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Do I need permission to use the SE API for a commercial app?

I recently developed a mobile app using the publicly available API of one of the Stack Exchange sites. Do I need to obtain permission from Stack Exchange before releasing the app to the public? Can I ...
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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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Is there an RSS feed or question that has API changes?

Is there someplace that we can find notifications of API changes? I noticed today that a new property has been added to user along with a couple new method (and maybe other changes). Is there an ...
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Is there any way or script to sort questions/posts/answers with custom criteria?

I want to fetch some questions from the API and I would like to sort them. However, I don't want to sort by the default options (activity, votes, creations, hot, week, month), but instead, for example,...
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Are the revisions returned by /posts/{ids}/revisions guaranteed to be returned in descending order?

The /posts/{ids}/revisions method returns all revisions to a post, but it doesn't have the sort and order parameters most methods have. From some quick tests, e.g. this one, I think it always returns ...
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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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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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How to get the 10 most recent questions with accepted answers based on a given tag?

I am trying to figure out how to get the 10 most recent questions from the Stack Overflow site, that have been answered, based on a given tag (such as 'Java'). I looked at the documentation but I ...
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How to monitor (for new) accepted answers by certain tags?

In practice, I don't know the IDs of the questions, but I can search for answers by given tag(s). The problem is how to find (newly) accepted answers. The "activity time" does not work for this. For ...
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Search for answers/comments under questions with certain tags using the Stack Overflow API?

The advanced search (/search/advanced) API can search for questions by tags. But /users/{ids}/answers API doesn't take tags. I'd like to monitor answers/comments for questions with certain tags. Is ...
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Questions with specific tag and specific text inside questions

So I am able to get questions with specific tags, but still not able to get questions which have specific text and a specific tag. For example if I want to get all the questions with text "api" in ...
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How can I access all questions asked by an arbitrary user?

Within the web app for courses I organize, I'd like students to be able to provide their Stack Overflow username, so that we can pull in their most recent and unanswered questions. This information is ...
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Searching on Stack Overflow and using the API give different results?

I am trying to use the Stack Exchange API to see the trends on different topics. Looking at the API documentation, I see that I could do this using the /search path (it's documented that this method ...
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top-answerers / top-askers documentation bug: number of results returned incorrect

The top-answerers-on-tags and top-askers-on-tags documentation claim: Returns the top 30 answerers active in a single tag, of either all-time or the last 30 days. and Returns the top 30 askers ...
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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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Typo in API docs: “temporarility_unavailable”

https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/authentication "temporarility" should probably be "temporarily"
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API search page size limit mismatch

The 1.1 API help text for search says that the pagesize parameter can go up to 100. Indeed, passing a value up to 100 returns some results, while passing pagesize=101 yields an HTTP 400 status (Bad ...
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Will the new traffic measuring formula be available via the API as well?

From this MSO answer: stackexchange.com/sites was just updated today to use a new formula for traffic. Area 51 is still using the old formula, but will be updated soon to use the new formula. ...
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How to use /me to display my profile data in StackExchange API?

So I'm able to use API calls like: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions?pagesize=30&order=desc&sort=activity&site=stackoverflow to display a list of questions. This is easy as it ...
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Receive latest questions with certain tag

I'm creating a simple notification application to inform me about latest questions with defined tags. For example, my tags are python and django. I want to see the latest asked question with those. ...
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How to get questions, under a tag, which have at least one answer with 10+ votes?

I want to get all the questions under a tag which has at least one answer with 10 or more votes. I searched the Advanced Search documentation and searched Py-StackExchange's documentation, but I ...
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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 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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List recent tag wiki edits

I would like to list tags where the tag wiki or tag wiki excerpt was recently edited or created. How can I do this? It is not a problem if I get a few false positives by tags modified in other ways, ...
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Encoding problem while accessing the API using Java

Trying to call an API URL from a Java application, I'm having problems accessing the contents of the URL. I can access other sites through my program but not the Stack Exchange site. But I can call ...
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Is developing, with the Stack Exchange API, possible on my local machine?

