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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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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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StackX - Android application for Stack Exchange (Free) (UI and optimization upgrade)

Update: 4/15/2013: Screenshots updated according to latest layout An android application that will allow the user to browse through all of stack exchange websites using API v2.1. Browse any of ...
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Could/Should the API evolve more agile rather than being blocked by v2 writing (and authentication) features?

The activity on Stack Apps has dwindled noticeably; this might be a topic for its own discussion, however I'd like to revisit the API roadmap beforehand to set a proper stage and expectations in this ...
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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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Given that stackapps has no “meta” is it OK to ask “discussion questions” with no “one right answer” here?

Sometimes I want to ask questions about using the API that don't necessarily have "one right answer" or might be subjective. I've looked in the chat room but it's not very active. I've looked for a ...
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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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Getting questions that have a specific tag or tags?

In the current API (2.1 and 2.2), how do you get questions that have a specific tag or tags? EG: All Stack Overflow questions asked in the past 2 months tagged 'ruby'? All Stack Overflow questions ...
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New Meta sites out of order in /sites

I don't know if this is by design, but the ServerFault and SuperUser Meta sites don't follow their main sites in the response for the sites API route. Having linked_meta sites follow their main ...
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Column 80 - Plain Text optimised Stack Exchange

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Browsing the existing Stack Exchange family of websites was OK in a text-based browser, but when you're stuck in a Linux shell with no way out and no other ...
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StacksGuru: a near realtime bot for all Stack Exchange sites

UPDATE Stacksguru address is now stacksguru@appspot.com (in the plural form) remove the old contact (stackguru@appspot.com) and use the new one. StacksGuru is a Jabber/XMPP bot which gives you a ...
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StackKit: an API framework for Cocoa

About StackKit is a library for accessing the Stack Exchange API from within Cocoa/Cocoa Touch applications. It is under active development, but the major core functionality is present. Code ...
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Official keyboard shortcuts

This script is no longer necessary; please visit Announcement: Keyboard shortcuts are now integrated into the site for an updated status on this. Screenshot About This is the official ...
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“Reply” links on comments

Screenshot About This user script adds a little "reply" link to each comment. Clicking this link will fetch the rest of the comments, if some of them were hidden show the "add comment" ...
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StackStalker: Be Notified When Your Question Is Updated (Chrome Extension)

StackStalker Monitor any question from any Stack Exchange site and see when it is updated. Latest version: 3.0.1 | Updated: Sept. 13, 2014 Rewritten from near-scratch to use v2.2 of the Stack ...
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SE Chat Modifications — Keyboard navigation and commands for chat

Screenshot Use /command shortcuts to perform common chat tasks: See message history inline: Easily preview replied-to messages: And much, much more... About Legends tell of a prolific ...
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Better handling of indentation and the TAB key when editing posts

About This user script changes the behavior of a few keys (most notably the Tab key) within the post editor to behave more like it does in IDEs or text editors: When multiple lines are ...
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Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch

The Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch (SOUP) is a project to collect various minor client-side bug fixes, work-arounds and usability improvements for Stack Overflow and other Q&A sites on the ...
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Stack Alert [Mozilla Firefox Add-on] - Keep tabs on your inbox without needing to have a Stack Exchange site open.

Not using Firefox? Don't worry, Stack Alert is available for other browsers as well. Visit the appropriate page for your browser below: Google Chrome Opera Screenshot / ...
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Disable enter for submitting comments

About This user script disables the default behavior of the enter key submitting a comment. With this script installed, you must explicitly click the Add Comment button to submit your comment. ...
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Overflow7 - Stack Exchange sites on Windows Phone 7

Video of 1.0 On YouTube - http://bit.ly/stackoverflowforwp7 About This is a Stack Overflow app for Windows Phone 7 - it allows you to browse, read and bookmark Stack Exchange sites Screenshot ...
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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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Fast Multi Platform Data Dump Import for SQL Server (2000/2005/2008), SQLite and MySQL

UPDATE: Both soapi.info and skysanders.net have been offline for a while. A fork exists at github.com/peschkaj/soddi. Updated compilation platform to enable execution on x86 and x64. Confirmed ...
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SO Live! — live updates to your reputation score

Stack Exchange now updates your reputation score in real time. There is no more need to install this extension. Screenshot About This userscript, based on SOApi.js, injects itself in all ...
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Hexadecimal user rep

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Displays user reputation in hexadecimal. The code is quite simple if you want to do any tweaks. For users with rep >= 0x10000, it switches the font to Arial ...
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Stack Exchange Java client library

Sample Code /** * The following will print out the current stats for the * Stack Overflow site (stackoverflow.com). */ public class Example { public static void main(String[] args) { ...
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Copy Question Link Markdown - Making it easier to copy links to questions!

