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Tools (scripts/apps/libraries) that help with answers, or issues with the API handling of answers

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Please add the `tagged` parameter to /answers, /users, etc

The /questions endpoint supports a tagged parameter which I find quite useful. However, it's the only route that appears to support this parameter. If, say, I want to get questions asked by a given ...
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The answer object returns an empty array for tags

Since version 2.1, the answer object has a field called tags. However, sometimes, an empty array or even nothing is returned in this field: Example with the filter !-*f(6t0Vk01e. Am I doing ...
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How to get Question/Answer body in the API response using filters?

I am specifically looking to get the question/answer body back. Is it possible? I am looking through the API documentation and I'm confused about how to make a call with filters. Sample call I'm ...
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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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The /search route is ignoring the answers parameter.

The answers parameter was recently added to most of the requests that return a list of questions. See: Don’t include answers in question lists by default It looks like the /search request got left ...
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Why these questions do not have a title?

Hitting the following /questions route: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions/74?pagesize=1&page=1 the endpoint returns this JSON data: { "total": 1, "page": 1, "pagesize": 1, "...
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How to search answers like is:answer

How can I use the API to search for answers containing particular text or with particular properties? For example, this link allows me to search for is:answer foo, that is, answers containing foo. Can ...
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Search for answers/comments under questions with certain tags using the Stack Overflow API?

The advanced search (/search/advanced) API can search for questions by tags. But /users/{ids}/answers API doesn't take tags. I'd like to monitor answers/comments for questions with certain tags. Is ...
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Guttenberg - A bot searching for plagiarism on Stack Overflow

What is Guttenberg? Guttenberg is a bot that searches for plagiarism or duplicated answers on Stack Overflow. It's currently running in SOBotics under the user Guttenberg. Implementation Every 60 ...
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CopyPastor - Monitoring plagiarized posts on Stack Overflow

Background Guttenberg is a chatbot which reports plagiarized posts on Stack Overflow. CopyPastor is a web dashboard for Guttenberg. Guttenberg sends all the data upon detection of a plagiarized post ...
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Sentinel - monitoring new answers to old questions

First there was Natty - looking for new answers to old questions that aren't actually answers, and posting them in a chatroom. Then there was Sentinel. Sentinel is the web dashboard for Natty. The ...
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How to include answers when fetching questions?

I made a small cron job which crawls questions and answers from Stack Overflow. Here is my request URL: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions?order=desc&tagged=php&site=stackoverflow&...
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What is the difference between accepted and is_accepted?

I saw there are two fields in answer type. One is accepted, introduced in v2.2 and needs private_info access. While another one is is_accepted without these limits. Can somebody give an explanation?
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Activity Indicator - see if you participated in a Q&A at a glance

About Activity Indicator is a userscript that displays a, well, indicator and some useful stats about your interactions with a given post. Inspired by this feature request, upon opening a post, the ...
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API returns delete vote count for questions, but not for answers

The questions method of the API returns the number of delete votes among other kinds of votes: sample query. But the answers method does not have a delete_vote_count field available in the filter: ...
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What is the correct way to get the stackoverflow.com URL for an answer via the API?

A while ago I made a little "Recently answered on Stack Overflow" sidebar widget for my homepage. Currently this works by filtering answers out of the user feed however I thought I'd update it to make ...
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Problem getting a users answers within a date range

This issue is similar to Problem getting a users questions within a date range. Only this time I'm calling a different api and getting unexpected results. I'm calling http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/...
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Why doesn't the API return a 'locked date' for this locked answer?

This answer has been locked, yet when I ask the API about this post it fails to return a locked_date: It's a rather old lock, but I can't see anything suspicious in the timeline or the Post History.
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StackExchange – Expand Hidden Comments

In principle that what Expand all comments script does, but with two major differences: Scrolls the page back to the initial target of the corresponding link you selected (i.e. to question, question ...
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