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Can I search over SE using SE API if I have only a username?

How do I can find someone's userid if I have only their username? For example, my real username is: Zagorulkin Dmitry My Stack Overflow userid is: 1321404 Are there any API methods for this kind ...
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Java wrapper for the Stack Exchange API 2.0?

I've checked out StackWrap4J, but it looks like it doesn't support some of the new methods provided in the v2.0 API (specifically the ones having to do with user authentication). Does anyone know if ...
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Is there an equivalent to SOStatus app for any Stack Exchange site?

Before I reinvent a wheel, is there an equivalent to the SOStatus app that can show reputation on any Stack Exchange site? SOStatus gives the status of a user on Stack Overflow. It would also be ...
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StackExchange Android app for on Tablet

Is there any Android app designed for Tablet?
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What does “Unchanged in unsafe filters” mean?

Could someone clarify what this means? For example, what does it mean that the short_description field is Unchanged in unsafe filters for a Privilege?
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Is there an app for searching Stack Overflow?

I was thinking about how I often use the Stack Overflow "ask a question" area as a search engine, rather than searching Google first. I know I'm more likely to find my answer by doing this. I was ...
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Stack Overflow KDE Plasma widget

Is a Plasma widget being developed for Stack Overflow in KDE 4? I tried StackTray, but I'm thinking of something more complete to use as a widget on my desktop. I'd like to see this done, or ...
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What's the best way to get all available data related to a user's reputation?

I'm looking for the best way to get a full list of every event which has caused a user's reputation to change, It could look like: timestamp,reputation_change,object_uri 2011-01-25 14:58:27Z,10,/...
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Is there an app that will let me see aggregate stats on questions associated with a tag?

In particular, I'd like to see/graph views for all questions tagged 'foo'. Seems like something someone must already have done, but search didn't help me find it easily.
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Deprecating API V1.x

API V2.0 has been out and pretty stable for about 3 months now, and we've become pretty confident in it. Additionally, API V2.0 consumption has now grown past the V1.x family. Now seems like a good ...
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client-side extension to remember personal voting history

As far as I can reconstruct, the user profile once had a votes tab, where anyone could see their own votes. That functionality was removed at some point, and is unlikely to return. Reference: https:/...
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API Documentation and Help

Method List All API methods can be found at https://api.stackexchange.com/docs. Global Method Parameters All methods accept the following parameters: type=jsontext: responds with mime-type text/...
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Social network apps for SO

Is there any app for Social networks such as LinkedIn, facebook, twitter etc., where I can show off my reputation on them or just tag favorite questions on them? Anyone??
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iStack for iPad

iStack iPad currently isn't available on the appstore, it's in development as is getting towards the end of the first version. I'm now starting to look for beta testers, you will need an iPad device,...
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What happened to the recent API contest?

I am curious to know the results of recent stackoverflow contest It has been removed from the api.stackoverflow page and no updates were seen. I believe that the deadline for the results ...
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Reputation Tracker now covers SOFU, Meta SO and Programmers SE

I don't know if anyone's actually using my Reputation Tracker tool, but it now lets you select which sites you want to see reputation for. For example, the URL for me to find out how I've done today ...
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Once authorized, is there a way to auto-login with a browser?

Assuming I've created an app that authenticates the user against api-v2, is there a method to get a token or cookie that I can pass to a browser instance set to load a stack exchange site that will ...
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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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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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Is there an open provider implementation for oAuth 2.0 used by StackExchange sites?

I notice that there is an oAuth endpoint for the stackexchange API: https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/authentication The OpenID implementation used by StackExchange is open sourced at https://code....
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Get a list of required tags for site

How can I get the tags which are required, (fulfills_required = true) for each site? Like order/filter the tags route to show the fulfills_required tags first?
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How to format time since xxx e.g. “4 minutes ago” similar to Stack Exchange sites

function timeSince(date) { var seconds = Math.floor((new Date() - date) / 1000); var interval = Math.floor(seconds / 31536000); if (interval > 1) { return interval + " years";...
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Can we get access to key-usage metrics?

Will developers ever get a chance to see how often their app key is being used? Or how many unique IPs are used the key? Or any other random metrics that might be interesting?
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Why I think Area51 needs an API.

Okay, I have to admit that I never dreamed I would be advocating an API for Area51. But here I am doing it :) I think we need an API for Area51. Granted, the whole concept of questions and answers is ...
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What's the etiquette for answers/comments on an app “question” on stackapps.com?

