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Questions about the Stack Exchange API *only*. If your question concerns any other API, do not use this tag. For bugs, please (also) use the version tag, EG [api-v2.2], that the bug applies to.

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Can I pass a filter to a write method?

I was wondering if I'm allowed to pass a filter to methods that use write access? Like for example /answers/{id}/accept. There is no "filter" parameter, and changing the filter doesn't seem to change ...
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How do I get information about top users of a Stack Exchange community?

I was going through the stack exchange API and I want to extract information about, say, top 20 users of a particular stack exchange community. How do I use the API for that? I tried on this page ...
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/tags search multiple words (“or”) inname

Is there any way to search for tags... but for ex "aa bb" so I want back the tag "aa-cc" and tag "aa-ccbb". at the moment the inname searches for "aa bb" so only a tag called "aa bbcc" will be a ...
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Will the Stack Exchange API work with an org-specific Stack Overflow site?

We have a company-specific Stack Overflow site for folks to ask questions with the company. It has a *.stackoverflow.com domain/URL. Would I be able to use the Stack Exchange API to access the ...
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Documentation or API method for `option_id` information, for the `/flags/options` API calls?

The Stack Exchange API has a couple of calls that return a list of flag_option objects. These objects contain a couple of properties that can be used to identify the flag you need. For example, when ...
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How to get the number/count/total of tags/badges/something from the API?

I see we can fetch tags via the API, which works fine but, sadly, there doesn't seem to be a way to get the count of all possible tags. Currently the Stack Overflow Tags page shows 36 tags per page ...
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Only Stack Overflow has documentation, but the API erroneously lists documentation privileges for all sites

Privileges related to Stack Overflow Documentation are displaying in every other site's API data. Using Meta Stack Exchange, for example, /2.2/privileges?site=meta returns the following documentation ...
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Provide a way to get display name via access token

Please include a new (network) method with the ability to gather display name and profile image directly via access token. Right now to retrieve this information you have to first authenticate a ...
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Provide a way to reset - not invalidate - API tokens

I'm running a service with ~300 write-authenticated access tokens. It's terrifying. As part of running such a service, I'd like to be able to cycle API tokens - so that if, heaven forbid, one made an ...
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How to sort /questions/featured by bounty_closes_date

The API documentation describes tthe usage of /questions/featured. Unfortunately there does not seem to be a way to sort the result by bounty_closes_date, which is IMO the sort option making most ...
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Get a great many counts of questions, by select tags for a date range?

I am trying to get the number of questions associated with a specific tag for a particular date range. I initially assumed the fromdate and todate parameters would do this. However, it appears that ...
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How to get total visited days and consecutives of an user?

I checked docs , there are no endpoints to get total visited days and consecutive days. Is there any way to get them?
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Stack Exchange thinks that Shog is a elected moderator

I was browsing the API for the list of elected moderators, The API URL is http://api.stackexchange.com/docs/elected-moderators#pagesize=100&order=desc&sort=reputation&site=stackoverflow&...
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How to use shallow_user?

I can not understand how to access the summary information about the user's reputation. How to use the shallow_user object ? I tried: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/shallow-user/2765346/...
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Keep getting 500 “Internal error” in requests with an access token

I'm trying to fetch some data from the Stack Exchange API I have a valid access_token and registered key but I keep getting internal error as a result. Here is the request URL: https://api....
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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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How do I get the total number of records for a given search?

I want to use the Stack Exchange API and get the total number of results returned from the search route. I wrote this recursive script to find the last page with the has_more=False, is there a better ...
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How I can change the status of comment with stackexchange API? [duplicate]

I am making an notification application with stackexchange api. this app invoking /inbox/unread. to get the unread comment and answer. However, I don't need notification that user saw. To excluding ...
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Bug with `badges/name` endpoint

Last night I had a programme running and it errored on the first call to the badges/name endpoint on the API, exact API endpoint call: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/badges/name?order=asc&sort=...
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API for the mobile feed, as seen in the Android app?

I'm creating an app for Windows 10, and I would like to provide a similar experience to the official Android and iOS apps (while keeping my own identity, of course). One feature seen in the official ...
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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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bad_parameter when using key with todate?

I'm having trouble using my API key with the todate parameter. My query works fine with todate: $ curl -s "https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/search/advanced?todate=2015-07-21&site=stackoverflow&...
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Can I pass multiple filters?

I've tried adding filter=total and filter=withbody in the same request but get the following error: {"error_id":400,"error_message":"Invalid filter specified","error_name":"bad_parameter"} How ...
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Can I retrieve question comment count as part of a search query?

I'm looking for a comment_count property in the results of /search/advanced to get a count of comments under a question. Is there an undocumented q for /search/advanced that gives a comment_count ...
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How to increase app request quota from 300 to 10,000?

In the app management page for a little app I made, the following statement is presented below this key Pw9D)judG8FE4tJR3qjUTA((: Pass this as key when making requests against the Stack Exchange ...
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How do I get my total reputation score using the API?

