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Adjusting the question templates to better accommodate placeholders

From time to time, we see users posting placeholder questions using one of the templates. They have no useful information to add, so they just leave the template as is, which is very logical behavi…

Is there a difference between the API search and the search from within the site?

I'm curious if the search results from the API is calculated the same way as the searches from within the sites themselves? Is there a difference between the two? If so, what are the differences?

What's the next Script/App/Library of the Month?

PSA: We need more nominations! Now that we have a Community Bulletin, we use it to highlight questions (more precisely scripts/apps/libraries) which deserve to be highlighted. All we ♦ moderators n…

API Inconsistencies

In my opinion, one of the hallmarks of a good API is that it is self-consistent. It establishes easy-to-remember conventions and then follows them. As I'm trying to adopt the 2.0 API, I'm findi…

(Should we) add [Staff] labels to staff member flairs?

This answer is posted by a staff member, but you have to go to the user's profile to actually see that. Can we add [Staff] labels to staff member flairs like on all meta sites? [♦ Mod] labels aren'…

How to retrieve paged API results in C# and Silverlight

In this tip we are going to leverage the SimpleRequestFactory and gather a multipage response. Let's pull the first 5 pages of 100 users on stackapps.com. NOTE: for Silverlight, substitute Newtonso…

How do I get notified of events in SE chat?

I'm writing userscripts to interact with Stack Exchange Chat. I'd like to be notified when things happen (e.g. messages added, removed, edited, users joining, etc.). I know that I could use a Mutat…

Why can I not authenticate my application? Application is not allowed to request implicit grants

I created a placeholder. PLACEHOLDER - Disco Application I created an application and added placeholder. I followed https://stackoverflow.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=19204&redirect_uri=https://s…

Does the [ruby-on-rails] tag add relevant context on top of [ruby]

We have the tag ruby-on-rails (7 questions) which is ... an open source full-stack web application framework written in Ruby. It follows the popular MVC framework model and is known for its "…

How to convert unix timestamp to .NET DateTime

What is the format of the "creation_date" that is returned from a search of questions? I've been looking all over here and can't figure it out. I want to convert it to a regular DateTime …

How to format an url-friendly slug for question urls

I would like to construct a slug starting from the question title. It would be useful to apps that want to show the original link to the question in a human readable way. On StackPrinter i have th…

Wouldn't it be nice if we had a Community Bulletin?

Our site is a bit special and different in some places compared to "regular" sites in the Stack Exchange network. For example: We are are both a Meta and a Main site. We have a special A…

Obtain the list of questions associated to answer_ids without losing the information of which question comes from which answer_id

This is a follow up to a previous question of mine, and the starting point is that, given a list of reputation objects retrieved via /users/{ids}/reputation, I can easily retain only the entries wi…

Request Throttling Limits

What are permissible requests "speeds?" The API will cut you off if you make more than 30 requests over 5 seconds to any single endpoint (currently 30 requests per second, https://api.sta…

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