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Why do I get a throttle violation after 300 requests while using a key but no access_token?

I'm doing some testing on my app, and I let it run on a machine this afternoon while I was away. When I got back, I was geting 503 throttle violation errors from my API calls. I was calling the "...
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Implicit OAuth Flow stopped working. Redirect happening to a non existent URL [duplicate]

The following URL is first hit when a user clicks on Login: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=202&redirect_uri=https%3a%2f%2fstackexchange.com%2foauth%2flogin_success&scope=...
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Issue with JavaScript SDK

When using the JavaScript SDK to enable client side OAuth flow, I'm running into this issue: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read properties of null (reading 'postMessage') And the page gets stuck with the ...
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update crossdomain.xml on stackauth.com and api endpoints to work with current Flash

I am implementing a javascript client that uses the Flash based XHR replacement Flensed in the interest of providing more robust api communication than that provided by JSONP. Apparently the current ...
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API v1.1 users call returns association_id for which the Stack Exchange web site has no profile

For a particular user, the users API v1.1 call returns an association_id that gives a "Page Not Found" error where the Stack Exchange profile should be, though their Stack Exchange profile can be ...
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API returns delete vote count for questions, but not for answers

The questions method of the API returns the number of delete votes among other kinds of votes: sample query. But the answers method does not have a delete_vote_count field available in the filter: ...
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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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Why is there a difference between "questions" and "search" in API?

I have a query to find the number of questions tagged java from 2012-08-01 to 2013-08-01. Running this using both /questions and /search produces different results: https://api.stackexchange.com/2....
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Permission request form is broken, approve button is hidden, css variables are missing

You can check that form doesn't work with this link https://stackoverflow.com/oauth?client_id=17581&scope=no_expiry&redirect_uri=http://functional.localdomain:3449/login/github
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Items response empty after article POST request

I'm trying to post an article using StackExchange's Teams API then try to pull that new article's id from the API response. The article gets posted but the items field is empty : {"items":[],...
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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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Why is "body" missing from certain inbox items?

I have run into some confusion over the presence of the body attribute in an inbox-item returned by the /inbox method. When item_type is set to "careers_invitations", the body attribute appears to be ...
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"OAuth request must be over HTTPS" when request is over https

I had a bug reported to me that I was able to reproduce. When authorizing to my Badges webapp, we get the following error: error: invalid_request error description: OAuth request must be over ...
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bounties_offered are not being returned correctly from /users/{ids}/reputation

When querying the /users/{ids}/reputation API route, reputation changes for bounties_offered are not being returned correctly. In my own results, I see a reputation object with a reputation_change ...
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Wrong error message when attempting to edit a locked answer

When attempting to edit a locked answer like this one via the /answers/{id}/edit API method, I get an error message: Account is not allowed to suggest edits I have the privilege to edit the post, ...
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API selectively ignores jsonp parameter - havok ensues

UPDATE: this is happening on all routes now and seems to be getting worse. Whatever it is just started this morning. compare url to json response GET /1.0/users/14/badges?key=qgAq_KfDu0KYzlNG-qaTuw&...
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Suddenly, some entries on /questions route are missing display_name

An odd bug has developed this morning. At the moment, api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions is returning a question of the format... ... }, { "tags": [ "jsf-2.0" ], "...
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StackAuth returning 404?

http://stackauth.com/1.0/sites http://stackauth.com/1.0/help Both of these are currently returning 404 Not Found. What's up with that?
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An associated query is returning a partial record for a particular user

This query returns (in addition to several complete records) this incomplete one: { "user_id": 2196, "user_type": "registered", "display_name": "Wil", "reputation": 151, "email_hash": "...
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Tagged parameter not working as described in documentation

In the documentation it is reported that the tagged parameter in the request URL should work like this: tagged - a semicolon delimited list of tags, of which at least one will be present on all ...
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Something's changed about user timelines

