavaScript

Is there any way I can use the API directly from JavaScript without any Server side proxy? I know of the inter-domain restrictions, but can we do it somehow in case of facebook API right?
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Sort options explained

I have read the doc here but I'm quite confusing because I still don't understand the semantic behind each options. Would you like to detail the different options ? activity (default) votes creation ...
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Make API query to only one Stack Exchange site

Is there a way to limit a /search or a /similar query to a specific site or sites?
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StackApplet and AskUbuntu

Two questions: 1) Whenever one clicks on the "Ask Ubuntu" in the StackApplet's menu it opens http://askubuntu.com/users/recent/### (where ### is the user's id number), but there is no such page here. ...
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How do I grab the CSV from a Data Explorer URL?

I'm building an app that works by users punching in big lists of questions. And I want them to be able to use the Data Explorer to create these lists. My preferred way of getting the data would be a ...
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Getting API hits remaining

Probably having a brain fart, but I couldn't see a way to get the number of API hits remaining. I know that the limit is 10k per day (I'm using an API key) but because of hte way my app works it would ...
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API Time zone difference problem

I am writing a .NET application with the Stack Exchange API (using the Stacky library) and I am using it to ask the server for some questions that occured in the last hour. However, I and the server ...
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Better way to find activity changes in terms of API Usage

I am coding an application that notifies events in Stack Exchange accounts. I want to notify about badges/reputation changes, and also I would like to notify whenever a new answer or comment is posted ...
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How to license applications?

I registered on http://stackapps.com few days ago. I have written several applications that I want to place on this site. But I have a question -- how can I license my applications?
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List all tags in use on stackoverflow

I am trying to list all tags used on stackoverflow here: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/usage/methods/tags and I cannot seem to list all. How do I do it?.
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Why does this Stack Overflow API query return binary data?

The Stack Overflow API query http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/search?tagged=javascript&intitle=%3Cdiv%3E returns what appears to be binary data: ...
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stackapplet and Google account

I am trying to use Stack-Applet for Ubuntu (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/11/stackapplet-1-4-released-ubuntu-indicator/) and I have registered on Stack Overflow using my Google account. I guess ...
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sorting ascending vs descending

I don't understand the difference between ascending and descending? Surely ascending means the most active/recent/popular/A first, and descending means the least active/recent/popular/Z first? But it ...
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Total number of superuser users…

Hi all, I am probably doing something wrong but there seems to be a discrepancy between the data-explorer and the API. For instance, This query has a total of 48048. ...
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Is there an authentication component to the API?

Is there an authentication component with the API? Same as logging in with Facebook or Google etc?
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Access to answers.onstartups.com via the API?

Is answers.onstartups.com available via the API? It doesn't seem to be listed in the sites list, but I know it is a StackExchange site. Asking for mainly personal reasons - I want to add it to ...
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Google App Engine routing problem

I'm experiencing random timeouts to some Api endpoints (Fitness, Drupal). all the API endpoints from Google App Engine. You can check this odd behavior using these links: ...
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Prefered way to retrieve all search results

I'm trying to figure out a reliable way to retrieve all the results from a search query (in subsequent pages. My use case includes cases with more than 100 results (the maximum page size). Looking at ...
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Can I charge for apps I create on Stack Apps?

I want to create an app that will use data from Stack Overflow Careers - both employer and applicant information. It's an app designed for employers. I have two questions: Is it even possible to ...
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Integrating API into Drupal?

I successfully registered for an API key. What should I do now? I have installed Drupal. Is there any sample/notes on how to proceed with accessing the API from the application so I can get to ...
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Definitive on timeline_type?

Hi all, I am trying to get a definitive on what timeline_type actually means... I've looked at: http://stackapps.com/search?q=timeline_type but to no avail. The new documentation doesn't list ...
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Throttling Question

Hey all, I keep getting kicked out of the API. Is throttling set to 30 requests per 5 seconds? j
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how many ids is 'too many'?

This answer mentions limit on amount of ids included in queries like /users/{id}/mentioned, but I can't find actual amount mentioned anywhere. Now, I could run binary search and find out, but I ...
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how to get the questions from hot/week/month tab?

I am only interested in the questions from hot/week/month tab. The iPhone app MyStacks can show week/month tab, but I did not find such API in the documentation. Thanks
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Getting Question body/title with Answers?

I am trying to build an RSS feed that includes any/all questions that I have answered, and been accepted as the correct answer. I am running into an issue where I'm sending too many requests and ...
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Has calling StackAuth changed for Apps?

I started upgrading to v1.1 and have an interesting problem I can't seem to resolve. When calling http://stackauth.com/1.0/sites using a .Net WebClient I receive responses successfully and I am able ...