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Why do I get a throttle violation after 300 requests while using a key but no access_token?

I'm doing some testing on my app, and I let it run on a machine this afternoon while I was away. When I got back, I was geting 503 throttle violation errors from my API calls. I was calling the ...
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How to delete an OAuth (2.0) API key?

I created a couple of extra keys I don't need. Can I delete them? I don't see an option anywhere in the list or on the page for the key itself.
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stack.horizobu.com - an exploration engine

Screenshot About stack.horizobu.com is a search engine for the various Stack Exchange question and answer sites. horizobu assists you in your search by suggesting related query terms. The ...
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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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Documentation has broken link (JSONP)

On Wikipedia, JSONP now has its own article, instead of being part of the JSON article. The documentation links JSONP to Wikpedia:JSON#JSONP. It should link to Wikipedia:JSONP.
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Conditional GET support for chat RSS feeds?

I'm trying to use one of the RSS feeds from chat.stackexchange.com in my application. I'm using the python feedparser package for this. Feedparser supports a couple of different "conditional get" ...
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How to register application for API implicit authentication?

I am working on an applet to for Cairo-Dock, to check the user's StackExchange inbox. Right now I've worked around this by using the genuwine json feed, but that's not stable since posts are marked as ...
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Could the /tags API return minimal information about synonyms?

It would be very helpful if the /tags API could provide at least a bare minimum of information about tag synonyms. Either: Number of synonyms the tag has, if any. Or a true/false flag for tags which ...
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Why don't the tags APIs expose the tag IDs?

It seems that all tags have an internal ID, for instance here on stackapps, the api-v2 tag has ID 2442 which you can only see if you edit the api-v2 tag. As far as I can see none of the APIs expose ...
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filter=total is returning 0?

I'm running a very simple (and contrived) call of: http://api.stackexchange.com/2.0/users/115730?site=stackoverflow&filter=total I'm expecting a response of: {"total":1} But am getting a ...
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Minor spello/typo on the “Complex Queries” documentation page

The documentation page Complex Queries has a minor typo or spello: The ?filter=total build-in filter is provided for just this purpose. Should instead be: The ?filter=total built-in ...
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Guid inconsistency in 2.0?

question timeline returns "revision_guid": "335659EE-8983-4BEC-BACC-CC95784A4465" revisions by guid return "revision_guid": "335659ee89834becbacccc95784a4465" Is there any particular reason for ...
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Why is my quota constantly decreasing?

I registered an app today (API v2) for the first time (App ID 47, LaServ), and let it run a bit with its new key. It's the only API app running on this IP (I rent the IP as part of a VPS package). ...
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Is it possible to register V2.0 apps that are not web apps?

I want to register an app that will use the V2.0 API here: http://stackapps.com/apps/oauth/register. However, the app will run on a mobile phone so I cannot enter a domain name. What can I possibly ...
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No views_per_day in /info route?

I'm not particularly crying over it, just curious why the views_per_day field was dropped?
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Fairly subtle filter bug between 8 am and 10 pm UTC Dec. 29th

This is a public service announcement about a bug that most people probably didn't notice, but might be biting you pretty hard about now. Between 8 AM and 10 PM UTC December 29th, filters generated ...
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2.0 API get votes

I've been searching the 2.0 API for a list of my own (up and down) votes. I don't see them in the API. I don't think this is a prohibitively resource intensive query or that it can be used to ...
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How about a regex filter in the tags API?

The tags API has a "filter" parameter but it only matches the exact substring in the parameter in the tags. On Travel we have one kind of tags, IATA airport codes (SYD for Sydney, SFO for San ...
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Can I get the FAQ ordering via the API?

StackExchange sites have a feature to order by FAQ, e.g.: Screenshot This is in fact an ordering by the number of related questions and often produces very nice results. Can you get that ordering ...
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What are the possible errors returned from authentication?

The title pretty much says it all, I couldn't find in the Authentication doc much about the errors (other than the HTTP code will be 400)?
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Access token quota

The documentation says that each user gets 5 distinct quotas of 10,000 requests per 24 hours, and as I interpret it, per app. If an application does have an access_token, then the application is ...
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Apigee API Console for the Stack Exchange API

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Apigee API Consoles make it easier to learn, explore and test APIs by letting you browse all methods, send and view request/response pairs and share what you ...
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How to find libraries that are compatible with a certain API release on Stack Apps?

This has become a bit of a concern for me with the upcoming beta for v2.0 of the API. The problem is simple: if someone wants to know what version of the API a library is compatible with (or at least ...
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How to provide a logout button for authentication?

