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Using StackEx as a prefix for the name of my app?

According to trademark guidance: [...] Including one of the terms, "Stack" or "Exchange" or "Overflow" in your product name is generally okay. I'd like to use "...
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Script to keep mobile-view active

As you probably know SE is moving to the responsive view on there website meaning everything will look like the desktop kinda. Same with mobile devices. I’m new to SE for about 20 days, and I like the ...
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Does the [ruby-on-rails] tag add relevant context on top of [ruby]

We have the tag ruby-on-rails (7 questions) which is ... an open source full-stack web application framework written in Ruby. It follows the popular MVC framework model and is known for its "...
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I don't think this tag was [release]d properly

The release tag seems redundant. Let's review it for burnination: Does it describe the contents of the questions to which it is applied? and is it unambiguous? No, it doesn't. We already have tags ...
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Request for user script to show/estimate moderator candidate scores from the time the user nominated in the election

I'd like a user script that, on moderator election pages, queries the API for user's candidate scores at the time they nominated in the election in question. Election pages, including historical ...
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Why was Not a Real Question deleted?

I posted an answer on Not a Real Question's Stack Apps post and shortly after, the entire post was deleted by animuson. I'm not sure why it was deleted, it seems on-topic because it is related to the ...
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Where can I find login api for logging in stackexchange?

I need my bot (me) to login without myself involved in it. I've set up my node server, but now I can't figure out how to login. I'll need fkey to connect to socket, and for that I feel I'll need to ...
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Is there an API call that can get me a user's access_token?

I'm trying to create a connector for Microsoft's Power Platform for the Stack API, and since the server<-->server auth flow is happening outside of code I control, I can't grab the access_token ...
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Why can I not authenticate my application? Application is not allowed to request implicit grants

I created a placeholder. PLACEHOLDER - Disco Application I created an application and added placeholder. I followed https://stackoverflow.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=19204&redirect_uri=https://...
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Does this site need more moderators?

I've noticed that flags that I have raised on Stack Apps stopped being handled late last year. According to our moderators page, we have two moderators, but looking at profiles indicates that one hasn'...
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Request for user script to calculate Wilson confidence ratings for posts

I came across the following blog post on the Internet recently: How Not to Sort by Average Rating: PROBLEM: You are a web programmer. You have users. Your users rate stuff on your site. You want to ...
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How to analyze and debug Stack Exchange's Javascript?

When writing userscripts, I often want to be able to look at what Stack Exchange's Javascript is doing. Getting to the code that the browser runs is easy enough - in the Network tab, I can see network ...
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Should we "Burninate" the [stack-exchange] tag?

The Stack Apps topic help makes it clear that all questions here must pertain to Stack Exchange in some way: If your question is about … the Stack Exchange API applications built on the ...
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How do I get notified of events in SE chat?

I'm writing userscripts to interact with Stack Exchange Chat. I'd like to be notified when things happen (e.g. messages added, removed, edited, users joining, etc.). I know that I could use a ...
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Request for user script to change the comment delete button from the word "Delete" to the old gray X

A few hours ago, the system was changed to show the comment delete button as the word "Delete" rather than the gray X that it's been using for years. However, I find this a little intrusive and ...
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Stack Apps updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Request for user script to remove mask from posts deleted as spam or offensive

As a contributor to Charcoal, I often find that the spam and offensive mask (i.e. "this post was deleted as spam or offensive and is therefore not shown, see the revision history") just gets in my way ...
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Request for chat bot to restore "translate" functionality in chat

A while ago, SE briefly introduced a built-in feature where a user can type: translate: [words in any language] ...and the Feeds user would respond with an English translation of whatever was typed. ...
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Can we change the Stack Apps homepage tabs to not show questions tagged "obsolete" and "placeholder"?

Following What should we do about dead listings?, we've started to add obsolete to questions that are 'deprecated, no longer available/supported, or no longer relevant'. However, on the front page, ...
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Should we close questions which ask for feedback to go elsewhere?

For example, the maintainers of this app have requested that new feedback goes over GitHub instead of the answer section. I've seen at least one other case of this too. Essentially, Stack Apps answers ...
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Are bounties on Stack Apps productive?

Stack Apps doesn't have a Featured tab like other SE sites. Is starting a bounty to promote your Stack App a stupid idea?
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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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What should we do about dead listings?

There are a few pending flags on posts for applications/scripts/libraries where the advertised program no longer works, sometimes meaning that the link to the source code and/or binary is also dead. ...
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Hidden page tracks Read/Unread Inbox items better than API or Inbox?

