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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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Jan
21
comment Increase the pagesize limit from 100
@KevinMontrose, thank you! I can finally move some old code from 1.0 without major changes, though returning all sites if no pagesize is specified would be nice.
Jan
19
comment API is accepting requests from other OAuth domains
I think the only URL outside the registered domain that is accepted is https://stackexchange.com/oauth/login_success, because it's on StackExchange it's trusted already.
Jan
14
comment How to search my threads based on some key words?
@SoftTimur, you should post a feature-request for more search options,
Jan
12
comment Can we have a flag for sites with mature content?
Oh right, I forgot StackExchange doesn't show closed beta sites...
Jan
12
comment Can we have a flag for sites with mature content?
What site are you talking about? The newest is Biology? but I agree there are some sites coming along that need such a flag.
Jan
8
comment API Implicit Authentication with Python
With a browser control inside your application you would be able to retrieve the access token, with Firefox you can't. What your doing is unsupported so it not passing the access_token is probably because of that. If you want to get the access_token you have to let the user interact with the dialog directly.
Jan
8
comment API Implicit Authentication with Python
Use something like qtWebkit to show the login dialog: rkblog.rk.edu.pl/w/p/webkit-pyqt-rendering-web-pages
Jan
8
comment API Implicit Authentication with Python
With python isn't there a way of showing a web page inside one of your application's window? You wouldn't show the user the dialog in the users default web browser. You can then monitor that browser control for when it loads a page then get the URL that was loaded and extract the hash. My point was meant to be that the dialog is not meant to be interacted with by the application, only the user, so it maybe for that reason that the hash is being lost.
Jan
8
comment API Implicit Authentication with Python
What I mean is don't log the user in through the application's interface. Just show the user the browser, and let them log themselves in. The login dialog is subject to change, there may be more login services added, or possible removed and the structure of it may change.
Jan
7
comment Why do I get a throttle violation after 300 requests while using a key but no access_token?
From your update, it seems to definitely be a bug. But you can just get an access_token using your browser the url and query parameters are in the documentation, then just copy the access_token and put it in the url your app uses. Actually it might help a bit, because if the access_token and app key don't match it will send back a different error.
Jan
7
comment Why do I get a throttle violation after 300 requests while using a key but no access_token?
Try adding an access token, it should help narrow things down (more information the better) when Kevin see this.
Jan
6
comment Why do I get a throttle violation after 300 requests while using a key but no access_token?
Do you have any other apps using the API running on your IP address (maybe on another machine on your network)? Try generating an access token for you on your app and putting that in the query, if the request returns normally, then the problem is not your app or the API, but another program using API.
Jan
6
comment TLS security warnings from api.stackexchange.com
Have you tried not on Windows 8?
Jan
6
comment Why do I get a throttle violation after 300 requests while using a key but no access_token?
Also you are including your application key in the request right? If you don't the request quota is only 300, compared to the 10,000 you get with a key.
Jan
6
comment Why do I get a throttle violation after 300 requests while using a key but no access_token?
On the homepage of Stackapps, on the left click Manage Applications, choose your app, then on the left click Query Statistics, this will provide you with a graph to show how many times the method has been requested and when. If the graph doesn't explain the problem take a screenshot and post it in your question.
Jan
6
comment API Implicit Authentication with Python
You shouldn't be getting the users user name and password yourself. Not all users are registered with StackExchange, some use Google, Facebook etc (I dont know python so I'm not 100% sure exactly what your doing). just show the dialog to the user and they will log themselves. It's also a security issue as the user doesn't know that you're not keeping the password and doing bad stuff with it. Oauth means you never have to store the username and password, and you don't even need to store the access token persistently.
Jan
5
comment Provide a streaming API instead of forcing API users to poll
@thejh, I don't know the details, I'm just saying what Kevin has previously said/implied. Also twitter rolled out their stream quite slowly,
Jan
5
comment Provide a streaming API instead of forcing API users to poll
@thejh, as in hardware/bandwidth, and developer time, see how long it took for v2 of the API.
Jan
5
comment Provide a streaming API instead of forcing API users to poll
+1, good idea, but I doubt it will be implemented any time soon, it uses a lot of resources.
Jan
5
comment Will there be another contest when Stack API 2.0 is close to release?
this is now [status-complete] btw.