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Markdown. While you could use HTML (just like you can in posts), each time you use HTML instead of Markdown to format a post, Evan Carroll rapes a little kitten and sticks another needle in his Jeff Atwood voodoo doll.


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Thank you! All of the new changes are welcome and I can't wait to start implementing some of them in my apps. I do have one question though: what happened to all of my apps? I had a thumbnail image set for all of them and it doesn't look like any of them are being displayed despite matching the requirements (144x119 in PNG format). Edit: This doesn't ...


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limiting write-based per-day API access like the following way: api-write-requests-per-day = floor(reputation/some_constant) Btw. I don't think a 10k+ user would abuse the site from the API, although possible. (the constant can be something from 10 to 200) EDIT: some_constant can be different for different calls. asking questions, editing could have it ...


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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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It is not currently possible. At the moment it is only possible to post comments with the API. (and when/if posting answers can be done using the API, it will follow the restrictions of the site, if not even stricter)


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You should be POST'ing your parameters, form encoded, rather than putting them on the Url. GET'ing should fail more gracefully than that though, I'll get a better error message in there in the next deploy.


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Write methods have been added to an unreleased version of the API that's used by the official (albeit in-development) Android app, so it's expected that they'll be made available at some point after that app (and perhaps the one for iPhone) are released to the general public. …which has now happened. Various write methods are available as of the 2.2 ...


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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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Just for posterity: Version 2.1 (released 2012-09-04) supported posting comments. Version 2.2 (released 2014-02-10) supports posting questions, answers, and comments. More reading material on write access here.


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This has been implemented in API version 2.2. To list the available close reasons, make a call to /questions/{id}/close/options. The result will list all valid close reasons, including pre-existing duplicate suggestions and off-topic comments. You cannot assume that a close option will be available without calling this method to see if it actually is. ...


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There are at least a few examples in use of apps that write comments. See: The Quick Media Solutions app The StackX Android app Re: Am I correct in thinking that only comments can be written and not questions? Yes, that's correct. Except for the super-secret, official, Android app that's under development. It presumably uses an API that's not ...


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This has been completed for rather a while now. When authorizing a user via OAuth, we attach a global auth session. If a user is subsequently directed to a site, they should automatically log in without any action by application.


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Its too early to call this, as the chat system is still evolving. However, exposing the inbox is planned and since some chat events are published to the inbox there will be at least some exposure of chat events.



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