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Key Limit is 10k or 100k?

Getting Started FAQ Question says 10k API "Hello World" code But I see 100k on Response Header X-RateLimit-Max 100000 X-RateLimit-Current 99993 Just typo in nginx setting or something ...
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Can we get a sandbox please?

I think that we should have some sort of a sandbox site where we can post questions, answers and comments in a controlled environment. Currently I'm working with Stack Overflow but I can't post "...
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Can we have some sort of notification system?

It seems like the only way to get notified of certain events is to poll the site continuously. And as per the current policy, it seems like there should be at least a 2 minute delay between requests. ...
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all api endpoints except api.stackoverflow.com are failing paged requests with HTML 503

UPDATE: I am being told that this is by design. I could not disagree more. The inconsistent 503 throttling issue aside, the API is JSON based. HTML errors serve no purpose in response to an API ...
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Do I need Stack Overflow's permission to launch my iOS app for Stack Overflow?

I have a Stack Overflow app for iOS that doesn't use the API. It just uses search and web (scraping?) to display questions. Do I need to get approval the from Stack Overflow team?
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1 answer
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Why am I getting a 404 when trying to post a comment?

I'm dabbling around in /posts/{id}/comments/add, and I'm trying this query: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.1/posts/144890/comments/add?site=meta.stackover‌​flow&key=ArbQthisismykeyjyecuJQ((&...
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Comments have incorrect `can_flag` values for at least 2 different API routes

I am trying to see and show whether a comment on question/answer is flagged by the authenticated user. But whenever I use /questions/{ids}, can_flag is true irregardless of whether the user (me) can ...
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Get Key for my application

I am creating Stack Overflow client application and have reach limit to request. So I decided to get the Key from my application, but got a little confused. When I requested the Key I provided ...
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Documentation or API method for `option_id` information, for the `/flags/options` API calls?

The Stack Exchange API has a couple of calls that return a list of flag_option objects. These objects contain a couple of properties that can be used to identify the flag you need. For example, when ...
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rate-limit per endpoint per IP VS. server apps in hosted environments

I was wondering if the scenario of a server based app that lives in a hosted environment, where a single IP can be shared by many web sites. As I understand the rate-limit as it stands, every site on ...
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SimilarMobileTech: Find alternative libraries across different mobile platforms

Screenshot About Mobile development is more and more popular and it is very likely that developers want to switch from one platform to another e.g., from IOS to Android. They always asks questions ...
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How to get data related to Winter Bash?

I was thinking of creating a nice question on Programming Puzzles & Code Golf related to Winter Bash 2014, but I need some specific data for that question - The number of hats of each user. Is ...
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Social Connect for Visual Studio

About This app will post content to Stack Exchange websites from Visual Studio. It will also notify about activities in the account. Its an extension for Visual Studio. It is for everyone. It is for ...
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An associated query is returning a partial record for Area 51

This issue has recurred (and is ongoing) as of a couple of weeks ago. Most notably, as before, the on_site attribute is missing from Area 51. This is API 1.0, by the way.
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1 answer
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Server Fault 10k Challenge - Keep Track of Your Progress

About At the beginning of the year, a group of people made an agreement to each try to earn 10k rep. on Server Fault in the next year. This webpage is designed to make it easy to view progress and ...
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Metasmoke: Web dashboard for SmokeDetector

metasmoke is a web dashboard for SmokeDetector. You can see it here: https://metasmoke.erwaysoftware.com It's a fun project, and I need a Stack Apps post so I can have write access to the API.
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Why does the API lack any POST methods?

Why aren't any POST methods available? Being able to post new questions and answers would be very interesting.
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Can I apply the API Key first and do the application later?

I don't have an application to submit at the moment, but can I apply the key first?
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How to calculate a list of users ranked by question favorite count totals.

The API provides methods to sort and filter individual questions by favorite count. In order to calculate the question favorite count totals per User, some grouping and set operations are required. ...
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Apigee API Console for the Stack Exchange API

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Apigee API Consoles make it easier to learn, explore and test APIs by letting you browse all methods, send and view request/response pairs and share what you are ...
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Icons of beta sites

Icons of beta sites are different form the icons given in the http://stackauth.com/1.0/sites . As example: Original icon of the English Language and Usage is     where http://stackauth....
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A Grails application demoing the Stack Exchange API

Screenshot / Code Snippet About I created this mostly for fun, with a little bit of learning thrown in. It's a super-simple implementation of a client for the Stack Exchange API written in Grails. It ...
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StackFlairWidget - OS X Dashboard widget for displaying flair(tm)

Important: BETA introductory version, lots more to come Warning: Beta version does not check empty responses, this version may not work for users without Area 51 accounts Screenshot / Code Snippet ...
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Please provide a way to download SEDE data via an API

Following on from this answer, I have a data extraction requirement that is not presently catered for in the API, so I've raised a feature request for that. It has also been suggested that it would ...
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Stack Override: Rank answers by usefulness

Stack Override This extension is a part of my final year project for a computer science degree. It displays notifications when the browser loads a Stack Overflow question page. Once clicked, the ...
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What's the proper way to fetch the score of all answers of SO?

