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Helping people is 'noise or pointless'?

How to batch up multiple id requests to maximize economy and still avoid (400) Bad Request [closed] closed as noise or pointless by Kevin Montrose♦ Aug 16 at 23:15 This question does not add ...
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API selectively ignores jsonp parameter - havok ensues

UPDATE: this is happening on all routes now and seems to be getting worse. Whatever it is just started this morning. compare url to json response GET ...
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API is completely down? content encoding is broken?

all requests have no content-encoding or have 'gzip,gzip', both of which fail to decompress browser side. note: the content-encoding header, when it is present, does not seem to be included in the ...
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key not being recognized by api.meta.stackoverflow.com?

I have been testing a throttle implementation against meta today and suddenly got shut down with a key violation. It is possible that I have used enough requests to prompt this but I doubt it. In ...
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How do I fetch one question at a time starting from the latest?

I'm trying to fetch questions one by one, starting from the latest, so that I can create an infinite stream of questions in a Clojure program. I haven't yet been able to do so. I can't just get the ...
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Soapi.JS2: a fully relational JavaScript client library for the Stack Exchange API - beta preview

Soapi.JS2 var context = new Soapi.ApiContext(yourApiKey); context.initialize(function() { context.official.stackApps .Users().ById(14) .invoke(function(users) { ...
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/users/{id}/reputation != xxx.com/reputation

I realize that the shape of the data coming from the API may be different than that reported by the xxx/reputation url, but there seem to be some striking disparities. see 08/12 and 08/11 in both ...
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Is there an app that shows rep as points/week etc?

I'm interested in seeing my reputation graphed as points earned per day/week/month rather than the cumulative graph you get on your profile. Is there an existing app for that or is it something I'd ...
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Is it really worth to (implicitly) discourage documentation of API/library usage nowadays already?

Update: Kevin provided an answer, which, while adding something of value to the three related questions together (by naming the originating concern eventually), actually does not apply to the ...
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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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StackEngine - facebook app to embed reputation, badges, etc. from user Stack Exchange Accounts to profile tab

About What is Stack Engine? All profiles on Facebook have tabs. For example, users have a 'Photos' tab and a 'Links' tab by default. StackEngine is an application for Facebook to embed reputation, ...
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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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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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/tags fromdate and todate does nothing

Altough the help/documentation lists 'todate' and 'fromdate' parameters for tags they do not work. This may be related to tags not having a creation_date. It would be great if we could filter tags by ...
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How to monitor API version and site state

I want to make an application in which the used API will automatically be updated when a newer version is released. What is the procedure to check if a newer version is available or not? How can I ...
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Stack Dash Application

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Stack Dash is a Mac OSX dashboard widget for Stack Exchange for displaying reputation, questions, answers and badges for a specified user and site. This widget ...
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Can we have a test user account?

I am writing a program that checks for new comments posted to a user. The problem is this: in order to test the program, I am forced to post comments to existing users - which probably isn't the best ...
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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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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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What's the difference between tags soapi.cs and soapi.js to get a bug triggered by the former?

Right now questions tagged soapi.cs returns a HTTP status code 404 (for various HTTP clients) while questions tagged soapi.js does not. Interestingly though, soapi.cs seems to work just fine in other ...
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Soapi.Explore (silverlight) - The entire API at your command

Soapi.Explore SL About Soapi.Explore SL is a Silverlight based annotated test harness for the Stack Exchange API. All API methods and parameters are fully supported. Features: Sites are updated ...
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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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Not a real question – A Stack Exchange game

I have updated my game Not a real question, originally announced on Meta Stack Overflow, to retrieve the game questions via the API. Screenshot About Here's the intro text from the website: ...
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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 ...
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/users/{id}/tags - 504 Gateway Timeout

this url is technically valid but generates 504. ...
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Getting your [app] to show up in the AppStore

We've got a couple of [app]s out there for various iProducts: GeeQe StackUp Six to Eight But searching for "Stack Overflow" or "Stack Exchange" only finds StackUp (of the above) in the AppStore*. ...
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What is SOAPI and why should I care?

