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Typos in API documentation

From the /posts documentation: Most applications should use the question or answer specific methods, but /posts is available for those rare cases where any activity is of intereset. intereset => ...
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Docs say the API returns a user's age, but it doesn't (anymore)

The doc page says that the user object returns an age property (for those users that specified an age). But the API  no  longer  does.   (Plus spot checks of users that had age in ...
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Paging fails at 10K items for /search on any site but Stack Overflow

There's a problem with requesting more than 10,000 items. With Stack Overflow it works just fine. But with Super User, Server Fault, etc. no items are returned for requests for items after the 10,...
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Spelling mistake in API Documentation's “Authentication” page

Can you find the spelling mistake in "Unregistered Users" (last section) of the Authentication page? In case you're not in the mood for games, here is it: This is actually a correct spelling - of ...
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/synonyms sorting is majorly broken

I'm requesting /tags/synonyms data in descending order by creation date, but the order is jumbled up: The first date is 2017-08-22 where as the second one is 2018-03-16. The same can be observed for ...
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The new implicit authentication dialog doesn't handle comma-delimited scopes

The authentication docs state that the scopes parameter of the URL to which a user should be directed to, for implicit authentication, should be a list of scopes that are delimited by either commas or ...
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Stack Exchange Javascript SDK implicit OAuth2 bugs in `SE.authenticate`

I've tried to set up an implicit authorization workflow with JavaScript SDK version 2.0: <script type='text/javascript' src='https://api.stackexchange.com/js/2.0/all.js'></script> I was ...
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Is it a bug that the /sites route always returns zero for total?

I want to know how many Stack Exchange sites there are. Querying http://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/sites, using a filter that makes total appear, I find that the value is always zero. For example, &...
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Stack API doesn't return json with encoding of UTF-8

Here is the query RESULT { "items": [ { "badge_counts": { "bronze": 2, "silver": 1, "gold": 0 }, ...
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What does “in practice” mean here?

From /answers/{id}/delete: In practice, this method will never return an object. For me, "in practice" means that the method will maybe return an object. But why? That's not good from an ...
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“users” link lands on the answer page

On the /users/moderators documentation site, the following link is wrong: This method returns a list of users. The users link mistakenly points to the answers object instead of to the users object....
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Revisions API doesn't return all revisions if post has had multiple edits made in quick succession

I am pulling information from the posts API and then checking the revisions API for some of these posts. I am noticing that on posts which have had multiple revisions done in quick succession that the ...
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Authorization dialog shows wrong API version

If you go on this doc page and click on Get Token, you'll see this: Minor bug, but still, I thought it would be nice to fix this inconsistency :)
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The tags array is missing from answer results

I'm probably missing something very obvious but it seems like /users/{ids}/answers forgets to include the tags badge in the resulting answer object: tags (2.1) an array of strings Nowhere does ...
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“backoff” missing when updating questions

I updated a couple of questions with the questions/{id}/edit method and got the following error: { "error_id": 407, "error_message": "You cannot perform this action for another 14 seconds", ...
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“Try It” URL has wrong URI

On API doc pages, the “link” link at the top-right of the “Try It” sections presents a URL with the wrong domain name: For example, on docs/similar, the URL displayed will be: https://api....
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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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Stack Apps homepage truncates user names

A picture says more than a thousand words: These users aren't called "Bhargav Rac" and "Tunak", but Bhargav Rao and Tunaki. This happens on both the 'apps' and 'scripts' tabs of the Stack Apps ...
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The answer object returns an empty array for tags

Since version 2.1, the answer object has a field called tags. However, sometimes, an empty array or even nothing is returned in this field: Example with the filter !-*f(6t0Vk01e. Am I doing ...
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'search_excerpt' type issues

On the search_excerpt page: community_owned_date should be marked as may be absent locked_date should be marked as may be absent search/excerpts should be listed in the Methods That Return This Type ...
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Types missing from the “Member Types” section

The following types are not listed on http://api.stackexchange.com/docs?tab=category#docs under the Member Types section: network_post closed_details original_question Note that it's a nonexhaustive ...
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New line missing between 'notice' and 'related_site' member types

At the bottom of http://api.stackexchange.com/docs?tab=type#docs under the Member Types section, notice and related_site are on the same line. A <br> is missing between the items.
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'answer' type has “unchanged in unsafe filters” listed for the wrong field

http://api.stackexchange.com/docs/types/answer says the can_flag field is unchanged in unsafe filters. It's probably meant for the field above it: body_markdown.
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JavaScript SDK-based workflow never pushes message back from OAuth login_success page on Stack Exchange side

I'm using the JavaScript SDK by Stack Exchange provided with the latest API, and despite following the official instructions & examples it doesn't work - it seems there is a bug which breaks the ...
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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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Comments have incorrect `can_flag` values for at least 2 different API routes

I am trying to see and show whether a comment on question/answer is flagged by the authenticated user. But whenever I use /questions/{ids}, can_flag is true irregardless of whether the user (me) can ...
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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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Notice field on questions may be absent?

