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SOAPI-REST: Complete Stack Overflow API specification in machine readable format

SOAPI-REST Services At four hour intervals, SOAPI-WATCH parses the complete Stack Overflow API documentation and generates a complete object graph representing the API including all routes, ...
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API Suggestion: suppress http error code when jsonp is specified

Conclusion: fast response by Kevin enables the JSONP functionality of the API to assume it's rightful description of awesome. http://soapi.info/Code/JS/Stable/ErrorTest.htm The JSONP functionality ...
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Shouldn't there be a separate call for featured questions?

I find it rather peculiar that you can sort questions by featured. My arguments: What does order mean in this case? It could mean the bounty amount (e.g. using desc would return the questions with ...
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Answers parameter not functional

For example the following: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions?answers=true doesn't return answers.
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Six to Eight: An iPhone client (now in the App Store!)

Six to Eight (sixtoeightapp.com), an iOS Stack Exchange client. Why not download now? It's entirely free, and recently updated to v1.2! Version 1.2 has just been released, with crash fixes on ...
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URL Length Limit For For Requests Taking Vectorised Ids (/answers/{id}, /questions/{id}, etc)

I am trying to use /questions/{id} API to get a list of questions by their ids. Help page for this request does not indicate the maximum number of ids that can be passed in. Pagesize is maximum 100, ...
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Don't include answers in question lists by default

Right now, question list API queries (such as /questions, /questions/unanswered, /user/{id}/questions and so on) also return at most 30 answers (apparently) for each question. While this might be ...
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Order parameter not functional

Consider these two API calls: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions?pagesize=1&sort=votes&order=desc http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions?pagesize=1&sort=votes&order=asc ...
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Stack2Blog - Turning your answers into blogs (For “sale”)

Stack2Blog for Sale Hi everyone! Since we're working on a few other projects, we haven't worked on Stack2Blog in a while. We still think it can be useful, especially with the rise of platforms ...
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Will URLs always follow this pattern?

Many of the API endpoints return urls, such as /questions/{id} (which returns urls for question_timeline_url, question_comments_url, etc). However, the URL returned is a relative URL, like ...
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SOAPI-EXPLORE: Self-updating single page JavaSript API test harness

SOAPI-EXPLORE this post was one of the two that were listed regarding SOAPI. For a full overview of the SOAPI eco-system see What is SOAPI and why should I care? For a more robust API discovery ...
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API Help Suggestion: include range [1, 100] on pagesize

I see that range is being used to indicate valid range on most numeric parameters e.g. 32-bit integer, range [0, 2,147,483,647] 32-bit integer, range [1, 2,147,483,647] The valid range for ...
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On /users method id parameter does not work

Calling /users method with id parameter returns a list of users and not the user expected. http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/users?id=23234 Could be a documentation "bug" on help page: ...
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Are we going to get a Protected Date field in Question responses?

Now that questions can be marked protected, will this info be available via the API?
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Possible problem calling users/?filter method searching username with tilde

I'm testing curious usernames and I am searching their user_id by: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/users/?filter=username_filter I'm trying to get information about this particular user: ...
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Finding a user given their (exact) display name

For my app, I allow people to "register" themselves on my site by typing in their Stack Overflow (etc) name. Now it does allow you to use your ID if you know it, but I find that typing in usernames is ...
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API Help Suggestion: /search - can we make tagged,nottagged description consistent with other list params

on most other params that accept a semi-colon delimited list we see list of tags questions must have, semicolon delimited A single primary key identifier or a vectorized, semicolon-delimited list of ...
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New Q! - Google Chrome Extension notifies you of new questions of interest and inbox messages (now with API v2.0!)

Screenshots A new question notification in Chrome 6 in Windows XP A new answer and a new question notification on Mac OS X. About New Q! is a Google Chrome browser extension that notifies ...
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Droidstack for Android - now with chat support!

Current status I'm not actively maintaining Droidstack anymore, I guess real life just got in the way. Being in college and having a full time programming job leaves no room for hobby projects. ...
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What does min and max mean when sort is “activity” or “hot”?

Does they mean anything actually? There was an "issue" when you needed to add min=0 to queries to actually get the answers instead of nothing. Just checked that this is not the case anymore, but was ...
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1answer
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How to filter getAnswersForUser by tag?

I'm using Stackexchange java client lib I wanted to get a little more statistics but the following snippet returns only 30 answers. Do I need to to register for an API key, or just use ...
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1answer
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added_date in users/{id}/favorites method result

Is it possibile to include an "added_date" parameter on users/{id}/favorites method result? It would be helpful when method is called with "added" sort parameter.
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Conscientious use of the API

What constitutes abuse? Making an undue number of requests in a short span of time, or regularly exceeding a request quota during "normal" use. Guidelines for polling We realize that a great many ...
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SAggregator - A way to accumulate all the latest activity from the StackApps API sites

Important Notice Virtually all of the funtionality from this stackapp has since been incorporated into Stack Exchange natively since it was developed. As a result, this app serves no real purpose ...
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/users/{id}/badges id parameter clarification

On /users/{id}/badges, the description of the id parameter a semicolon delimited list of user ids diverges from the inferred standard for multi-valued parameters: A single primary key ...
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1answer
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Abstract paged results to enable cleaner libraries

It would make great sense for paged results array property to have a common name, items perhaps. For those writing in languages that support 'generic' constructs, this would simplify the code ...
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rubyoverflow 0.5

About rubyoverflow is an ruby wrapper for the Stack Exchange API. Status Middle of being rewritten. Handles /users/{id}/* routes along with /sites and /users. Documentation forthcoming Known ...
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VoteCounts: bookmarklet to display up/down votes even for rep less than 1000

Screenshot / Code Snippet About This small bookmarklet will allow anyone to use the "vulnerability" of the API that it allows you to check the up/down vote count - a feat you could normally ...
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3answers
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API having more rights than a 0 rep user.

