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You don't explicitly need permission, but you must follow certain rules and legal requirements. Refer to Jeff Atwood ♦'s answer to "Etiquette of Screen-scraping Stack Overflow?": We regularly block (IP range ban) unknown scrapers that do not identify themselves and/or have poor behavior patterns. These bans are permanent until someone emails us to make ...


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You need to pass in a sufficiently large pagesize value, per the documentation: The pagesize parameter for this method is unbounded, in acknowledgement that for many applications repeatedly fetching from /sites would complicate start-up tasks needlessly. Otherwise you'll only get 30 results, the default value for pagesize. Alternatively, you can page ...


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template.user.js // ==UserScript== // @name Stack Exchange Userscript (Template) // @grant none // @match *://*.stackexchange.com/* // @match *://*.stackoverflow.com/* // @match *://*.superuser.com/* // @match *://*.serverfault.com/* // @match *://*.askubuntu.com/* // @match *://*.stackapps.com/* // @match *://*.mathoverflow.net/* // ==/UserScript== var ...


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The unofficial Winterbash inbox API If you have any user's account_id then the hats information is just one call away. And the call is http://winterbash2014.stackexchange.com/api/inbox?accountId=<account_id> For example, hats information about me can be retrieved via http://winterbash2014.stackexchange.com/api/inbox?accountId=4996787 But here ...


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You can get data close-enough to "real time" for most practical purposes. See the StackHose app, for example. Read the page about the API's Throttles and Quotas. From that page we can deduce: The maximum, burst, request rate is 30 requests per second, and this risks getting your app shut down. Your app will never be allowed more than 10,000 requests per ...


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For analyzing large chunks of data, don't use the API. Use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE), that's what it's there for. SEDE data lags real-time by 1 to 5 weeks, but that's no big problem for most statistical purposes. For intense "Big data" analysis beyond even SEDE's capabilities, use the quarterly data dumps. (Thanks, Tim Stone, for the ...


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No, Area51 isn't in the API; it's different enough from the Q&A sites that it'd have to have a rather different one anyway. There are currently no plans to make an Area51 API either.


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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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Stack Exchange supports the width attribute; see "What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites?". The answer to that question emphatically states: You must enter the tags exactly as shown. Any deviation from this list—adding extra spaces, using single quote or no quotes, etc.—means the tag will be stripped. and: The attribute order is ...


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If you already have a token, then you can use the /me/associated network route to get the associated site for the authorized user. There's a similar route that takes a network account ID and does not require an active access token.


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Currently the API does not let you get "featured" questions (questions that have bounties) using or logic with the tag parameters. That is, you cannot search for questions that: Have a bounty AND (have Tag-A OR Tag-B) It might make sense to add a hasbounty parameter to the /search/advanced path. Workaround: In the meantime, since the number of featured ...


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From the docs for /users/{ids}/reputation (emphasis mine): Gets a subset of the reputation changes for users in {ids}. I think you'll find that the API method you're using is working exactly as designed - it's just not designed to do what you were expecting. Fortunately, /users/{ids}/reputation-history will yield precisely what you're after. ...


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It's pretty simple, you just append your key to the URL as a parameter. For example, looking for users 1 and 5: http://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/users/1;5?site=stackoverflow&key=YOUR_KEY_HERE So, it looks like your HTTP.call would become: HTTP.call ( "GET", urlString, {params:{site:"stackoverflow", key:"YOUR_KEY_HERE"}}, function ...


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No. Currently the users type does not return any private_info and neither does the user_timeline type return any voting information. No other API method allows for detecting a user's vote history except one question at a time. You would have to fetch every single question and test the downvoted and the upvoted properties. If you limited your search ...


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Are they moved to filters? Yes, you need to generate a filter that includes the question.body, question.comments, and question.answers fields. There are shorthand filters (i.e. _bca) that will do this for upgrade compatibility, but their use is discouraged and you're better off just making a filter that contains exactly what you want anyway.


