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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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StackExtend - A Google Chrome Extension to enhance the Stack Exchange experience

Screenshot / Code Snippet Last Read Tracking - StackExtend tracks what questions you have previously viewed and indicates whether they have been read, and whether new answers are available on ...
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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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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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A Grails application demoing the Stack Exchange API

Screenshot / Code Snippet About I created this mostly for fun, with a little bit of learning thrown in. It's a super-simple implementation of a client for the Stack Exchange API written in Grails. ...
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How do I get the ten reputation required to post an image for my app?

Funny that in order to enter and include a screenshot, you need ten reputation points. Go figure.
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Best way of structuring a library?

I am busy building an app using the API and I am about to start to work with the API. I have looked at the one other PHP library, and it is one object with method calls which return back a ...
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Get Site Icon or Icon Url

Is there a way to get the icon or the IconUrl of the site so I can put it in my app like the DisplayName?
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Add optional parameter to get only paging information?

On methods that support total/page/pagesize add an optional parameter to get just those fields when making a request. (pageInfo=true). I am thinking specifically in apps that have real-time like ...
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1answer
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Add moderator-only flag to tags API?

Currently there is no way to distinguish between normal and moderator only tags.
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3answers
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Negative voting questions?

I'm trying to, for humorous purposes, check out some of the worst scoring questions ever on SO. I'm pretty much expecting them to all be "heeeeelp homework" or "plz send me teh codez" or something to ...
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Will there be a “last call” when the API is about to be released?

I understand the contest ends when version 1.0 of the API will be released, but will there be any indication when this time comes? So that you know you can allocate one last weekend for final fixes?
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API not returning anything near the actual website

The API /questions page is not returning anything like the list of questions on the actual SO site. This is the first question of the 0.8/questions { "total": 705769, "page": 1, "pagesize": ...
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Should /badges/{id} returns users that have been awarded all badges or any badge in the list?

The current behavior of the list version of /badges/{id} is to return the users that have been awarded any of the badges in the list. An alternative is to have the API to return the list of the users ...
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Why my /mentioned page return 404?

http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/users/213464/mentioned?type=jsontext { "error": { "code": 404, "message": "The server has not found anything matching the Request-URI." } } Its ...
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/users/{id}/badges - multiple identical results

Each badge returned in the list of results from /users/{id}/badges already contains an award_count indicating how many times the badge was awarded for the particular user attached to the badge. In ...
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Add information to badges/{id} method.

Currently, there is no practical way to retrieve badge information given its ID. I would like to see title and description added at the very least. Current method for retrieving the data: call the ...
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Possible bug in the help page?

There are some weird dot things in this help page: api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=users/{id}/badges {Dead link to missing image: http://files.quickmediasolutions.com/stackbug.png} ...
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1answer
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Can we merge the 'library' and 'wrapper' tags?

There seems to be some fragmentation amongst the tags assigned to wrappers/libraries. Some have library, some have wrapper, and some have both. If I'm not mistaken, they are the same thing. Can we ...
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iStack (iPhone app for Stackoverflow sites) - suggestions for UI

Well there's a much better and complete iphone app called six to eight by Adam Wright here: http://stackapps.com/questions/623/six-to-eight-an-iphone-client (NB: this post did have an app but well, ...
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1answer
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Top questions/answers

Is there a way to get a list of X questions/answers with the highest votes up, visits, etc? Say I want to get the list of most voted questions in .NET category (tag) or Java. Thank you.
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1answer
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/questions/tagged/{tags} - tags param clarification

This API method has been removed as of Jul 16 '10. The original question is preserved below for posterity. It is not clear what a "list" of {tags} looks like. Does this parameter follow the ...
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Plans to expose details from the “accounts” tab of the user page?

One thing that I noticed was missing from the /users/ api was an ability to see what other StackExchange sites the user is associated with (what's usually available from the "accounts" tab of the user ...
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1answer
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api.stackoverflow/0.8/questions now gives answers as well by default?

Up until now, /questions hasn't given the answers to the questions by default - you'd have to get the question ID and then use that to get the answers to the question. This means the size of the JSON ...
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1answer
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/users/{id}/tags - broken

looks like touching the id parameter description broke the internet. http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/users/242897/tags should/was working 6/1/2010 -1:11AM - working
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1answer
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Indicate in documentation whether “numbers” can be non-integral

"number" is an very ambiguous term. Integral or non-integral? For developers in more dynamically-typed languages like JavaScript, this is not an issue; but when using more statically-typed languages ...
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`type=jsontext` JSON results for help pages

It would greatly simplify machine reading if we could apply type=jsontext to API help pages, including the index. Update: Here's an unofficial JSON schema for v1.x.
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1answer
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Position required parameters at the top of help pages

The required id parameter for ...a lot of API routes... is now placed at the bottom of the page. It makes more sense to place required parameters at the top of the page with a slight separation, like ...
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1answer
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Please supply working example URLs for each route

It would take a lot of the guess work out of understanding the API if each route's page provided a small handful of working URLs. This would also serve to provide authoritative examples of the ...
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1answer
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help page issue: revisions by revisionguid example needed

/revisions/{id}/{revisionguid} - usage of this route is not clear to me. can someone provide a working url and perhaps a simple use case.
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1answer
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help page format issue: missing parameter

/users/{id}/tags is missing id parameter fixing this will remove one more special case from my parser.
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1answer
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help page format issue: revisionGuid

http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=revisions/{id}/{revisionguid} revisionGuid is inconsistent. revisionguid seems appropriate (and will remove one special case from my api parser).
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1answer
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Favorites api gives wrong results when sorted by added

For example, please compare http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/users/111391/favorites?sort=added with ...
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What will be rate-limit of two different applications with two valid API keys from same IP?

What will be rate-limit of two different applications with two valid API keys from same IP? Will it be only one of the Key will use? so maximum 10k? Will rate-limit be 20k? When one key API key ...
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What is the Errors endpoint used for?

I am trying to figure out what the errors endpoint is used for, so I can I can implement it in my API. I have been trying things like: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/errors/404 ...
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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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Get a user's “interesting tags”

The current implementation of the API does not provide a way for us to fetch a user's "interesting tags". The /users/{id}/tags unfortunately returns all tags a user has participated in, which I'm not ...
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1answer
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Minor typo on help page

On the API Routes help page, this: /users/{id}/favorites Gets summary information for the questions that have been favorited a set of users. should probably be: /users/{id}/favorites Gets ...

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