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Markdown versus HTML

Does the API always return question and answer bodies in HTML format? Is there any provided way to get them in Markdown format, for easier local editing? If not, please consider this a feature ...
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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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/users/{id}/associated - inconsistent behavior

/users/{id}/associated occasionally returns empty for an association even though there are definitely associated users. Calling it again immediately returns expected results. GET ...
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Possible Gzip or data format problems when trying to read JSON.

This is a very basic question. I just want to display a test batch of JSON with PHP, but I think I don't have the correct formatting, since the data received looks garbled when outputed, and it causes ...
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StackedDeck: Watch Your Favorite Tags, TweetDeck-Style

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Download StackedDeck StackedDeck allows you to watch as questions with your favorite tags come streaming in. Add as many columns as you like and StackedDeck will ...
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2answers
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Will I be able to update the (optional) application icon after registering an application?

The Register Your Application form allows for the (optional) submission of an application icon. Presumably this can be updated after registration via Manage API keys? I'd be surprised if not, of ...
2
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1answer
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How to monitor answers/comments on all of my multiple Stack Exchange accounts?

I am active on 5 Stack Exchange websites, and I would like to be notified when there is a new comment/answer on any of them, rather than discovering it a few days late. Is there such a tool? If it ...
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1answer
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Stack-Trac - List stackoverflow/serverfault/… questions that are related to your Trac tickets

About This little app will look at the summary from the currently viewed Trac ticket and find related questions & answers on stackoverflow, or other stackexchange sites. Screenshot (see full ...
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Stack Up for iOS (1.0.1)

About Stack Up is now available on the App Store. Stack Up is a Stack Exchange client for iOS (4.0 only at the moment, but I'm working on adding iPad support). You can learn a little more about it ...
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2answers
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Is there an api to post questions without using the websites interface?

I wanted to post questions after a proper user authentication explained here. Is there anyway I can do this?
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1answer
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Copying CSS from stackoverflow for use in an app?

Is it ok / legal / allowed to copy some of the styles from stackoverflow / serverfault / etc. for use in a stack app?
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1answer
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questions/id is sometimes missing an owner?

Every once in a while when I query: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions/id I get a question back that is missing the owner field. Is this expected? I haven't seen anything about owner being ...
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1answer
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SOFU/ SE Reputation Aggregator

Is there an app that aggregates all my SOFU/SE reputation, badges in one single place? I'm going to love it.
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1answer
79 views

stackauth.com/1.0/users/{id}/associated not returning display_name for some sites

The problem with email_hash seems to be fixed, but now display_name is not getting returned in some cases. For example: This Super User /users/{id} query returns a display_name, but the corresponding ...
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List of example questions

Since it's hard to find examples of questions with various attributes, maybe we can turn this into a reference? Here's the problem: I want to try out the locked_date attribute in one of my apps, but ...
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2answers
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stackauth.com/1.0/users/{id}/associated no longer returning email_hash for some sites

I'm not getting email_hash for some sites from stackauth.com/1.0/users/{id}/associated since sometime after midnight CDT (UTC-0500).
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Why I think Area51 needs an API.

Okay, I have to admit that I never dreamed I would be advocating an API for Area51. But here I am doing it :) I think we need an API for Area51. Granted, the whole concept of questions and answers is ...
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1answer
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what is the url for a *.stackexchange site's api?

from my understanding, the documentation suggests that we can use the api against any current *.stackexchange website what would be the url for the api for one of these ? e.g. ...
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1answer
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How will the popularity of hosted apps be determined?

In the contest blog post: We will look at the number of requests for your API key. Was your application used by a lot of people? Or at least a reasonable amount? How does this work for ...
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1answer
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How the /sites method is meant to be used

The /sites method is used to enumerate all sites in the network. If your [app] is meant to run against more than a single site (and many are) this method is how you should be discovering new sites in ...
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2answers
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On Stackauth /sites new meta sites have wrong name

This should be the correct behaviour: name: "Stack Overflow Meta" name: "Web Apps Meta" name: "Gaming Meta" .. For the newcomers Server Fault and Super User, Meta is before the parent site in the ...
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2answers
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App devs - Would you use something like this if it were available?

Update: So it was written, so it is done. Go see the real deal! var questionWithStuff = ctx // soapi context .Official // convenience properties for known sites .StackOverflow ...
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2answers
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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 ...
2
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3answers
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Getting required upvotes for apps tab is too dependant on release date

I have recently released a chrome extension and it is at present getting about 3 upvotes a week. Not as many as hoped, but still not bad. However, this may not be enough to get it into the apps tab ...
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1answer
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api.meta.stackoverflow.com has state:normal - is this correct

i am not sure what the origin and exact meaning of the term 'linked_meta' is, but I would guess that it is a term created for area 51 meta sites and the implied meaning is clear. Perhaps stack meta ...
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Code Consultant: Jabber bot to help you work through your coding problems

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Have you ever noticed that simple act of describing a problem you can't get past to a co-worker will help you solve the problem, even if they don't say a thing? ...
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4answers
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How to order /sites result in a user friendly way to use it in our apps.

