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There is no tutorial for the API, nor is there likely to be one -- at least officially. There is a "Hello World" introduction. To use the current API (version 2.1), you really only need to know/do: How to make an HTTP GET request, in the language of your choice. There are also various user-supplied libraries in .net, PHP, Python, etc. to help with this. ...


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This is currently not possible via the API. The best you could do is have the user logged into a browser and then screen-scrape the stackoverflow.com/users/{user_id}/?tab=votes pages... Hardly an acceptable workaround. The Authentication doc, Scope section, does say: private_info - access full history of a user's private actions on the site. ...


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This is just the reputation that the user has earned for the given period (day/week/month/quarter/year). For example, for you, for Stack Overflow, the API currently returns: "reputation_change_day": 0, "reputation_change_week": 0, "reputation_change_month": 32, "reputation_change_quarter": 63, "reputation_change_year": 111, This should jibe with what ...


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The documentation says about private_info: access full history of a user's private actions on the site. What this means right now (API 2.1) is that that scope is needed to use the /reputation-history/ paths: Discussion (of /users/{id}/reputation-history/full) Returns a user's full reputation history, including private events. This ...



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