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Request Throttling Limits

What are permissible requests "speeds?" The API will cut you off if you make more than 30 requests over 5 seconds to any single endpoint. We consider this a breach of the API interface contract, so ...
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Stacked Odds - Finding the questions that you can answer

Screenshot / Code Snippet More screenshots can be found in the extension gallery. About Stacked Odds is an extension for Chrome that stacks the odds in your favour when looking for questions to ...
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how/when is rep_change updated?

I am trying to determine the most efficient way to keep a user's rep_change history updated and need some guidance. Here are a few assumptions that I am inferring from the available information: ...
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rate-limit per endpoint per IP VS. server apps in hosted environments

I was wondering if the scenario of a server based app that lives in a hosted environment, where a single IP can be shared by many web sites. As I understand the rate-limit as it stands, every site on ...
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Oddity with migration data from questions

Take a look at this question on SuperUser. Apparently, it was migrated from ServerFault, and was originally asked by user 3d1l. However, now look at the API result: ...
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Confusion over my API key

This is directed at the team, since nobody else will be able to help. The key I took out for StackMobile is behaving strangely. I make a few requests, and then the limit resets to 0. (By limit, I'm ...
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Injecting HTML Into A Stackexchange Site

I am writing an application that injects some HTML into the page. I was wondering what the policy is for this. Is it ok or generally frowned upon?
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Exterminators - Bugs and Features, Present and Past and those who brought them to light.

Exterminators About Exterminators is a simple aggregate of bugs and feature requests with a per-user breakdown with a weighted score thrown in for fun. Bugs and Feature requests are considered ...
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Need some help verifying 503 throttle issue

Update: We've confirmed the issue... fixing it is taking more time than anticipated. – Kevin Montrose Color me happy. The throttle is now applied to api.stackoverflow.com so we have an ...
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StackCenter - your one-stop app for everything Stack Exchange

Update: StackCenter has been completely rewritten to use Soapi.JS2. I have also made some changes to the UI. Screenshot About StackCenter is a website designed to make keeping track of all your ...
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Suggestion : a site to access all of our sites questions/reputation

Hi, being a quite active Stackoverflow sites galaxy users, I become to be quite tired of always switching from one site to another. Wouldn't it be cool to have a website that gives me an aggregated ...
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/user/{id}/notifications API call

I was contemplating adding notifications to my app, Droidstack. I would've liked to be able to add notifications for when new answers are posted to a user's (favorite) questions, when new comments are ...
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Game developer's logo isn't working.

See here: http://stackmobile.com/ - towards the bottom Neither the main logo, nor the meta logo is workin.
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Add careers link and info to StackAuth

It might be nice to have access to a user's linked careers information via StackAuth if at all possible. One use I had in mind was integration into a sidebar widget.
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Fetch questions from offset?

I want to fetch questions from a certain offset. Not a minimum creation date, just an offset index, independent of the sort and order I'm using. How can I do this? Is it possible at all? ...
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GeeQe - Native Stack Overflow client

About The Geek Question Explorer is a Native Stack Overflow iPhone Application. GeeQe has been updated to use the Stack Exchange API for everything except search results. I am looking for some ...
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What is the throttle interval or threshold?

Resolution: I have confirmed that a constant interval of 170 ms will run without error. // 30 per 5 sec = 6 per sec = interval 166.6 ms Soapi.RequestQueue.setInterval(170); ...
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Stacklipse - Eclipse plugin preview

About Stacklipse is an eclipse plugin that utilizes stackapps api to provide a search view in Eclipse. Currently just provide a prototype preview. Screenshot License EPL Download ...
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Timeline: Inline view of question revision history

About Timeline lets you navigate through revision history for a question and updates the page in real time. This app can be activated by clicking a bookmarklet while viewing an individual question. ...
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Can we have an Owner Name value in Question, Answer, and Comment?

If a post has no owner for whatever reason, we don't get the owner object in the response. Thus, it is impossible to display the username of the missing owner. The site is able to do this, so we ...
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Can we get access to key-usage metrics?

Will developers ever get a chance to see how often their app key is being used? Or how many unique IPs are used the key? Or any other random metrics that might be interesting?
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1answer
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Can StackAuth indicate whether a linked meta is in private / public beta?

Currently, StackAuth returns: state: linked_meta ...regardless of the state of the parent site. This makes my logic quite complicated as then I have to match it up with its parent site to find ...
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Timeline for v2.0 of the API?

Since v1.0 is now finalized, I thought I'd inquire about v2.0. I'm guessing it will be a few weeks before you even start planning it. Can you give us a long term estimate of when the private beta ...
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Version 1.0 of the API seems to be here!

It looks like v1.0 of the API is here now! I waited a few minutes for an official announcement, but none came - so here it is! Thanks a million to the team for putting this together!
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What is the rational behind the chosen /sites styling info?

