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Get Total Answers count for specified tag/Userid/date range

I would like to get the total number of answers provided by userid 1068142 between 01/07/2015-31/07/2015 with tag = paypal I have looked into this How to calculate users, who have posted ...
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Can revisions be returned from the API, filtered by user?

I see that question or answer revisions can be returned from the API either by post ID or by GUID. I'd like to obtain this data filtered by user, e.g. "all revisions made by user X". However, I ...
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How to include answers when fetching questions?

I made a small cron job which crawls questions and answers from Stack Overflow. Here is my request URL: ...
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Complete list of sites to @include / @match into my script?

This question aims to serve as a reference list of all current Stack Exchange sites for use in scripts.
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How to upload images in posts (questions & answers)? [duplicate]

I am using /questions/add to create questions, and /questions/{id}/answers/add to create answers. It's all OK when only text is added, but when images are to be added there is a problem. How to add ...
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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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Would the following image be allowed?

In the guidelines for using the SE logos, it says: Do not distort or alter our logo in any way Does the following logo do that?
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“`key` is not valid for passed `access_token`, token not found.”

I've been trying to create an app with stack exchange api. Everytime a request is made for /me end point with access_token and key, running into this error "key" is not valid for passed access_token. ...
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Unable to get access token

I am trying to get a non-expiry access token, like so: https://stackexchange.com/oauth?scope=no_expiry&redirect_uri={{some_uri}}&client_id={{some_value}} I am repeatedly getting the error: ...
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Show statistics of my community ads, on all sites

In January I posted community ads to various sites I belong to. From time to time I want to see how they perform, so for each site I craft the display URL manually and launch it in a browser: ...
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Error: Cannot return to provided redirect_uri [duplicate]

I am trying Stack Exchange OAuth in local Magento site. I tried this URL: $url = ...
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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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Got a Bad Status Line

Since about 10 AM US-CDT on August 8, 2015, I've been getting ('http protocol error', 0, 'got a bad status line', None) on a /users/{ids}/associated query after several successful such queries ...
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How to write a first application?

How to write the first applications to use StackOverflow, for C# under the platform WinRT? How to use the API-functions? Is there a ready-made packages for under winRT (NuGet)? Are there a step by ...
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Can the redirect_uri contain port number?

Is it possible to have the redirect_uri contain a specific port? For example: example.com:8080 Assuming that example.com is my registered domain, is the 8080 allowed? I have tried to put it as part ...
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How can I create a filter from scratch using filter/create?

I want to create a filter from scratch to get just the information I can use: error_id quota_remaining api_site_parameter The first two are part of the wrapper and the last is part of .items, so I ...
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How to develop without api key [duplicate]

I just started a new project in which I want to use the Stack Exchange API. I will need users to authorize the app to read e.g. their favorited tags. Therefore I need an API key, so I have to register ...
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How to calculate users, who have posted (question/answer) using specific tag?

For example, if I want to know the number of users who asked and answered about PHP. Currently, I can just get the list of questions and its total number, but it's not enough, because one user could ...
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Wrapper implementation method to get user notifications in Stack Exchange?

I'm trying to build an app that requires me to get the user notifications for a particular Stack Exchange user. Now, I'm trying to use Java to accomplish this and I came across this wrapper library: ...
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Error on Authentication - App Secret Doesn't match

I'm using the explicit OAuth flow and am getting errors when using the "code" value returned after a successful authentication. Can anyone post a sample HTTP POST with a redacted secret value? ...
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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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Questions with specific tag and specific text inside questions

So I am able to get questions with specific tags, but still not able to get questions which have specific text and a specific tag. For example if I want to get all the questions with text "api" in ...
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Difference between `/inbox/unread` & `/me/inbox/unread`

I ran /inbox/unread & /me/inbox/unread. What is the difference between the two? Also, the site parameter which we give in call to /me/inbox/unread is not required as inbox_item refers to global ...
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`/me/associated` gives ambiguous/wrong response

This is my associated accounts page. No where I can see Meta Stack Overflow profile. But when I run /me/associated with meta_site as parameter to types, I get a response that tells me that I have a ...
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`body` of `inbox_item` returning only excerpt, not full body

I have run /inbox/unread function. It returns a list of inbox_items. The body of inbox_item gives excerpt, not the full body. This is with all the functions that return inbox_item. According to ...
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Where can I find a link to my apps and API keys? [duplicate]

I feel pretty stupid but it's taken me about 15 minutes to find any reference to the app and api key I've created. I started searching through my profile page but couldn't find anything. I also came ...
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My registered apps are not showing in my profile; where can I find them?

