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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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How can I fetch the answers posted in last week based on tags of the question?

I see that tags are present only for questions. How can I get the answers to these questions given in last week (if any) having specific tags?
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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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Differences between versions 1.x and 2.x of the Stack Exchange API?

I had written a Java Wrapper for the Stack Exchange API, version 1.x, Which was working perfectly. But, since 12 May 2014, services for version 1.x have been shutdown and my Wrapper stopped working. ...
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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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How can I write (edit) one of my answers?

I started to love the Python black formatter and I want all my code on Stack Overflow to be formatted like that. So I wanted to go over the answers and apply black / blacken-docs, check if anything ...
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Retrieving list of c# questions

I am trying to retrieve list of C# questions using http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions?title=true&tagged="c#". But I get JSON response related to c questions. Response : { "...
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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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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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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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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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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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Stack Exchange login hangs on Windows 10 Mobile?

I am working on a Stack Exchange App (Stack App for Windows 10 PC/Mobile and Windows 8.1 Mobile). I have a user login set up and using the WebAuthenticationBroker in Universal Windows Platform, to ...
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Reputation losses aren't reflected in the API

This includes reputation recalculations (e.g., the latest) and (speculative) when people take upvote back. First case you can see on standard stackauth/users query: it displays meta reputation before ...
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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 am I allowed/not permitted to do with the API?

I have a site that will offer technical help and assistance for a certain niche of computer users. I can either host my own forums, or tie in with stack... but I want to be able to make money off it ...
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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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Java exception when user age or location is unspecified in returned JSON

I am brand new to the Stack Exchange API and Android (well, self taught in the last four months). I have been working on creating a school project focused around Android and JSON. My initial idea was ...
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Get questions with body and answers

How can I get the latest 30 questions with body and answers using the api? And then, I want to get only first most voted 3 answers for each question. Is this possible with only one request? To get ...
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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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Wrong sorting parameter in documentation for question/{ids}/answers

It looks like that in the question/{ids}/answers documentation, there is a mistake: votes – score Shouldn't this be votes – votes
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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 I get information about a user with their network ID?

My network profile's ID is 4337810. Is there any way to get information about users with their network ID from the API? So stuff like username, location, profile image, etc...? There doesn't seem ...
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Possible to return newest questions with a certain tag?

I am not finding a way to return a list of new questions by tag with the new Stack Exchange API. Am I missing something or is this not available? If this is not available, I most certainly request ...
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How do I find all questions/answers per a tag?

Would also be good if I could also find the top questions/answers in a particular tag - i.e. questions tagged with Ruby or PHP. Per the docs the only thing I can see that will return questions in a ...
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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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Stack Exchange OAuth2, explicit access-token response format does not adhere to RFC6749 standard

I'm using the Stack Exchange v2.1 API. I'm using the explicit OAuth 2.0 flow, but it seems that the access token response step does not adhere to the RFC 6749 standard. Specifically, the Stack ...
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Making use of the *"has_more": true* json attribute in the Json response from stackoverflow

When issuing requests to the stackoverflow-api, I set the pagesize to a 100 (which is the maximum possible). However, some json responses contain this attribute (normally at the very bottom): "...
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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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Is it possible to authenticate a user through Stack Overflow API?

Is it possible to use the Stack Overflow API to authenticate a given user identity such as with Facebook, Twitter, or OpenID? If it's possible: Can you tell me the method (s) that make this happen?
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How many ids is 'too many'?

This answer mentions limit on amount of ids included in queries like /users/{id}/mentioned, but I can't find actual amount mentioned anywhere. Now, I could run binary search and find out, but I ...
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Refresh expired acess token basics

I'm trying to learn how to implement an OAuth flow in an Android app using a simple app with the Stack Exchange API. Using WebView, I'm able to retrieve an access token and store it in my shared ...
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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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StackApps for Windows Phone 8

Can anyone suggest a good app for Windows Phone 8 or let me know Where an I find API to build my own?
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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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How are API changes announced?

How are API changes announced? Are emails sent out to developers, or is there someplace I can subscribe to?
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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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Non-verbatim search strings in py-stackexchange

I am writing a python program with py-stackexchange that takes a query and returns a list of urls to questions with that query in the title. Here's the code: #!c:/Python27/python.exe -u import sys sys....
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Answers without owners

Is it valid for Stack Overflow data to have an answer that does not have an owner? For example if you hit the following API url http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/answers/18, it does not bring back an ...
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List of possible values for user_type on API for users

I'm starting to work with the API and I see on the call to retrieve a user or multiple users one of the fields that is returned is user_type. So far I have only seen a value of "registered" ...
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Can I ask the API to tell me to back off? [duplicate]

I'm creating a bot that collects all tags from a given site (and over all sites in the network). I would obviously like to run this bot in as little time as possible, but I also do not want to overly ...
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Is it allowed to sell an app or get revenue with the use of the API? [duplicate]

I've been reviewing the terms of use of the API, but I prefer to ask my question straight here in order to be 100% sure. Is it allowed to create an app that: is paid, which revenue goes to the ...
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Specific Response attributes [duplicate]

I want to get questions related to a specific tag with the body of those questions. I have figure out this API request: https://api.stackexchange.com/questions?site=stackoverflow&sort=votes&...
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Announcing API version 1.1 and Roadmap

As has been announced on the blog, we're rolling out a minor revision of our existing read-only API. While the blog post gives some high level details, I figured [app] developers would appreciate some ...
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Version 1.0 released 9th of July

For a lot of us, that would be next Friday. At some point - most likely after noon PST - version 0.9 of the API will be replaced with the final 1.0 release. There are no expected interface changes ...

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