Would it be possible to add the accept_rate field to both the user and shallow_user objects?

For example, using the 1.0 API, I can see that Jon Skeet has an accept rate of 95%.


And unless I'm looking in the wrong place, I can't seem to find it in a similar 2.0 API query.


  • @Jonathan. The reason I specifically mentioned wanting it in the shallow_user object is because question queries (among many others) also include the shallow_user, and my thinking was that it saves another API call to the full user object just to retrieve the accept_rate. And yes, I understand the above query returns a full user object, it was only meant to be an example :) Commented Jan 31, 2012 at 21:19

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Whelp, that was an oversight.

accept_rate should now be returned on both user and shallow_user. Note that when insufficient data is available to calculate an accept rate, we don't return anything at all.

The exact rules for calculating accept rate are subject to change, but currently documented here. The API returned accept rate should always match the site displayed value, making accommodations for caching on both ends.

  • Thanks Kevin. So, do I get [bug] credit for this one :) Commented Jan 31, 2012 at 22:43

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