I was wondering why the chosen styling data is provided though the API. It makes sense to provide it, but I feel like we are only getting part of the information. "styling": { "link_color": { ...
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Stack Exchange site layout question

I noticed that the new SE sites all have the same layout and the same image. When will these things be changed? I don't want to support these sites in my application, StackTop, until I know the icon ...
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Using the API for data analysis?

I am creating an R wrapper for the API. The use case for this is for doing data analysis on the SO data. As I am building it, it seems like I would need to iterate over many pages in order to get ...
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should min/max for alpha-numeric cases be case-insensitive?

I am having a hard time coming up with a use case in which case-sensitive min/max parameters make sense and several solid cases for a case-insensitive min/max. Example: With case insensitive ...
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Pro Webmasters Meta API not working.

Try this: http://api.meta.webmasters.stackexchange.com/0.9/questions?type=jsontext I can't get it to work, even though it's listed in StackAuth.
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1answer
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What to do with API keys if our project is open-source?

Is it OK to share the key in our source? Someone could just pick it up and use it for other purposes.
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Why does the API lack any POST methods?

Why aren't any POST methods available? Being able to post new questions and answers would be very interesting.
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In the timeline the ability to know what events belong to what question

Take this example: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.9/questions/3165492;3182016/timeline Would it not make sense to have the question_id as a parameter on each timeline object? It makes the timeline ...
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stackauth throwing 503 (in html format) after just a few /users/{id}/associated requests

After 5-8 successful requests 503 error, in html format, are being thrown. The requests are unique and consecutive, no api abuse is occurring. A related, but critical, concern is that any error ...
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OData Browser - Browse and query Stack Exchange OData

This app doesn't use the Stack Exchange API; instead it allows you to browse and query data via the Stack Exchange OData. http://kruegersystems.com/Products/3/OData_Browser About OData Browser ...
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Should we adjust the format of the dev-tip questions early on?

Update: I've 'averaged' the few answers and comments and included the respective result below each question (all results are executed accordingly for some time already in most dev-tip posts). The ...
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Why does the API lack (proper) HTTP cache control headers?

I've just read Kevins answer to Do I need API key to use StackAuth API? and been quite surprised that the API doesn't seem to facilitate proper HTTP caching already: You really shouldn't be ...
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1answer
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AND searching for tags?

I am using the search api to search for questions that are tagged with "tags" and not with "tags". However I have noticed that searching for tags is an OR search. The questions search for tags is an ...
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How to format an url-friendly slug for question urls

I would like to construct a slug starting from the question title. It would be useful to apps that want to show the original link to the question in a human readable way. On StackPrinter i have this ...
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1answer
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Does an access using the API count towards the user's consecutive days total?

Supposing I knock up a quick Python script that uses Py-StackExchange (or similar) to visit stackoverflow, retrieve a recent question, etc.; and then run a cron job to do this a couple of times a ...
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How to format reputation numbers similar to Stack Exchange sites

UPDATE For JavaScript, see CMS's implementation below. It is much more elegant than the one I provide in the body of this Q. // formats a number similar to the way stack exchange sites ...
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How to format time since xxx e.g. “4 minutes ago” similar to Stack Exchange sites

function timeSince(date) { var seconds = Math.floor((new Date() - date) / 1000); var interval = Math.floor(seconds / 31536000); if (interval > 1) { return interval + " ...
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How to control vote count for individual user?

How do I find if user has already voted for a particular question/answer?
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2answers
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Do I need API key to use StackAuth API?

StackAuth sites doco doesn't mention that it requires an API key and there are no X-RateLimit-Max and X-RateLimit-Current response headers on the request. At this stage I am passing my API key just ...
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I was building an irc bot with the stackapps api and…

So I was building an irc bot from scratch. I had named it sobot. Did the first test run and guess what? There's already an irc bot by that name. So what I am asking is: Am i paddling in the wrong ...
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all api endpoints except api.stackoverflow.com are failing paged requests with HTML 503

UPDATE: I am being told that this is by design. I could not disagree more. The inconsistent 503 throttling issue aside, the API is JSON based. HTML errors serve no purpose in response to an API ...
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How the apps-libraries will be judged for the contest?

Do you know how the apps-library will be judged in term of awesomeness? Is there something more official than Jeff Atwood's contest post on the blog?
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Problems with the Site Icons

I'm having trouble with the WebApps icon being returned from the /sites method. Namely, the image is composed of a larg white rectangle with a very small guy in the middle. Why can't the guy take ...
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1answer
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Any way for /tags to provide unanswered count?

I am trying to get a count of unanswered questions by tag. Basically if there was an 'unanswered-count' in addition to the 'count' property of the /tags response that would be perfect. It has been ...
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How far behind is the data returned by calls supposed to be?

I understand that the data sourced to the API are cached, but I'm seeing some fairly extreme discrepancies between reputation reported by the API and apparent activity on the site. For example: ...
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Shouldn't the API help be consistent with the trademark guidance?

The description for the two StackAuth Routes within the API help both contain the phrase StackExchange network - shouldn't this rather be Stack Exchange Network to be consistent with the recently ...

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