How do I get my total reputation score? My score is 354, on Stack Overflow, as per my user page. I browsed the API, and found a call similar to what I require:       api.stackexchange....
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Why is /questions API returning deleted questions?

In last few days I have noticed that questions API returns questions that where deleted hours before the API call. This is a short example, if more logs are need to pin point the problem, please ...
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It's taking two calls to /oauth/dialog/ to get an access_token? [duplicate]

When we send this request: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog/?client_id=`client_id`&scope=read_inbox%2cno_expiry%2cwrite_access%2cprivate_info&redirect_uri=https%3a%2f%2fstackexchange....
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Is the Stack API daily quota of 10,000 a hard limit, or can it be increased?

We are developing an indexer that will be used to store and serve up questions/answers related to our products. The indexer uses a key (and soon an access_token) to retrieve the data from Stack ...
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Same access token between different fetch_token requests

TL;DR: Is it (or would it be) possible to get the same access_token from one fetch_token request to another, provided that the user is the same? Scenario: An anonymous user authenticates with Stack ...
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OAuth domain with a custom port in a dev environment? [duplicate]

I have an app for which the OAuth domain is example.com However, the domain for dev environment is example.com:8000 When trying to authorize the website, Stack Exchange replies with an error ...
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Are the inbox routes (`inbox_item`) missing some item types?

Should there be more options for item_type in the "inbox" routes (they return inbox_item)? Shouldn't they return answer and edit suggested like the site's global inbox does? As shown in this ...
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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 ...
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Authentication uses # instead of `?`?

I need authentication for my app so I used the implicit flow way. The authentication works just fine but the access_token and expires variables return weirdly! For example: https://example.com/#...
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Absence of `order` and `sort` in rest calls?

Will absence of order and sort give the same result as order=desc and sort=activity always in every call (it is default in every call)?
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How to create API filters?

I used the following request link to extract data from the Stack Exchange API. But I have no idea how to create "filter" as used in the request line. Please help me understand the creation of such ...
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Add privilege_type to the privilege API results

The /me/privileges, /users/{id}/privileges and /privileges APIs are currently returning the fields of reputation, description and short_description. Sample result as: { "reputation": 1, "...
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Why is the `site` parameter required in `/me` call?

I want to query information about the logged-in user using me, and this site parameter is creating some small problems. I am developing a visual studio extension where upon logging in a user will get ...
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Why is `page` and `page_size` returned in common wrapper object?

page and page_size returned in common wrapper object, if I run /me/associated request. Why is it so? I am asking this because we have already sent these parameters as request. So getting the same ...
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`types=main_site` in `/me/associated` gives `meta_site` accounts also

When I run /me/associated with main_site as a parameter in types, its gives meta_site accounts also (Meta Stack Exchange profile).
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Why do you need to specify a site when getting the inbox?

I'm getting a user's inbox via /me/inbox. I am forced to specify a site with this, so I'm setting it to Stack Overflow. However, it still gets all my notifications, including those from other sites. ...
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How to get question body (markdown) in the API response using filters? [duplicate]

Using withbody filter as suggested in this thread (How to get Question/Answer body in the API response using filters?) returns body as HTML. How do I get the original markdown?
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How to get more details flags from questions?

Short question: How to get the flags that led up to a question being closed? When we are going to flag a question, we have to look at /questions/{id}/flags/options first, and I can see The option ...
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Unable to decode HTML entities in the API response?

I am trying to decode HTML entities from the JSON data returned by the Stack Exchange API but it's not working. I have used both html_entity_decode and htmlspecialchars_decode but it doesn't effect ...
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How can I get a user's Meta site details in the API call?

This query returns the details of the Main sites only:         /associated-users#ids=2855348 How can I get the Meta site details also in the same query? Do I need to add any ...
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Can I change my profile picture using the API version 2?

I was considering making an app that lets the user design a profile picture and then activate it on the user's Stack Exchange account. Could a feature to change the profile picture be added to the ...
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Is there a way to specify how long I want an access token to be valid for?

I am following the explicit authentication path. I am not passing no_expiry as part of the scope. After the final POST step, I receive back an expires value of 86399 (just shy of a full day). It ...
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Get users based on location? [duplicate]

I want to get site users by their location but I don't see any method for that. And it's not possible with a filter either. Is there any way to get users based on location or is it not possible?
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Where can I found all the type objects in the Stack Exchange API? [duplicate]

Where can I found all the type objects in the Stack Exchange API? In the docs, I can't find any section that lists all of them. I am trying to make a Wrapper Class in C#, so I need a complete list of ...
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Use HTTPS urls for site logos returned by the API

Currently, the API returns resources like this: "high_resolution_icon_url": "http://cdn.sstatic.net/stackoverflow/img/apple-touch-icon@2.png", "favicon_url": "http://cdn.sstatic.net/stackoverflow/img/...