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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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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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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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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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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.
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Offline cache of the API - for when the developer has no internet.

Is there some fake API program that "simulates" the API? Just I'm going on a long car journey tomorrow, and I won't have an internet connection on my laptop and don't want to waste the whole journey ...
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Coding error at open URL

Hi, I have the following method to open a URL API String c=""; URL direccionURL; try { direccionURL = new URL("http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/523725"); BufferedReader in = new ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the best way to provide support for an unknowable number of StackExchange sites?

I just wrote an app for Chrome extensions and received a request to make it cross-StackExchange compatible. If there's eventually going to be more sites than just the few listed and I don't really ...
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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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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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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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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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-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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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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Can I filter Users by reputation or up_vote_count using the API?

Howdy, Is it possible to do API calls that pull back all users with, say, > 10,000 reputation? Or up_vote_count, etc. The advanced search page implies that we should use third-party search engines. ...
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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 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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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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When does the judging take place?

I am planning to work some more on my apps tomorrow and get some last minute changes implemented. However, I notice that: The API Contest winners will be picked the first week of August. ...
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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 ...