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comment Specific Response attributes
This question is a duplicate of both How to strip out certain fields... and Limiting the number of items returned by a request.
Jun
25
comment Encoding problem while accessing the API using Java
Open a new question. Show: (1) what you get, (2) what you want, and (3) what you tried. Also make sure the question meets the help center requirements.
Jun
25
comment Encoding problem while accessing the API using Java
You are going to have to give examples of what you mean by that, but that sounds like a separate question. For this question, is your encoding problem solved?
Jun
25
comment Unnecessary parameters in query string in /me/questions when only “total” is requested
The documentation is fine. The convenient demo tool is not the documentation; nor is it erroneous in any way (in this instance). In fact, by providing those optional values explicitly: (1) it illustrates the default behavior/sort and (2) it encourages the developer to consider and specify the sort. This is always a best practice and can help prevent "time bomb code".
Jun
25
comment The `top_questions` field shows outdated information?
@amitjha, go to your recently-deleted questions page (which only you can see) and link to a screenshot of that. I can see your deleted questions, but only if I have the ID. For example, this.
Jun
24
comment How to delete an OAuth (2.0) API key?
Duplicate request: Deleting an application key?
Jun
23
comment Allow registrant to use write access without linking Stack Apps post
Only justification I can see is possible (future) auditing? IE, I see/install Super_Evil_App and can then trace it by ID (somehow? some day?) to a Stack Apps post and Stack Apps user?
Jun
23
comment Do the questions tagged “placeholder” need it explicitly in the title?
@ᔕᖺᘎᕊ, Title practice came first. Tag was added later. Use of both is debatable (See answer and comments below). IMO, use both. But if you use only one, it should be the tag.
Jun
23
comment Do the questions tagged “placeholder” need it explicitly in the title?
IIRC, The title verbiage was the custom for a few weeks before the tag was created. Tags in titles are officially frowned on, but placeholder (IE, "currently unusable") is such a crucial aspect of a post that a useful title practically requires it. :)
Jun
22
comment Where is “items” & “badge_counts” documentation?
Can't really document items more than it already is, because items is an array that has a different type for each different API route. What else would you put in the doc page?
Jun
18
comment How to deal with the “Too Many Requests” error coming as HTML?
See also: stackapps.com/questions/1457/…
Jun
18
comment How to deal with the “Too Many Requests” error coming as HTML?
To be clear, you are waiting the amount of time specified by the backoff flag, and you are monitoring quota remaining too?
Jun
18
comment How to deal with the “Too Many Requests” error coming as HTML?
This was supposed to have been fixed, but apparently not.
Jun
6
comment How to get unread reputation changes via the API?
You currently cannot do this using only the API (version 2.2). You can either (1) track only what is read via your widget, or (2) use advanced bot techniques to simulate a fully logged-in, javascript-parsing, read of an appropriate SE page. (I don't recommend approach 2.) ... ... Consider rewriting this Q as a feature request.
Jun
6
comment How to use the random text I receive when trying to get data about Stack Overflow user ids?
Duplicate of "Odd String Format Result from API Call", "Strange encoding for JSON output", "Unable to download data from the API using UNIX wget?", and many others.
Jun
5
comment Stack Exchange References
Good job​‌​‌​‌.
Jun
4
comment Getting historical data for careers?
This was off topic, strictly-speaking. Converted to a feature request.
May
27
comment How do I add newlines when editing a post body via the API?
You should post an answer here (or delete this Q). Include an example of the Python code you ended up using.
May
27
comment How do I add newlines when editing a post body via the API?
The form encoded string that your app sends should contain %0D%0A bits. If it has %250D%250A, you're miss/over encoding. What language are you using? For most languages, it's just \r\n in a plain ASCII string.
May
27
comment How do I add newlines when editing a post body via the API?
Sequence matters. It should be \r\n and the string should have the hex bytes 0x0D, 0x0A (before form encoding). Make sure you escape (or don't) the `\`s properly for whatever language you are using.