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When will the “site” field be absent from an “inbox_item”?

According to the documentation on the inbox_item type, the site field "may be absent". Under what circumstances will this occur?
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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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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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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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Is it really worth to (implicitly) discourage documentation of API/library usage nowadays already?

Update: Kevin provided an answer, which, while adding something of value to the three related questions together (by naming the originating concern eventually), actually does not apply to the ...
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How to track the open/closed status over the history of a question?

I'd like to find out the times in the history of a question when it was closed and reopened. How can I do that using API v2? The closest relevant call I have found is /questions/{ids}/timeline, ...
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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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Creating a home brew Push Server for Stack Exchange

I'm looking to create a home brew push notification server for Stack Exchange. This is mainly due to the fact that Toast Notifications within Windows Store applications are done using Windows ...
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How to register a wordpress plugin

I am about to implement a wordpress plugin to include some of your information in a wordpress blog. In the first version this plugin will display a very limited set of profile information, in further ...
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Given that stackapps has no “meta” is it OK to ask “discussion questions” with no “one right answer” here?

Sometimes I want to ask questions about using the API that don't necessarily have "one right answer" or might be subjective. I've looked in the chat room but it's not very active. I've looked for a ...
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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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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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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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when/if/how/why do non-trilogy Stack Exchange sites aquire/provide API access

So I am looking at http://mathoverflow.net, trying to blow some cobwebs out of the dark corners of my brain that used to house some not-insignificant abilities and found myself wondering about API ...
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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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Request for a userscript to activate the “Wheel of Blame” Easter egg in chat

Note: This is not the same as The Unofficial Wheel of Blame. The Stack Exchange chat sites have an Easter egg called "Wheel of Blame" that activates for the current user only. Right now, the only way ...
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Can I retrieve question comment count as part of a search query?

I'm looking for a comment_count property in the results of /search/advanced to get a count of comments under a question. Is there an undocumented q for /search/advanced that gives a comment_count ...
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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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StackApps for Windows Phone 8

Can anyone suggest a good app for Windows Phone 8 or let me know Where an I find API to build my own? Thanks.
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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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How to monitor answers/comments on all of my multiple Stack Exchange accounts?

I am active on 5 Stack Exchange websites, and I would like to be notified when there is a new comment/answer on any of them, rather than discovering it a few days late. Is there such a tool? If it ...
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Auto Format code snippets

Is it possible to auto format code so you don't have to go to each line and space 4 times? For example I know about the 'enter code here' but that doesn't always work correctly! It should be ...
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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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How much traction does your StackApp get?

How much traction (in terms of for instance sessions per day) does your Stack App get? What have you done to spread the word about your app? My experience from my first Stack App (StackRating) is ...
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Is there a userscript to mark lq/rq/cb/whatever links visited?

A lot of times I notice a link in Hot Network Questions, or Linked Questions, or Related Questions, or the regular question list, that looks familiar but isn't marked as visited in my browser. Usually ...
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How do I access the greatest hits (questions) via API v2.2.?

The greatest hits (questions) of any stack exchange site (say stack overflow) can be found by visiting the below url: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/greatest-hits I would want to access these ...
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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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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 ...
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How the apps-libraries will be judged for the contest?

Do you know how the apps-library will be judged in term of awesomeness? Is there something more official than Jeff Atwood's contest post on the blog?
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Observe a private beta in StackAuth

See here. WebApps and Meta.WebApps are listed, as WebApps has entered the private beta phase. Note that the state property for those two are private_beta and linked_meta respectively, values nobody ...
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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. Lets pull the first 5 pages of 100 users on stackapps.com. NOTE: for Silverlight, substitute Newtonsoft....
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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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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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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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Getting required upvotes for apps tab is too dependant on release date

I have recently released a chrome extension and it is at present getting about 3 upvotes a week. Not as many as hoped, but still not bad. However, this may not be enough to get it into the apps tab (...
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Looking for app to support offline access to my posts?

I am looking for an application to download all the questions I asked (and the answers) on Stack sites and all the questions that I labeled with the favorite label (that start what appears under the ...
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Best strategies for calling the API with full throttling support?

I know this would be subjective on a normal SE site but as the relevant chat rooms are mostly dormant, we have no meta site, and nobody noticed when I asked if this kind of question is OK here, I'm ...
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Is there a word-processor plugin for stackoverflow's markdown

I have started to grow accustomed to using SE's markdown system, and I love the way it looks. I was wondering, if there was a word-processor, or word processor plugin that uses the same markdown ...
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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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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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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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What is the difference between accepted and is_accepted?

I saw there are two fields in answer type. One is accepted, introduced in v2.2 and needs private_info access. While another one is is_accepted without these limits. Can somebody give an explanation?
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App/Script to track answers/comments for specific questions?

Is there any app that tracks answers or comments to a specific question and provides an rss feed (or email digest or similar)? I'm only interested in keeping track of certain questions. Can I use ...
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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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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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Any guarantees on JSON string encoding?

According to the JSON specification, JSON can be returned in one of five string encodings: UTF-8 (the default encoding) UTF-16 Little Endian UTF-16 Big Endian UTF-32 Little Endian UTF-32 Big Endian ...
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What to do with API keys if our project is open-source?

Is it OK to share the key in our source? Someone could just pick it up and use it for other purposes.
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Can we change the Stack Apps homepage tabs to not show questions tagged “obsolete” and “placeholder”?

Following What should we do about dead listings?, we've started to add obsolete to questions that are 'deprecated, no longer available/supported, or no longer relevant'. However, on the front page, ...

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