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Wouldn't it be nice if we had a Community Bulletin?

Our site is a bit special and different in some places compared to "regular" sites in the Stack Exchange network. For example: We are are both a Meta and a Main site. We have a special API ...
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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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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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How to batch up multiple id requests to maximize economy and still avoid (400) Bad Request [closed]

Update: All of our grumblings and the unbearable beauty of our workarounds resulted in this issue being fixed last week. You can now send 100 id in one request and receive 100 responses. See Url ...
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Adjusting the question templates to better accommodate placeholders

From time to time, we see users posting placeholder questions using one of the templates. They have no useful information to add, so they just leave the template as is, which is very logical behaviour....
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Incomplete information in API documentation

I am struggling a little bit with the Stack Exchange API since there seems to be no formal specification for the individual endpoints of the API. Example: Endpoint: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/...
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List of example questions

Since it's hard to find examples of questions with various attributes, maybe we can turn this into a reference? Here's the problem: I want to try out the locked_date attribute in one of my apps, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Promoting your [app]s - advertising contest proposal

I've proposed on Meta a contest for promoting StackApps applications developed with the API. Please consider to leave your comments over there. (Bounty +250)
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How to use min/max with sort

While some sort values make inference of the expected min/max values less than ambiguous, others do not. Pending formal documentation, I hope this can serve as an informal reference. Aggregated sort ...
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(Should we) add [Staff] labels to staff member flairs?

This answer is posted by a staff member, but you have to go to the user's profile to actually see that. Can we add [Staff] labels to staff member flairs like on all meta sites? [♦ Mod] labels aren't ...
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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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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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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 max (optional) ...
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What happens if an app becomes super popular?

Will there be provisions for apps to become "sponsored" by SO wherein the limits are removed? Say somebody writes the de-facto iPhone app and it gets 500,000 users, the 10K cap will be hit pretty ...
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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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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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Does a registered stack apps application have to be a website?

If I've created an application that is not a website, can I still register it and get a key?
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Suggestion : a site to access all of our sites questions/reputation

Hi, being a quite active Stackoverflow sites galaxy users, I become to be quite tired of always switching from one site to another. Wouldn't it be cool to have a website that gives me an aggregated ...
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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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Should feature-requests, for third party apps, be flagged as "not an answer"?

I spotted this "answer" as a first-time post: Feature Request Please add support for proxies.... It would be helpful to people behind proxies. Like "ME" I was going to flag it as "Not an ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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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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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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Version 1.0 of the API seems to be here!

It looks like v1.0 of the API is here now! I waited a few minutes for an official announcement, but none came - so here it is! Thanks a million to the team for putting this together!
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Is Stack Apps the place to suggest applications?

Is StackApps.com the place to suggest applications you would like to see created? I sometimes receive suggestions along the lines of "Is it possible add [feature-suggestion] to Stack Exchange?" I ...
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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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Date that the contest ends

I hoped I wouldn't have to ask this, but after the sudden 0.9 release, it might be good to confirm... Will there be at least a week's notice (preferably 2) given of the contest ending? The ...
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Chrome may not allow one-click userscript install now

Issue 128748: [Regression] Unable to install extensions by running .crx file downloaded in Chrome Chrome can't (directly) install userscripts anymore Chrome Fix: Extensions, apps, and user scripts ...
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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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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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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 bounty' ...
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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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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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Site in closed beta but api working

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://api....
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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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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 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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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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What is "accept_rate" in the Stack Exchange API?

when I call the /users path, like: /docs/users-by-ids#&ids=1&site=stackoverflow In the reply, I get a field called accept_rate. What is that field about?
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