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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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Are apps created from the CC data dump ok to add?

I've created a few apps in the past using the CC data dumps that I can't move over to the API at this point. It seems like the stackapps site is meant to be the place to find apps for Stack Exchange ...
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Is there documentation on how to install scripts?

Is there documentation, or at least links, on how to how to install JavaScript scripts for your web browser of choice? Most of the FAQ seems to be about how to create StackApps, rather than how to use ...
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Prevent that posts tagged with app or library enter Community Wiki mode when the owner edits it 8 times

I've edited my App 8 times and my question has switched automatically to Community Wiki (I'm aware that it's reported in the faq). The main reason of these many edits is my shaky english, but I can ...
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Is there an app to monitor reputation and new answers/comments?

Is there a desktop app that will alert me when my reputation changes, and when I have a new answer or comment on any of my questions?
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OR operator for StackOverflow API

I'm trying to get a list of questions from the SO API for a number of tags, At the moment I am using the ; operator to separate the tags in the URL but the thing is this only brings up questions that ...
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Timeline results contain redundant information?

Can I get a confirmation that the response /users/{id}/timeline contains redundant information, namely: If the action is: | Then the timeline_type is always: -------------------+---------------------...
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api 2.0 - any plans to bring SE sites closer together?

I've been re-reading api 2.0 roadmap and thinking what might be useful to have there. I don't care much about authentification, and even less about write access. But what would really reduce amount ...
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Clarification on StackApps “App” vs “Script”

Pursuant to a chat conversation there's some clarification needed on what it means for a stackapp to be an app or a script. I'm posting this for the community and for future searchers and as a bit of ...
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Retrieving comments received by a user

I want to retrieve all comments directed to a particular user (rather than comments posted by that user) within a particular time period (e.g. last 24 hours). I don't want just "mentions", which are ...
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Can I download the executable for any developed or listed application that developed using SO API?

I saw the StackList and the apps. May I know How can I use those applications? Can I use it ? Are they opensource? Can I download the executable for any developed or listed application that ...
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Provide a way to discover associated meta sites

Currently, the API doesn't specify what the associated Meta site is for a certain site (I'm talking about the stackauth.com/1.0/sites route). Sure, we could just prepend "meta." to the domain name, ...
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I am planning to build a Windows 7 gadget for Stack Exchange.

Hello, I am planning to start development of a windows 7 gadget for stack exchange.Specifically stack overflow. I would like some guidance, on where to get good designs, HCI patterns, etc for the ...
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Changing the display of the apps tab

We're looking at changing the front page of Stack Apps to look more like a proper app "marketplace" and less like a run of the mill Stack Exchange site. Proposal (third draft) This would replace ...
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What's expected from the answers to an app announcement post

The general model is to have the original post be a question and the rest of the posts to be an answer to that question. However, with the apps announcement posts, it seems that this pattern is ...
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Are the Server Fault and Super User domains officially supported by the API?

Are the Server Fault and Super User domains officially supported by the API? I don't find this information in the FAQ, although I can browse http://api.superuser.com/0.8/stats for example. EDIT: ...
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Where is the usage documentation?

I know this is probably a dumb question, but there's a bunch of documentation and I don't know what to do with this stuff. How do you use the API?
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Drafting users for testing in Alpha/Beta stage?

I finally stopped stagnating long enough to start working on an application for Stack Apps using the API. Development is going well and within the next 6 to 8 weeks there will be enough functionality ...
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Anyone build a “Outlook Social Connector” for SO? (perhaps integrated Soapi.CS/C#)

I'd like to see an Outlook Social plugin that shows the reputation of everyone on a given email message. Update: Here is a sample project to get started. 80% of the work is now complete... It would ...
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Stackoverflow as an app on Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Phone 7?

Do you know of an app for Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Phone 7 that let me use stackoverflow.com and hast most (if not all) features of the site itself. Maybe there is one currently in development? ...
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How your app[s] is going?

Do you mind to share your current experience with your live app[s]? Are you still working/updating it? Are you getting traffic/popularity? Got some good review/link from some big fish? In ...
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Can i make an internal Q&A site like StackExchange?

I'm looking forward to develop a Q&A site that was requested to be private for my company, and as my boss talked it looked like he was describing StackOverflow, what i want to know is, is it ...
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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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Site Icon Hash in stackauth.com/sites

How do I cache the images properly, I think asked this somewhere before, but it hasn't affected me until gameing site went out of beta. It's HTTP headers or something isn't Ok I used George's answer ...
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is there an api to access a list of tags on super user?

As above, is there an api function to access a list of tags on super user?
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Are there any webhooks for detecting changes/updates? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we have some sort of notification system? Have you looked at adding any webhooks so applications don't need to continually poll for changes?
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Could/Should the API evolve more agile rather than being blocked by v2 writing (and authentication) features?

