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why is badge counts a nested structure?

conclusion a very short dialog with systempunotout showed me that I could look at this another way that makes a nested structure make perfect sense. the q remains for reference. This should be ...
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redundant data in users

this is an example of truly redundant data. the paths are documented. they don't need to be included in the results. "user_questions_url": "/users/22656/questions", "user_answers_url": "/users/...
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redundant question fields

These are simply pointing to known endpoints. This is truly 100% redundant data. "question_timeline_url": "/questions/3078600/timeline", "question_comments_url": "/questions/3078600/comments", "...
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The API v0.9 2010.06.24.002 as seen by SOAPI

Stack Overflow API as seen by the SOAPI parser and code generator: With the API freeze, changes to the vast API should slow to a trickle, making manual maintenance possible. At this milestone, I have ...
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API V2 Musings: What would you like to see

Answers should take the form of feature requests/modifications that are either obviously beyond the scope of v1 and or have been status-declined or status-deferred They will be indexed here in the Q.
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Scratch Pad Wiki Question

This q is for use by anyone who needs to modify, add or delete an answer or to modify the q to update the last_activity field. Leave this description, but otherwise have at it.
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r.e. /stats fields.

I see we are getting some meta data in stats now. This is good. I see the api path in there, but I have to assume that it is simply part of the record that is being output and is not intended as a ...
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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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OBSOLETE - Build an app with Soapi.JS and gain praise and adulation. And some rep

Bounty Contest: Build anything using the Soapi.JS JavaScript wrapper and either post the code or a link to a live demo. When the question gets old enough (7 days I think) I will click 'start a ...
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What does min and max mean when sort is “activity” or “hot”?

Does they mean anything actually? There was an "issue" when you needed to add min=0 to queries to actually get the answers instead of nothing. Just checked that this is not the case anymore, but was ...
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/users/{id}/badges id parameter clarification

On /users/{id}/badges, the description of the id parameter a semicolon delimited list of user ids diverges from the inferred standard for multi-valued parameters: A single primary key ...
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API having more rights than a 0 rep user.

The fact that the API has total_upvotes and total_downvotes makes the fact that you need 1000 rep on the sites a bit weird. Are there more things that the API knows by default, which you can only ...
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Abuse potential in API write-access?

I understand some of the use-cases for write-access in v2 of the API -- primarily to enable full access to StackExchange sites without a web browser. And I'm sure it will be a hit for people who want ...
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Are these fields redundant?

Why do we have total_upvotes + total_downvotes as well as score? Doesn't score = total_upvotes - total_downvotes Is this always true? If so, isn't it redundant?
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Is it safe to assume the API will be at api.<DOMAIN>?

I'm writing an application that will eventually allow you to use it for any StackExchange site. Thus, I'm allowing users to input the domains of the sites they want to use (e.g. stackoverflow.com). I'...
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Is there a difference between “newest” and “creation”?

When I look at some API endpoints, say /questions/tagged/{tags} and /questions/{id}, I see that the former can be sorted by newest, and the latter can be sorted by creation, both ascending or ...
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Best way of structuring a library?

I am busy building an app using the API and I am about to start to work with the API. I have looked at the one other PHP library, and it is one object with method calls which return back a ...
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Will there be a “last call” when the API is about to be released?

I understand the contest ends when version 1.0 of the API will be released, but will there be any indication when this time comes? So that you know you can allocate one last weekend for final fixes?
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Should /badges/{id} returns users that have been awarded all badges or any badge in the list?

The current behavior of the list version of /badges/{id} is to return the users that have been awarded any of the badges in the list. An alternative is to have the API to return the list of the users ...
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Can we merge the 'library' and 'wrapper' tags?

There seems to be some fragmentation amongst the tags assigned to wrappers/libraries. Some have library, some have wrapper, and some have both. If I'm not mistaken, they are the same thing. Can we ...
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OBSOLETE - iStack (iPhone app for Stackoverflow sites) - suggestions for UI

Well there's a much better and complete iphone app called six to eight by Adam Wright here: Six to Eight: An iPhone client (discontinued) (NB: this post did have an app but well, it was useless)
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Top questions/answers

Is there a way to get a list of X questions/answers with the highest votes up, visits, etc? Say I want to get the list of most voted questions in .NET category (tag) or Java. Thank you.
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/questions/tagged/{tags} - tags param clarification

This API method has been removed as of Jul 16 '10. The original question is preserved below for posterity. It is not clear what a "list" of {tags} looks like. Does this parameter follow the ...
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Indicate in documentation whether “numbers” can be non-integral

"number" is an very ambiguous term. Integral or non-integral? For developers in more dynamically-typed languages like JavaScript, this is not an issue; but when using more statically-typed languages ...
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`type=jsontext` JSON results for help pages

It would greatly simplify machine reading if we could apply type=jsontext to API help pages, including the index. Update: Here's an unofficial JSON schema for v1.x.
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Position required parameters at the top of help pages

The required id parameter for ...a lot of API routes... is now placed at the bottom of the page. It makes more sense to place required parameters at the top of the page with a slight separation, like ...
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help page issue: revisions by revisionguid example needed

/revisions/{id}/{revisionguid} - usage of this route is not clear to me. can someone provide a working url and perhaps a simple use case.
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What will be rate-limit of two different applications with two valid API keys from same IP?

