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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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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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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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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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Deleting an application key?

Hi. Shouldn't there be delete buttons on http://stackapps.com/apps so we can delete API-keys? Or at least de-activate them? I mean, cancelled projects, etc... A deletion button would be real handy.
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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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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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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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George the Dev - Making Conversation in the Chat Rooms

Update George the Dev originally began as a small experiment named "FlackBot". Due to increased difficulty maintaining the experiment and a few "incidents" in the chat rooms, FlackBot was ...
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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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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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StackTack - George Edison Remix (now with a few extra features!)

Screenshot About StackTack was originally listed here on Stack Apps. The idea was terrific and Soviut did such an awesome job building the application that I decided to fork it. My original ...
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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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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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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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Can we have some debug endpoints for testing corner cases?

After encountering a throttle violation today (which I posted in another question), it occurred to me that although I've put together code to handle "backoff" conditions, and potentially throttle ...
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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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Prefered way to retrieve all search results

I'm trying to figure out a reliable way to retrieve all the results from a search query (in subsequent pages. My use case includes cases with more than 100 results (the maximum page size). Looking at ...
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Login using Google fails saying OpenID 2.0 accounts for Google has gone away

Recently I have received complaints about my app suggesting that logging in with a Google account shows a warning message that OpenID authentication has gone away. When I tried to log in with my own ...
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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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API Implicit Authentication with Python

I am working on an desktop inbox notifier for StackOverflow, using the API with Python. The script I am working on first logs the user in on StackExchange, and then requests authorisation for the ...
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Bug in the StackExchange Api ? getting “could not parse proxy url” when user not logged in

I think I may have stumbled upon a bug in the Stack Exchange JS API I'm having a problem getting its authentication to work properly, and I just discovered that the same problem exist in the official ...
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Detecting StackExchanges with non-standard “plugins” (e.g. MathJax)

Some recent StackExchanges are starting to include site specific 3rd party JavaScripts - for example, cstheory.stackexchange.com (and math.stackexchange.com) both use what I think is MathJax to render ...
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API V2 Musings: What would you like to see

Answers should take the form of feature requests/modifications that are either obviously beyond the scope of v1 and or have been status-declined or status-deferred They will be indexed here in the Q. ...
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Stack Overflow app for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1

About Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 don't have a StackOverflow app and I would like to create one for both the platforms. Aim: To create an app that can be used to browse through the questions on ...
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Quick Media Solutions - The First Tool to Take Advantage of Write Access in v2.1 of the API!

Website http://quickmediasolutions.com Screenshot About Quick Media Solutions is my personal website where most of the web services and tools I have written reside. I recently rewrote the ...
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Why these questions do not have a title?

Hitting the following /questions route: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions/74?pagesize=1&page=1 the endpoint returns this JSON data: { "total": 1, "page": 1, "pagesize": 1, ...
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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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Is Stack Apps the place to suggest applications?

Is StackApps.com the place to suggest applications you would like to see created? I sometimes receive suggestions along the lines of "Is it possible add [feature-suggestion] to Stack Exchange?" I ...
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API usage triggering 503 (Too Many Requests)

Update: I generally try to back any claims of bugs and shortcomings with evidence. I have prepared a test page which you, dear Stack Overflow staff and my fellow developers, can use to ascertain ...
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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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Supported Platforms

What platforms are supported for use with the Stack Exchange API? In short, anything that can make a GET request to the API servers and supports JSON/JSONP & GZIP. (JavaScript, Python, PHP, Java, ...
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StackScript JavaScript Wrapper

Code Snippet Demonstrates the StackUser class: // Global object var ss = new StackScript(''); function GetInfo() { // The provided callback will be called // when the data arrives var ...
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Add the 'people reached' count to the API?

Can we have the people reached statistic added to the /users/{ids} method? The response could simply be: "people_reached": 1000 I'm asking because it would be cool to get a network-wide number.
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Resurfacing bug: “could not parse proxy url” error message

According to this question, the "could not parse proxy url" bug was solved more than 2 years ago. However, when using the client-side OAuth flow, the aforementioned error message appears when ...
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1answer
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Reputation changes from accepting answers to questions are not included in reputation results

When querying the /users/{ids}/reputation API route, the results don't include the +2 reputation changes from accepting answers. None of the reputation results from my own reputation history have a ...
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All Your Stack Posts

Screenshot (click to full resolution) About WordPress plugin inspired by the Meta question How can I download my content from a beta site?. Intended as a mean to export all of a person's ...
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Autonavigate/autocomment “close/flag offtopic” for MSO

On MSO, there are plenty of questions that should be on SO asked every day. The procedure with dealing with these is: Copy-paste boilerplate comment saying "This belongs on SO blah". Alternatively, ...
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1answer
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Need some help verifying 503 throttle issue

Update: We've confirmed the issue... fixing it is taking more time than anticipated. – Kevin Montrose Color me happy. The throttle is now applied to api.stackoverflow.com so we have an ...
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2answers
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What is the throttle interval or threshold?

Resolution: I have confirmed that a constant interval of 170 ms will run without error. // 30 per 5 sec = 6 per sec = interval 166.6 ms Soapi.RequestQueue.setInterval(170); ...
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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 ...
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Javascript SDK channelUrl for local development

I am trying to get started with the Javascript SDK. I am developing on a web server on my local machine. I get a channelUrl-related error when calling SE.init. My code: SE.init({ clientId: ...
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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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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 ...

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