I'm sorry if this question seems trivial for the most of you but I'm not very familiar with OAuth and the Stack Exchange API. Is it possible to use this API in local environment for the development ...
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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? Thanks.
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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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The /users/{id}/timeline route is reporting incorrect totals

It seems that the /users/{id}/timeline route is returning an incorrect total. For example, the following URL is reporting a total of 1607 items: http://api.stackapps.com/1.1/users/7789/timeline ......
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Add Twitter accounts on the /sites route?

Would it be possible to add references to the site Twitter accounts in the /site listing? If your wondering what I'm talking about: blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/01/twitter-question-feeds-for-stack-...
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SIlverlight 3 ClientHttp vs BrowserHttp stack: no cross domain policy means no gzip for Silverlight

I notice that even if I send accept-encoding=gzip the response does not seem to be compressed. ( it is late and i was conflating 'accept' with 'accept-encoding') Should we expect, in the 1.0 ...
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Open source the Stack Exchange app and API

It has come to my attention that neither the app nor the API have received much if any attention in the last two years. The latest API is also largely undocumented. My humble request is to either A) ...
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Enable access to post images in the API, for “Stack Overflow for Teams”

The Stack Exchange API supports access to Stack Overflow for Teams; see the Teams API documentation. But, since Teams content is private, post images aren't uploaded to imgur.com, but instead hosted ...
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I'm having a hard time finding resources for using Stack Overflow's API in Python to query some questions [duplicate]

I can just go through documentation but it'd be a time saver if I could find some sort of tutorial or intro or anything. Does anybody happen to have any resources, notes, or code examples they could ...
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Can we specify more than one OAuth Domain?

I would like to use the API from a browser extension. With WebExtensions, I should be able to support Firefox and Chrome with the same code. Chrome provides an identity API for OAuth2, and so does ...
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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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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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What's the proper way to fetch the score of all answers of SO?

I wrote a small program querying the SE API to grab the public scoring data of all SO answers (excluding the last 3 days). Basically the request I do gets me this: Questions[]: Id Title ...
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Fetch the Personalized Prediction Data through the API?

Is it possible to get a user's personalized prediction data in an automated way? I'm building a graphical visualization of this data, you can check the project here: http://jlhonora.github.io/...
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/associated should include user's display name and the api_site_parameter

/associated should include api_site_parameter The /associated routes return the site_name and site_url but not the api_site_parameter. It would be useful if it did because api_site_parameter is ...
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Please add a “self answer” flag to the answer results/object

Is there an easy way to tell if an answer is from the question poster? I'm working on Blaze, and I'm grabbing answers from the /answers method. I'd like to indicate if the answer is from the question ...
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What should I put in redirect_uri for implicit OAuth 2.0

From the document I can't figure out what value should I put in redirect_uri if I want to implement iPhone app. I try https://stackexchange.com/oauth/login_success but it not work and show this error ...
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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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SE API V1.1 documentation, date errata

The Stack Exchange API, version 1.1, documentation is ever so slightly confusing wherever Unix timestamps are mentioned (perhaps any ranges, I haven't dug too deeply) For instance: todate – Unix ...
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All updates (answers, comments etc) using stack exchange API

Is there anyway to get information about any change using the stack exchange API's? i.e. if someone leaves a comment or votes on an answer/question? checking for answer changes is easy cause its a top ...
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Stack Tunnel - WebGL Visualization for Stack Exchange

Stack Tunnel Screenshots About StackTunnel is a WebGL visualization which displays the latest questions from any Stack Exchange site interactively within your web browser. You can click on the ...
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PyOverflow: Account statistics for Stack Overflow for Ubuntu!

I was bored, and I wanted to play with the API, so I came up with this little script: It's coded in Python and has only a single image dependency. Here is a screenshot: Here's the source code (it's ...
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Method /users/{id} doesn't return “about_me” if the user has never modified it

See title. When a user never modified their "about me" section the API doesn't return that, which then causes my parser to go wild returning errors. However, when a user has modified their "about me"...
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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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Get user data using curb/Curl in Ruby

I am trying to get user data in my Rails app. I am doing this: url_so = "http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/231917?type=jsontext" curl = Curl::Easy.new(url_so) curl.perform data_obj = ...