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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 ...
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1.1 sites - SO and MSO

In 1.1 with the new related sites, is it intentional that MSO and SO are not related?
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Announcing API version 1.1 and Roadmap

As has been announced on the blog, we're rolling out a minor revision of our existing read-only API. While the blog post gives some high level details, I figured [app] developers would appreciate ...
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Elections nominations posts not showing up in API

I know that it's probably unintended that the Primary voting scores were leaked by the API, but I think if you're going to remove it, then at least make it official, so I won't have to wonder if it's ...
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API 'search' method with 'min' parameter

If you search for questions posted on time 1296897085 or later (by specifying sort=creation and min=1296897085), it may still return questions posted before that date: ...
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API 'search' method with 'tagged' parameter

From the docs for tagged paremeter: List of tags delimited by semi-colons of which at least one must be on a question Yet, when I execute this query ...
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What license is the Stack Exchange API released under? MIT?

Are there any license requirements the Stack Exchange API? Which license is it released under? If I were to develop an app, would I have to credit Stack Exchange API? Thanks in advance.
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Does Lucene back the API search now?

With the announcement that Lucene is being used for site searches does it cover the API as well?
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Stack.PHP does not seem to work on sites that are sub-domains of stackexchange.com

The documentation explains to crate objects using the site's url minus the TLD which appears to work fine. $service = new Post_Exchange('gamedev', null, 0); returns what appears to be a valid ...
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Non-verbatim search strings in py-stackexchange

Hello, I am writing a python program with py-stackexchange that takes a query and returns a list of urls to questions with that query in the title. Here's the code: #!c:/Python27/python.exe -u ...
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How to get a post title for a given post ID, even if that post ID is an answer and not a question?

I'm trying to beautify the reputation audit. If I want to show the post title for a reputation change event, however, I have a problem -- I don't know if the post ID is relative to a question or an ...
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Roadmap - any update?

So now it's 2011 and we should be getting some API updates. As a company you must have some kind of plan. So can you either say the API is never going to be updated or give a time frame to at least a ...
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Retrieving list of c# questions

I am trying to retrieve list of c# questions using http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions?title=true&tagged="c#". But I get JSON response related to c questions. Response : { "total": ...
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Stacky JSON error

I'm trying to use Stacky to grab a question from Stackoverflow, however I always an error. The error thrown is: JsonReaderException was unhandled - Unexpected character encountered while parsing ...
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Is it possible to authenticate a user through Stackoverflow API?

Is it possible to use the Stackoverflow API to authenticate a given user identity such as with Facebook, Twitter or OpenID? If it's possible: Can you tell me the method(s) that make this happen? ...
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Retrieving JSON via the API using Ajax does not work

I tried to retrieve information of my user profile on Stack Overflow via the API using Ajax/jQuery. But it does not work for me. The result of the request is always empty. <html> ...
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Retrieve inbox notifications

Hi, Is there a way to retrieve any notification that appears in the inbox of stackexchange? Or is there another technique to retrieve notifications on updates?
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Is the API readonly right now?

Does the StackOverflow API offer some way to authenticate a user? I am wondering if the API supports logging a user in so that they can write to the system.