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Simple Activity Monitor - For Educational Purposes only.

This Soapi.JS script, if abused is likely to provoke frowns from those whom you would like to see smiles. Note: the dataset is only valid if the entire user base is pulled, and on just about any ...
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Enumerated types documentation in 1.1 API

I'm starting to implement requesting question and user activity in my framework, but the new 1.1 API documentation doesn't seem to indicate what the possible return values are for the fields any more. ...
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Access to /users/recent/ (Recent Activity) through the API

Would it be possible to have access to a user Recent Activity? I know that this is not a public information on the website, but I think that most part is public. I only see one Activity that should ...
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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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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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How to format reputation numbers similar to Stack Exchange sites

UPDATE For JavaScript, see CMS's implementation below. It is much more elegant than the one I provide in the body of this Q. // formats a number similar to the way stack exchange sites // ...
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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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Why does the API lack any POST methods?

Why aren't any POST methods available? Being able to post new questions and answers would be very interesting.
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Posting questions and answers via API

I am new to StackApps. I have created an account and I have got an API key. Now my question is, how can I access user accounts? I'm interested in posted questions and answers. Is there a way to post ...
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Getting started: What kind of thing can we do with the SE-API that we can't do with the SE Data Explorer?

I want to know if my slender grasp of the latter will help me learn about the former.
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What real world application does the Stack API have?

This is such a noob question, but its simple, so hopefully someone can answer for me please: If you skill up in the Stack API, what purpose does it serve? What can you do with the API, how can you ...
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Can I apply the API Key first and do the application later?

I don't have an application to submit at the moment, but can I apply the key first?
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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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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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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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A userscript collects all useful userscript?

Although I can code, I don't really want to code if it's not relevant to my work. I love using userscripts, but spending time digging the repository makes me tired. Do you have a "super"-userscript ...
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Does Stack Apps have some special rep and Community Wiki modifications?

I have posted a "question" (actually an app) on Stack Apps, and received two upvotes on it. Each gave me 10 reputation. This runs counter to every other Stack Exchange site - and, indeed, the Stack ...
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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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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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How much content is OK to display?

I've built a Storm topology that predicts the amount of reputation a user might earn by answering newly asked SO questions given that user's past success at answering questions. The results are ...
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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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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 ...
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Can I register for an API key for an "alpha" site?

I appreciate that you'll want to limit users of the no-key API, however I fear that on a daily basis I might exceed the 300 limit in testing alone. I certainly don't want to hammer the API, but my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Application to read stackoverflow off-line

I'm now going on vacation and I won't be having internet connection there, I was thinking it would be a good time to browse throught the stackoverflow data dump. However its all in XML and I'd have to ...
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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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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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How can I get unread messages for inbox testing? [duplicate]

I use /users/{id}/inbox/unread method to get unread items in a user's inbox. But how could I test it if I have no unread items in my inbox? How can I get/generate unread messages for testing? P.S. ...
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Python library 2.2 API Wrapper?

Is there a Python library that encompasses the new functionality in the 2.2 API? I've seen this question and this question, and the comments indicating that libraries were being created and updated ...
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Let's delete the off topic questions?

There's like 5 in the top few of the front page and it's a little annoying as they get in the way so can a mod just delete them they serve no useful purpose.
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Area 51 site proposal: StackExchange API Application Development [closed]

The question was closed instead of migrated so I have opened a new question on meta https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/55163 Currently intended role of StackApps.com is not entirely clear. ...
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How to retrieve paged API results in C# and Silverlight

In this tip we are going to leverage the SimpleRequestFactory and gather a multipage response. Let's pull the first 5 pages of 100 users on stackapps.com. NOTE: for Silverlight, substitute Newtonsoft....
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Dev-Tip: How to call the API in C# and Silverlight

This tip shows a simple and reliable way to create HttpWebRequest that are configured to properly query the api. With the exception of the AutomaticDecompression assignment, this code can be used in ...
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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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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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Timeline for v2.0 of the API?

Since v1.0 is now finalized, I thought I'd inquire about v2.0. I'm guessing it will be a few weeks before you even start planning it. Can you give us a long term estimate of when the private beta ...
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What will be rate-limit of two different applications with two valid API keys from same IP?

What will be the effective rate limit of two different applications with two valid API keys from the same IP address? Will it be whatever only one of the keys can use? So maximum 10k? Will rate-limit ...
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Python library for the StackExchange v2 API? [duplicate]

So I'm aware of Py-StackExchange and pyso.py, but neither covers the v2.0 API. Does anyone know of a Python library for the 2.0 API?
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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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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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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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