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comment How to set the width of an image in the body of a question?
This question is about editing questions via the Stack Exchange API. The kind of HTML generated by this answer is not supported.
Apr
12
comment Please add a “self answer” flag to the answer results/object
Until the feature request goes through, you will have to also query the /questions/{ids} path to determine if the Q & A are posted by the same user.
Apr
12
comment Version used by StackExchange API if version is not specified in api calls
You can't. You have to trust the API developer. Although, if you call a route that's only available in 2.2, you are probably getting 2.2 (or some later beta). To be sure and to avoid "time-bomb code", always specify the version in your API calls.
Apr
12
comment Version used by StackExchange API if version is not specified in api calls
Fun. Some paths (like search/excerpts) give different results between explicit version (2.2) and no version! Otherwise, the version seems to default to 2.2 if not specified. ... Here's a link to the change log
Apr
8
comment Getting questions that have a specific tag or tags?
@DaImTo, Do what exactly? Be specific and open your own question. That path does accept a tag filter. It probably operates in and mode. Use more than one request for or searches.
Apr
3
comment How do I derive the parent question from an answer in the /posts call?
The /posts path is pretty limited. I would use /questions and /answers separately. This covers all posts and the /answers path can be set/filtered to return the tags and the owning question ID. ... Everything's returned in two, non-overlapping trips to the API, where as the /posts approach requires two calls for every answer.
Apr
1
comment Is there support for Unicoins in the StackExchange API?
Yes! It's available only to those who have used bacon to purchase Unicoins.
Mar
18
comment How do I access the greatest hits (questions) via API v2.2.?
Currently not possible. Seems like it should be easy enough to add to the site object. You might be able to roughly approximate this list using SEDE queries.
Mar
18
comment Allow registrant to use write access without linking Stack Apps post
Related: (1) Original feature request (now edited), and (2) Error message and placeholder workaround, and (3) Ancient sandbox request/workaround (but still needs a placeholder post with API 2.2).
Mar
14
comment Importing September 2011 data dump into MS SQL
That is not a question, it is an App announcement for a tool developed by the OP. That's completely different from a programming question like this one. On StackApps, many questions are not questions at all, they are tool announcements -- which is the only purpose allowed here for the app, script, and library tags.
Mar
14
comment Importing September 2011 data dump into MS SQL
This isn't really on-topic for Stack Apps. This kind of question belongs more on Stack Overflow.
Mar
12
comment Can the redirect_uri contain port number?
This should probably be a feature request, if you want it. I don't think it's supported currently.
Mar
8
comment Is there any support for Area 51 in the new API?
Duplicate of Area 51 sites api, and also List Area51 discuss in the StackAuth sites list, and also Why I think Area51 needs an API.
Mar
6
comment Total reputation reported by the /users/{ids}/reputation route is low
Deleted Q rep is sometimes grandfathered?! I missed that meta post, looking... Anyway, your offered bounties were ignored. Maybe the API is also computing rep cap too aggressively?
Mar
6
comment How to search answers like is:answer
Thanks, I'll make it into an answer in a week or so (if I remember), if nothing better comes along. I'm hoping one of the developers will come through in this case. You might also make a feature request if they don't.
Mar
5
comment How to search answers like is:answer
Note that the /search paths are the only ones that allow much text searching and they omit answers by design.
Mar
5
comment How to search answers like is:answer
I don't think you can do this. The API allows limited searching of question text, but nothing similar for answers that I've ever seen. You may have to resort to scraping the live page or, if data that lags by 1 to 5 weeks is okay, using SEDE queries.
Mar
4
comment Error on Authentication - App Secret Doesn't match
You've got client_id=2705&code=REDACT)), which suggests that you did not URL encode the parameters. It should be: client_id=2705&code=REDACT%29%29, etc.
Mar
3
comment My app has to be published first? But it's still under development
@Besi, go to your app page -- which only you can see -- and press the Edit This App button near the bottom. Then paste a link to your app post in the Stack Apps Post box and submit the changes.
Feb
24
comment A script that notifies you about posts related to you?
Not possible wit the API due to quota limitations. Use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer.