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PLACEHOLDER - My Stack Overflow Automation

My Stack Overflow Automation Description This application automates the process of saving posts as favorites on Stack Overflow. Features Automatically saves specified Stack Overflow posts as ...
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how can i take write acces on stack overflow [duplicate]

const express = require("express"); const router = express.Router(); const axios = require("axios"); const querystring = require("querystring"); const dotenv = require(&...
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Collectives Articles endpoint broken

I would like to access a list of all Collective Articles on SO. I tried https://api.stackexchange.com/2.3/articles?order=desc&sort=activity&site=stackoverflow which is the sample from here. ...
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How can I implement a method to call the SE API that handles backoff correctly?

I'm writing JavaScript (Node.js) code that calls the Stack Exchange API. One part of the API is that it may return a non-zero value for backoff, which essentially means "wait n seconds before ...
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Add is_moderator to the /me endpoint

There's an endpoint for getting information about a user - called /me. I can get a number of fields from it, including is_staff, which, presumably, indicates if a user is an SE staff member. Could ...
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getting answer body and question body in same request [duplicate]

I'm trying to get only questions and answers. I filtered the fields, to get also the body of answers, but I don't get an answers JSON object. What am I missing? I know about this question, but I don'...
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We’re collecting feedback on how we can improve the Stack Exchange API

The Stack Exchange API allows users to programmatically query and connect to the Stack Exchange Network of sites. The API is currently in version 2.3. We’re collecting feedback from users of the API, ...
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How to extract users rating

I need a solution to exact reputations, badges for the stack overflow users. Please let me know. In microsoft programming language should be fine.
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PLACEHOLDER - A post to register my app posting

PLACEHOLDER - Just a post to register my app.
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How to revoke an access token generated for my application?

I generated an access token for my application and shared it with some people. Now, I wish to revoke the access token and generate a new one. I don't find any way to revoke that token.
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Why are Stack Exchange API methods named like this

I'm curious about https://api.stackexchange.com/docs . I looked up and studied the naming convention to make a REST api. I've seen that in the naming convention, don't use verbs and in the case of the ...
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Why are these answers dated before the question was asked?

Does anyone know why some answers are shown with a date before the question was asked? Here are a couple of examples: Why doesn't Java have compound assignment versions of the conditional-and and ...
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stackapi.cpp - a C++20 library for the Stack Exchange API

Code snippet #include "stackapi/StackAPI.hpp" #include "stackapi/data/structs/comments/Comment.hpp" #include <iostream> int main() { stackapi::StackAPI api ( { ...
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Is the StackExchange API free of charge?

I am brand new to StackApps, so please bear with me for a question that is hopefully obvious to most regular users. As far as I can tell, there is no charge for accessing the StackExchange API. ...
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Stack Overflow for Teams support

I am reading this documentation https://stackoverflow.help/en/articles/4385859-stack-overflow-for-teams-api where they mention the need to create a PAT to access StackOverflow for Teams API (https://...
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Is there a way to use the API without using localhost or a web domain?

I'm developing an SO chrome extension in React with TypeScript. I've been reading the guide on how to use the API with OAuth and it looks fantastic for what I'm trying to do. The problem is that the ...
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Can I use the Stack Exchange API to build a "GH Archive" like project?

I'm not sure if I can use Stack Exchange API to build a https://www.gharchive.org like project? I studied the API throttling documentation but I am not sure.
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Writing question API failing with error 407

I'm trying to use https://api.stackexchange.com/2.3/questions/add method payload = { 'site': 'stackoverflow', 'title': title, 'body': body, 'tags': tags, 'key': key, '...
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What is the latest version of the Stack Exchange API?

What is the latest version of the Stack Exchange API and its release date? The document which I referred is for v2.3.
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Redirect URI for a chrome extension using StackExchange API Oauth

I'm working on a developing a browser extension which uses StackExchange API authentication. I was able to successfully implement the authentication for Microsoft edge/Chrome when I added chromiumapp....
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JSONDecodeError: Expecting value: line 3 column 1 (char 3)

I am trying the following simple code to get JSON from the Stack Exchange API and it gives me the following error: JSONDecodeError: Expecting value: line 3 column 1 (char 3) Here is my script: ...
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How do I search answer bodies for Markdown links?

The /search/excerpt query enables searching answers for specific text, but searching for Markdown links returns results that don't seem to match the query at all. For instance, the following query ...
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Why does this minimal filter return no results at all?

I tried to create a 'minimal' filter https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/questions#order=desc&sort=activity&filter=!34JvAEfIUyU-&site=stackoverflow&run=true for the 'question' object, ...
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Fetch all questions of a particular tag from the Stack Exchange API in Python

I am trying to fetch all questions of the Swift tag from Stack Overflow. I created the query using https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/questions and wrote a simple wrapper in Python. def fetch_question(...
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Add API to get posts of one collection

We are Teams users and want to get all the articles and questions added into one collection. I did not find it in the documentation.
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Add API method for network-wide search

Just like stackexchange.com has a networkwide search, it would be nice to have an equivalent of excerpt-search which searches the entire network at once. That would save me 360 calls (per-site metas ...
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Improve error message when attempting to edit a post while not having enough reputation

When attempting to edit a post while not having enough reputation, like happened here: API to submit a Suggested Edit, the API returns the following: { "error_id": 407, "...
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How does 1 request every 5 seconds exceed the 30 requests per second limit?

