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When I'm not working, 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.


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 Stack Exchange Elections Statistics Page
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!
Dec
26
comment Is a deobfuscated version of chat js available?
I don't think so, but obviously I can't be certain.
Dec
16
comment Advanced search API not returning data for “phonegap” tag
You can sort by creation and use min/max which work correctly, I'm not sure what's up with todate and fromdate.
Nov
4
comment Tags missing when fetching from API filtered by dates
It would seem that way, yes, which admittedly isn't very ideal.
Oct
27
comment SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X
As a heads up, this seems to be a general API bug, not specific to this app: "OAuth request must be over HTTPS" when request is over https
Oct
27
comment “OAuth request must be over HTTPS” when request is over https
Even the API documentation fails with the same error, so it must be an internal problem.
Sep
5
comment Moderation request: Flags unhandled for months, please approve
Yeah, that is a bit confusing looking at it from the flag history page. It also doesn't help that there's no notification icon about the review queues like there is for flags, so I have to remember to check to see if there are new items (whereas the flag indicator in the top bar is quite apparent). And thank you!
Aug
23
comment SE Modifications — Username autocomplete in comments, inline revision source, and utility links
@CodyGray Yeah, it's been broken like that for a few weeks at least. Should be fixed now though if you grab the latest.
Aug
23
comment SE Modifications — Username autocomplete in comments, inline revision source, and utility links
@CodyGray Damn, someone finally noticed that! Yeah, I shouldn't have let that linger for so long, I'll fix it up here shortly. Thanks for the report.
Aug
13
comment PHP: Post to Stackoverflow
Technically it supports more, since it's what the Android app alpha uses behind the scenes, but...shh, secrets.
Aug
3
comment Give us a site's API name in the list of a user's sites
Yes, so long as it's just the domain name. This is mentioned in the paragraph about the site parameter in the documentation, specifically "This parameter can be the full domain name (ie. "stackoverflow.com"), or a short form identified by api_site_parameter on the site object." (emphasis mine)