What will be rate-limit of two different applications with two valid API keys from same IP? Will it be only one of the Key will use? so maximum 10k? Will rate-limit be 20k? When one key API key ...
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What is the Errors endpoint used for?

I am trying to figure out what the errors endpoint is used for, so I can I can implement it in my API. I have been trying things like: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/errors/404 http://api....
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Acceptable Use of Copyrighted Logos/Names?

Are any/some/all of the following considered acceptable use of the site names and logos? I know that there is no "official policy" yet regarding this, but I figured I would show some examples of what ...
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Any CSS ninjas want to help me style my sample app?

I really am horrible at CSS. I am making a SO clone example application that will eventually consume as much of the StackOverflow.Net API as possible. Although it is a clone, I am not expecting it to ...
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Where to Host applications installer

Hi, Any one knows a place to host my app installer? any recommendation, I am creating my website and will put it there but before I have my site i need to put it some where so you guys can test it.
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Guidance on usage thresholds - specifically throttling [duplicate]

I am running a lot of tests and have started to get 403 errors. I am using a key and certainly have not exceeded my quota. Am I running foul of some yet unmentioned throttling threshold and if so, ...
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Do tags have “Id” field?

According to help page, there is no "Id" field. But I am just wondering if there id "Id" field for tags, can we get it through API too?
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SVG Versions of the Logos

Legal guidelines for using these trademarked Icons Icons Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Download SVG Packages If you want to download a ZIP ...
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I need Testers, anyone want to be the First?

I will be needing testers for my app "Stack Bridge". If anyone want to be the first to destroy, I mean test my app, let me know.
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List of API client libraries grouped by programming language

This question serves as an organized reference of client libraries available for the Stack Exchange API. This is intended to be an all-inclusive list of libraries, so if you develop a library, feel ...
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How to monitor questions for answers?

I am really struggling with this one... Given a user ID, how can I monitor questions that that user has asked for new answers? I'm worried the solution will look something like this: Get all ...
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Building an app using a wrapper

To be considered for the contest must our app use 100% self made code or can we use someones wrapper.
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Can we have subdomains under stackapps.com with application or library names?

For example, http://stackmobile.stackapps.com (George Edison) http://stackdeck.stackapps.com (iconiK) http://stackapplet.stackapps.com (George Edison) for application or library owners? I think ...
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Java wrapper for Stack Exchange

I am interested in building an Android or Java ME application. Is there a Java wrapper?
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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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Can I use “StackOverflow” in the title of my website?

According to the little tooltip I get when registering an app, Do not: Use any of the full names for our websites in the name of your website or application. By full name, do you mean "...
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Key Limit is 10k or 100k?

Getting Started FAQ Question says 10k API "Hello World" code But I see 100k on Response Header X-RateLimit-Max 100000 X-RateLimit-Current 99993 Just typo in nginx setting or something ...
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Can the no-key request limit be increased to 1000 for a certain amount of time?

Can the no-API-key request limit be increased to 1000 for a certain amount of time - maybe 1-2 weeks?
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API methods that return a single Item by id: unnecessary parameters to remove?

On methods that return a single item by id like the following: /badges/{id} /answers/{id} /questions/{id} /comments/{id} /users/{id} is it correct to have these parameters on Documentation?...
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What ideas do you have for the API?

Having created 3 applications and a wrapper for the API, I am beginning to run out of ideas for things to create. So here is where you come in... If you can come up with a good idea for an app (and I ...
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What are the min and max parameters?

Several of the api methods (e.g. questions) have min and max parameters with the following description: min (optional) Minimum of the range to include in the current . number ...
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Are there any high resolution/scalable (SVG) icons or images available?

It would be nice to give community-developed apps a familiar look and feel. With that in mind, do the SE sites have any high-resolution or scalable icons and images that we can use? I'm not really ...
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Verifying and linking SE users from external sites.

It would be great if you could allow your sites user base to link too their SE userId and this could then be verified. Not sure if there are privacy issues here, but one way would be too include the ...