I'm doing a run every 5 seconds for this API call: url = "https://api.stackexchange.com/2.3/questions/no-answers?pagesize=30&fromdate={date_today}&order=desc&sort=creation&site=...
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"is_edited": false or "is_edited": true as an option in the API response

When working with the Stack Exchange API I noticed that there is important data (at least for what I thought to do) not available, whether the question, answer or comment was edited or not: { "...
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Is there any way to get statistics by tag?

We are Stack Overflow Teams users. We want to get the statistics by tags. Currently only StackExchangeApiClient.getStatistics API is found which include all team's data. And can the https://...
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How to get all communities a user is associated with?

Is there a way to get all Stack Exchange communities in which a user is active? I mean the list of communities that are displayed on a user's network profile.
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Using API to collect tag information - data differences

I am trying to get a list of the most popular tags on Stack Overflow. According to the SO page, these are the most popular tags as of today: The Python tag has 6690 questions asked this week alone. ...
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How can I quickly get an access token for personal use?

Registering your application or script gets you a higher daily quota and is fairly simply; a step by step guide is documented here: I only need a key, what do I do? However, what if I do want an ...
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Update Teams API documentation to reflect dependency on tier

The documentation says (emphasis mine): Starting with the release of Stack Overflow For Teams, the Stack Exchange API exposes read-only access to data stored in private Teams. This is slightly ...
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When using the Advanced Search API endpoint, how soon after the edit grace period is question data updated?

I'm using the Questions Advanced Search API to retrieve Stack Overflow questions with a specific tag that were created in the last 15 minutes. I've written a script which runs every fifteen minutes ...
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How to get statistic data for specific tags which belong to a specific team?

I just want to get statistic data for specific tags which belong to a specific team. For example, for tags: "abc", I want to know how many users viewed the questions which have the "abc&...
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How do I see the differences between two or more SE API filters and merge into a filter which includes all requested properties (i.e. is a superset)?

For SmokeDetector, we have several SE API filter values in use. Notably, there are separate filters for the /answers/*, /questions/* and /posts/* routes. From an organizational standpoint, I'd like to ...
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How can I retrieve the reputation I (or another user, fwiw) earned for a given tag from questions and answers?

(I've included the api-v2.3 because https://api.stackexchange.com/docs starts with Stack Exchange API v2.3.) From this answer I see there's no way to get all questions with a specific tag. However, ...
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What does the /users endpoint look for when sorting on modified date?

What does the /users endpoint look for when sorting on modified date? For the /users endpoint in the Stack Exchange API v2.3, what does the modified filter in sort field look for? It is unclear from ...
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Call to search/advanced is treating tagged as an AND search, not OR [duplicate]

The docs for search/advanced (https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/advanced-search) have this to state about the tagged attribute: "tagged - a semicolon delimited list of tags, of which at least ...
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Get total question views via API

I can currently get the total number of questions for a tag by using the total filter. This works well, but I'd like to get a total views count for the questions in that tag. I could iterate over each ...
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Can "trends" be queried with the Stack Exchange API?

I've studied the Stack Exchange API to some extent (although I'm a newbie to such things), and it appears I can query the database using many criteria. But does Stack Exchange store any "trends&...
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high_resolution_icon_url points to a non-existing image for Area 51 Discuss

In 2013 this bug was reported: Not all sites are returning Hi Res icons Since then a lot has improved. Most urls found in high_resolution_icon_url on the site type as returned by the /sites endpoint ...
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Should we add review queues to the API?

Review queues are unsupported on the Stack Exchange API, and it could be useful to write an app that would review. Should we add it to the API?
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How to handle default compression on response with Java's HttpURLConnection? [duplicate]

I sent a request for question with no parameters to https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions?order=desc&sort=activity&site=stackoverflow I received a response of 9764 bytes stored in ...
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Is there an API call that can get me a user's access_token?

I'm trying to create a connector between Microsoft's Power Platform and the Stack API. Since the server ↔ server auth flow is happening outside of code I control, I can't grab the access_token from ...
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Missing total when tag is not URL-encoded

When trying to get a list of questions for the C# tag, the total field was missing. Tried with Python tag and the total was included. /2.2/questions?order=ASC&sort=creation&site=stackoverflow....
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Why am I getting a 400 Bad Request error with this code?

I'm using this code (in an async function): let about = await fetch("https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/me?order=desc&access_token="+token+"&sort=reputation&site=gaming&...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge Automation on Puzzling.SE

Used for (meta.)puzzling.stackexchange - Creates & edits the corresponding meta posts with information from the main and meta site. E.g. creating a post for the new challenge every 2 weeks and ...
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Take the right filter for favourite count

I try to take the favourite count filter for a question. I use api through R library(stackr) stack_questions(11227809, site = "stackoverflow", filter = "!GeD4JB*YQqe2L") and I ...
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