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This tag is for questions about the Stack Exchange API version 2. First released Feb 2012.

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The `top_questions` field shows outdated information?

I am using Stack Exchange API. I posted question from the doc page /questions/add to Stack Overflow. This was my first question. As that question was to check the function /questions/add, means it was ...
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How to set the width of an image in the body of a question?

I used the questions/{ids}/edit to add a hyperlinked image at the end of a question. It works if I use the default dimensions of the image. However, if I specify the width using width="320" or style="...
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AttributeError with Py-StackExchange

i'm trying to execute this python script : #! /usr/bin/python import stackexchange so = stackexchange.Site(stackexchange.StackOverflow) my_favourite_guy = so.user(41981) print my_favourite_guy....
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Advanced search API not returning data for "phonegap" tag

I am trying to gather results from the API for the tag phonegap but the API is not returning any data. I am using /search/advanced and get nothing back for November: { "items": [], "...
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/suggested-edits "Try it": Link for "suggested_edit_id" is broken

When using the "Try it" feature on /suggested-edits, the link for the suggested_edit_id points towards stackexchange.com and not towards the respective site. For example, retrieve data ...
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/answers endpoint is error-500-ing against many sites

Just calling the "/answers" endpoint, no specific arguments, and I'm getting 500 errors: http://api.stackexchange.com/2.0/answers?order=desc&sort=activity&site=gaming {"error_id":500,"...
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Reputation API to display a reputation history

I'm building something similar to the reputation graph / summary on the SO user page. The answer explains that the /users/{ids}/reputation API method gives a sum of reputation for the period. So ...
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Mistake in API 2.0 Documentation - Wrong item type for Careers Message

On https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/types/inbox-item the Careers Message example shows the wrong item type.
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/users/{id}/tags/{tags}/top-answers returning answers by other users

According to the description, /users/{id}/tags/{tags}/top-answers should return answers by the user on that particular tag. Returns the top 30 answers a user has posted in response to questions ...
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Answer vote counts are not correct

I was trying to figure out the total number of answers I have that have been downvoted, and at first everything seemed awesome since the total was zero. However, I knew this wasn't correct. For ...
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type related_site not listed in 'by type' tab list

The type "related_site" is not listed in the 'by type' tab in documentation.
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Can I get more results/options from /users/{ids}/top-answer-tags?

/users/{ids}/top-answer-tags returns the top 30 tags for a given user. It's also the only endpoint that returns the user's tag scores along with the rest of the tag info. I'd like to use this data ...
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User to de-authorise app?

The API makes use of OAuth to allow queries such as /inbox/unread. In the documentation however, I cannot seem to find a way for the user to control actively the authentication: Is there a place for ...
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TLS security warnings from api.stackexchange.com

Each time an API request is made over HTTPS, Firefox generates the following message in the error console: Curious, I looked up RFC 5746 and the document covers the following: Transport Layer ...
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No views_per_day in /info route?

I'm not particularly crying over it, just curious why the views_per_day field was dropped?
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Once authorized, is there a way to auto-login with a browser?

Assuming I've created an app that authenticates the user against api-v2, is there a method to get a token or cookie that I can pass to a browser instance set to load a stack exchange site that will ...
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Am I out of luck if my http client doesn't support gzip decoding?

I'm playing with the oauth2 support in v2-beta with an http client that doesn't support gzip decoding. (My client is http spec compliant but can't deal with the non-compliance of the api on this issue)...
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How to get user information of Stack Overflow?

I'm currently using the Stack Overflow API to get a user's information (via Stack Exchange). Is it possible with the Stack Overflow API to get user details?
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/revisions/{ids} returns results where revision_number is always 1

As of now, Code Review Question 59285 has three revisions, excluding the original question. If I fetch those three revisions using the API, I see that all of them have revision_number set to 1. That'...
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400 when posting a question to the Stackexchange API

I am adding a question via the API and I manage to create a preview of my question (See JSON extract below). { "has_more" = 0; items = ( { "creation_date" = ...
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Is there a difference between the API search and the search from within the site?

I'm curious if the search results from the API is calculated the same way as the searches from within the sites themselves? Is there a difference between the two? If so, what are the differences?
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No answer_id for Comment on answer inbox_item

According to the API documentation on inbox_item, inbox items corresponding to a comment on an answer to a question should have an answer_id field identifying the answer that the comment was on, but ...
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Is data retrieved from /events dependent on the access token used to retrieve it?

This may seem like a bit of an unusual question at first but I'll try to explain where it's coming from. My PHP wrapper (Stack.PHP) offers a caching class that follows the guidelines in the API docs ...
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There is a small discrepancy in the docs for users-id-associated

The main doc page, https://api.stackexchange.com/docs, shows /users/{id}/associated while the method page, https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/associated-users, uses /users/{ids}/associated. It's ...
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integer and decimal are used to describe fields in return types but not in method parameters

Integer and Decimal designations are useful in creating an accurate model of API methods and types. These specific 'number' subtypes are used when describing types but the method parameter lists all ...
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Name changes for a few methods

The following method names have been changed for reasons of consistency. /access-tokens/{accessTokens}/read is now /access-tokens/{accessTokens} /filter/create is now /filters/create /filter/{filters}...
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Fairly subtle filter bug between 8 am and 10 pm UTC Dec. 29th

This is a public service announcement about a bug that most people probably didn't notice, but might be biting you pretty hard about now. Between 8 AM and 10 PM UTC December 29th, filters generated ...
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Secure OAuth pages contain insecure content.

