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Why does Stats Return a Statistics Array

Why does the stats API Call return an Array instead of just an object? Example Response: { "statistics": [ { "total_questions": 723903, "total_unanswered": 114097, "...
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Where is “items” & “badge_counts” documentation?

Where is the items & badge_counts documentation? This is returned as JSON. I am using the /me/associated query function.
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Unable to download data from the API using UNIX wget?

I want to download the JSON data from this sample API call into a file. I tried using wget, like so: wget -O ~/ks/json.txt "http://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/search/advanced?pagesize=5&fromdate=...
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How to get Question/Answer body in the API response using filters?

I am specifically looking to get the question/answer body back. Is it possible? I am looking through the API documentation and I'm confused about how to make a call with filters. Sample call I'm ...
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Best strategies for calling the API with full throttling support?

I know this would be subjective on a normal SE site but as the relevant chat rooms are mostly dormant, we have no meta site, and nobody noticed when I asked if this kind of question is OK here, I'm ...
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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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Is there a way to determine total number of upvotes and downvotes (etc) for a user (regardless of reputation cap)?

For example, if you use the /users/<id>/reputation call, you get a list of reputation changes for the user, but it takes the daily reputation cap into account. What I would like is an API call ...
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Can there be a way to find a user given his email hash?

Given a user's email, it would be great if we could hash it and search for that user with it. The reason for this is suppose: Someone has a website On that website, they invite SO users to enter ...
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Suggested edit not returned by API

This suggested edit: https://dba.stackexchange.com/suggested-edits/20375 is not returned by the /suggested-edits/{ids} API call: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/suggested-edits/20375?site=dba ...
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Can I fetch Stack Overflow users by location in Stack Exchange API

I read the documentation and I know that I can get users' locations but I have not seen anywhere about querying by location. Does that mean that it is not possible? If it is possible, how? As an ...
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How to get up_vote_count and down_vote_count for a user?

I'm testing the following command: $ curl -s "http://api.stackexchange.com/2.1/users/55075?&site=stackoverflow" | gunzip -d | python -m json.tool However it doesn't return up_vote_count and ...
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Where are the built-in filters?

On api.stackexchange.com/docs/create-filter it states: there are a number of built-in filters which cover common use cases. Where can I find them? Can you make built-in filters a link? I need ...
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Is it possible to create a private Q&A site using the Stack Exchange API?

I want to create a sort of private Q&A site to allow university students of the same courses to communicate. Is it possible by using the Stack Exchange API?
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/users/{id} and /users/{id}/reputation disagree over +2 accept-answer bonuses

I am using the 2.2 API to display user stats by quarter, but I also want to display reputation changes between any 2 dates. I use the /users/{ids} API to get the summaries. For example, user 2403309 ...
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Why am I getting a 404 when trying to post a comment?

I'm dabbling around in /posts/{id}/comments/add, and I'm trying this query: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.1/posts/144890/comments/add?site=meta.stackover‌​flow&key=ArbQthisismykeyjyecuJQ((&...
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Is there a way to get the edit URL for a tag wiki from the API?

I've been playing with a little webapp for tags of a certain kind for travel.SE (current pre-alpha version gist on github). One thing I would like to do is add links for the various tag-related ...
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Are there any plans to add Inbox functionality to SO API?

So, 3rd party applications will be able to notify users about new answers and comments.
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Any guarantees on JSON string encoding?

According to the JSON specification, JSON can be returned in one of five string encodings: UTF-8 (the default encoding) UTF-16 Little Endian UTF-16 Big Endian UTF-32 Little Endian UTF-32 Big Endian ...
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503 errors on batch get questions endpoint

I receive a lot of "socket hung up" and 503 Service Unavailable on the /questions/{ids} endpoint. I make requests in batches: 10 parallel requests with 15 question ids, interval between each 10-size ...
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Please provide an API “flair”-data call (`/associated` route is inadequate)

So today I decided to continue refining my JavaScript skills (different post over on Code Review SE if you'd like to review the results) and utilized the Stack Exchange API (v2.2) to write a "user ...
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I have created a lot of access_token with no_expiry scope while experimenting. How do I delete them?

While learning how to work with the StackApps APIs, I created quite a few (more than 10) access_token with no_expiry scope. Finally I have got my applicaiton working but I am worried that all those ...
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What are the top level question & answer localized flag_option titles?

For the SE API, the endpoints dealing with flags (e.g. /questions/{id}/flags/options) return the flag_option type. However, the option_id values are explicitly stated as being unstable, but it's ...
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Can I get the user's top percentile, for tags, using the API?

this is the data I receive when asking for a user data with the Stack Exchange API: { "items": [{ "badge_counts": { "bronze": 27, "silver": 12, "gold": 0 }, "...
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Is there an easy way to get user reputation via API?

I am looking for an easy way to access user reputation so that I can write a small react component and display my rep on my portfolio site. I want to make this package available on NPM and have ...
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How to get deleted answers?

Users with a certain reputation, can see deleted answers (deleted either by moderators or by their owners themselves). Does the API offer any means to access such deleted answers?
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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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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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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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Advanced search doesn't return expected results when using min & max (dates) together?

I want to use the Advanced Search API to get the same results as the Stack Overflow site search. With it, I can see new questions on 11/10/2015. When I tried to craft a query using the Advanced ...
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How to use the Stack Exchange API in PhoneGap?

I want to write a program using PhoneGap. How can I use the Stack Exchange API in PhoneGap?
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Top questions by tag and period

I want to get via API the most voted questions from the latest week (for example) from a specified tag (php, for example). How can I do this?
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Is question_id unique across all stackexchange sites?

The standard structure of a question URL is: http://site.com/questions/question-id/title Example: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/457927/git-workflow-and-rebase-vs-merge-questions It is ...
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Pagination of users ordered by reputation

I know I can retrieve a page of users ordered by reputation using these apis: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users/?sort=reputation&order=desc&page=1 http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users/...
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Answers without owners

Is it valid for StackOverflow 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" come back ...
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Using the API directly from JavaScript

Is there any way I can use the API directly from JavaScript without any Server side proxy? I know of the inter-domain restrictions, but can we do it somehow in case of facebook API right?
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Is it possible to restrict the pool of answerers to users meeting certain criteria?

I'm expecting the answer to this is an unfortunate "no," but I've been unable to find it discussed anywhere, so here I go asking: I'd love to use this API, but the site I'm considering would need the ...
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StackApps API is down.

It seems to not be responding to any request. * at least according to downforeveryoneorjustme.com Update: seems like all the SE sites are down :(
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Top questions/answers

Is there a way to get a list of X questions/answers with the highest votes up, visits, etc? Say I want to get the list of most voted questions in .NET category (tag) or Java. Thank you.
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Stack Exchange API - Get Watched Tags for a User

Is there a way to get a list of tags that the user has set up as "Watched Tags"? If not, is it on the roadmap?
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Exclude records where field is present (ie., return only open questions)

How do I exclude records based on the presence of a certain field (like the equivalent of SQL's [fieldname] Is Null)? Example: Results for Closed questions include field closed_date=1234567890. ...
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How to Create a Multi-tag URI Request to /questions

Just want to confirm if I'm doing this right. The /questions guide doesn't mention this. Let's say I want to ask for multiple tags in one request, am I doing this right? https://api.stackexchange....
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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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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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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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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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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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Obtain JSON equivalent of a full Q&A HTML page?

I want to write an application for which, after some logic to select a set of questions, it would be most convenient to get the whole set of stuff at once that is normally shown on a Stack Exchange Q&...
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