I registered two apps in Stack Apps, but when I access my account, it shows no registered apps. How can I mark them as my apps and how can access app settings (client id, key), etc?
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List recent tag wiki edits

I would like to list tags where the tag wiki or tag wiki excerpt was recently edited or created. How can I do this? It is not a problem if I get a few false positives by tags modified in other ways, ...
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How to find questions that were posted or edited recently?

The api function documented at http://api.stackexchange.com/docs/questions lets me list questions on a site. How do I sort this so that I see questions that are recently posted, edited, including ...
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“/unread-notifications” is not working

/notifications/unread is not working for me. I have some unread notifications. The items returned in the response is null.
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Where is “Stack Exchange API Documentation” listed?

I have followed How to list your application/library/wrapper/script here to list my application. In http://stackapps.com/users/apps/{my-user-id} , I find that I have given it access to "Stack Exchange ...
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How to use Stack Exchange WebSockets?

I am developing a Visual Studio Extension where I would be knowing about the activity on my posts. I found out that wss://qa.sockets.stackexchange.com is used for this purpose. Can somebody help me in ...
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Add close-vote information to the questions object

Would it be possible to add close/reopen vote information to the questions object? For example, you usually see something along the lines of: close (3) when a question has three (current) ...
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Looking for a beginner's tutorial to using the API

I see the Stack Exchange API but I'm unable to understand it. I don't think there is any fundamental tutorial showing how to use Stack Overflow fully in the API documentation. I want some fundamental ...
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Posting question using StackExchange API

I created one app to post questions to Stack Exchange Websites. While checking in doc page of my application, i.e., https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/create-question, the question is posted. If I do ...
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/questions/add of StackExchange app gives nonsense response

When I run https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/create-question from the doc page and from my app. The response is sometimes nonsense: { "error_id": 407, "error_message": "You cannot perform ...
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Role of “preview” in “/questions/add”

To post questions using Stack Exchange API, I am using /questions/add. What does parameter preview do, i.e., if we set it to true/false, what behaviour would it give?
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Specific Response attributes [duplicate]

I want to get questions related to a specific tag with the body of those questions. I have figure out this API request: ...
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Encoding problem while accessing the API using Java

Trying to call an API URL from a Java application, I'm having problems accessing the contents of the URL. I can access other sites through my program but not the Stack Exchange site. But I can call ...
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Unnecessary parameters in query string in /me/questions when only “total” is requested

To get all the questions that I have asked, I am using Stack Exchange API, I am using /me/questions. When only total is requested, order and sort are also given as parameters in the query string. It ...
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Clickable link in “Try It” section of some doc pages

In the "Try It" section of some doc pages, the link is not present. It is present in the below image Its not present in the below image
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The `top_questions` field shows outdated information?

I am using Stack Exchange API. I posted question from the doc page /questions/add to Stack Overflow. This was my first question. As that question was to check the function /questions/add, means it was ...
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Select all answer fields should also be present

Like "unselect all 'response' fields" would get displayed when we click on any of the fields marked in the snapshot below, same way there should be - "select all 'response' fields" Similarly, one link ...
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Do the questions tagged “placeholder” need it explicitly in the title?

I have create a placeholder question, but just noticed that all the other ones have "(placeholder)", "[PLACEHOLDER]" or some variant in the title. Do I need to include it in the title if it's tagged? ...
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How can I introduce my Stack Overflow app to other users?

Recently, I created a project to manage and extract questions from Stack Overflow and convert those to PDF docs. I put it on GitHub. I think this project could be improved and could be very helpful ...
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Is there an api to post questions without using the websites interface?

I wanted to post questions after a proper user authentication explained here. Is there anyway I can do this?
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Why does dropdown comes in “Rev” when we edit published app?

I have published an app and editing it. One new "Rev" tab is created and it is giving me a dropdown as shown here. Why it is being created here? It is not created in any other Stack Exchange websites ...
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What does <!— tag: a-tag-on-the-post --> do when listing an app?

I am listing one app in StackApps. But there is one line that I am not able to understand. That is line is <!-- tag: a-tag-on-the-post --> which is explained here: support - How to list your ...
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How to delete apps in StackApps?

I have registered an app in Stack Apps. I am trying to delete it, but unable to find the solution. Is there a way to delete it?
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Where is “items” & “badge_counts” documentation?

Where is the items & badge_counts documentation? This is returned as JSON. I am using the /me/associated query function.