Supposing I knock up a quick Python script that uses Py-StackExchange (or similar) to visit stackoverflow, retrieve a recent question, etc.; and then run a cron job to do this a couple of times a day... is this a quick way to upping my consecutive days visit count, or would the counter not be updated by the visits made via the API?
Given that the API is not connected to your user account in any way, I don't see how it would...
+ yes, the answer is 'no'. Jul 5, 2010 at 9:36
OK, I saw a reference to StackAuth and assumed that was a way to authenticate yourself with StackApi.– VickyJul 5, 2010 at 11:17
@Vicky: StackAuth is way to find Stack Exchange sites and their corresponding API URLs (among a few other things). It's useful if you're building an app that works with all SE sites.– codekaJul 6, 2010 at 1:35