The notice type, that is a field of a question, appears to be optional, yet it is not marked as "may be absent"? For example, when I request questions with a filter that has the notice field checked, ...
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Field “comment_count” is not always returned by API

I am making a request with a custom filter that includes the "comment_count" field of the question type. My custom filter is !RtdMEtslKF6Z()NqpDUFZ58R6twu-.4V48gn0furqA*7_BL1. However, when I'm ...
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“We are currently offline for maintenance” message when authenticating to stackexchange API

I'm creating an application that connects to the Stack Exchange API for write access. I'm implementing server side explicit authentication. However, when I send the acquired code to the specified end ...
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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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“Informed” badge shown as Next badge, but doesn't exist on this site

On my profile page, the Informed badge is shown as the next badge to obtain: Clicking it even shows a popup with a link to the Tour page, but it looks quite different from other SE sites. Looking at ...
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Implicit Flow Isn't Redirecting

I'm using the WebAuthenticationBroker to allow users to log in to their account: var accessToken = ""; var uri = "https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?redirect_uri=https://localhost.com&...
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error message not clear when app is rejected

I have three concerns here: 1) I haven't approved my Stack Exchange app as shown in this snapshot. So I go to https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog/?client_id=client_id&scope=read_inbox,...
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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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Few typos in the documentation pages

https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/vectors When passing a vector, sepeate each id with a semicolon. For example, /users/1;2;3;4;5?site=somesite would fetch users with ids 1 through 5 on somesite. ...
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Typos on api.stackexchange.com/docs/js-lib

Under the Authentication section on https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/js-lib, there are a few typos (emphasis mine): scope (optional) – an array of scopes to request during authentication, valid ...
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wrong results of /search/advanced

I am querying mobile in stackoverflow. The second result is an answer. Results of /search/advanced is giving only questions when queried mobile. This is applicable for all other terms which are to be ...
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The Authentication Problem of WebAuthenticationBroke Classr in .NET 4.6

I have a problem when you test the Stack Exchange Authentication API to WebAuthenticationBroker. If you proceed with authentication, such as screenshots it will continue to appear only in progress. . ...
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wrong results of api /search/advanced

I am querying for results of /search/advanced. The request I am sending is https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/search/advanced?key=`key`&access_token=`access_token`&site=stackoverflow.com&...
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Badge numbers are wildly erroneous for meta accounts returned by the /associated query

There is a serious problem with badge counts on meta sites as returned by the /users/{ids}/associated route. Consider this user (chosen for high volume of meta activity). On Meta Stack Overflow, ...
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The 'should be closed' description in the flag dialog is missing a word

The 'should be closed...' reason has this description (emphasis mine): This question is completely unclear, incomplete, overly-broad, primarily opinion-based or is not about Stack Exchange API, app,...
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The /tags query is not giving me the correct results between two dates?

I'm trying to get the yearly total number of questions that have the tag browserify. I can see that there are questions tagged from this year like this one and that one. The site reports that there ...
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error description: could not parse proxy url

I have seen the answers to the existing two questions on this topic but it has not helped. And the problem still persists so I am re-posting this question. Here is my code $(function(){ SE.init({ ...
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The API /tag stats are notably different from the site totals

Why this discrepancy? --Sep 10 2015 11:26:09 GMT+0530 (IST)-- At that time, the API shows 42010 tags. But the same thing computed on the Stack Overflow tags page is 44496. Is it because of caching?
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link in post_id in /me/notifications/unread is wrong

I have run /me/notifications/unread. The response contains post_id and there is a link to it. This link is wrong. The post is on Stack Apps but the link directs to Stack Overflow: I have ...
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API returns implausibly low questions per minute rate for Stack Overflow

Yesterday, I tried using the /info method of the API to predict the time left until 10M questions on Stack Overflow. In the process, I found that the returned "questions per minute" value was always 2....
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`/me/associated` gives ambiguous/wrong response [duplicate]

This is my associated accounts page. No where I can see Meta Stack Overflow profile. But when I run /me/associated with meta_site as parameter to types, I get a response that tells me that I have a ...
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Difference between `/inbox/unread` & `/me/inbox/unread`

I ran /inbox/unread & /me/inbox/unread. What is the difference between the two? Also, the site parameter which we give in call to /me/inbox/unread is not required as inbox_item refers to global ...
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What does `total` in the /notifications route represent?

What does total in /notifications represent? I ran it. The result was items in Common Wrapper Object was array of 24 items where as total was 4.