Six to Eight's user display has just broken, as the /user/id/timeline route seems to have started returning different data. Previously, timeline_type of entries in the user_timelines array used to be ...
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the stack exchange javascript library is 404

the library listed on the doc page for Authentication https://api.stackexchange.com/js/2.0/all.js ultimately redirects to https://api-v2cdn.sstatic.net/js/all.js which results in varying degrees ...
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Authorized requests: auth parameter seems broken

I'm having problem with authorized requests. Every requests with a valid auth token get: error: { code: 4009 message: "The 'auth' query parameter is not a valid auth token." } ...
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Problem getting a users answers within a date range

This issue is similar to Problem getting a users questions within a date range. Only this time I'm calling a different api and getting unexpected results. I'm calling http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/...
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questions/{id} help page sort parameter description is inconsistence with others

The description of the Sort parameter in questions/{id} help page is inconsistent with those of other pages. On the questions/{id} help page: sort (optional): How a collection should be ...
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display_name isn't always there (should have OpenID name if needed)

usually in the owner dictionary there is a display_name value to give the username. But in a few questions it simply doesn't exist and I can't see why only those questions: eg, this excerpt from the 0....
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The Authentication Problem of WebAuthenticationBroker Class 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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The reputation_change field is missing from the reputation results on some CW posts

When querying the /users/{ids}/reputation API route, the reputation_change field is missing from the results on community-wiki answers. I think the reputation type should always include this field, ...
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/answers/{id} summary incorrect

/answers/{id} Gets a set of questions enumerated in id should probably be Gets a set of answers enumerated in id
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fromdate is ignored for /posts/{id}/comments requests

The api docs: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/help/method?method=posts/{id}/comments The test request. You can see comment itself here, it's four months old, while cutoff date in request is less than ...
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Comments are returning markdown.

Look at the output of the following: http://api.askubuntu.com/1.0/questions/12218?comments=true Output: { "comment_id": 12713, "creation_date": 1289269467, "owner": { "user_id"...
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Stats not showing the same values as the Site

I get less values in the api method that in the site, is this posible? Example: form the API I get that SO has 709980 questions from site 701005
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user 'about_me' field suggested_buffer_size is too small

the suggested_buffer_size of user.about_me is currently 3000. it is apparent that this is the server-side field length. the problem is that the text is stored server-side in markdown but when served ...
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new throttle does not differentiate between api requests and requests made from viewing the site

Update: I am unable to reproduce the case of interactive browsing affecting app quota. And will concede that the failures that prompted this post were likely far edge cases. The remaining issue of a ...
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New Meta sites out of order in /sites

I don't know if this is by design, but the ServerFault and SuperUser Meta sites don't follow their main sites in the response for the sites API route. Having linked_meta sites follow their main (...
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Associated accounts is broken for this user

When I retrieve associated accounts for Joel Coehoorn using this query it only includes Programmers.SE and Webmasters.SE despite the fact that I retrieved the association key from a query to SU. The ...
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Typo in throttle violation error message

I was just playing around with the API locally and got throttled for the questions and answers methods (the only two I was using). Anyway, I noticed there’s a small typo in the error message that’s ...
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Why doesn't the API return a 'locked date' for this locked answer?

This answer has been locked, yet when I ask the API about this post it fails to return a locked_date: It's a rather old lock, but I can't see anything suspicious in the timeline or the Post History.
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Unread messages in inbox query shows older inbox messages

I am using the /inbox/unread route to get the unread messages in a user's inbox. Recently (over the last couple of months, perhaps) I have noticed that the entries returned from this route initially ...
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StackAuth 1.1 API reports a site without a site_name

Calling the StackAuth 1.1 API associated method for a particular user returns one site with no site_name property (the one for which the user_id is 349). I cannot find a matching account in ...
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Answers suddenly not getting returned.

Try: http://api.stackapps.com/0.8/questions/212 None of the answers are present.
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Mismatch between user_id as reported in StackAuth 1.1 (invalid) and 1.0 (valid)

For the association id 1de2e2b0-2fb6-4db6-b90d-d0244ed5d13a, the StackAuth 1.1 call returns an invalid user_id of 73203 for Server Fault whereas the StackAuth 1.0 call returns the correct user_id of ...
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