Since the stackapps FAQ doesn't really address this, and everything I list below could be acceptable when there is so much to discuss, is there an accepted etiquette to what "answers" should address ...
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Documentation sorted by return type

Right now the documentation is pretty terribly organized. For example, consider the things under the "Users" heading: /users => returns Users /users/{ids} => returns Users /users/{ids}/answers => ...
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API Inconsistencies

In my opinion, one of the hallmarks of a good API is that it is self-consistent. It establishes easy-to-remember conventions and then follows them. As I'm trying to adopt the 2.0 API, I'm finding ...
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Why don't the tags APIs expose the tag IDs?

It seems that all tags have an internal ID, for instance here on stackapps, the api-v2 tag has ID 2442 which you can only see if you edit the api-v2 tag. As far as I can see none of the APIs expose ...
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How to find libraries that are compatible with a certain API release on Stack Apps?

This has become a bit of a concern for me with the upcoming beta for v2.0 of the API. The problem is simple: if someone wants to know what version of the API a library is compatible with (or at least ...
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How to provide a logout button for authentication?

How would you provide a logout button for an app that uses authentication. (Not so that the user has to choose to accept or reject the app, that's deleting the app from their tab) Basically force the ...
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How to format an url-friendly slug for question urls

I would like to construct a slug starting from the question title. It would be useful to apps that want to show the original link to the question in a human readable way. On StackPrinter i have this ...
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API V2.0 Public Beta Begins

As has been announced, we're starting the public beta and spinning up a contest (as we did with V1.0). As such, some of the guidelines for the private beta no longer apply. The api-v2-beta tag no ...
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How many simultaneous queries may I make of the same Stack Exchange API?

I've been playing with some of the APIs that have paged results. I've been doing a first call with pagesize=0 to determine how many pages there are then running a loop querying each page. In my case ...
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Guidelines on app and library thumbnails

We now have better, user-friendlier display for apps and libraries and scripts: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/02/stack-exchange-api-1-1-and-improved-app-gallery/ We infer a number of things ...
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API V2 Private Beta Begins

It's about time this thing got under way. If you're participating in the private beta, you should receive an email to that effect. If you were also a member of the V1.0 private beta, you'll notice ...
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Register for the Stack Exchange V2.0 API Private Beta

It's getting to be that time (actually, it's about a month later than I'd hoped but still!), API V2.0 is shaping up and we're spending more and more time on UI polish rather than functionality. So ...
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What is stackapps?

What exactly is stackapps? I have search trhough the questions but did not find a straight forward answer. Why was stackapps build and why should I use it?
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Site in closed beta but api working

Hello, Webapps has been added yesterday, website is in closed beta and it's not possible to see something on the website when you are not logged. But if you use the API you can get information. http:...
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How to get “inbox” items

Is there an API function to get the contents of the user's inbox? For example, my inbox looks kind of like this: 2 comments on Bash Prompt keeps disappearing What does that PS1 accomplish that ...
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Stackoverflow API - get “received” upvote count of a user.

I'm currently using the Stackoverflow API to get a list of detailed user information (via http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/usage/methods/users-by-ids). There is an attribute called "up_vote_count" ...
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Official IRC channel for stackapps?

Since this site exists to support people working on Stack Exchange applications, it would be nice if an 'official' IRC channel existed that people could visit to get help, discuss their applications, ...
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Has anyone *implemented* the Stack Exchange API on top of a public database dump?

It seems that the public database dumps contain nearly all of the data required to respond to API queries. Has anyone implemented the API, backed by a copy of the public database dump? It would be ...
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Why does api.stackoverflow.com allow resource calls that accept vectorized or multiple IDs?

http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/usage/methods/questions-by-ids What is the motivation for building api.stackoverflow.com in a manner that accepts multiple IDs in a resource call? For example, I can ...
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Do I need permission to use the SE API for a commercial app?

I recently developed a mobile app using the publicly available API of one of the Stack Exchange sites. Do I need to obtain permission from Stack Exchange before releasing the app to the public? Can I ...
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Has anyone made a wordpress plugin for stack api?

Just wondering if as it would be nice to put a widget on a wordpress post that allows people to add new questions and answer them right there in the blog.
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Is there an app that shows rep as points/week etc?

I'm interested in seeing my reputation graphed as points earned per day/week/month rather than the cumulative graph you get on your profile. Is there an existing app for that or is it something I'd ...
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Using Stack API for a Forum?

I don't know if this is the right stack site to ask this... Would it be possible to build a forum using the stack API? Would it even make sense?
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User “authentication” (validation?) in V1 of the StackExchange API

In a previous question, it was asked whether it is possible to authenticate a user through the Stackoverflow API? The short answer was no, not until version 2. Now I would like to know: is there any ...
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Filtering tags should provide exact matches at top

Take this query for example: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/tags?pagesize=25&filter=ip No where is there the valid tag [ip]. It is further down the page. This is quite annoying when searching ...