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issues with 'edit_count' field

Update other than the nullable issue, which is under review, the rest of this question is based on a mistake I made reading the nesting depth of the json result. Disregard. Deletion is considered. ...
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Why are 5 IP addresses using my API key?

I have an app that resides on a server. It has only ever accessed the API from 2 IP addresses. The API key has not been shared and there is no client-side code. When I go to /apps however, it says "5 ...
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are clientaccesspolicy.xml and crossdomain.xml excluded from throttling

These files are requested by the user agent as needed and the programmer has no knowledge or control over these requests. The abuse potential connected with these files is nil(?) It seems that it ...
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Standardized set of sort icons?

Can we (anyone who is interested) create a "standard" set of icons that represent the various sorting methods available? That way, we'll have a set of universally recognized icons. That means we'll ...
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What am I allowed/not permitted to do with the API?

I have a site that will offer technical help and assistance for a certain niche of computer users. I can either host my own forums, or tie in with stack... but I want to be able to make money off it ...
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api performance slow

this query takes ~30 seconds. Seems abnormal to me http://api.stackapps.com/1.0/users/14/questions?pagesize=100&answers=true&body=true&comments=true&page=1
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Seamless authentication between my site and StackOverflow

I'm planning on using WS-Trust and SAML to authenticate users to my site and haven't really explored other options. What should I learn (or do) to enable a mostly seamless end user transition from my ...
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Rep Compare - Utility for Comparing Reputation - Version 0.8

New version! Includes a view of the posts similar to the Stack Exchange Reputation view. Just click and drag to select a region of ansers. (Note, still kind of buggy. Doesn't seem to exactly match ...
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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 a way to determine total number of upvotes and downvotes (etc) for a user (regardless of reputation cap)?

For example, if you use the /users/<id>/reputation call, you get a list of reputation changes for the user, but it takes the daily reputation cap into account. What I would like is an API call ...
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Maximum tag name length?

Does this exist? Or it is again just the "suggested size" with no hard limits? Im trying to figure out how to best store them in a database.
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App to monitor a beta site for all questions

The only notification app I could find that lets you monitor all questions on a site is soapi-notify, but it doesn't let you monitor beta sites. Is there an application that will let me monitor all ...
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-430 rep - why?

I just lost 430 rep. from 6777 earlier today to 6347. This seems to be localized to my account only. Why?
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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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Ruby Client Library

I've started a Ruby client library project on GitHub. There's no code there, but I will be hacking on it all weekend and welcome contributions. Sample Code client = ...
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Soapi.LastSeen - List users by last access time

Soapi.LastSeen About Soapi.LastSeen lists the top 3,000 users of any Stack Exchange site by last access time. License GPL - source code in Soapi.CS demos and provided below. Download ...
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Soapi.JS : fluent JavaScript client library for the Stack Exchange API

Soapi.js If you are looking for a full featured, compact JavaScript client library that provides complete end to end coverage of the API, Soapi.JS is a good choice. You may also want to check out ...
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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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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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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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Could there be a way to check stats on a key?

I think it would be very helpful if there was a way to get statistics about your own API keys. That way, you could find out which IP addresses were using your app the most. (And if one was abusing ...
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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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Possible Bug With positive_rep Field?

I'm looking through my /users/{id}/reputation and I think I see a possible bug regarding how positive_rep is calculated when someone upvotes your question. ...
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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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1answer
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My reputation graph is messed up.

See here: http://stackapps.com/users/18?tab=reputationhistory#tab-top Go to my rep graph and notice that it only shows about 350 points... Where's my other 4100?
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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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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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2answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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Simple Activity Monitor - For Educational Purposes only.

This Soapi.JS script, if abused is likely to provoke frowns from those whom you would like to see smiles. Note: the dataset is only valid if the entire user base is pulled, and on just about any ...
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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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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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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 convert unix timestamp to .NET DateTime

Hi, What is the format of the "creation_date" that is returned from a search of questions? I've been looking all over here and can't figure it out. I want to convert it to a regular DateTime object. ...
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/users/{id}/tags - 504 Gateway Timeout

this url is technically valid but generates 504. ...
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1answer
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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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/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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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When does the judging take place?

I am planning to work some more on my apps tomorrow and get some last minute changes implemented. However, I notice that: The API Contest winners will be picked the first week of August. ...
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1answer
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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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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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