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Are bounties on Stack Apps productive?

Stack Apps doesn't have a Featured tab like other SE sites. Is starting a bounty to promote your Stack App a stupid idea?
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Do I need Stack Overflow's permission to launch my iOS app for Stack Overflow?

I have a Stack Overflow app for iOS that doesn't use the API. It just uses search and web (scraping?) to display questions. Do I need to get approval the from Stack Overflow team?
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Logging out so another user can log in

Just in the process of final testing for an iPad SE browser, and uncovered some odd behaviour. I'm using Google for authentication. If I deploy a clean version of the app, and authenticate, I get the ...
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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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How to format an url-friendly slug for question urls

I would like to construct a slug starting from the question title. It would be useful to apps that want to show the original link to the question in a human readable way. On StackPrinter i have this ...
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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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Is dev.meta.stackoverflow.com gone?

Sorry If I am posting in wrong place, but when I try to login to dev.meta.stackoverflow.com today, I got password protected page and looks like previous password is not valid anymore.
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Get a list of required tags for site

How can I get the tags which are required, (fulfills_required = true) for each site? Like order/filter the tags route to show the fulfills_required tags first?
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How to order /sites result in a user friendly way to use it in our apps.

Since ordering of /sites is not guaranteed, how do i effectively order sites in a user-friendly way? General requirements: Trilogy must stay on the top of the list [stackoverflow.com,meta....
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Do the questions tagged "placeholder" need it explicitly in the title?

I have create a placeholder question, but just noticed that all the other ones have "(placeholder)", "[PLACEHOLDER]" or some variant in the title. Do I need to include it in the title if it's tagged?
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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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How should we test the new write-mode comments functionality?

Endpoints which write public content are much harder to test. What's the best way to test the new comments functionality without having to post to real threads? I have seen the Charles web proxy ...
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Has anyone *implemented* the Stack Exchange API on top of a public database dump?

It seems that the public database dumps contain nearly all of the data required to respond to API queries. Has anyone implemented the API, backed by a copy of the public database dump? It would be ...
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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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Where is it acceptable to store an access_token?

Obviously it isn't safe to broadcast any access_token to the public, especially those which are defined with no expiry date. It would also be considered a security issue if a list of registered access ...
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Why do you need to specify a site when getting the inbox?

I'm getting a user's inbox via /me/inbox. I am forced to specify a site with this, so I'm setting it to Stack Overflow. However, it still gets all my notifications, including those from other sites. ...
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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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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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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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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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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?
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I want to receive email alerts if a question is asked with a specific tag. Is there an app for that?

The title says it all. Does this exist?
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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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Using scripts on iOS with the Userscripts app never seem to work?

I'm using the Userscripts app for mobile Safari. My phone is an iPhone 13 running 15.6.1 operating system. I use this app for other scripts. So it does, at least for some things, work as expected. I ...
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Script to keep mobile-view active

As you probably know SE is moving to the responsive view on there website meaning everything will look like the desktop kinda. Same with mobile devices. I’m new to SE for about 20 days, and I like the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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User "authentication" (validation?) in V1 of the StackExchange API

In a previous question, it was asked whether it is possible to authenticate a user through the Stackoverflow API? The short answer was no, not until version 2. Now I would like to know: is there any ...
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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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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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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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