It would be great if the related_site type contained api_site_parameter. I realize that you probably don't want to clutter up related_site with a lot of unnecessary fields, but I think it makes sense to include api_site_parameter since it provides an easy way for an app to jump to a site's meta - the only information that is currently provided is the site name, URL (not too helpful to an app), and the relation to the parent.

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    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.
    – Jonathan.
    Jan 30, 2012 at 11:39
  • Even better is to have a context field, and have it not only on this route, but things like badge awards as well.
    – Jonathan.
    Jan 30, 2012 at 19:36

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This was added in the last deploy.

Originally I was planning for consumers to maintain the site cache based on host names, but I suppose it's better to have the "query with this" parameter readily available regardless of how a site is discovered.

  • Well - api_site_parameter seems like the best option for a key in a database anyway. Jan 31, 2012 at 0:03

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