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Nope. Neither the user_timeline object, nor the user object return any flagging information, at all. (as of API version 2.2). The question, answer, and comment objects can return a can_flag boolean, but this does not necessarily indicate that the user has already flagged, and it returns false for a variety of reasons. Flagging history is especially ...


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See "How do comment @replies work?" and "@Peter works for Péter Török?". Comment replies will often work with unicode. EG: Péter Török can be reached by both @Peter and @Péter. These are the documented rules (Not checked against latest source) for converting user display_name to comment-reply @names: Remove any spaces. Single quotes, dots, dashes and ...


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http://winterbash2014.stackexchange.com/api/user-hats?userId=29538&host=stackapps.com This returns an array of arrays. Each inner array contains three integers: The Id of the hat The number of times the user has earned this hat, all over the network 1 if the user has earned this hat on this particular site (Stack Apps, in this example); 0 otherwise.


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Okay, went ahead and banged out a script for this; Happy Christmas! To install, click here (SE Edit Reasoner install at Github). To preview the source, click here (SE Edit Reasoner preview at Github). This userscript requires an engine that supports both @require and the various @granted APIs. It was tested on Firefox + Greasemonkey and Chrome + ...


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The API documentation states that the API always returns a compressed response: ...we guarantee that all responses are compressed, either with GZIP or DEFLATE. GZIP is the default. This means that you must send the results from wget to gunzip. Like so: wget -O- <URL> | gunzip > results.json Or, in your specific example: wget -O- ...


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Your value for channelUrl is nominally correct. If I set up my XAMPP server, via httpd.conf to use port 8000, then this HTML page works perfectly fine for me: <!DOCTYPE html> <html><head> <title>StackApps SDK auth test</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"> ...


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accept_rate is the internally tracked value of the user's Accept Rate. This is roughly a measure of how many of the user's questions have answers and where one of the answers was accepted by the user. For the actual details of how it's calculated, read the blog post announcing accept rate. In a nutshell: The user must have 4 or more questions. Only ...


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Reference: Stack Exchange API Authentication Looking for a beginner's tutorial to using the API Yeah the registration form now says, "Website URL is required". So, if you don't have your own website: Enter stackexchange.com as the Application Website. Enter stackexchange.com as the OAuth Domain. This will allow you to use ...


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Since now 1.1 is deprecated the following url is to be used to get the reputation score: /2.2/users/{id}?order=desc&sort=reputation&site=stackoverflow See the docs for /users/{ids}/reputation.


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Here is a one for css too: // ==UserScript== // @name changeMe // @namespace http://use.your.homepage/ // @version 0.1 // @description addSomethingUseful // @match http*://*.stackoverflow.com/* // @match http*://*.serverfault.com/* // @match http*://*.superuser.com/* // @match http*://*.stackexchange.com/* // @match ...


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No, you cannot do this anymore via the API. API self-documentation was intentionally dropped after API version 1.1. Your only recourse is to scrape the doc pages at api.stackexchange.com/docs.


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The tags URL parameter accepts a space-delimited set of tags to prefill in the form. As an example, check the link in the last question of the Data Explorer FAQ which has a URL like: http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/ask?tags=data-explorer


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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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I'm detecting which page we are using the StackExchange object: The property StackExchange.options.routeName can be (among other values): Questions/Show (/questions/POST-ID) Questions/List (/questions) Questions/ListByTag (/questions/tagged/TAG-NAME) So, to run a script only when viewing an individual post: var userscript = function($) { if( ( ...


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Yes, calls to /access-tokens/{accessTokens} use API quota. You can see that by repeatedly running /2.2/access-tokens/XBWL0stf*YIOCl7WpJHqYA)) for example. With each call, the quota_remaining value will decrease. However, there is no reason that the token check has to use the same key as your main app. The token check and your main app would then use ...



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