I'm requesting /tags/synonyms data in descending order by creation date, but the order is jumbled up:

bad dates

The first date is 2017-08-22 where as the second one is 2018-03-16. The same can be observed for the 3rd and 4th entries also.

Is this a bug? or the ordering is happening on something like last edited date of the synonym?

  • Confirmed. The sort order is not correct for any of the possible date properties. fromdate and todate parameters are also fubar. ... Spot-checked some creation_dates against the synonym info page and at least the values are correct. It's just the sorting is borked. Mar 22, 2018 at 8:39
  • @BrockAdams will i have to work around this bug? or can i expect someone from stackexchange team to fix it?
    – a1626
    Mar 23, 2018 at 11:33
  • a1626, I can't speak for Stack Exchange, but the response to API bugs has been highly variable. ... Best guess for a workaround: Get all 3K synonyms. Sort and store in your app. Once a day, or so, fetch just the total (total filter). If that has changed, refetch the entire list. ... Good luck and if you get a response from SE (via another channel) let us know. Mar 23, 2018 at 16:36
  • @BrockAdams Thanks for the suggestion. That's what i've implemented as a a workaround for now.
    – a1626
    Mar 24, 2018 at 17:56


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