Since ordering of /sites is not guaranteed, how do i effectively order sites in a user-friendly way? General requirements: Trilogy must stay on the top of the list ...
2
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1answer
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stackauth is not serving gzip to silverlight3/phone7

I ported all of my integration tests to phone 7, which is a flavor of silverlight 3, and found that stackauth is not forcing gzip as expected. while this simply means that I need to check the first 2 ...
0
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1answer
78 views

Where are the new Metas?

According to the most recent blog post, ServerFault and SuperUser each got their own Meta. Shouldn't this be showing up in StackAuth?
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2answers
120 views

URL Format: Special Characters

I just noticed something in my testing. I was searching for questions tagged "C#" and the questions come back tagged "C". Code Poet's SOAPI javascript formats the route thusly: ...
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0answers
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CoreStack : An Objective C Library

About An Objective C 2.0 wrapper around the Stack Exchange API. Powers Six to Eight. Carefully woven threads for easy creation of non-blocking UIs, and full serialisation support for easy state ...
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5answers
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Using meta.stackoverflow.com as a support channel for a stackapp?

Is it okay to recommend using meta.stackoverflow.com as a support channel for stackapp I've written. For example, say I had been the person who wrote StackPrinter, on the bottom of the home page ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Can we add a creation_date to the /sites method?

I think we really need a way to determine when one of the new sites went live so that they can be ordered by date. Something like: { "name": "Gaming Meta", "logo_url": ...
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2answers
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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. ...
2
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0answers
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/users/questions with content is very latent

I am seeing response times of up to 30 seconds for a page of 100 questions. http://api.stackapps.com/1.0/users/14/questions?answers=true&body=true&comments=true&page=1&pagesize=100 ...
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vote
1answer
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Accepted answer on questions/id/answers method sorted by votes

Looking at this stackoverflow question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3012488?tab=votes#tab-top when sort is by votes, the accepted_answer is always on top regardless of answer's upvotes. ...
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2answers
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Url length limits have been increased

There's been some grumbling in the past about the unreliability of really ludicrously long URLs sent to the API. We've always considered this suboptimal, but the underlying technical constraints ...
3
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1answer
117 views

Will there be another contest when Stack API 2.0 is close to release?

Considering Stack API 2.0 will probably focus a lot on administration and write features, I think it would be a good idea to have another contest.
2
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1answer
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Paging /users by rep is on sites with low user count unpredictable

Resolution Fix confirmed: Tests.SortDupBug Page 1 #100 Total 11066 api.serverfault.com /users?max=2147483647&min=99&page=1&pagesize=100&key=qgAq_KfDu0KYzlNG-qaTuw Page 2 #100 Total 11066 ...
4
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0answers
277 views

Stack Bragger (facebook app to post questions badges)

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Stack Bragger lets you brag to your Facebook friends whenever you ask new questions or earn new badges at StackOverflow, SuperUser or ServerFault. I was looking ...
4
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1answer
59 views

Why is edit_count exposed on Comments but not Questions or Answers

Comments have an edit_count field, why is this field not included with Question and Answer responses? Further, the edit_count field has limited utility on a comment where, lacking revisions and a ...
1
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1answer
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Announcing Apps to the Public

I believe this has been discussed before but I can't find the question/answer so I'll ask it officially here: Now that v1.0 is released, it's OK to announce our apps to the general public, correct? ...
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2answers
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nottagged parameter not documented

It appears that the /questions method still takes the nottagged which specifies a list of tags to exclude questions by but this parameter is not mentioned in the documentation. Is this parameter ...
8
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1answer
484 views

StackWatcher: Watch Your StackExchange Accounts

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Download StackWatcher StackWatcher is a notification area application that polls all your associated StackExchange accounts for activity, including: Reputation ...
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3answers
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Request Throttling Limits

What are permissible requests "speeds?" The API will cut you off if you make more than 30 requests over 5 seconds to any single endpoint. We consider this a breach of the API interface contract, so ...
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6answers
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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 ...
0
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1answer
40 views

how/when is rep_change updated?

I am trying to determine the most efficient way to keep a user's rep_change history updated and need some guidance. Here are a few assumptions that I am inferring from the available information: ...
4
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2answers
220 views

rate-limit per endpoint per IP VS. server apps in hosted environments

I was wondering if the scenario of a server based app that lives in a hosted environment, where a single IP can be shared by many web sites. As I understand the rate-limit as it stands, every site on ...
2
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1answer
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Oddity with migration data from questions

Take a look at this question on SuperUser. Apparently, it was migrated from ServerFault, and was originally asked by user 3d1l. However, now look at the API result: ...

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