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Official support for SE apps

Is SE a company, or to put it another way, is it possible to develop apps for SE itself, rather than as a 3rd party? I find it frustrating to get to a complete list of my sites, you have to go to ...
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Is there an offline copy of the API?

I'm trying to find a way to get all the information in the API in one printable PDF, complete with the examples given in the documentation. Is there anyway I can do this?
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Desktop login URL: WebBrowser hangs (.NET) - JavaScript endless-loop

I am using .NET 4 and trying to use the desktop authentication via the web-browser control (WPF and/or WinForms; StackApp NNTP bridge for accessing StackExchange forums (like StackOverflow)). It seems ...
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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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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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Is there any app that could extract and manage questions from Stack Overflow?

I'm looking for help with a Stack Overflow application that could do the following things for me: Extract the top voted questions at a given date and tag Extract the answered questions of some given ...
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After user login, how do you ask user for permissions?

For an app on Windows Phone, I'm missing the page after you enter your login credentials and click submit. When I debug on my device, after I log in I obtain the correct response Uri with access ...
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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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Where are the built-in filters?

On api.stackexchange.com/docs/create-filter it states: there are a number of built-in filters which cover common use cases. Where can I find them? Can you make built-in filters a link? I need ...
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The StackWrap4J java wrapper gives nothing but `JSONException`s?

I'm using the StackWrap4J java wrapper for the Stack Overflow API. But every code I try, that uses methods of this java wrapper, ends with this JSONException: ...
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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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Key doesn't match a known application

I'm running into a really weird issue and I would appreciate any guidance on what I'm doing wrong. So I recently applied for an API key here on Stack Exchange and it went through fine. So let's say ...
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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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API error: 500, “this error has been logged” when retrieving questions

I am using the following URL to get new questions: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions?pagesize=100&page=1&fromdate=1423639578&site=stackoverflow&key=MY_KEY_HERE I get: ...
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OAuth2 Authentication Redirection error in PHP

I'm trying to authenticate into Stack Exchange's API with the following URL: ...
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How to list your application/library/wrapper/script here

If you've created an application, script, or library for use on the Stack Exchange network, that's fantastic! Now publicize it by creating a question with the correct tag: app ...
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Message Notification App for AskUbuntu and/or StackExchange

I was wondering if there is any way to get notified in due time when someone replies to my posts/comments on AskUbuntu.com or StackExchange.com, other than via email notifications. What I have in ...
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Array boolean values are returning empty

I am trying to convert a JSON array to a PHP array, and the boolean values are being lost. I think I need to loop round using foreach() and cast the items as they are placed in to the new array, but I ...
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Limiting the number of items returned by a request?

How can I limit the amount of items returned to me when performing an API call? I only want the top 10 most commonly used tags, by default I'm sent back 30. EG: ...
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Showing Different user on posting a comment on test environment

I am testing stack exchange API to post a comment to the test environment(http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3122/formatting-sandbox).I am providing the client_id and key for my current ...
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Unable to post a question through api again [duplicate]

I am testing an application to create a question on Stack Overflow. After i created my first question through the API , i am not able to do so as it says "we are no longer accepting questions from ...
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Question's body rendering in Android's webview

I've developed an app that get questions from Stack using REST APIs and shows them in a WebView. My problem now is that the body often contains placeholders that must be "replaced" with the real ...
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Okay to use Stack Exchange's icon? [duplicate]

I'm developing an app for the Stack Exchange network, and I'd like to use SE's icon as a texture for my app's icon. Is this permitted? (from a legal point of view, I mean)
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How can I show recently answered questions and answers in my blog site?

I would like to showcase some of my Stack Exchange answers in my blog site. I couldn't find a relevant post on how to implement this. Also, from what I can see, in order to use the API a user needs ...
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How can a userscript detect when a post's been edited in place, so that it can do stuff to the newly edited post?

I recently built a userscript for Board Games Stack Exchange. On page load, it scans questions and answers for certain plaintext patterns and replaces them with some HTML, making the posts prettier. ...
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How to retrieve the body of an accepted answer using the API?

I would like to retrieve accepted answers with complete answer body for a given question (using id) or a free form text (q). I have tried the /search/advanced and /search/excerpts routes -- setting: ...
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Is it okay to use the Stack Exchange API to get all tags as a one time call for a commercial application? [duplicate]

I want to get all tags that stackoverflow lists, and I can do that with: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/tags?site=stackoverflow I'm only going to make the request once to get a list of all tags ...
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Request for script, or fix, to add Edit-Reason checkboxes

I've found a Stack Exchange userscript which looks GREAT - it would make things so much easier for me: The Edit summary options script Unfortunately, it doesn't work at all! I'm not sure why. My ...
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Unable to download data from the API using UNIX wget?