The fact that the API has total_upvotes and total_downvotes makes the fact that you need 1000 rep on the sites a bit weird. Are there more things that the API knows by default, which you can only ...
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2answers
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Abuse potential in API write-access?

I understand some of the use-cases for write-access in v2 of the API -- primarily to enable full access to StackExchange sites without a web browser. And I'm sure it will be a hit for people who want ...
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Are these fields redundant?

Why do we have total_upvotes + total_downvotes as well as score? Doesn't score = total_upvotes - total_downvotes Is this always true? If so, isn't it redundant?
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Is it safe to assume the API will be at api.<DOMAIN>?

I'm writing an application that will eventually allow you to use it for any StackExchange site. Thus, I'm allowing users to input the domains of the sites they want to use (e.g. stackoverflow.com). ...
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SOREP: Trilogy Site Ranking - For those who need to know

SOREP is a service that does a nightly index of all users ordered by reputation and makes that information available via REST. The primary use of this information is to add a top xx% to your flair. ...
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Column 80 - Plain Text optimised SOFU

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Browsing the existing SOFU 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 computers around ...
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StackUnderflow.js: A JavaScript Library and Mashup Application

Screenshot / Code Snippet About StackUnderflow.js is a lightweight JavaScript library that makes retrieving and rendering question summary information from Stack Exchange sites simple. It ...
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1answer
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jQuery Ajax calls return null

When I enter the API URLs into my browser they work, but when I try from jQuery they just return null. When I open the HTML below, all I get is an alert that says null, despite the fact that Firebug ...
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1answer
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Inconsistent sort ordering on users?

I'm trying to get a list of the 10 oldest users. This is the endpoint I'm using: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/users?key=(key)&order=asc&sort=creation&pagesize=10&page=0 ...
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SOAPI-WATCH: A realtime service that notifies subscribers via Twitter when the API changes in any way

SOAPI-WATCH This post was one of the two that were listed regarding SOAPI. For a full overview of the SOAPI ecosystem see What is SOAPI and why should I care? At four hour intervals, ...
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1answer
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SCombinator - Combined Questions of All the sites that API supported

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Just another combination of all the sites that API supported. If you use all those sites, it would be very useful, because you can surf all at one place. Almost ...
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1answer
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Provide a post listing changes to the API?

While it's possible to pick up on many of the changes that are made to the API by looking at every [status-completed] tagged question on here, I'd like to see a single post that's updated every time a ...
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0answers
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Get the Time of the Stats and if Possible the new time it will be updated

From here I learned that the stats are cache. I understand the reason for this, so I ask if possible to have the timestamp of the stats return in the api and if possible to have the next time there ...
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1answer
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Question sort: change active to activity?

I noticed the sort newest for /questions, /questions/tagged/{tags} and /questions/unanswered was changed to creation recently, making it more consistent with other methods. Could the sort active for ...
5
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0answers
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CodeChirp - Twitter like post-aggregator and stalker webapplication

CodeChirp About CodeChirp is a twitter-like web-based question/answer/comment aggregator, that queries Stack Exchange sites, and shows the results as twitter-like posts. People can subscribe to ...
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12answers
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StackTack, a JavaScript widget you can stick anywhere

Screenshot / Code Snippet <head> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js"></script> <script ...
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1answer
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Is it safe to embed my API key into my javascript-only application?

I have an application I'm developing that's pure javascript and consumes the Stack API. My API key is embedded in the source which anyone could read. Is this safe?
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2answers
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Is there a difference between “newest” and “creation”?

When I look at some API endpoints, say /questions/tagged/{tags} and /questions/{id}, I see that the former can be sorted by newest, and the latter can be sorted by creation, both ascending or ...
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1answer
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Stack Site Monitor for iPhone/iPad

Screenshot / Code Snippet Main Windows Select Site Detail Stats About From this app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad you can monitor Stack Sites. License I am in the process of putting in ...
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2answers
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Stats not showing the same values as the Site

I get less values in the api method that in the site, is this posible? Example: form the API I get that SO has 709980 questions from site 701005
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3answers
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What is the best way to provide support for an unknowable number of StackExchange sites?

I just wrote an app for Chrome extensions and received a request to make it cross-StackExchange compatible. If there's eventually going to be more sites than just the few listed and I don't really ...
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votes
2answers
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Inconsistency in sort order

If I execute the following API call: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions?sort=newest&body=True&pagesize=5&min=1275575777&order=desc versus one that does not include the min ...

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