How would you provide a logout button for an app that uses authentication. (Not so that the user has to choose to accept or reject the app, that's deleting the app from their tab) Basically force the ...
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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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API V2.0 Public Beta Begins

As has been announced, we're starting the public beta and spinning up a contest (as we did with V1.0). As such, some of the guidelines for the private beta no longer apply. The api-v2-beta tag no ...
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Removing/disallowing app does nothing

I have just deleted/disallowed, the console app and the app I'm currently writing. For the console the access token I was using before deleting the app carried on working, and when I got a new token, ...
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Auth dialog improvements (who's logged in, etc)

The auth dialog (client side) could do with a bit of improvement. Specifically, showing the currently logged in user, and a link saying "not you?". Facebook does this and allows you log in as someone ...
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How many simultaneous queries may I make of the same Stack Exchange API?

I've been playing with some of the APIs that have paged results. I've been doing a first call with pagesize=0 to determine how many pages there are then running a loop querying each page. In my case ...
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Can UserScripts in the “scripts” tab be sorted in a similar manner as applications are in the “apps” tab?

If you bring up the Stack Apps home page (the apps tab), you will notice that the items are sorted according to their score and recent activity. Can we please sort the UserScripts (the scripts tab) ...
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stackoverflow-cli, a *nix stackoverflow command line client

No Screenshot. About This is a small libcurl-based C application for the command line. I started this simply to brush up on my C and Linux/POSIX skills. Plus, I am playing around with a netbook ...
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Preview and Text Entry Switcher - Now you can have the preview on top!

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Ever wanted to see the preview above the text entry box when composing a question or answer? If so, this is the script for you. It's a simple script that does ...
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Answers for Stack Exchange - universal iOS Stack Exchange search app

Screenshots About This third-party app allows you to quickly search the full Stack Exchange network of sites from your iphone or ipad. It is nice for when you are away from your desktop or ...
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Moderator Annotated User Recent Activity Watch List

NOTE: If you are not a moderator, this script won't add anything for you. All it does is shows the user's timeline (which is publicly visible on their profile) on the moderator dashboard to ...
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How do I get a GreaseMonkey/UserScript to interact with the Live Preview?

I've converted a script that I hope to get embedded on a StackExchange site (Lego Answers) to a GreaseMonkey/Userscript but I'd like to get it interacting with the live preview when creating or ...
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Guidelines on app and library thumbnails

We now have better, user-friendlier display for apps and libraries and scripts: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/02/stack-exchange-api-1-1-and-improved-app-gallery/ We infer a number of things ...
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Invalidating access token vs de auth app?

Other that invalidating an access token doesn't remove the app from the apps tab (why not?) whats the difference between these two methods?
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Removing StackExchange dropdown and mobile version of auth dialog

Would it be possible to remove the StackExchange drop down (hot questions, sites, inbox) from the Auth dialog? Typically when displaying dialog, you don't want the user to start browsing questions ...
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What are the paging parameters to the info method used for?

As far as I can tell, there can only be one info object returned from the info method, so why does the method take page and page_size?
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Policy on shipping working examples that use the explicit authentication flow in an SDK?

I'd like to ship a working example of using the explicit authentication flow in Stack.PHP. I have no trouble embedding the API key and app ID in the example. The problem lies in embedding the client ...
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Runtime error getting thrown with certain parameters on older 1.1 methods

This v1.1 URL is creating a runtime error: http://api.stackapps.com/1.1/comments&min=1323731212 Example output:
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Is there a way to programmatically access chat?

I'm thinking about starting a project where I'd like to have access to the "chat" feature of the stack exchange sites. I saw this project here: ...
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Same redirect URL for Approve and Reject

Why, when I'm requesting /oauth/dialog and selecting either of the options I get redirected to the same URL with different hash values? It's not a bug per-se, just an observation I made while ...
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Is there going to be an API for the Careers site?

Is there going to be an API for access to the careers site? I could understand that it would be different to the rest of the Stack Exchange APIs, but I could see that it could be useful for use cases ...
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Point of /users/{id}/inbox?

What is the need for the user ID in: https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/user-inbox Given that it will only return the inbox of the authenticated user, and deny a mismatching user id. The only needed ...
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API v2.0 Developing desktop app

If I am developing a client side application, what kind of domain should I provide to 0Auth callback? Can it be a custom application-centric scheme (like myapp://oauthcallback/)?
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API V2 Private Beta Begins

It's about time this thing got under way. If you're participating in the private beta, you should receive an email to that effect. If you were also a member of the V1.0 private beta, you'll notice ...
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Secure OAuth pages contain insecure content.

I noticed that some of the OAuth pages use insecure content (http:// content on an https:// page): I'm not sure how easy this is to fix but it could potentially scare off some users who don't ...
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Register for the Stack Exchange V2.0 API Private Beta

It's getting to be that time (actually, it's about a month later than I'd hoped but still!), API V2.0 is shaping up and we're spending more and more time on UI polish rather than functionality. So ...
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Am I out of luck if my http client doesn't support gzip decoding?

I'm playing with the oauth2 support in v2-beta with an http client that doesn't support gzip decoding. (My client is http spec compliant but can't deal with the non-compliance of the api on this ...

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