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Strange encoding for JSON output

I'm trying to create an R API. Here's some basic code for processing JSON: library(rjson) fromJSON(readLines("http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.9/stats/", warn=F)) As I look into this, the output of ...
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/questions/{id}/timeline throwing 500 instead of 404

Kevin, you fixed this bug some time ago, would you like to tag it as status-complete? Sometime last week, this route stopped throwing 404 like the rest of my 'bad id' tests and started throwing 500. ...
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Best way to calculate total badge count in Javascript?

I'm using Javascript and JSONP and want to find-out a user's total badge-count (i'm not using any libraries). At first I naively added up the badge counts individually, but some user's have no ...
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Should we add a “this site is not affiliated to Stack Overflow..” disclaimer to our website app?

I've checked legal section but it does not say anything specific of this aspect apart from: Do feel free to explain that your product is built on the Stack Exchange platform so people understand your ...
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StackMail - Making the StackExchange Sites Accessible Via Email

Planned Obsolescence Due to almost negligible usage and ongoing maintenance issues, I would like to announce that the StackMail service will be shut down in a few days. Screenshot ...
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How to retrieve paged API results in C# and Silverlight

In this tip we are going to leverage the SimpleRequestFactory and gather a multipage response. Lets pull the first 5 pages of 100 users on stackapps.com. NOTE: for Silverlight, substitute ...
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How to call the API via JSONP in Plain Old JavaScript

This tips demonstrates how to call the API in JavaScript without the need of jQuery or other frameworks. In a lot of cases you will find that the JSONP implementations provided in various frameworks ...
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Dev-Tip: How to call the API in C# and Silverlight

This tip shows a simple and reliable way to create HttpWebRequest that are configured to properly query the api. With the exception of the AutomaticDecompression assignment, this code can be used in ...
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How to batch up multiple id requests to maximize economy and still avoid (400) Bad Request [closed]

Update: All of our grumblings and the unbearable beauty of our workarounds resulted in this issue being fixed last week. You can now send 100 id in one request and receive 100 responses. See ...
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Stackathlon: Users active on all three of SO, SF and SU

Screenshot About It's surprising how few people are active on all three of Stack Overflow, Server Fault and Super User. Well, maybe not so surprising. But it's a big world; you'd think there'd be ...
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Auto discover API version?

I may have missed this before, and if I have, I apologize (I searched and didn't find anything). Is there a way to discover what the API version for a site is? With the recent change from 0.8 to ...
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Why do some ranges have so many values?

Why do some ranges have so many values? For example: [0, 2,147,483,647]
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Explain http://stackauth.com/0.9/help/method?method=users/{id}/associated

Any One knows what this does? What Id should I use?
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Access to /users/recent/ (Recent Activity) through the API

Would it be possible to have access to a user Recent Activity? I know that this is not a public information on the website, but I think that most part is public. I only see one Activity that should ...
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Stack Insight - Track a User's Activity Over all Stack Sites.

Screenshots ... but why not see the live site at http://stackinsight.com About Web application to show how all a user has been involve in the different stack sites over time. Just enter your ...
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Stack Overflow KDE Plasma widget

Is a Plasma widget being developed for Stack Overflow in KDE 4? I tried StackTray, but I'm thinking of something more complete to use as a widget on my desktop. I'd like to see this done, or ...
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Add last_awarded_date to users/{id}/badges

I'm working on an activity notification app. It would be helpful to know the date of the last award for each badge, so the app can notify of changes since the last query.
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What characters won't be in question->body?

This might seem kinda strange, but what printable ASCII characters am I guaranteed not to find in the body member of a question / answer?
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What real world application does the Stack API have?

This is such a noob question, but its simple, so hopefully someone can answer for me please: If you skill up in the Stack API, what purpose does it serve? What can you do with the API, how can you ...
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StackImage - Generating Images of Questions and Users [Now with Global Flair!]

RIP June 23, 2010 - July 4, 2013 All of the features that StackImage provides are either available with the built-in flair on each Stack Exchange site or provided by StackImage's ...
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Ideas for dealing with this pagination problem?

Okay, here is the problem: Certain questions contain more than one page's worth of answers. Given a sort method and an answer id, how can we figure out which page the answer is on? Any suggestions ...
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How to see which users upvoted a question?

I assume this information is tracked, since StackOverflow shows me the questions I have upvoted (when going to their question page, I can undo the upvote). I couldn't find any api call that gives this ...
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Are apps created from the CC data dump ok to add?

I've created a few apps in the past using the CC data dumps that I can't move over to the API at this point. It seems like the stackapps site is meant to be the place to find apps for Stack Exchange ...
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Widget Of Awesomeness, an extended profile JavaScript widget

2010-07-17: Due to lack of interest I'm shutting down the hosted version of this. Screenshots Widget: About The Widget Of Awesomeness lets you embed a simple widget on any page that will display ...
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Stack.PHP - Powerful and Extensive Library for Accessing the Stack Exchange API - Including Full Support for v2.0.