I want to download the JSON data from this sample API call into a file. I tried using wget, like so: wget -O ~/ks/json.txt ...
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Obtain JSON equivalent of a full Q&A HTML page?

I want to write an application for which, after some logic to select a set of questions, it would be most convenient to get the whole set of stuff at once that is normally shown on a Stack Exchange ...
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How to use the API to show the user reputation?

How do I use the Stack Exchange API to let my users enter their Stack Overflow URL and then extract their reputation and show it in a profile controller in Rails?
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Getting questions that have a specific tag or tags?

In the current API (2.1 and 2.2), how do you get questions that have a specific tag or tags? EG: All Stack Overflow questions asked in the past 2 months tagged 'ruby'? All Stack Overflow questions ...
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Get the list of question ids under a particular tag? [duplicate]

I am new to the Stack Exchange API. Stack Overflow has a tag named java, How do I get the list of all questions' ids that are tagged as java?
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Get UserId by passing email ID in the Stack Exchange API?

The Stack Exchange API is mostly based on 'ids'. IE /2.2/users/{ids}/top-tags?site=stackoverflow How can we get {ids} for a particular user using his email id or name? Is there any method available ...
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What's the difference between the Stack Exchange API and the Stack Overflow API?

I heard about the Stack Overflow API. Is there a Stack Overflow API available. Or is it the same as the Stack Exchange API?
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Which reputation events are private?

I've been reading the API documentation on retrieving a user's reputation history (docs/types/reputation-history) and Stack Overflow's description of how reputation is calculated. But, I can't find ...
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Can I ask the API to tell me to back off? [duplicate]

I'm creating a bot that collects all tags from a given site (and over all sites in the network). I would obviously like to run this bot in as little time as possible, but I also do not want to overly ...
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What about actually identical requests?

Now, it says here that I should not make lots of semantically equivalent requests. It also says that there is a lot of caching. So I was wondering, what about exactly identical requests. Should I wait ...
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How to increase the allowed number of API calls?

Stack Exchange provides the possibility to do a limited number of API calls per day from the same IP (10,000 if the customer registers the app). Is it possible to get that number increased?
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What's an example of the backoff field? Is there some way I can simulate it to test appropriate behavior?

In reading about the API rate limiting, the documentation talks about a method responding with an ominous backoff field, and states that the client should cease from calling that method for that many ...
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Why am I being told to backoff when I'm well within my API limit?

I've been running my API app fine for some time now and when I added another function I realized I was being told to backoff. I only run the app once a night and don't really pull that much data. I ...
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Stack Exchange API not realtime?

I was testing the inbox/unread API but noticed that there is a big delay between one gets a message, and this message gets included in the API response. Like one minute or more. Is this API not ...
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Is it possible to access data in real-time using the Stack Exchange API?

I want to show an animation of: Questions being asked and answered in the most popular tag Comments being posted New users joining All in real time. Is there access to real-time data?
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How to get data related to Winter Bash?

I was thinking of creating a nice question on Programming Puzzles & Code Golf related to Winter Bash 2014, but I need some specific data for that question - The number of hats of each user. Is ...
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Total Number Of Answers

I need to find the total number of answers submitted by a user on stackoverflow. I tried the following: I got my json from the following: ...
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Looking for a script to show countdown timer below posts for easier edits

On Stack Exchange sites, edits that are made within 5 minutes of posting a question or answer aren't counted. This is called the grace period. For example, if you post a new answer, and edit it after ...
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Review queues – bypassing/shunning “honeypot” stuff

Is there a solution against “honeypot” posts in review queues? As far as Ī noticed, there can be rather simple test: although the edit link (/posts/⋯/edit) is present below the “post”, attempt to ...
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400 (Bad Request) error in time of creating question using StackExchange API

I am trying to create a question in StackOverFlow using write-access API(https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions/add). I have provided the parameters as required but a "400(Bad Request)" error is ...
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How do I sort the /2.2/notifications endpoint?

I do not find information on the notifications api page. I am looking at this: https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/notifications I would like to be able to sort by creations date and other fields. is ...
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“We are no longer accepting questions from this account.”. Error with write access, using the API

I have created an application for testing write-access APIs. After registration, I can successfully retrieve an access token by hitting the URL: ...