The activity on Stack Apps has dwindled noticeably; this might be a topic for its own discussion, however I'd like to revisit the API roadmap beforehand to set a proper stage and expectations in this ...
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Selective API oriented transcript fragment of Jeffs Code Camp Video Interview.

This is a very selective API oriented transcript fragment of Jeffs Code Camp Video Interview: Purpose Please note that this transcript fragment is mainly a supporting post to decrease the length of ...
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Is there an app which graphs arbitrary tag volume over time?

Has anyone made an app which displays a graph of question volume for any arbitrary tag? I know that "analytics overflow" reports some of this info for popular (top 70 or something?) tags, but I think ...
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Is it possible to restrict the pool of answerers to users meeting certain criteria?

I'm expecting the answer to this is an unfortunate "no," but I've been unable to find it discussed anywhere, so here I go asking: I'd love to use this API, but the site I'm considering would need the ...
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what should be the duration between each call to stackoverflow api for getting new questions?

I have a desktop app which pings stackoverflow api after every 2 mins to get the new questions.?
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Where is the API located?

I want to know where is the API located and from where to download?
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Can I Drive the Area51 Process via the SO API?

I am planning a new webapp. I want to use an SE instance to power the community feature of the new webapp. Since all SE sites must pass through the Area51 process, I would like to know if I could ...
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How to calculate rank; local to site and globally?

With the available data points, how would you rank users, both on a site basis as well as globally? Right now I am simply sorting on reputation desc, creation_date, user_id, display_name. This ...
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Application marketing ideas

As I prepare to ship v1.1 of Six to Eight, I'm curious as to what ideas other people might have for Stack Exchange app marketing. How do we reach Stack Exchange users without either annoying them with ...
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Truly unanswered questions

Clicking "unanswered" shows you questions w/o ACCEPTED (upvoted) answers, but has someone written a script/site that shows you questions w/ NO answers, upvoted or otherwise? It seems easy to code ...
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App that tracks a specific tag

I'm looking for a software like StackTracker that allows to track a specific tag on StackExchange sites. Do you know somes? Thanks!
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Why is there no /answers route?

As I was answering this question, https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/66403/find-answers-with-max-upvotes, I found myself wondering, quite late in the game, why there is not an /answers route ...
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site status: Closed_beta

Will stackauth ever show a site as closed_beta? Is there much point if it's closed?
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Delay from editing question to seeing the edit in API

Sure a delay of about a minute is not much, but when you consider that if you post a question the API sees it immediately, and often something using the API is ahead of the stackoverflow site, then it ...
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How to access the text of the page returned using curl?

This is what curl http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/113124/favorites returns ^_<8b>^H^@^@^@^@^@^D^@ì½^G`^\I<96>%&/mÊ{^?JõJ×àt¡^H<80>`^S$Ø<90>@^PìÁ<88>Íæ<92&...
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How can I see the next page of favorites using the SO API?

http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/users/113124/favorites only shows me 30 favourites. How can I see the rest?
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Do we have a C++ wrapper library for SO API?

I wanted to develop a SO app, and I have no prior web programming experience. I know C, C++ and a bit of Perl. Is there an wrapper for the API in one of these languages? If not, what do you suggest?
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Error Code when API Key Limit exceeds

What will the error code be generated when API Key Limit exceeds? I need that because I have to handle this error in my application.
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How to protect API Keys?

    I want to develop an Open Source Project with Stack Exchange API. So I have to publish the API key there. But a single IP address can only make a certain number of API requests ...
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Are there more implementation samples with Stack Exchange API 1.0? How could this API useful to me or my users?

I'm looking at how the Stack Exchange API could be useful in my site. Is it fair to say I am in read-only mode when I search for results? What is some envisioned use-case scenarios for this? I ...
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Will Stack Exchange hot questions be provided by the API?

I would like to add an "hot questions" section to StackPrinter that will list the hottest StackExchange questions provided here. I'm going to fetch those questions using the site's RSS adding details ...
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Standardized set of sort icons?

Can we (anyone who is interested) create a "standard" set of icons that represent the various sorting methods available? That way, we'll have a set of universally recognized icons. That means we'll ...
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What am I allowed/not permitted to do with the API?

I have a site that will offer technical help and assistance for a certain niche of computer users. I can either host my own forums, or tie in with stack... but I want to be able to make money off it ...
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Seamless authentication between my site and StackOverflow

I'm planning on using WS-Trust and SAML to authenticate users to my site and haven't really explored other options. What should I learn (or do) to enable a mostly seamless end user transition from my ...