Don't know where to start? Begin by checking out the Stack.PHP website. Then head over here for a quick tutorial on setting up and using Stack.PHP. About Why you should use ...
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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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StackWidget for Android

StackWidget 1.1 Screenshots About StackOverflow home screen widget. Displays hottest question - click widget to see top 10 hottest. New in 1.1: - Change question category (newest, by tag) - ...
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soapi-notify : Stay ahead of the pack with new question notification V1 release

soapi-notify Stay ahead of the pack soapi-notify is an easy to use windows application that monitors Stack Exchange sites for new questions. Watch a 5 minute end-to-end quickstart video You may ...
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StackWrap4J Java wrapper

The StackWrap4J 1.0.1 jar is now available! (See the changelog) Sample Code / Screen Shot The following code snippet was used to test the wrapper in the Android emulator: TextView text = ...
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SENotify - Stack Exchange new question notification (perl/growl)

Output/Screenshot Growl notification Growl on Mac Growl on Windows Terminal output $ perl SENotify.pl -s stackoverflow -r 60 -v 2 question found on serverfault at : Tue Jun 22 21:41:38 2010 ...
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Please add accepted_date to answers/{id}

The reputation timeline aggregates activity so that only one instance of each answer or question is returned for a given timeframe. This makes it difficult to tease out reputation awarded for ...
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The /questions/{id}/timeline route isn't working.

I'm getting a response code 500 for the /questions/{id}/timeline route. I've tried it in Firefox and by fetching a response in Java. Example URL: ...
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Creating plug-ins with StackApps which can be used on a per-user basis.

Facebook developers can create applications which run inside Facebook. For example, the Graffiti app adds a button to the New wall item popup, and has its own pages inside Facebook. What if we could ...
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why is badge counts a nested structure?

conclusion a very short dialog with systempunotout showed me that I could look at this another way that makes a nested structure make perfect sense. the q remains for reference. This should be ...
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redundant data in users

this is an example of truly redundant data. the paths are documented. they don't need to be included in the results. "user_questions_url": "/users/22656/questions", "user_answers_url": ...
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questions response missing fields

conclusion never mind. the fields are marked as optional in the spec. it was late. sue me. the q is left for reference What is coming out: { "tags": [ "cakephp", "fileupload", ...
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redundant question fields

These are simply pointing to known endpoints. This is truly 100% redundant data. "question_timeline_url": "/questions/3078600/timeline", "question_comments_url": "/questions/3078600/comments", ...
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Problem getting a users answers within a date range

This issue is similar to http://stackapps.com/questions/768/problem-getting-a-users-questions-within-a-date-range. Only this time I'm calling a different api and getting unexpected results. I'm ...
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StackAd Scroller

Screenshot About StackAd Scroller is a small web application that scrolls the open source ads from this Meta question. It is highly configurable and makes a nice page to leave your web browser ...
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Make site icons have transparent backgrounds

This is a request to make the site's icons have transparent backgrounds. They are already PNGs, so they support that. This would make applications such as Droidstack look much better. Although ...
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crossdomain.xml and clientaccesspolicy.xml needed on sstatic.net

Silverlight image loading from Uri fails due to lack of xdomain permission files. Needed: http://sstatic.net/clientaccesspolicy.xml http://sstatic.net/crossdomain.xml
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both /revisions methods are spotty

These are the urls for a couple of my valid endpoint tests of the /revisions methods. http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/revisions/2688191 (?key=xxx) ...
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associated_users does not have a root level key

in order to uniquely identify a associated_users on must traverse the object graph into the onsite object and construct an artificial key. it makes more sense to either flatten the structure or, more ...
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/users - fromdate/todate broken

consider: All users on meta : "total": 18923, http://api.meta.stackoverflow.com/0.8/users?sort=creation&order=desc Users created on meta in the last month: "total": 18923, ...
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reduce api calls - please add last_modified to user structure

When updating a cached list of questions, I can query min last_activity_date, drastically reducing traffic. using creation_date, one can efficiently maintain a cached list of users with minimal ...
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Missing on_site in Stack Apps site data in associated_users from stackauth query

This is what I get for Stack Apps: { "display_name": "user", "email_hash": "11aa11...22bb22...", "reputation": 101, "user_id": 0000, "user_type": ...
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StackApps is not being reported by StackAuth

The stackauth.com sites query is not returning stackapps.com at all: http://stackauth.com/0.8/sites?type=jsontext { "api_sites": [ { "name": "Stack Overflow", "logo_url": ...
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Why do some Stackauth associated queries fail?

This query fails: http://stackauth.com/0.8/users/137b94e5-050c-4dd5-82c1-aeb2af0814f5/associated In Python for a jason.loads call, I get an error: 'ValueError("No JSON object could be decoded")'. I ...
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1answer
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Problem getting a users questions within a date range

I'm having a problem returning a list of users questions within a given timespan. I understand that the documentation ( http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=users/{id}/questions ) that ...
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/stats meta data missing

So am I to assume that since we can make an extra call to another site to get meta that site node in stats has been deemed redundant data. If so, I have to suggest a reality break. This is one of ...

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