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What are the top level question & answer localized flag_option titles?

For the SE API, the endpoints dealing with flags (e.g. /questions/{id}/flags/options) return the flag_option type. However, the option_id values are explicitly stated as being unstable, but it's ...
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How to get deleted answers?

Users with a certain reputation, can see deleted answers (deleted either by moderators or by their owners themselves). Does the API offer any means to access such deleted answers?
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Why doesn't Stack Apps have community promotion ads?

Community Promotion Ads would enable Stack App developers to promote their apps to other members of the Stack Apps community. Do we need community promotion ads or not?
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Sane limits for script that auto-loads new reviews for easier manual reviewing

I was looking at Am I allowed to use/create robots to track questions? just now and started wondering whether my current userscript to help with reviewing has quite the right internal rate limits. It ...
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Encoding type of display_name

I am using the v2.2 api. There is a small issue I have come across. For the display_name I do not understand the encoding. For example for this user, the name comes as Mike Sherrill 'Cat ...
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Any news of more write APIs?

It's been a while since I was last here. Is there any news on further updates to the API? (I'm specifically thinking about adding more write methods.)
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Looking for Android app that allows posting questions/comments to SE sites [duplicate]

I remember that not so long ago all the apps had a limited, read-only functionality. I wonder if it has changed? Is there an Android app that allows you to post questions/comments to SE sites?
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Top questions by tag and period

I want to get via API the most voted questions from the latest week (for example) from a specified tag (php, for example). How can I do this?
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Is question_id unique across all stackexchange sites?

The standard structure of a question URL is: http://site.com/questions/question-id/title Example: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/457927/git-workflow-and-rebase-vs-merge-questions It is ...
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The “Get Started” section in the sidebar only mentions API 2.0 and API 1.1

Now that API 2.1 is "public, frozen, and out the door" shouldn't we update the "Get Started" section in the sidebar on the right side of the screen. It talks about API 2.0 and API 1.1 but doesn't ...
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What's the best way to get all available data related to a user's reputation?

I'm looking for the best way to get a full list of every event which has caused a user's reputation to change, It could look like: timestamp,reputation_change,object_uri 2011-01-25 14:58:27Z,10,/...
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Pagination of users ordered by reputation

I know I can retrieve a page of users ordered by reputation using these apis: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users/?sort=reputation&order=desc&page=1 http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users/...
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Clarification on StackApps “App” vs “Script”

Pursuant to a chat conversation there's some clarification needed on what it means for a stackapp to be an app or a script. I'm posting this for the community and for future searchers and as a bit of ...
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Is it possible to restrict the pool of answerers to users meeting certain criteria?

I'm expecting the answer to this is an unfortunate "no," but I've been unable to find it discussed anywhere, so here I go asking: I'd love to use this API, but the site I'm considering would need the ...
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Is there an app which graphs arbitrary tag volume over time?

Has anyone made an app which displays a graph of question volume for any arbitrary tag? I know that "analytics overflow" reports some of this info for popular (top 70 or something?) tags, but I think ...
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Provide a way to discover associated meta sites

Currently, the API doesn't specify what the associated Meta site is for a certain site (I'm talking about the stackauth.com/1.0/sites route). Sure, we could just prepend "meta." to the domain name, ...
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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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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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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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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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Request for user script to calculate Wilson confidence ratings for posts

I came across the following blog post on the Internet recently: How Not to Sort by Average Rating: PROBLEM: You are a web programmer. You have users. Your users rate stuff on your site. You want to ...
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Downloading data en masse

I'm currently in the early stages of developing an Emacs major mode for the Stack Exchange Network. I'm a little torn on how to set up the use of the API within the mode. Is there a way to download ...
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Get my profile information after authentication

I am coding for a mobile application and using stack exchange API 2.1. I am able to implement oauth and I have access token also. Now I am trying to retrieve my profile information, like user_id, ...
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Once authorized, is there a way to auto-login with a browser?

Assuming I've created an app that authenticates the user against api-v2, is there a method to get a token or cookie that I can pass to a browser instance set to load a stack exchange site that will ...
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Small user scripts, one-liners, prototypes?

