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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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Possible to get more than 5 tags for /search? Or to use or-logic, for tags, in /questions?

This is the query I want to run: /2.1/search?pagesize=100&page=1&order=desc&sort=creation&tagged=linux,ubuntu,bash,linux-mint,mint,linux-distributions,linux-distro,archlinux,&site=...
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API returning character entities in JSON

I noticed display names in the JSON contain HTML character entities; e.g. /2.0/users/718618?order=desc&sort=reputation&site=stackoverflow Gives me: { "items": [ { "user_id": ...
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Better way to find activity changes in terms of API Usage

I am coding an application that notifies events in Stack Exchange accounts. I want to notify about badges/reputation changes, and also I would like to notify whenever a new answer or comment is posted ...
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rep losses aren't reflected in api

This includes rep recalcs (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 recalc. ...
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Are these requests guaranteed the return the same results?

Going over the API, there seems to be some overlap when it comes to expressing a predicate in a URL. For example, let's say I want to fetch some questions from stackoverflow.com that have the tag "...
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Retrieving JSON via the API using Ajax does not work

I tried to retrieve information of my user profile on Stack Overflow via the API using Ajax/jQuery. But it does not work for me. The result of the request is always empty. <html> <...
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what is the url for a *.stackexchange site's api?

from my understanding, the documentation suggests that we can use the api against any current *.stackexchange website what would be the url for the api for one of these ? e.g. mysite.stackexchange....
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Retrieving a post with a specific ID

According to this question (and its answer), questions and answers are using the same index to determine their ID. In other words: Question with ID #1 Answer with ID #2 Answer with ID #3 Answer ...
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When does API quota reset?

I had a program consuming Stack Overflow API quota (10,000 per day) last night across midnight. This morning I checked, and my quota has not been set back to 10,000. Is this normal? If yes, when does ...
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Linked questions API call fails for frequently asked questions on Stack Overflow

The Linked Questions API fails for some of the Frequently Asked Questions on Stack Overflow, maybe because of the sheer amount of linked questions they have. As an example, take What is a ...
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.wrapper not sorted correctly in filter edit popup

When editing the filter, e.g. on this API documentation page, all types are sorted alphabetically except for .wrapper which is always shown below answer, instead of above it (or at the end): ...
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JavaScript API Library for StackExchange API?

I'm developing an application that integrates with the Stack Exchange Network for posting questions and importing whole discussions. Therefore I'm looking for a JavaScript library for the Stack ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Stackoverflow Javascript Authentication error

Using the Stack Overflow javascript authentication API, I get this error: Application Login Failure An error occurred while login into an application. Error Details error description: ...
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How can I show recently answered questions and answers in my blog site?

I would like to showcase some of my Stack Exchange answers in my blog site. I couldn't find a relevant post on how to implement this. Also, from what I can see, in order to use the API a user needs ...
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/answers API request returns no tags if body_markdown is included [duplicate]

This API request to /answers has the filter set to return the tags field for the corresponding question. It works fine: api.stackexchange.com/docs/answers#filter=!9YdnSPElz But, when the filter is ...
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How can I get unread messages for inbox testing? [duplicate]

I use /users/{id}/inbox/unread method to get unread items in a user's inbox. But how could I test it if I have no unread items in my inbox? How can I get/generate unread messages for testing? P.S. ...
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C# Stackexchange Questions API [duplicate]

I need to build an web application C# and below is what I'm stuck with Can I use Stack Exchange's API with Key? Do they have a "hello world" key can be used for learning purpose. I wish to get the ...
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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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Request: Mark inbox items as read, now that API 2.2 is here [duplicate]

Now we have write API, can we get a method for the inbox to mark inbox items as read? Previously I believe the reason for not having this was the risk of apps marking items as read without the user ...
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Include creator in tag_synonym

When I looked at recent tag synonyms there is a Creator row, but I can't query this data with the API. I'd like to see this data added, and a list of all approves would be nice too.
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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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Get tags from question through an answer [duplicate]

I'd like to use this function: /users/{ids}/answers to get a list of answers from a user. The key element that I need though is what the question was tagged as, is there a possibility of having ...
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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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consistency for array parameters

It would simplify the api and consumption there of if all parameters that accept multiple items used a common delimiter. We have semicolon and space that I know of so far. Eliminating space as a ...
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Stack Exchange API not realtime?

I was testing the inbox/unread API but noticed that there is a big delay between one gets a message, and this message gets included in the API response. Like one minute or more. Is this API not real-...
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What is the best way to provide support for an unknowable number of StackExchange sites?

I just wrote an app for Chrome extensions and received a request to make it cross-StackExchange compatible. If there's eventually going to be more sites than just the few listed and I don't really ...
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Total Number Of Answers

I need to find the total number of answers submitted by a user on stackoverflow. I tried the following: I got my json from the following: https://api.stackexchange.com/users/2440312/answers?site=...
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How to login programmatically on Android?

I think my question is not a duplicate of this one: How to login programmatically I have read the authentication document but, still, I am unable to get what's needed to login programmatically on ...
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Area 51 sites api [duplicate]

Why does http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/usage/stackauth-methods/sites not list Area 51 (http://area51.stackexchange.com/)
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Definitive on timeline_type?

Hi all, I am trying to get a definitive on what timeline_type actually means... I've looked at: https://stackapps.com/search?q=timeline_type but to no avail. The new documentation doesn't list ...
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Questions with accepted answers

I know that you could technically loop through the answers returned when you ask for /questions/{id} to see if an answer has been accepted, but it would be AWESOME if there was a top level boolean ...
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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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Bad format returned by Stack Exchange API, not GZip?

I'm attempting to request some information using the Stack Exchange API. Supposedly, it returns responses compress with GZip. Using Microsoft's System.IO.Compression.GZipStream or Ionic.Zlib....
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Posting answers via Stack Exchange API

Can I post answers via an app using the API, is it possible? And if so, what are the limitations; linked with the reputation of users? So if someone has 1 reputation he can also post answers, like a ...

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