Screenshot / Code Snippet About This small UserScript makes it easier to copy the URL of the current question into pre-formatted Markdown. Once installed, it adds a 'copy' link to the question. ...
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Real-time desktop notifications for Stack Exchange inbox ( Chrome / Firefox )

Screenshot About Get real-time desktop notifications for your inbox at the Stack Exchange. After installing and setting your Stack Exchange account ID, you will get desktop notifications ...
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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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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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pyso.py - Python Stack Overflow library

Screenshot / Code Snippet import pyso # Install the Server Fault API version 1.0. pyso.install_site(pyso.APISite("api.serverfault.com", "1.0")) # Get all the names of the moderators. print ...
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Can I use “StackOverflow” in the title of my website?

According to the little tooltip I get when registering an app, Do not: Use any of the full names for our websites in the name of your website or application. By full name, do you mean ...
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StackList - List Your Apps, Track Bugs, and More!

StackList http://stacklist.quickmediasolutions.com/ Update: There are already quite a few apps and libraries listed and the number is growing by the day. Don't put off listing yours! ...
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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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Prevent that posts tagged with app or library enter Community Wiki mode when the owner edits it 8 times

I've edited my App 8 times and my question has switched automatically to Community Wiki (I'm aware that it's reported in the faq). The main reason of these many edits is my shaky english, but I can ...
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Support Cross-Origin Resource Sharing

Currently, the only way to call the API from javascript is to use JSONP, but this can be cumbersome and has security issues. If the following header was included in all API responses, the API could be ...
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Ask Ubuntu Data Server - Blazing Fast Searches from the Data Dump and API

Note: a special thank-you to Jacob for hosting this application on his server. Screenshot About This project was born out of a need to get data from the Ask Ubuntu API with little ...
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Acceptable Use of Copyrighted Logos/Names?

Are any/some/all of the following considered acceptable use of the site names and logos? I know that there is no "official policy" yet regarding this, but I figured I would show some examples of what ...
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Script to add a “Related Tags” module for search on all Stack Exchange sites

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Back in May A.Danesh asked "How can I see related tag for a search query?". I didn't actually see this question at the time but by September I started wondering ...
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The API Key does not work

I have registered an app at http://stackapps.com/apps/register, got a Key right away after I have submitted. But now when I request http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/stats?key=MYKEY, I got ...
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Stackathlon 2.5: Leader board for users active on multiple sites

tl;dr New! See "More Athlons" below. Screenshot About It's surprising how few people are active on multiple Stack Exchange sites. Well, maybe not so surprising. But it's a big world; you'd think ...
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Is there a way of querying how much of the API limit has been used?

Twitter has the ability as part of its API to query the current rate limit status. Going to this url will show you how many requests can be made before the limit is reached: {"remaining_hits":150, ...
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StackTagz - Track the topics you are interested in over time

StackTagz http://stacktagz.com Screenshot / Code Snippet About StackTagz analyses your participation in StackExchange sites by looking at which tags you are active in. A question, an answer or a ...
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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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Keep getting HTTP 406

Not sure if this is a user or an API problem, but I keep getting HTTP 406 Not Acceptable when making API calls (for example http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/stats) from either IE 8 or Chrome 6. Here ...
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Add close-vote information to the questions object

Would it be possible to add close/reopen vote information to the questions object? For example, you usually see something along the lines of: close (3) when a question has three (current) ...
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Stack Users Lite: Search for users on all Stack Exchange sites and view their associated accounts

Stack Users Lite About Stack Users Lite is a simple single page JavaScript application that searches all Stack Exchange sites for users by partial or complete username and allows you to view the ...
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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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StackHose: live real-time event stream in your browser

About StackHose is a continuously updated stream of new content from Stack Overflow. It uses the Firehose JSON streaming event service to get a "push" stream of new event notifications. The newest ...
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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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