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Okay if our Internal Customer Service Software polls the Stack Exchange API?

We are in the process of creating a number of API's and extensible software which we expect will result eventually in questions being asked on stack overflow for working with our API's and extensible ...
Chris Rutherfurd's user avatar
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Would implementing both 1.1 and 2.0 APIs in an app/script to get around the API quotas be considered abuse?

In another question I asked it was established that The IP, and user/app-pair quotas are separate in V1.x and V2.0. So with this in mind would an app or script which implemented like methods for ...
hippietrail's user avatar
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Better way to find activity changes in terms of API Usage

I am coding an application that notifies events in Stack Exchange accounts. I want to notify about badges/reputation changes, and also I would like to notify whenever a new answer or comment is posted ...
ernie's user avatar
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Conscientious use of the API

What constitutes abuse? Making an undue number of requests in a short span of time, or regularly exceeding a request quota during "normal" use. Guidelines for polling We realize that a great ...
Kevin Montrose's user avatar
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VoteCounts: bookmarklet to display up/down votes even for rep less than 1000

Screenshot / Code Snippet About This small bookmarklet will allow anyone to use the "vulnerability" of the API that it allows you to check the up/down vote count - a feat you could normally achieve ...
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