I wrote a small program querying the SE API to grab the public scoring data of all SO answers (excluding the last 3 days). Basically the request I do gets me this: Questions[]: Id Title ...
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Format a list of questions

The following quickie command line application formats a list of questions obtained from search results. Requirements: Perl, JSON Usage: Retrieve a list of questions from the API (from the /...
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1 answer
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Difference between `/inbox/unread` & `/me/inbox/unread`

I ran /inbox/unread & /me/inbox/unread. What is the difference between the two? Also, the site parameter which we give in call to /me/inbox/unread is not required as inbox_item refers to global ...
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Is it really worth to (implicitly) discourage documentation of API/library usage nowadays already?

Update: Kevin provided an answer, which, while adding something of value to the three related questions together (by naming the originating concern eventually), actually does not apply to the ...
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MEHF - tool for quickly testing code snippets, with StackOverflow support

Screenshot About MEHF is partway between an IDE and a REPL. (The name "MEHF" is partway between "IDE " and "REPL.") It's designed to offer quick testing of code ...
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How can my app authenticate users with only a Stack Overflow account, using the Stack Exchange OAuth API 2.1?

Recently I registered an app in stackapps.com to provide a way to authenticate users with their Stack Overflow account. Then I noticed that Stack Exchange OAuth only works for users with a Stack ...
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Request for self destructing comments

What would I like? I would like comments that can self destruct after a set amount of time. Why? I often add a comment that doesn't need to stay around, like saying thanks to a user, or telling them I ...
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API key limit increase support

One of the things that came up in the discussion on this question was the fact that the 10K limits might not be enough for websites that want to use the SE API. It might be a good idea to add a ...
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Attribute error while using the stackoverflow api wrapper for python on IDLE

This is the code that I use to access Stack Overflow: from stackexchange import Site, StackOverflow so = stackexchange.StackOverflow() for q in so.questions(pagesize=50): print q.title It runs ...
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Is there an SO API which can fetch all Questions & Answers for a particluar Keywords

I am looking for an API which helps in fetching all the Questions & Answers from SO and other Stack Exchange sites only on a particular "keyword". Later using XML RPC these questions will be ...
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1 answer
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Is it possible to access data in real-time using the Stack Exchange API?

I want to show an animation of: Questions being asked and answered in the most popular tag Comments being posted New users joining All in real time. Is there access to real-time data?
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1 answer
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API documentation console unsuccessfully tries to load MiniProfiler results

All of the documentation pages (example) with the test console currently attempt to load MiniProfiler result data, which fails with a 404: POST https://api.stackexchange.com/mini-profiler-resources/...
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Stack Overflow Addin for Outlook (Placeholder)

This is a placeholder app for now. This add-in will enhance outlook's functionality where in user can search in Stack Overflow and post questions on stack overflow sitting in outlook only. It will ...
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OBSOLETE - ActionStack - An ActionScript Wrapper for the API

Obsolete - designed for a decommissioned version of the API and most of the links, below, are dead. Screenshot / Code Snippet Here is a simple example that fetches stats on Stack Overflow: import com....
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bad_parameter when using key with todate?

I'm having trouble using my API key with the todate parameter. My query works fine with todate: $ curl -s "https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/search/advanced?todate=2015-07-21&site=stackoverflow&...
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"client_id rejected" error when retrieving the access_token

I'm developing an application in C# and I to post questions, so I need an access token. I registered my application and I have received a client ID. Then I get the following query-string to get the ...
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MahTweets - Social Media Client

About MahTweets is Yet Another .NET Twitter Client, that has expanded to include functionality for other social media sites including Facebook, Yammer, Foursquare, Tumblr, and that's just the start. ...
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BountyHunter - an app to track reputation of a group of people

This is a demo app I am building to track the Stack Exchange reputations of people in our (company) group. Github repository
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Is there a Stack Exchange API allows research on the body?

I want to use the Stack Exchange API to perform research on the question/answer's body but it seems impossible. Is that the case? If not, how do I go about doing it?
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Get favorited tags of user

This was requested in 1 and declined because of a missing authentication method. Now that authentication is in place, is there a way to retrieve the favorited tags of a user (myself)?
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Script Request - Meta Notifications

Mods are notified when a new meta post is started on HSM meta by a diamond on the top bar lighting up in blue. Here it is, not lit up: Proposal: Let users of sufficiently high rep see the same ...
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Newest unaswered by tags

Screenshot About Often, when I was looking for questions to answer on StackOverflow, I would go through newest unanswered questions and look for those that had one of my favorite tags. The “my tags” ...
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My placeholder [placeholder]

This post is to allow us to do our development of our new Stack App. We are a 403 and we need to create this post and link it to our app info.
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TrendsOverflow, quick trends from Stack Overflow

About: TrendsOverflow is a very simple website that displays the number of questions per day for the most popular programming languages from Stack Overflow. I created this application because I ...
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Get our Stack Exchange inbox as native notification on Chrome

About I'm new to the Stack Exchange sites. So I was looking for Chrome Extensions get make my experience better. I searched for a simple and good looking Notification app. I found nothing so I make ...