I noticed that some of the OAuth pages use insecure content (http:// content on an https:// page): I'm not sure how easy this is to fix but it could potentially scare off some users who don't ...
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How about a regex filter in the tags API?

The tags API has a "filter" parameter but it only matches the exact substring in the parameter in the tags. On Travel we have one kind of tags, IATA airport codes (SYD for Sydney, SFO for San ...
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Can I search for the most favoured questions via the API

This came to me after reading this post. I had a look at the API page and I wanted to find a way to search for the most Favoured questions. Is there a way to do this? I tried to manipulate the URL ...
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Ability to sort answers by number of revisions via StackExchange API v2?

I was curious whether there was a way to easily find which StackOverflow answer has the highest number of revisions and/or to sort by that metric. I see mention of a sort function in the ...
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Inbox unread since parameter not working

The since parameter of /inbox/unread no longer seems to work. I enter a date after the creation date of the item currently unread in my inbox and still the item is returned. I try putting in ...
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API is accepting requests from other OAuth domains

I've set an OAuth domain for an application (the client_id is 24) and the following link authorizes the application: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=24&scope=no_expiry,...
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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 ...
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How can I the question detail page and add comments like the Stack Exchange app?

Can we get the list of data when clicking on a specific question and display the question detail page like the Stack Exchange app? I can't find the API to get them so far, so I decided to display the ...
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Do my users need to be logged in, for quota?

I am building an application and want to showcase relevant Stack Overflow questions. I have made the request and getting a response, but its responding with a quota value: "quota_max": 300, "...
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access_token not present in /oauth/access_token response

When using the explicit OAuth authentication for apps, I have problems receiving the access_token. A user goes to /approve and is then forwarded to approve the app. When redirected back to my site I ...
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How to get the question title for reputation history entries?

I'm trying to implement a simple rep list, much like as seen on Stack Exchange sites. What I would like is to get three things: the rep change amount, type of change, and question title. However, ...
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Most of the url are missing the protocol

Maybe you were trying to fix the other "bug" I've pointed out, but now most of the url for the icons are missing the protocol! { "site_type": "main_site", "name": "Stack Overflow", "...
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CDN redirect for the API's JavaScript SDK is incorrect

The API's JavaScript SDK is listed as https://api.stackexchange.com/js/2.0/all.js. However, GET request produces the following response: Status Code: 301 Moved Permanently Location: https://api-...
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How do I find a user by their `display_name`?

I am using Serel (the Ruby wrapper) and would like to be able to find a user by their display_name. As it stands right now, I can only find them via an ID - like Serel::User.find(1,2,3). I tried ...
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What sizes are the images available through the /sites endpoint?

I see logo_url, icon_url, favicon_url, high_resolution_icon_url... But I wasn't able to find any information about any of those images in the documentation. Are any of them fixed size? And/or is ...
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Typo in throttle violation error message

I was just playing around with the API locally and got throttled for the questions and answers methods (the only two I was using). Anyway, I noticed there’s a small typo in the error message that’s ...
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Running queries from the Documentation pages hangs browser for minutes at a time

I've been playing with some queries on the documentation page, and I've noticed that it's taking an abnormally long time to load even reasonably sized API call results: https://api.stackexchange.com/...
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Implicit OAuth flow is not working when the user is not logged in.

Here is the URL I am trying to use: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=120&scope=read_inbox,no_expiry&redirect_uri=https://stackexchange.com/oauth/login_success This works ...
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read item in unread inbox method again

I'm getting a read item in the inbox/unread method, again. This happened before, but I can't find the post about it (I'm pretty sure you fixed/explained it). But the item is very old, not a cache ...
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Authentication Statistics are the same for all apps

I know the stats are new, I'm not sure if they are still in development. But they are identical for the 3 apps I have registered, given that the app's id is in the URL of the stats page, I guess the ...
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Quota remaining is negative

I think I must be doing something very stupid, that I just can't see I just registered an app, in the last ~10 minutes. I have just been going to the /info route, no authentication or anything else. ...
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Point of /users/{id}/inbox?

What is the need for the user ID in: https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/user-inbox Given that it will only return the inbox of the authenticated user, and deny a mismatching user id. The only needed ...
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OAuth login fails for Stack Exchange and Facebook, but not Google

I'm integrating with Stack Exchange API on iOS 6 & 7. To authenticate, I load up a UIWebView with the OAuth page. Google login works well, but Stack Exchange and Facebook do not. Are these ...
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