The script tag is to be used for complete userscripts. It would also feel kind of pollutive to swamp it with lots of smallish submissions. Hencewhy I'm making this proposal as reference question to ...
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Can i make an internal Q&A site like StackExchange?

I'm looking forward to develop a Q&A site that was requested to be private for my company, and as my boss talked it looked like he was describing StackOverflow, what i want to know is, is it ...
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Are these requests guaranteed the return the same results?

Going over the API, there seems to be some overlap when it comes to expressing a predicate in a URL. For example, let's say I want to fetch some questions from stackoverflow.com that have the tag "...
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App to monitor a beta site for all questions

The only notification app I could find that lets you monitor all questions on a site is soapi-notify, but it doesn't let you monitor beta sites. Is there an application that will let me monitor all ...
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Explain http://stackauth.com/0.9/help/method?method=users/{id}/associated

Any One knows what this does? What Id should I use?
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Get all questions of a particular tag in API 2.2 in PHP

I'm trying to get all the questions for documentation on Meta Stack Overflow in PHP. The code I'm using is as follows: <?php $feed = file_get_contents('https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/...
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Okay if our Internal Customer Service Software polls the Stack Exchange API?

We are in the process of creating a number of API's and extensible software which we expect will result eventually in questions being asked on stack overflow for working with our API's and extensible ...
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App to keep notes on users

Is there an app around that makes notes on users? Really all I am after is a flag to say - "Warning, this user is obnoxious, avoid arguments" EDIT It could just colour coding, like red for avoid, ...
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Should the access tokens expire? [closed]

Is it ok to set access tokens to never expire? Or should we ask the user of the application to periodically re-enter their credentials?
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Is there a WordPress plug-in that is currently maintained?

I joined StackExchange about three weeks ago and I am hooked. I ask and answer questions, and I lurk in many threads. I have a WordPress-powered website, and I would like to share some questions, ...
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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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C# Stackexchange Questions API [duplicate]

I need to build an web application C# and below is what I'm stuck with Can I use Stack Exchange's API with Key? Do they have a "hello world" key can be used for learning purpose. I wish to get the ...
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Post Score vs. Age App?

Has anyone put together a script to generate the score vs. age of a question? If this script were run on all questions in a particular tag, the curve generated by taking the average over a time ...
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Version used by StackExchange API if version is not specified in api calls

I have used some StackExchange API calls in my chrome extension - StackEye. With the release of API 2.0, I want to update the api calls so I wanted to know New things available in 2.0+ which were ...
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Is there an app for searching Stack Overflow?

I was thinking about how I often use the Stack Overflow "ask a question" area as a search engine, rather than searching Google first. I know I'm more likely to find my answer by doing this. I was ...
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Anybody up for terminal frontends

Would anyone like to program some sort of terminal app which would be connected to a SE site? You could query with it questions, and get notified when someone answers. Likewise one could browse ...
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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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Using the API for data analysis?

I am creating an R wrapper for the API. The use case for this is for doing data analysis on the SO data. As I am building it, it seems like I would need to iterate over many pages in order to get ...
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Can I Drive the Area51 Process via the SO API?

I am planning a new webapp. I want to use an SE instance to power the community feature of the new webapp. Since all SE sites must pass through the Area51 process, I would like to know if I could ...
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How to get “inbox” items

Is there an API function to get the contents of the user's inbox? For example, my inbox looks kind of like this: 2 comments on Bash Prompt keeps disappearing What does that PS1 accomplish that PS1='\...
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App that tracks a specific tag

I'm looking for a software like StackTracker that allows to track a specific tag on StackExchange sites. Do you know somes? Thanks!
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Request for user script to change the comment delete button from the word “Delete” to the old gray X

A few hours ago, the system was changed to show the comment delete button as the word "Delete" rather than the gray X that it's been using for years. However, I find this a little intrusive and ...
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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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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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Is there an equivalent to SOStatus app for any Stack Exchange site?

Before I reinvent a wheel, is there an equivalent to the SOStatus app that can show reputation on any Stack Exchange site? SOStatus gives the status of a user on Stack Overflow. It would also be ...
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Where is the API located?

I want to know where is the API located and from where to download?

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