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My Apps:

  • StackInbox - Global Inbox notifications on Mac.
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I'm a 19 year old university student from the UK who is learning my way around the programming world. Interested in physics, electronics and IT as well. My aim in life to get somewhere in programming or become an astrophysicist, and live into 2100 :D

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Feb
12
comment Events: field request
the event_id always matches the id in the link field. But it is not the most well named field, and the docs do say it "refers to an event", thought there isn't much point having it refer to an event as there's only one method you can get events from. So I'd say the docs are wrong.
Feb
12
comment Events: field request
Unless Kevin has just added it, this field already exists as event_id?
Feb
10
comment StackInbox v2.2 - Inbox client for Mac (Now with notifications)
@alexgray, thanks for letting me know, I've just replicated it, I guess some change was made to the API and I haven't realised. I will get on a fix straight away.
Feb
7
comment Can we get write access to user favorites?
this should be for 2.1 or something as a pilot of a proper write API
Feb
3
comment Is there any way we could have more information about tags in /questions?
How does the /tags/{tags}/info method differ from the /tags with inname? Also why not just /tags/{tags} (not that I mind just should this method be used differently to others?)
Feb
3
comment Is there any way we could have more information about tags in /questions?
Can't you just make another query to the /tags route?
Feb
2
comment What's the etiquette for answers/comments on an app “question” on stackapps.com?
Given that answers are only for bug reports, would it be possible to change the answer button to bug report on only the app, library and script tags? This would make it very clear
Feb
1
comment Add last_access_date field to the shallow_user object
I was going to something I thought I heard, that the filters were more integrated, and only the fields checked are pulled (I think it was something about the total field being expensive on their side and thats why it is disabled in default filter, and been replaced with has_more), but I don't know if thats true, so my comments are made on the assumption that it's true, if it's not then I completely understand the point of shallow_user and my comments are invalid
Feb
1
comment Add last_access_date field to the shallow_user object
With filters you could choose which field you want and don't want from the full user object. So if the /search query return user objects. Eg, You can choose that you want the accept_rate and last_access_date fields but not the reputation field. So rather than asking for fields to copied from the user object to shallow_user you can just untick the fields you don't want. The same also goes for network_user.
Feb
1
comment Add last_access_date field to the shallow_user object
This is the problem with shallow_user there will always be a field wanted from user. This is exactly the problem filters solve. Please Kevin can we get rid of the shallow_user?
Jan
31
comment Accept rate not available in the 2.0 API
I might be missing something but accept rate isn't in user either. It seems to have been dropped in 2.0 completely. So you should ask for it in both :)
Jan
31
comment Accept rate not available in the 2.0 API
That method returns user objects, not shallow_user. But yes accept rate is 'missing' :/ Still not seeing the need for the shallow_user type, filters replace the need for this.
Jan
31
comment Site categories in API?
So they will be put in later when they've been revisited. It's quite unwieldy to present the user with such a long list of sites.
Jan
30
comment Can 'api_site_parameter' be added to related_site?
Even better is to have a context field, and have it not only on this route, but things like badge awards as well.
Jan
30
comment Can 'api_site_parameter' be added to related_site?
Surely it would be better just to make related_site have jut two fields, relation and site. Where site is just a normal site type. Then use filters to choose what you want.
Jan
29
comment Relevance value on /similar route
So what is the list sorted on? can't you just make that visible?
Jan
28
comment Relevance value on /similar route
I know but if you query multiple sites, you can compare average (or something like average) relevance.
Jan
28
comment Relevance value on /similar route
I was thinking it would be possible to use this value to determine if another site could be more suited to a question?
Jan
23
comment Why aren't my application icons being used in the “Top Apps” list?
The register application page gets you your API key which allows your app to make many more requests to the API, it also allows you to use API methods that require authentification and the description/app-title/app-icon you enter there is used for the window that users see when they permit your app to access their data. If you make a script which doesn't use te API then you don't need to Fill out the "register application" page. If your app doesn't use the API then usually stack apps is not the place to list it
Jan
21
comment Why does badges/ids/recipients return badges not users?
Oh right I didn't remember that one. Why not make badge.user, into badge.users? That way only one copy of each badge is returned?