According to the documentation on the inbox_item type, the site field "may be absent". Under what circumstances will this occur?


When the site has been shut down.

This is incredibly rare, but has happened a few times.

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  • OK, that makes sense. Thanks for clarifying! – Alex Lockwood Aug 14 '12 at 0:57
  • One last question... when the "site" is down, shouldn't the result be an error of some sort? Why is it that the site field is absent instead? – Alex Lockwood Aug 14 '12 at 13:43
  • @Alex - there's an error if you're using the /users/{id}/inbox method because the site no longer exists, but if you're using /inbox there's no error because you're not querying a specific site. – Kevin Montrose Aug 14 '12 at 16:49

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