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When I'm not working or moderating Stack Apps, I have a tendency to meddle in bug reports on Meta or take part in writing userscripts for the Stack Exchange network which add features that sometimes get implemented natively. Here's a few you may be interested in:

I've also been known to occasionally break (and sometimes fix!) the Data Explorer, and to busy myself with maintaining the Election Statistics page.


Jul
7
comment SE Chat Modifications — Keyboard navigation and commands for chat
@durron597 Yeah, that's an unfortunate and terrible policy they've taken on. You can use TamperMonkey to work around it, but I'll consider turning this into an actual extension so it can be posted on the Chrome Web Store.
Jun
21
comment /associated should include user's display name and the api_site_parameter
For completeness, part of this request is duplicated by Give us a site's API name in the list of a user's sites
Jun
21
comment /associated should include user's display name and the api_site_parameter
@BrockAdams Ah, you're right. I feel like someone's asked for that before too, but I've reopened this now.
Jun
19
comment Elections Statistics page for Stack Exchange sites
@BrockAdams github.com/tms/stack-election (I guess a link should be added to the page itself!)
Jun
19
comment Elections Statistics page for Stack Exchange sites
Someone pointed this out to me in chat the other day and I forgot to do anything about it, I'll fix it up here in a bit. Thanks for the reminder!
Jun
5
comment SE Chat Modifications — Keyboard navigation and commands for chat
Hm, I can't reproduce this. Are you sure you're running the latest?
May
28
comment Query Statistics for my app responds with “No Requests”
It's not really an answer to the actual issue though, just stating that it's indeed a bug.
May
27
comment Query Statistics for my app responds with “No Requests”
No, it's just been completely broken for a while. :(
May
12
comment Access for Statistical Analysis using the Stack Exchange API
@ChrisLiaw Yes, that's correct (excluding deleted data, of course)
May
12
comment Access for Statistical Analysis using the Stack Exchange API
@ChrisLiaw The quarterly data dumps are also an option if you need to work with the data in a more intensive way than Data Explorer supports.
Apr
2
comment Can the reason for posting a bounty and the bounty poster be added to featured questions?
question.bounty_user was added in 2.2, but you're still out of luck on the actual bounty reason.
Apr
2
comment How do I derive the parent question from an answer in the /posts call?
Hm, it doesn't seem like you can do this easily; you'd have to examine post_type and then send another request to /answers/{ids} to get the parent information back. As a side note, you made me realise that this request had actually been implemented, thanks!
Mar
18
comment Flatiron school test app (Placeholder)
There's nothing wrong with placeholder questions for working with parts of the API that require it, but please include at least a brief description of what the finished application will be, instead of a random code dump.
Mar
10
comment How to get network profile username?
Yeah, having the user name and aggregated reputation information in a single query would be super convenient.
Mar
6
comment Is there an API for adding a user to a site?
There isn't; from the blog post introducing version 2.2 of the API, "User creation is too sensitive to guarantee stability"
Mar
6
comment Total reputation reported by the /users/{ids}/reputation route is low
The subset of reputation events returned is probably exclusive of deleted items, which I think the on-site report faithfully includes where applicable. That might be the source of the discrepancy but I'd have to science it to see if that's a valid explanation.
Feb
14
comment Use case for /render endpoints?
Not necessarily, the SE Markdown engine has various modifications/extensions that might make delegating the rendering the more reliable solution.
Feb
9
comment Is there a limit on the data that is returned from stackoverflow API calls?
has_more is returned in the response, it indicates you need to make another call with page=n to get more results. The most you'll get back with a single request is 100, assuming you set the pagesize to that.
Jan
20
comment Elections Statistics page for Stack Exchange sites
This is fixed now, thanks.
Jan
5
comment SE Comment Link Helper
@MartinSchröder HTTPS isn't officially supported by the Stack Exchange network yet, but I've updated the script to work with it now regardless. Thanks for pointing that out!