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sorting ascending vs descending

I don't understand the difference between ascending and descending? Surely ascending means the most active/recent/popular/A first, and descending means the least active/recent/popular/Z first? But it ...
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AutoReviewComments - Pro-forma comments for SE

No more re-typing the same comments over and over! This script adds a little 'auto' link next to all comments boxes. When you click the link, you see a popup with 6 configurable auto-comments (canned ...
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Stack Remote - Free Android app dedicated towards Stack Exchange sites!

Screenshots About Stack Remote is a dedicated Android app for the Stack Exchange sites like Stack Overflow, Server fault, Gaming, User Experience, Super User, etc. The app uses ...
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SENotifier, a Stack Exchange inbox notifier for Mac OS X

Screenshot Updates Version 1.1 Added support for Notification Center (10.8 and later) Adjusted menu icon to align better with existing menu items Auto-update is now supported via Sparkle Version 1....
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StackPrinter: The Stack Exchange Printer Suite

UPDATE: Version 1.1 - MySE section, PrettyPrint, StackPrinter API Screenshots: App Homepage Printable view Logo: http://www.stackprinter.com StackPrinter is a website that pulls the main ...
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Stack Alert [Google Chrome Extension] - Keep tabs on your inbox without needing to have a Stack Exchange site open.

Not using Chrome? Don't worry, Stack Alert is available for other browsers as well. Visit the appropriate page for your browser below: Mozilla Firefox Opera Screenshot / ...
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How to deal with the “Too Many Requests” error coming as HTML?

The API specifies error codes, and messages. It also specifies a "backoff" parameter. But, even while respecting the backoff and stopping at errors, and even when waiting a long time between requests ...
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Stackdump, an offline browser for StackExchange sites

Screenshots Stackdump home http://edgylogic.com/dynmedia/301/640x480/ Stackdump search results http://edgylogic.com/dynmedia/303/640x480/ Stackdump question view http://edgylogic.com/dynmedia/302/...
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Flack Overstow - Generate spam from Stack Exchange posts

Online demo courtesy of Nathan Osman: http://quickmediasolutions.com/flack Note: this tool now works with all Stack Exchange sites. Just paste the URL of your profile and the app will take care of the ...
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2019 April Fool's Day Retro Theme

Screenshot / Code Snippet (click to make bigger) About Keeps the 2019 April Fool's Day theme, all the time! Inspired by this post on Meta.SE Download Get it from GitHub, or below: // ==...
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API “Hello World” code

The Stack Exchange API is based on HTTP and URLs, just like the web page you're browsing now. Except instead of HTML, the responses are all in JSON. Let's say we wanted to call the /info method: https:...
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StackTack, a JavaScript widget you can stick anywhere

Screenshot / Code Snippet <head> <script type="text/javascript" src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" ...
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Why Content-Encoding gzip rather than Transfer-Encoding gzip

The API responses are returned in gzipped format. But by using Content-Encoding gzip, the burden of unzipping is on the user of the API. On the other hand if the server uses Transfer-Encoding gzip, ...
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“View Vote totals” without 1000 rep

Screenshot About The vote counts are a great tool to determine whether an answer is disputed or not. Unfortunately, not many of us have enough time to join all Stack Exchange websites and get 1000 ...
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Stack Exchange Dark Mode

This userscript is part of SOMU (SO-mod-userscripts) Stack Exchange Dark Mode Dark theme for Stack Exchange, chat, and SEDE. Some elements like sidebars and footers have reduced opacity until ...
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/users/{id}/reputation != xxx.com/reputation

I realize that the shape of the data coming from the API may be different than that reported by the xxx/reputation url, but there seem to be some striking disparities. see 08/12 and 08/11 in both ...
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Column 80 - Plain Text optimised Stack Exchange

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Browsing the existing Stack Exchange family of websites was OK in a text-based browser, but when you're stuck in a Linux shell with no way out and no other computers ...
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StackApplet — Bringing Stack Exchange Notifications to Your Desktop [Large scale rewrite in progress]

Rewrite In Progress I am currently in the process of completely rewriting this application from scratch. The code for the old version was an absolute disaster, written nearly four years ago when ...
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Pronoun Assistant

Screenshot / Code Snippet About It's hard to miss these days - the Code of Conduct is about to change. It will emphasize the importance of using the correct pronoun when referring to a user in third ...
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API Documentation and Help

Method List All API methods can be found at https://api.stackexchange.com/docs. Global Method Parameters All methods accept the following parameters: type=jsontext: responds with mime-type text/json. ...
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Stack Overflow Extras (SOX)

SOX v2.6.0 Stack Overflow Extras (SOX) is a project that stemmed from the Stack Overflow Optional Features (SOOF) project. The SOX userscript adds a bunch of optional features to all sites in the ...
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How to list your application/library/wrapper/script here

If you've created an application, script, or library for use on the Stack Exchange network, that's fantastic! Now publicize it by creating a question with the correct tag: app https://stackapps.com/...
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OBSOLETE - Six to Eight: An iPhone client

Six to Eight no longer functions, and has been discontinued. This is due to the shutdown of the v1 SE API. Given that SE has now developed their own iOS client, I don't see myself updating Six to ...
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Data dump importer for SQL/Server

This is a data dump importer written in C# that works with current versions of the data dump. It's written using Winforms, NET 4.5 and only supports SQL/Server so if you want to import a full Stack ...
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Why can I access the API from a browser but not wget?

