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Add 'linked' question data to the API

SE sites show linked questions on the right column. It would be great to add an array of ids to the question response called 'linked'. Example Linked Question
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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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Exterminators - Bugs and Features, Present and Past and those who brought them to light.

Exterminators About Exterminators is a simple aggregate of bugs and feature requests with a per-user breakdown with a weighted score thrown in for fun. Bugs and Feature requests are considered ...
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Stack2XML - A JSON to XML Conversion Service

About Stack2XML is a web service that fulfills API requests on your behalf and converts the results to XML before returning it to you. The purpose of this service is to support those languages / ...
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Real time questions for any Stack Exchange site

Screenshot / Code Snippet About This script provides real time updates and filtering of active questions for all SE sites. Shows active questions in real time Filter by favorite tags Filter ...
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Unread messages in inbox query shows older inbox messages

I am using the /inbox/unread route to get the unread messages in a user's inbox. Recently (over the last couple of months, perhaps) I have noticed that the entries returned from this route initially ...
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Typo in throttle violation error message

I was just playing around with the API locally and got throttled for the questions and answers methods (the only two I was using). Anyway, I noticed there’s a small typo in the error message that’s ...
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Offline cache of the API - for when the developer has no internet.

Is there some fake API program that "simulates" the API? Just I'm going on a long car journey tomorrow, and I won't have an internet connection on my laptop and don't want to waste the whole journey ...
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An associated query is returning a partial record for a particular user

This query returns (in addition to several complete records) this incomplete one: { "user_id": 2196, "user_type": "registered", "display_name": "Wil", "reputation": 151, "email_hash": ...
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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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MyStacks - stack overflow trilogy iPhone app (free)

v.1.3 of MyStacks, an unofficial iPhone app for browsing questions on the Stack Overflow trilogy sites, is now available in the app store Current Version Saves articles offline once viewed Choose ...
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Accessing Authenticated User's Close/Delete History

I'm working on the PHP chatroom's cv-pls backlog UI. Many users and myself would like the ability to track which questions we have already handled though close/delete votes. To be able to do that I ...
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API V2 Private Beta Begins

It's about time this thing got under way. If you're participating in the private beta, you should receive an email to that effect. If you were also a member of the V1.0 private beta, you'll notice ...
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Make site icons have transparent backgrounds

This is a request to make the site's icons have transparent backgrounds. They are already PNGs, so they support that. This would make applications such as Droidstack look much better. Although ...
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Add List of Libraries to “Get Started” sidebar

I suggest that a link to the List of libraries be added to the "Get Started" sidebar to provide a clear and obvious discovery path.
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GeeQe - Native Stack Overflow client

About The Geek Question Explorer is a Native Stack Overflow iPhone Application. GeeQe has been updated to use the Stack Exchange API for everything except search results. I am looking for some ...
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should min/max for alpha-numeric cases be case-insensitive?

I am having a hard time coming up with a use case in which case-sensitive min/max parameters make sense and several solid cases for a case-insensitive min/max. Example: With case insensitive ...
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In the timeline the ability to know what events belong to what question

Take this example: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.9/questions/3165492;3182016/timeline Would it not make sense to have the question_id as a parameter on each timeline object? It makes the timeline ...
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What happens if an app becomes super popular?

Will there be provisions for apps to become "sponsored" by SO wherein the limits are removed? Say somebody writes the de-facto iPhone app and it gets 500,000 users, the 10K cap will be hit pretty ...
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Allow post type to optionally return title field

Currently, it's possible to get the title field from the question type returned by /questions/{ids} and from the answer type returned by /answers/{ids}, using the appropriate filters. Unfortunately, ...
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Chrome may not allow one-click userscript install now

Issue 128748: [Regression] Unable to install extensions by running .crx file downloaded in Chrome Chrome can't (directly) install userscripts anymore Chrome Fix: Extensions, apps, and user scripts ...
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Do calls on the 1.1 API and the 2.0 count against each other's limits?

Do the old 1.1 API and new 2.0 share limits? Or do my StackApps running on 1.1 calls not affect my limits for apps running on 2.0 calls?
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Change Unanswered tab to Review

About This is (allegedly) going to be implemented by the team sometime anyway. But just in case, and so you can play with it, here is a script which replaces the 'Unanswered' tab with 'Review'. ...
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Is it possible to authenticate a user through Stackoverflow API?

Is it possible to use the Stackoverflow API to authenticate a given user identity such as with Facebook, Twitter or OpenID? If it's possible: Can you tell me the method(s) that make this happen? ...
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Why does the API lack any POST methods?