Let me answer the last question first: Why should you care? You shouldn't care unless you are a .NET or JavaScript coder who can leverage robust client access libraries for the Stack Exchange API ...
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Badges with zero count no longer returning zero

For queries such as http://api.{sitename}.com/1.0/users/{id} if a badge count is zero, the API is no longer returning "gold": 0, for example.
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Add 'linked' question data to the API

SE sites show linked questions on the right column. It would be great to add an array of ids to the question response called 'linked'. Example Linked Question
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Where can I find the reputation black market?

Apparently there is one around, at least I can't explain the recent jump in reputation of 4k for user 1026 by any other means (just kidding of course, no offense please ;) The API Beta badge accounts ...
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Soapi.FindUser (silverlight) Quickly find any user anywhere in the Stackiverse!

Soapi.FindUser - Silverlight Edition Configuration: About Soapi.FindUser (silverlight) is provides a means to quickly find any user anywhere is the Stackiverse. You may search any number of ...
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Encoding inconsistency on /users/{id}/reputation

Take these two calls: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/180784/reputation?todate=1278854265&pagesize=1 "title": "Save a custom ListView's instance state?", ...
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Soapi.FindUser - Quickly find a any Stack Exchange user

Soapi.FindUser About Soapi.FindUser is a tiny .NET 3.5 application that searches all Stack Exchange sites for users by name with the provided search term. The results are grouped by site and are ...
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What timezone is used in the API?

When a timestamp is used, for example the fromdate parameter in /questions, what timezone are dates in? Is the number supposed to be in milliseconds or in seconds? To get the current time to pass as ...
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Get user data using curb in Ruby

Hello, I am trying to get user data in my Rails app. I am doing this: url_so = "http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/231917?type=jsontext" curl = Curl::Easy.new(url_so) curl.perform ...
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recommended buffer size for markdown fields is conservative

I ran into a truncation error while inserting user data into a database using the documented field length (buffer size) of 3000. So I redefined to nvarchar(max), pulled all users in the stack ...
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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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Provide a way to discover associated meta sites

Currently, the API doesn't specify what the associated Meta site is for a certain site (I'm talking about the stackauth.com/1.0/sites route). Sure, we could just prepend "meta." to the domain name, ...
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API compliant request throttle implementations

Balancing compliance with Request Throttling Limits with maximum allowable throughput in our applications and libraries with any reliability requires self-throttling. This post is meant to be a repo ...
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api domain object unique keys

For those who wish to maintain object graphs or to persist api domain objects authoritative documentation of the field(s) that define a unique key for the object would be of value. Some are obvious ...
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/users/{id}/answers - broken

Have not checked other routes, as I am busy with other things, but a failing test pointed this out... GOOD: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/242897/answers?min=4&sort=votes { "total": ...
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Bug - Getting partial results for questions

When processing http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions/1156985 I only get partial results. Many of the missing fields are mandatory fields, including the owner of the question.
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api.money.stackexchange.com returning questions from 2009?

http://api.money.stackexchange.com/1.0/questions/?pagesize=1&fromdate=1254960000&todate=1255564793 body => question[0] => [creation_date] => 1254969799 1254969799 == Thu, 08 Oct ...
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server fault and super user rate limit bonus?

Looks like SF and SU are granting Int.MaxValue rate limit. Not that I mind, but it would be nice to have on the other sites too. ;-) Thought you would like to know. GET /1.0/users/173?key=mykey ...
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Post questions using API [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an api to post questions without using the websites interface? Can I use the API for posting any question to StackOverflow? I have a internal sharepoint site ...
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questions method returns error 4000

I'm getting error 4000 on every endpoint on questions method (with key): http://api.superuser.com/1.0/questions?sort=votes&pagesize=30&page=1&key=stackprinterkey the only endpoint not ...

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