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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 switch user accounts on the same device?

The Problem I'm integrating Stack Exchange API on iOS (iPhone). I've run into a situation where I can't log out and authenticate with a different account. I am stuck with the first account that I have ...
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Version used by StackExchange API if version is not specified in api calls

I have used some StackExchange API calls in my chrome extension - StackEye. With the release of API 2.0, I want to update the api calls so I wanted to know New things available in 2.0+ which were ...
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Stack Overflow question downloader in markdown or HTML format?

I want to download a series of questions from Stack Overflow; is there a tool or API that can do this? The download could be in markdown or HTML format. I basically want an offline reference for those....
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Clarification on related tags for a tag returned by API

I was assuming that the related tags API call, returns all the tags that co-occur with the input tag. But a closer look at the API documentation indicate the following: Returns the tags that are ...
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FAQ's URL for any SE Site?

Since I cannot find anything relevant in the API (I guess /stats endpoint would be most relevant): Is it safe to assume that every SE Site has its FAQ at location: site_url/faq ?
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Would it be possible (in a future API release) to combine queries?

I've been doing a lot of work on StackMobile lately and I made the following observation: Many of the pages (especially the ones that display a user's profile) make a number of requests to display ...
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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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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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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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PLACEHOLDER - 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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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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Hidden page tracks Read/Unread Inbox items better than API or Inbox?

How does this hidden page (stackexchange.com/topbar/inbox) know which Inbox notifications I have/haven't opened? Both the drop-down inbox and the API (ie, api.stackexchange.com/docs/me-inbox) seem ...
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Could you please return tags pertaining to the question when the api's "answers on user" endpoint is called?

When I call "answers on users", I see that I can select a filter named "tags". https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/answers-on-users#page=1&pagesize=5&order=desc&sort=votes&ids=303685&...
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A step by step approach for posting questions and answers?

I am trying to learn a step by step approach for posting questions and answers on stackoverflow.com using the Stack Exchange API. Could someone help me with this?
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Attribute error while using the stackoverflow api wrapper for python on IDLE

This is the code that I use to access Stack Overflow: from stackexchange import Site, StackOverflow so = stackexchange.StackOverflow() for q in so.questions(pagesize=50): print q.title It runs ...
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Overwhelmed by unorganized information

As you can see I am a newbie, and trying to use stackexchange api for a school project. I spent 3 hours just trying to understand How to get started. Is there an example for me to follow? or A ...
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Please differentiate between meta sites for beta versus normal sites, in the /sites method

Currently, in the /sites method, a site can have a site_state of: normal, open_beta, closed_beta, or linked_meta. This makes it easy to tell if a main site is in beta or not. But it becomes a 2 or 3 ...
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Why does the web service fail sometimes for the Stack API?

It seems to have happened all of the sudden. My calls to the web service fails. What is the limit of calls per day with a registered app? I can't seem to remember where it says that, I can't seem to ...
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Would it be a problem if my server polls the API every minute or so about 1 of my questions on my list?

I know that officially identical requests cannot be done in more than one minute. But would it be a problem if I had a server which had a list of question IDs (say 10 per user, so reasonable max 10,...
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Wrong API response?

Well, if you look here, you'll see i have "down_vote_count": 94, But if you look here on my Stackoverflow profile, you see that my down vote count is 64. For those who would ask if I'm sure ...
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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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"error_id":500,"error_message":"this error has been logged","error_name":"internal_error"

I developed an application, user can give vote down or up to question or comments but when I send the request to the API of the stackexchenge the response it is not true and this back to me error ...
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