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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
10
comment Elections Statistics page for Stack Exchange sites
Fixed (and fixed, @BrockAdams). Thanks.
Jul
10
comment Elections Statistics page for Stack Exchange sites
Will look, thanks
Jun
25
comment Clickable link in “Try It” section of some doc pages
Looks like it has a link to me?
Jun
23
comment Allow registrant to use write access without linking Stack Apps post
The only possible downside would be making sure this requirement was made clear, otherwise people might publish an app without creating the post and then no one could use it.
Jun
23
comment Allow registrant to use write access without linking Stack Apps post
The association is already tracked internally, so that's mostly only a concern for users of the application to have a place to complain. Assuming we still require a post for anyone who is not the API key owner to use the key, I think we'd end up with the best of both worlds (i.e. no app posts until the app is ready for others to use)
Jun
23
comment Do the questions tagged “placeholder” need it explicitly in the title?
Yeah, we just need a better system anyway, because the way it works now is silly. :(
Jun
18
comment How to deal with the “Too Many Requests” error coming as HTML?
I don't know the specifics, but a single request every 200ms should be fine, unless maybe you were doing it constantly for hours - I've never created that scenario, so I don't know what happens in that case. Typically this will happen if you've sent many requests in a very short period of time, like 1 every 1 ms or something.
Jun
11
comment Login using Google fails saying OpenID 2.0 accounts for Google has gone away
Hooray! Happy days! \o/
May
27
comment 404 “This Method cannot be called this way” when getting user's inbox
@Tim Whenever you're writing something, so creates/edits/et al
Jan
19
comment Auto-Indenting Script
SE Editor Toolkit also has auto-indent support for C-like languages
Jan
5
comment Can I ask the API to tell me to back off?
For what it's worth, waiting about 150ms in between requests seems to work okay, although the backoff response can be returned at any interval depending on various factors.
Dec
30
comment SE Comment Link Helper
@KonradRudolph Hmm, it shouldn't, but I'll test. Even in a worst-case scenario it shouldn't prevent the comment, so I'll make sure that's handled correctly too.
Dec
21
comment Request: Mark inbox items as read, now that API 2.2 is here
@BrockAdams Hmm...I'm not sure that the considerations have actually changed any. But I can't really comment on the lack of developer response other than to say I wish there was more. :/
Oct
16
comment stackoverflow call returning some zipped data when I call from server side
You need to de-gzip it, all responses are compressed. Exactly how you do that in your stack is more of a general question unrelated to the API.
Oct
4
comment Exception while calling the API using code which works with local json file
The API returns gzipped or deflated responses, is your request stack performing the decompression before you try and parse the JSON?
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!