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You cannot use a standard GET request. You must obtain the access_token and then POST the necessary parameters. The steps are currently: Setup: Register your app. Link it with a post here on Stack Apps that has a legitimate [app] or [script] tag. In most cases you will also tag it with placeholder. In your app: Have the user authorize your app and ...


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You have to create a post describing your application, and edit it into your application's registration. Basically, the first arrow needs a value; and you can set it when you edit (with the second arrow). Click "Manage your applications" in the homepage sidebar of Stack Apps to get to your application list. We require this so that: we always have a ...


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No, the API only allows you to connect to existing Stack Exchange sites, and Stack Exchange no longer sells private sites. Looks like you want one of the clones listed on Meta. Since it's not clear which, if any, of those clones offer an API, there is another approach... If you submit your site through the Area 51 proposal process and it goes to beta, ...


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This is an old question, but I ran into a similar problem while developing my first app utilizing Stack Exchange API v2.2 this week. A bit of defensive programming can reduce the impact of unintentional foot-shots. Your app (or multiple copies / threads of your app) won't be getting much done, but you are less likely to get barred. To avoid having your app ...


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In a nutshell and don't know ask me how to write this in C#: That first "500 error" page is normal. You must display that to the user and the user must approve. When the user approves, the page will redirect to a page (nominally stackexchange.com/oauth/login_success) with the access_token in the URL parameters. For example: ...



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