How does this hidden page (stackexchange.com/topbar/inbox) know which Inbox notifications I have/haven't opened? Both the drop-down inbox and the API (ie, api.stackexchange.com/docs/me-inbox) seem ...
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Request for a userscript to activate the "Wheel of Blame" Easter egg in chat

Note: This is not the same as The Unofficial Wheel of Blame. The Stack Exchange chat sites have an Easter egg called "Wheel of Blame" that activates for the current user only. Right now, the only way ...
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What API do I call to measure popularity growth for specific tags over time?

I believe I can use the Stack Exchange API to get total questions that fit chosen tags. I have an example I wrote myself here:           data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/...
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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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oauth 2.0 based on stackexchange api and fetch user details

I am new to oauth 2.0. What i am trying to achieve is following I have a google api based oauth authentication in place On top I fetch the gmail email address and verify if this address is present in ...
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Why doesn't Stack Apps have community promotion ads?

Community Promotion Ads would enable Stack App developers to promote their apps to other members of the Stack Apps community. Do we need community promotion ads or not?
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Auto Format code snippets

Is it possible to auto format code so you don't have to go to each line and space 4 times? For example I know about the 'enter code here' but that doesn't always work correctly! It should be ...
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What to do about the tsunami of placeholder apps created because of a poorly written tutorial?

Last months, we're seeing more and more placeholder apps created by people who are following a certain Android tutorial. I'm not going to give examples because it's really hard not seeing them. I feel ...
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Permission to link to Stack Overflow webpages from my app?

Update: My problem has now been resolved. I've added details at the bottom of this post. I wrote a little Android app (Stack Flower) that allows customized searches of Stack Overflow. If the user ...
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How to get new questions continuously?

I am a beginner with the Stack Exchange API. I would like to get a continuous stream of new questions on Stack Overflow so that I can do some number crunching with it. Do I have to periodically ...
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Default Stack Exchange behavior interferes with my "Mark answers as favorites" code?

I'm developing a browser extension that lets users mark answers as favorites. The default Stack Exchange behavior when the favorite button is clicked messes everything up, though. Even if I set my own ...
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How to get total visited days and consecutives of an user?

I checked docs , there are no endpoints to get total visited days and consecutive days. Is there any way to get them?
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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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Get all questions of a particular tag in API 2.2 in PHP

I'm trying to get all the questions for documentation on Meta Stack Overflow in PHP. The code I'm using is as follows: <?php $feed = file_get_contents('https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/...
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Can I have a separate account just for testing my Stack App?

I want to test my Stack App to make sure it works properly without and problems. Is it allowed if I use a separate account just for this purpose?
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Are the inbox routes (`inbox_item`) missing some item types?

Should there be more options for item_type in the "inbox" routes (they return inbox_item)? Shouldn't they return answer and edit suggested like the site's global inbox does? As shown in this ...
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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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Why do you need to specify a site when getting the inbox?

I'm getting a user's inbox via /me/inbox. I am forced to specify a site with this, so I'm setting it to Stack Overflow. However, it still gets all my notifications, including those from other sites. ...
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StackExchange API JS SDk

I am planning to write a javascript library as a wrapper over StackExchange API. Currently, every webapp using StackExchange api needs to compile the url and make a GET request (mostly by ajax) which ...
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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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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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Edit opportunity: Help remove image spam

ImageShack has replaced many old images, on Stack Exchange sites, with spam like: Help us purge Stack Apps of this foul scourge! Here's how: Pick a post that needs editing: You can use SEDE ...
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App to keep notes on users

Is there an app around that makes notes on users? Really all I am after is a flag to say - "Warning, this user is obnoxious, avoid arguments" EDIT It could just colour coding, like red for avoid, ...
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How to use Stack Exchange WebSockets?

I am developing a Visual Studio Extension where I would be knowing about the activity on my posts. I found out that wss://qa.sockets.stackexchange.com is used for this purpose. Can somebody help me in ...
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App without API and legal issues

Forgive me I did not find the "meta" for the Stack Apps, I believe it is here that I must ask. I developed an extension for browsers, but I'm not using the Stack Exchange API. Can I post it on Stack ...
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Do the questions tagged "placeholder" need it explicitly in the title?

I have create a placeholder question, but just noticed that all the other ones have "(placeholder)", "[PLACEHOLDER]" or some variant in the title. Do I need to include it in the title if it's tagged?
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Getting historical data for careers?

I'm wondering if there is a possible way to get historical data regarding job postings made through careers, even for postings that have already been filled. Does careers keep this data at all, and if ...

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