If I try to access the following from firefox everything works even if I'm not logged in http://api.stackexchange.com/2.0/users/19068?order=desc&sort=reputation&site=stackoverflow However ...
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Stack Alert [Mozilla Firefox Add-on] - Keep tabs on your inbox without needing to have a Stack Exchange site open.

Not using Firefox? Don't worry, Stack Alert is available for other browsers as well. Visit the appropriate page for your browser below: Google Chrome Opera Screenshot / Code Snippet ...
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StackEye - Chrome Extension to follow users and questions on StackExchange sites

StackEye is a Chrome extension which can be used to follow other users for their answers and questions. Using StackEye you can also add a question to your watchlist there by getting notifications for ...
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Android app for Stack Overflow

Is there any android app for Stack Overflow available? Which basic features must I include if I develop this app? Ideas are appreciated.
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The Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch (SOUP)

The Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch (SOUP) is a project to collect various minor client-side bug fixes, work-arounds and usability improvements for Stack Overflow and other Q&A sites on the Stack ...
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Looking for a beginner's tutorial to using the API

I see the Stack Exchange API but I'm unable to understand it. I don't think there is any fundamental tutorial showing how to use Stack Overflow fully in the API documentation. I want some fundamental ...
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Natty - Bringing 10k moderation to All

Background and History The New Answers to Old Questions tool helps us to find all the answers added to questions which are more than 30 days old. However the issue with the tool is that it is not ...
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Stack Menu – Access Stack Overflow from the Menu Bar

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Stack Menu stays in the macOS menu bar to provide quick access to Stack Overflow. Search for programming problems and share answers without moving out from your ...
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SX — Stack Exchange for Emacs!

pull requests welcome! SX is a Stack Exchange client for Emacs. Currently progressing rapidly through its prototyping phase, SX will support the full range of API operations, including network/...
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Py-StackExchange: An API wrapper for Python

UPDATE: 2.x support is now mainline! Please read the wiki page for important information about the update. A warm welcome to you, traveller. You have arrived at the home of Py-StackExchange, the ...
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MathJax Buttons

Adds some math/science buttons to the editor on science SE sites. These buttons are useful for converting selected text to math, formatting SI units, and formatting chemical equations. There are also ...
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StinkingBadges - Track your progress towards long-term badges

Introduction I was curious how far away I was from Generalist, and there are some data explorer queries that can show you your progress, but I thought it should be possible to make this work with the ...
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Real-time desktop notifications for Stack Exchange inbox ( Chrome / Firefox )

Screenshot More screenshots: https://github.com/Rob--W/stackexchange-notifications/tree/master/screenshots About Get real-time desktop notifications for your inbox at the Stack Exchange. After ...
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How to convert unix timestamp to .NET DateTime

Hi, What is the format of the "creation_date" that is returned from a search of questions? I've been looking all over here and can't figure it out. I want to convert it to a regular DateTime object. ...
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How to call the API via JSONP in Plain Old JavaScript

This tips demonstrates how to call the API in JavaScript without the need of jQuery or other frameworks. In a lot of cases you will find that the JSONP implementations provided in various frameworks ...
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Better handling of indentation and the TAB key when editing posts

About This user script changes the behavior of a few keys (most notably the Tab key) within the post editor to behave more like it does in IDEs or text editors: When multiple lines are selected, Tab ...
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Official keyboard shortcuts

This script is no longer necessary; please visit Announcement: Keyboard shortcuts are now integrated into the site for an updated status on this. Screenshot About This is the official keyboard ...
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Stack Mobile - View Stack Exchange Sites on Your Smart Phone or Tablet

Update: Stack Mobile is about to get a breath of fresh air. I've just moved it to a brand new server with a blazing fast SSD. Note: it may take up to a day or two for DNS changes to ...
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Getting “Bad request 400” code when posting to StackOverflow api

On the last stage of authentication against StackOverflow, I keep getting "400 Bad Request" code. It's supposed to be a simple POST request to https://stackexchange.com/oauth/access_token with a few ...
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Heat Detector - analysing comments to find heat

General Heat detector is a StackApp whose goal is to catch offensive, rude, snarky comments, and comments that leads to abusive content (offensive, spam posts, or previous offensive comments). It is ...
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SymbolHound: Search Stack Overflow for special characters

About See symbolhound.com SymbolHound is a search engine that doesn't ignore special characters. I was always frustrated that I couldn't search for symbols like >> and && using Google or ...
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Stacky - A .NET client library (Full support for API v2.0)

Stacky - A .NET Client Library The same great library now supports the 2.0 API! https://bitbucket.org/lfoust/stacky Sample Code IUrlClient urlClient = new UrlClient(); IProtocol protocol = new ...
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OBSOLETE - Elections Statistics page for Stack Exchange sites

Obsolete: The site has been down hard for a couple of years. Reference: Shog9's answer on Meta SE The GitHub issue The Stack Exchange Elections Statistics Page is a simple single-...
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Stack2RSS - A JSON to RSS Conversion Service [Now Fully Open Source!]

New Location The site has moved here: http://stack2rss.quickmediasolutions.com/   Stack2RSS About Stack2RSS is a small service that when given an API query, generates an RSS feed ...
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Stackpop — Stack Exchange meets OS X Notification Center

Stack Exchange meets OS X Notification Center. Keep up to date with all the most recent activity regarding your questions, answers, and more with Stackpop, an OS X application that lives in the menu ...
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RebolBot - a chat bot for the chat rooms

RebolBot is a chat bot with a natural English dialect interface, specifically targeting the StackOverflow chat rooms. Yet it has a modular design, can post tweets to Twitter, and could be modified ...

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