Why aren't any POST methods available? Being able to post new questions and answers would be very interesting.
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How to get the count of a query efficiently

To get the count of a query without returning results, simply specify pagesize=0. http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.9/users?filter=mike&sort=name&pagesize=0 { "total": 1161, "page": 1, ...
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Pilha - Ruby Wrapper to the Stack Exchange API

Warning: there's still a lot of work to be done. Edit: Pilha has been updated and now it supports most of the stack exchange api. There's still work to be done and the gem should be completely ...
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Exclude help requests and redirects from the API limit

Help API requests probably should not count towards the no-key API limit. The most likely usage scenario of the API without a key is when people are trying to learn it, which means reading the help a ...
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Total reputation reported by the /users/{ids}/reputation route is low

When querying the /users/{ids}/reputation API route, the total amount of reputation I get back from all reputation changes is much lower than my reputation reported on Stack Overflow. Here's my ...
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Google Chrome Chat MathJax Extension

Love typesetting? Then i bet you know exactly what MathJax is, but if you don't already know, MathJax is a javascript-based implementation of LaTeX that is compatable with a few different sets of ...
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Add a special page where developers can reset throttle timeouts

As George Edison noted, it would be useful to have a special page where developers can reset the throttle timeout when we accidentally trigger it. This happened to me this morning — I got banned for ...
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API endpoints do not set Access-Control-Allow-Origin, so CORS requests fail

This looks like it might have been requested before: Add CORS headers to API output In order for CORS to work, the Access-Control-Allow-Origin header (and related headers) must be set. With CORS ...
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LinkOverflow — list of links in a Stack Exchange post

About This site useful to find the links that will appear on the stackoverflow post. Give the question url then site will parse the all answers and extract the list and it will mark it with tag. It ...
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Remove Delete-Favourite-Tag-Buttons Script

To help people not accidentally delete them, especially the short ones. (Also see the cause to get them removed permanentely) Sorry to not provide a file for download but i am sure you will ...
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Guidelines on app and library thumbnails

We now have better, user-friendlier display for apps and libraries and scripts: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/02/stack-exchange-api-1-1-and-improved-app-gallery/ We infer a number of things ...
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Area51 does not show up in the associated accounts query

Is this on purpose and if yes why?
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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 ...
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What is the rational behind the chosen /sites styling info?

I was wondering why the chosen styling data is provided though the API. It makes sense to provide it, but I feel like we are only getting part of the information. "styling": { "link_color": { ...
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Merging/migration should be reflected by the API

Now that we have a new merging/migration system that keeps records of all merges, I think that this information should be visible through the API: Questions that are merged into other questions ...
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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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Verifying and linking SE users from external sites.

It would be great if you could allow your sites user base to link too their SE userId and this could then be verified. Not sure if there are privacy issues here, but one way would be too include the ...
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Incomplete information in API documentation

I am struggling a little bit with the Stackexchange API since there seems to be no formal specification for the individual endpoints of the API. Example: Endpoint: ...
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bounties_offered are not being returned correctly from /users/{ids}/reputation

When querying the /users/{ids}/reputation API route, reputation changes for bounties_offered are not being returned correctly. In my own results, I see a reputation object with a reputation_change ...
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Implicit OAuth Flow stopped working. Redirect happening to a non existent URL

The following URL is first hit when a user clicks on Login: ...
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“OAuth request must be over HTTPS” when request is over https

I had a bug reported to me that I was able to reproduce. When authorizing to my Badges webapp, we get the following error: error: invalid_request error description: OAuth request must be over ...
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How do I parse the dates from the API?

I see that JSON returned by the API contains dates in the following format: "creation_date":1364546475 ^^^^^^^^^^ What's the meaning of it? How can I parse it to get the date in the ...
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Can we get write access to user favorites?

I'd like users of my app to be able to add questions to their favourites. Will this be added to the API as an authenticated call?
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BrickJax: Brick Image Replacement for Bricks.StackExchange.com

Screenshot About We've put together a script that we're hoping to get added to LEGO Answers that will allow users to easily insert images of Bricks, with or without links, and also links to ...
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Is there going to be an API for the Careers site?

Is there going to be an API for access to the careers site? I could understand that it would be different to the rest of the Stack Exchange APIs, but I could see that it could be useful for use cases ...
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StackPrinter - This IP has exceeded the request-per-day limit.

I'm having this problem. This IP has exceeded the request-per-day limit I hardly believe that with StackPrinter, I'm depleting 10.000 requests per-day, per-site :). Could you please verify? EDIT: ...

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